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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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