LaBudde Special Collections | Digital Projects: Exhibits
All Aboard: Travel in the American Age of Locomotion
A snapshot of the golden age of train travel from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, featuring photographs, postcards, sheet music, topical records and more.
Brush Creek Follies
For nearly 20 years in Kansas City and across the Midwest, Saturday nights meant a date with KMBC's Brush Creek Follies, a show that held the #2 spot in the nation among rural music radio programs for 14 years.
Chant Book (Medieval Latin)
Bound volume of liturgical music compiled from multiple sources and scribes.
Church - KMBC Radio Collection Highlights
As part of the NEH grant project that funded cataloging of transcription discs from radio station KMBC, this multimedia web exhibit showcases highlights from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection, housed in LaBudde Special Collections and its audio division, Marr Sound Archives.
Music, photos, and more highlighting the golden age of Kansas City jazz.
Nat "King" Cole: The Early Years: 1936-1942
Before his international acclaim as a pop vocalist, Nathaniel Adams Coles built an indelible reputation as a jazz pianist in the groundbreaking combo, The King Cole Trio.
Grand Emporium Collection: Exhibit Gallery
Web exhibit of select material from the extensive collection that chronicles the venerable Kansas City nightclub, 1985-2004. Includes all promotional and show posters (contact sheets only) in the collection.
Kansas City: Paris of the Plains
Website chronicling Jazz Age Kansas City, a time when the city was one of the most dynamic arts centers in America; examines the musical, political, social & cultural heritage, as well as the innovative and physical developments that defined the city.
Miller Nichols Library Building: 40 Years of Service and Counting
November 17, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the General Library, later renamed the Miller Nichols Library. This website commemorates that anniversary as it simultaneously celebrates the current and future expansion and renovation of this building.
Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Website on the history of Kansas City's Local 627, the African-American Musicians Union founded in 1917 and now known as the Mutual Musicians Foundation; features photographs, sound recordings and other historic information documenting union functions, social events and the bands and members of Local 627 who created the internationally recognized Kansas City style of jazz.
Native Americans & their Shadow Catchers
Exhibit showcasing 19th-century photographs of Navajo and Apache Indians as well as the photographers who captured their images.
Rivers, Rails & Trails: Kansas City Before UMKC
Website in conjunction with the installation of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System ("The Robot") at the Miller Nichols Library; features an interactive version of a 1926 Kansas City map used in the facade design of the storage facility.
Voices And Music of World War I
Website focusing on the American war experience through sheet music and recordings of the day; conceived in cooperation with the National World War I Museum.
Voices of World War II
Website focusing on WWII and how it was experienced in Kansas City and on the front through the popular media - specifically local radio station KMBC as well as popular and topical songs.
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