The University Archives is the official repository for records of permanent administrative value created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, and for materials of historical value related to university functions. The University Archives supports UMKC’s teaching, research, service, and administrative activities by collecting and managing archival, manuscript, audiovisual, electronic, print, and object collections related to the university’s history and traditions. The archives also document prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters’ careers and activities. Records in University Archives date from 1895, beginning with the Lincoln and Lee University movement to establish a university in Kansas City, to the present. The archives’ mission is to ensure both current and future researchers will have access to UMKC historical resources to understand and interpret the university’s history and campus experiences.
History of the Archives
What to expect
Room 326, the reading room for LaBudde Special Collections and University Archives, is a quiet study area and all library users are welcome.
This week's hours
Scope of Holdings
Official records, catalogs, and publications from any unit of the University
Personal and professional papers of faculty and faculty publications
Records and publications of University affiliated organizations
Oral histories, films, photographs and negatives
Records of student organizations, papers and publications
Scrapbooks and news clipping relating to the activities, events, and history of the University
Edgar Parks Snow Papers
Lincoln and Lee University Movement
Material related to the predecessor to the University of Kansas City.
Professional Schools (Law, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Conservatory of Music)
Material prior to their mergers with the University.
E. Grey Dimond
Personal and professional papers of the Provost of the School of Medicine and Special Consultant to the Chancellor, and of his wife, Mrs. Mary Clark Dimond.