LaBudde & Marr | Archival Collections - Music: R&B, Country, Pop


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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


Priscilla Bowman Collection
Kansas City jazz and rhythm-and-blues singer who had a 1955 #1 R&B hit, "Hands Off," recorded with Jay McShann, 1928-1988


Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham Collection
Husband and wife musicians and co-leaders of the Sweet Baby Blues Band, 1920s-


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


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


George Geelan Blues And Jazz Festivals Collection
Kansas City documentary photographer of local and regional blues and jazz festivals, 1995-2003


Tim Gillesse Collection
Tim "Timbabwe" Gillesse was a long time collector of reggae and Caribbean music and culture


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


Clete Huske Collection
Scrapbooks of clippings related to a variety (mostly jazz and blues) performers


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


Danny Mayo Collection
Record collector, road manager, and stage/sound/lighting manager (notably for Good Karma Productions) based in Kansas City, 1952-2011


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


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


Evie Quarles Collection
Images of local and national musical acts taken by Kansas City-based blues and jazz photographer, 1980s-2000s


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


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


Dana Suesse Collection
Small collection related to the Kansas City-born pianist, composer, and playwright, 1909-1987


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


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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