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Miller-Abel Photo Collection Now Available


Photographs in the Bettye Miller-Milt Abel Collection are now available in the UMKC Digital Special Collections.

The Bettye Miller-Milt Abel Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by Linda Abel, wife of the late Milt Abel, in April 2006. The collection focuses on the time that Bettye Miller and Milt Abel spent together as musicians and as husband and wife. The couple was locally and nationally known in the jazz community and performed together in cities all over the country.

The new digital collection contains manuscripts featuring correspondence, photographs, and programs; the audiovisual collection features radio broadcasts, live performances, and rehearsals in a variety of mediums; the digital collections showcases a photoboard. Both Bettye Miller and Milt Abel were inducted into the Kc Jazz Commission's KC Jazz Hall of Fame in 1989, among many other awards, accolades, and achievements.

More information on this archival collection can be found on the Bettye Miller-Milt Abel Collection page.

Posted: September 14, 2021