LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Culture


= Collection has print material (housed in LaBudde Special Collections)    = Collection has audio material (housed in Marr Sound Archives)

1968 Riot Collection
Writings, interviews, images, audio and other items documenting the April 9-13, 1968, race riots in Kansas City

Note: audio material housed with print collection


J.A. Beauchamp Collection
Material related to the Beauchamp family, including military records, correspondence during World War I and a bill of sale for a slave, 1851-1934


Eliot S. Berkley Collection
Small collection of miscellaneous historical documents from educator and civic leader from Kansas City


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


GLAMA (Gay & Lesbian Archive of Mid-America) Collections
Initiative to collect, preserve, and make accessible the materials that reflect the histories of the LGBT communities of the Kansas City region

Note: Goes to UMKC/GLAMA website


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


Leon M. Jordan Collection
African-American police detective and political leader from Kansas City, and trainer of Liberia's (Africa) post-WWII national police force, 1905-1970


Dr. Milton C. Lewis Collection
African-American physician based in Kansas City, including ties to Wheatley-Provident Hospital and the 18th and Vine district, 1894-1967


Felicia Londré Collection
Large collection of stage scripts from American, European and Russian playwrights, acquired by distinguished UMKC faculty member, author and dramaturg


MANA de Kansas City Collection
Organizational papers for the local chapter (chartered in 1981) of the national Latina organization founded in 1974 by Mexican-American women in Washington, D.C., 1977-


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


Reverend William Madison Mayfield Collection
Log books of Kentucky-born minister whose pastorates included rural and urban churches in Kansas and Missouri, including Kansas City, 1875-1943


Justin McCarthy Collection
Irish Nationalist, politician and writer, 1830-1912


Freda Mendez-Smith Collection
Organization and event material related to Richard Cabot Clinic, MANA de Kansas City, Fiesta HispaƱa and Ballet Folklorico, from prominent Latina civic leader in Kansas City, 1980s-2010s


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


Mutual Musicians Foundation Photograph Collection
History of the Kansas City, Missouri, Musicians Protective Union Local 627, 1917-


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-


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


Sister Cities Collection
Material related to various events and activities conducted during the visit of a delegation from Seville, Spain - Kansas City's first sister city, 1967


Robert M. Snyder, Jr. Collection
See: Rare Book Collections - Snyder Collection


Suzanne Statland Collection
Primary and secondary resources related to Holocaust Studies

Note: audio material housed with print collection


Brian Thurn Collection
Photographs, posters and other material primarily related to African-American culture during the 20th century, particularly in Kansas City


The Great Tichborne Case Collection
Celebrated 19th-century legal case in the United Kingdom of Arthur Orton, an impostor who claimed to be missing heir Sir Roger Tichborne, 1872


World War II Collection
War-related emphemera, including correspondence, postcards, rationing stamps, etc.


Zine Collection
Multiple collections related to local and national underground/DIY magazine culture, including from Rita Brinkerhoff, Kansas City Zine Collective, Kansas City Zine Con, and Rachel Kauffman, 1970s-2010s


Return to top of page


Requests/Services | Contact | Hours/Directions | Donations | About
LaBudde Special Collections & Marr Sound Archives
Miller Nichols Library | University of Missouri-Kansas City

chat loading...