LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Music: Classical & Sacred


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American Composers Collection
Material related to over 80 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items


Marciem Bazell Collection
Opera director for the UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance, 2007-2014


Amy Cheney Beach Collection
Foremost American composer of the Romantic period and virtuoso concert pianist, 1867-1944


Walter Brenner Collection
South African-born composer; studied, composed and worked in Germany and United States, 1906-1969


Eugene Butler Collection
Kansas City-area composer, conductor, educator and church musician, 20th century-


Fred Calland Collection
Ohio-born radio broadcaster/producer, record collector, educator, and noted opera expert, 1923-1999


Classical Music Manuscripts Collection
Assorted music scores and parts from multiple composers and music educators dating back to the 1700s


Composers & Musicians Autograph Collection
Assorted material containing autographs of various famous and significant composers and musicians, 1800s-1900s


David Conn Collection
Music aficionado and record collector (emphasis in classical & reggae), and longtime employee of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, 1947-2010


Paul Creston Collection
Prolific American composer, pianist and organist, 1906-1985


Vic Damon Collection
Recording engineer and owner of Damon Recording Studios in Kansas City, 1933-1973


Katherine K. Davis Collection
St. Joseph, Missouri-born composer, most famous for her composition The Little Drummer Boy, as well as works for girls’ choirs and untrained singers, 1892-1980


Theodore (Ted) Dreher Collection
Composer, musician and writer based in Kansas City, 1912-1996


John Duncan Collection
Alabama-born African American musician, music educator, composer and academic administrator, 1913-1975


Florence Anderson DuPage & Richard DuPage Collections
Separate collections highlighting Kansas City-affiliated husband's and wife's careers as individual composers, 1908-2003


William Henry Humiston Collection
Ohio-born composer, music critic and editor, and early member of the MacDowell Colony, 1869-1923


Kansas City Musical Club Collection
Material relating to the organization, especially when Mrs. Spencer A. (Marjorie) Gard was President of the organization, 1890s-1970s


Louis Katzman Collection
Noted composer, arranger and bandleader, 1910s-1940s


Gerald Kemner Collection
UMKC music educator and composer from Kansas City, 1932-2007


Eunice Lea Kettering Collection
Ohio-born composer and educator, 1906-2000


Karl Kratz Collection
German-born dancer, choreographer, and educator, with professional ties to Kansas City


MacDowell Colony Collection
Manuscript scores and other music material related to over 50 composers associated with the New England artist colony, 1800s-1900s


Stuart MacKay Collection
Canadian-born bassoonist versatile in jazz, classical and popular music performance, 1909-2008


Julius Osiier Collection
Dannish-born composer and conductor, perhaps best known for originating the "Pop" concerts in Kansas City, 1865-1939


Solita Palmer Collection
Kansas City-born composer and wife of producer Emerson Yorke


A. W. Perry's Sons Collection
Music publishing firm in Sedalia, Missouri, 1870s-1960s


Sheet Music Collection
Tens of thousands of commercially published titles covering a variety of musical styles, visual artistry, and thematic subjects, 1800s-1900s


George Elliott Simpson Collection
Composer, arranger, performer and music educator, 1876-1958


Charles Sanford Skilton Collection
Composer and music educator, who later worked in Lawrence, Kansas, at the University of Kansas and Haskell Institute (now University), the latter at which he became acquainted with Native American tribal melodies, 1868-1941


Major N. Clark Smith Collection
Kansas-born composer, music director and educator, including a position from 1915-1922 at Lincoln High School in Kansas City, 1877-1935


Leith Stevens Collection
A bandleader and film composer, Stevens scored The Wild One and War of the Worlds


Dana Suesse Collection
Small collection related to the Kansas City-born pianist, composer, and playwright, 1909-1987


Joe Thomas Collection
Jazz saxophonist and influential member of Jimmie Lunceford's band; and director of the Bruce R. Watkins Funeral Home and choir director at St. Stephen Baptist Church, both in Kansas City, 1909-1986


Virgil Thomson Collection
Kansas City-born composer and critic, noted for his development of the "American Sound" in classical music, 1896-1989


Thomas Weaver Collection
20th century composer and musician, and son of composer Powell Weaver


Dr. Vincent T. Williams Collection
Missouri-born physician, music composer and scholar, 1903-1968


Women's Committee for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Collection
Organizational material from philanthropic group promoting the interests of the academic unit, 1941-


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