LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Kansas City


= 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


American Association of University Women - Kansas City Collection
Scrapbooks and photographs from the organization's Kansas City chapter, 1909-1985


Billy G. Asby Collection
Kansas City-area architect, whose work ranged from a small hamburger drive-in to large industrial buildings, 1926-2010


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Small collection of miscellaneous historical documents from educator and civic leader from Kansas City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


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


Richard W. Bolling Collection
Missouri Democratic Representative to U.S. Congress, serving from 1949-1983

Note: audio material housed with print collection


Children's Mercy Hospital Collection
Historical and business records from the Kansas City hospital specializing in children's health care, 1897-


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


L. Perry Cookingham Collection
Distinguished city manager of Kansas City, Missouri, serving from 1940-1959

Note: audio material housed with print collection


Coterie Theatre Collection
Material related to the Kansas City theatre company/venue, 1978-


Dorothy Green Dreher Collection
Writer, poet and educator from Kansas City, Missouri, 1915-2001


U.S. Epperson Collection
Prominent Kansas City businessman and philanthropist (1861-1927) and wife (d. 1939), whose palatial home at 5200 Cherry Street has served as a number of different types of offices, classrooms and spaces at UMKC over the years, 1893-1939


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


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


Patricia Huyett Collection
Writer, poet and educator (including at UMKC) from Lenexa, Kansas, 1951-2011


Diana Hearne James Collection
Material related to Kansas City patroness of the arts and her husband, noted artist Frederic James, 1915-1997


J.W. Jenkins' Sons (Jenkins Music Company) Collection
Material related to the Kansas City-based Jenkins Music Company, 1878-2000


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


Kansas City Repertory Theatre Collection
Consisting of materials related to seasonal productions of the theatre since its inception in 1964


Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Collection
Director of UMKC Libraries (1950-1985), namesake of Miller Nichols Library's Special Collections Department (dedicated 2002), Professor Emeritus of American Studies, scholar and world traveler, 1920-2000


Theodore Lawrence Painting Company Collection
Head of a successful painting company in Kansas City, 1878-1974


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


J.E. Lynn Railroad Memorabilia Collection
General Passenger Agent for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad office located in Kansas City, and collector of railroad memorabilia, 1896-1960


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-


Map & Atlas Collection
See: Rare Book Collections - Map & Atlas Collection


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


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


McLean Family Collection
Family documents, including correspondence and diaries, as well as material related to the McLean Band Shop in downtown Kansas City, 1800s-1900s


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


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


Baron Missakian Collection
Studio photographic portraits from the Jazz Age, 1922-1938


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-


Pla-Mor Ballroom Photograph Collection
Personnel and structural images related to the storied entertainment complex at Linwood and Main Streets in Kansas City, 1927-1972


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


Regional Clubs & Organizations Collection
Assorted material, such as booklets, programs, news clippings, tickets and ribbons, related to various clubs and organizations, primarily in Kansas City, 1800s-1900s


Rockhill Homes Association Collection
Organizational papers related to the Kansas City neighborhood association, 1950s-2010s


Lewis Reuben Rowland Collection
Material related to Paseo High School graduate and World War II veteran, especially during his time growing up in Kansas City, 1910-2003


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


Martha Jane Starr Collection
Kansas City philanthropist and trailblazer in the area of family planning and women’s health issues, with strong ties to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and several of its programs and initiatives, 1906-2011


Patricia Stevens Collection
Organizational papers, ephemera and memorabilia related to the longtime Kansas City modeling agency and finishing school, 1940s-2000s


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


Universal Underwriters Group Collection
Organizational papers from the Kansas City automotive insurance company founded in 1922


Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection
Studio photographic portraits from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s


William Volker & Company Collection
Kansas City philanthropist and home-furnishings business owner, 1859-1947


Helen Xarhis-DePasco Collection
World War II-era material, including correspondence with enlisted brothers, photographs and other associated ephemera belonging to Kansas City-born woman


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


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