LaBudde & Marr | Online Exhibits


Walt Bodine: Kansas City's Master Broadcaster
Vintage broadcasts of Walt Bodine, a Kansas City institution heard across the airwaves for over seven decades; includes the 1951 flood, the 1957 tornado, and the 1968 riots, as well as interviews with notable figures from the worlds of politics, music, literature, and science.


The Book of Gregorian Chant
Analysis of a bound volume of Medieval Latin liturgical music, including samples of original pages, transcriptions for modern notation, and audio from a recital performance by Dr. Janet Kraybill, who studied the manuscript as part of her Doctor of Musical Arts degree.


Brush Creek Follies
For nearly 20 years in Kansas City and across the Midwest, Saturday nights meant a date with KMBC's Brush Creek Follies, a show that held the #2 spot in the nation among rural music radio programs for 14 years.


Capitol Records & The Beatles
Internal memos in the Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection provide a glimpse into Capitol before, during and after the company signed the Beatles.


Church - KMBC Radio Collection Highlights
As part of the NEH grant project that funded cataloging of transcription discs from radio station KMBC, this multimedia web exhibit showcases highlights from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection, housed in LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives.


Nancy Holmes Corse Diary
Vermont native's diary from 1858-1859, consisting of scans of original diary pages alongside typed transcriptions.


Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Multimedia website on the history of Local 627, the African-American Musicians Union founded in 1917 and now known as the Mutual Musicians Foundation, whose storied members purveyed the internationally recognized Kansas City style of jazz.


The Pitch: Celebrating 30 Years
July 2010 marked the 30th Anniversary of The Pitch, first published in July 1980 as the Penny Pitch, a music sheet handed out by Penny Lane, the erstwhile Kansas City record store at 4128 Broadway.


Shawnee Sun Newspaper (Siwinowe Kesibwi)
Baptist minister, Indian missionary, and printer Jotham Meeker issued the first newspaper printed in what is now the state of Kansas - and the first in the country printed entirely in a Native American language.


UMKC Digital Special Collections
Search thousands of digitized items in our online archive - including photos, posters and more


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