LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Media & Broadcasting


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Advertising/Promotional Ephemera Collection
Assorted material related to various companies, products, and services, covering subject areas such as food, medicine and domestic life, 1800s-1900s


Lucile H. Bluford Collection
Kansas City-based journalist, owner and editor of the Kansas City Call, and crusader of African-American and women's rights, 1911-2003


Walt Bodine Collection
Kansas City reporter, broadcaster and talk show host on KMBZ, WDAF and KCUR, who covered the 1951 Kansas City flood and the 1957 Ruskin Heights tornado, and conducted interviews with celebrities and historic figures, 1920-2013


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


Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection
Owner/operator of KMBC radio and television stations in Kansas City, and creative force behind several syndicated radio shows, 1920s-1950s


James F. Condell Collection
College professor of psychology, music scholar and performer, radio broadcaster/producer, and co-author of jazz pianist Jay McShann's unpublished autobiography, 1921-1998


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


J. David Goldin Collection
Goldin is an internationally recognized authority on the history of radio


Houston Gray Collection
Material related to film and theater collector from Kansas City, Kansas, 1913-1989


Richard Gray Film Studies Collection
Film-related material, including photographic publicity stills from various films, 1920s-1960s


Jerry Heaster Collection
Longtime business columnist and editor for the Kansas City Star, 1938-2012


Ted Malone Collection
Colorado-born radio and television personality, war reporter, storyteller, poetry reader and early broadcast “interpretationist,” working at one time for KMBC in Kansas City, 1908-1989


Gaylord Marr Collection
Expansive collection of writings, teaching material, theatre production, periodicals, images and personal effects related to UMKC Associate Professor of Communication Studies and namesake of the Marr Sound Archives, 1923-2006


Matchbook Cover Collection
Hundreds of matchbook covers advertising a variety of businesses, services and products in the Kansas City area and elsewhere, 1900s


"Cactus" Charlie Menees Collection
Radio broadcaster/producer, critic and jazz educator from St. Louis, 1916-1993


Richard & Mary Jane Miller (KWKI Radio) Collection
Mentor, pioneer and raconteur of radio, and owner of several stations including KWKI Kansas City, 1971-1974


David Morantz Collection
Columnist/educator on Judaic Studies and community activist from Kansas City, 1893-1959


Calder Pickett Collection
Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Kansas and host of The American Past, a radio program (1970s-2000s) on KANU in Lawrence, Kansas, 1921-


Joseph K. Redmond, Jr. Collection
Manager of the Uptown and Tower Theaters in Kansas City, and collector of photographs and other theater-related ephemera, 1875-1996


Ed Roche Collection
Long-time engineer in Kansas City, responsible for recording the local jazz festivals, 1964-1972


Bob Wills Tiffany Transcriptions Collection
Famed recordings on 16" disc format, as well as promotional print material, documenting live performances of western swing band Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys intended for distribution to radio stations for syndication, 1946-1947


Wilder Wylie Collection
North Dakota-born radio and television producer and copywriter, 1922-1958


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