LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Music: Industry & Business


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Allan Bell Collection
Kansas City music and theatrical promoter, and owner of booking/management agency America's Best Attractions, 1960s-1970s


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


Dan Conn Collection
Music aficionado and record collector (emphasis in rock), and longtime employee of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, 1950-2006


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


Betty Crow Collection
Photographs and other material from Mutual Musicians Foundation board member, documenting Kansas City's jazz scene primarily during the 1990s


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


Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection
Writer, editor, music critic and record producer (most notably Capitol Records) from Kansas City, 1915-1990


Warren Durrett Collection
Big band leader, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Kansas City, 1920-2002


Grand Emporium Collection
Assorted material, rich in poster art and photos, documenting venerable Kansas City nightclub from 1985-2004, plus some of co-owner Roger Naber's other promotional endeavors before and during that time


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


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


Kathe "Kathleen" Kaul Collection
Popular record surveys from WHB, KUDL and other radio stations (1963-1975) as well as operational files related to the Mutual Musicians Foudation (1990s-2000s); from Kansas City appraiser, auctioneer and local music supporter


Barney Kessel Collection
Jazz guitarist whose diverse credits span jazz to rock, including session work as part of the famed "Wrecking Crew", 1923-2004


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


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


Steve Miller Collection
New York-born and Kansas City-based society band leader, 1927-2012


Music Library Association - Midwest Chapter Collection
Organizational material related to the regional chapter of MLA, 1940s-


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


Parody Hall Collection
Concert posters, band photos, event calendars and other material related to the revered live music venue in Kansas City, 1980s


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


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


Ron Rooks Collection
Music aficionado, record collector, and proprietor of Music Exchange record store in Kansas City, 1952-2006


Norman Saks Collection
Historical documents, publications, ephemera and memorabilia from preeminent Charlie Parker/jazz collector, 1910s-2010s


Raymond Scott Collection
Pianist, band leader and composer of jazz and popular music, and pioneer in electronic music, 1908-1994


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


Harry Trotman Collection
New Jersey-born band leader and music business owner, 1920-2010


John B. Tumino Collection
Booking agent and manager for notable Kansas City jazz musicians such as Jay McShann, Charlie Parker and Julia Lee, 1911-2001


Richard "Colonel" Ware Collection
Retired Air Force Reservist and longtime sales representative for RCA, Capitol and Columbia Records, 1919-2011


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


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