Collection titles of primary source materials related to music held by the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia at the University of Missouri. See also a list of collections related to Culture, Folklore, Language, Literature, and Visual and Performing Arts.
*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.
Agnew, John, Collection, (CA4999)
8 audio cassettes, 3 volumes
Audio cassettes of folk music of Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Features the fiddle along with other string instruments. Also includes sheet music of American and Irish folk music.
Allendorf, Adam, Collection, (C2546)
Songs and plays in German.
Almstedt, Hermann B. (1872-1954), Papers, 1887-1954, (C2408)
1.5 linear feet
The papers of Hermann B. Almstedt contain correspondence with colleagues and students, articles, speeches, poems, programs, report cards and diplomas of Hermann B. Almstedt, professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Missouri.
American Guild of Organists, Greater Kansas City Chapter Records, 1934-2008, (K0605)
12 cubic feet
Organizational records including scrapbooks, minutes, membership records, and printed and published materials, programs, clippings, and photographs.
Anne Winter (1964-2009)/Kurt von Schlemmer (1960- ) Collection, (K0606)
1 cubic foot
Collected materials gathered or produced by Recycled Sounds, a Westport MO phonograph record store owned by Winters and Schlemmer. Includes "Recycled Sounds" magazine issues, newspaper articles; and a few photographs, and posters handbills and promotional materials of various rock bands and venues in the Kansas City area, and materials concerning the Greater Kansas City Coalition against Censorship.
Artists Presentation Society Society, St. Louis, Missouri (1947- ), Records, 1947-1971, (S0249)
Programs, bylaws, minutes, and history of an organization devoted to helping young musicians through an annual competition and award.
Bass Family Papers, 1864-1932, (C2367)
Notebook and miscellaneous papers concerning music, recipes, home remedies, medical care, school reports, accounts and business of Sallie F. Ellis [Mrs. Lawrence Derby Bass, Sr.], L. Derby Bass, Jr., and Ella Read Bass of Boone County, Missouri.
Basye Family Papers, 1812-1960 (C2505)
3.9 linear feet
Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, Bible records, and papers collected to establish the Basye family genealogy. Included are Bowling Green Methodist Episcopal Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church registers, and early letters describing activities and family life in Missouri and other states, notably California and Wisconsin. Mining, the California gold rush, and the Civil War are also described. Numerous correspondents are women.
Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989, n.d., (C3825)
90.8 linear feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 records, 413 glass plate negatives
Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, Missouri.
Bicentennial Horizons Of American Music, Records, 1973-1977, (S0397)
68 Folders, 5 Volumes
BHAM was one of a very few national festivals of the performing arts that took place from June 14, to July 4, 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri. The New Music Circle of St. Louis provided the impetus for the initial planning of BHAM in December, 1973. BHAM was sponsored by the St. Louis Spirit of '76 Bicentennial Committee, the National Park Service, and was designated as a national project by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. BHAM was financed by funds from the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Arts, Missouri State Council on the Arts, St. Louis Arts and Education Council, and city and corporate funds. Elizabeth Gentry Sayad chaired BHAM and coordinated the resources and talents of all of St. Louis' major professional performance organizations. BHAM events included St. Louis Symphony concerts, American religious music, American Indian music, chamber concerts, prose and poetry readings, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Bicentennial Story Theatre and Showboat Barge, an American film festival, Midnight Carnival, ragtime, jazz, folklore troupes, and choral groups from Germany. BHAM brought back native St. Louis opera stars: Grace Bumbry, Bethany Beardslee, Felicia Weathers, and Robert McFerrin to perform during BHAM. Symposia/workshops were held at local colleges and universities on Black music, Americanisms in American music, choral music, jazz, folk music and opera. To paraphrase Mrs. Sayad, "It was the first time in the cultural history of St. Louis - except for the 1904 World's Fair - that all our leading cultural agencies have creatively joined forces for a single common purpose."
Billings, Edna Scotten (1901-1983) Papers, 1938-1974, (K0941)
Billings was the organist for Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Kansas City, MO. Includes recital programs, order of services, various publications, and music scores.
Blind Boone Heritage Foundation, Collection, (CA6088)
0.8 linear feet, 1 audio disc, 1 audio tape
Materials pertaining to musicians John W. "Blind" Boone and "Blind" Thomas Green Wiggins Bethune. Includes biographical material, publicity items, contracts, correspondence, clippings, programs, royalty statements, photographs, piano rolls, sheet music, and audio recordings.
Blind Boone Memorial Foundation, Inc., Papers, 1886-1976, (C3664)
0.4 linear feet
Included in this collection are some of the compositions of John William "Blind" Boone, a musician and composer of classical and ragtime music. Also included are orchestrations and choral arrangements of Boone's music, correspondence, programs, and posters from a memorial concert in 1961. Correspondence concerning recovery of Boone's piano, and posters and tickets from some of Boone's concerts are also part of the collection.
Boone, John William "Blind" and Wesley, Papers, n.d., (C2883)
Publicity poster announcing the appearance of Blind Boone in Columbia, MO. Program of piano concert of Little Blind Wesley, nephew of Blind Boone.
Boone, John William "Blind" (1864-1927), Piano Roll, (CA5843)
Performance by Blind Boone of "Nearer My God to Thee," published by the QRS Company, c. 1920.
Boone County, Missouri, Black Archives, Collection, (C4057)
0.6 linear feet, 1 video cassette, 3 compact discs, 1 computer disc
The Boone County Black Archives Collection is an artificial collection documenting the lives of Blacks living in Boone County, Missouri. The items include photographs, memoirs, scrapbooks, correspondence, news clippings, and other ephemera.
Bootheel Project, Records, 1993-1997, (C3928)
3.2 linear feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 records, 2 video cassettes
The records of the Bootheel Project document the art, culture and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers’ notes, and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.
Brown, Charles, Photographs, c. 1960s, (C4156)
Photographs of Charles Brown and his band; photograph in football uniform with teammates; and drawing in football uniform, c. 1960s.
Burwell, Bernice Tate (1883-1960) Collection, 1921-1946, (K0234)
Mrs. Burwell was manager and later owner of the Horner-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, as well as being a writer and produced musical shows. Scrapbooks and photographs concerning dance department performances, faculty and students of the Conservatory and other Burwell activates.
Busch, Carl (1862-1943) Papers, 1885-1984, (K0222)
6 cubic feet
Busch was a composer, educator, founder of an early symphony, and for fifty years the most noted musician in Kansas City. Included are his musical compositions, and works by other composers that Busch added to, transcribed, edited, and gave or received as gifts. Also correspondence from Busch's friends and colleagues, and from relatives in Europe, most of which are written in German and Danish, photographs and artifacts.
Campbell, Sanford Brunson, Letters, 1947, (C3204)
Letters to Floyd C. Shoemaker, Columbia, MO, from Venice, CA, about jazz musician Scott Joplin. Includes some printed brochures regarding ragtime, jazz, and Scott Joplin.
Cansler, Loman D. (1924-1992) and Laura M. (1931-2007), Collection, 1820-2005, (C4018)
10.5 linear feet, 203 audio tapes, 41 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 35 audio discs
The Loman and Laura Cansler Collection represents a lifetime of collecting on Missouri's folk song and folklore tradition. Cansler recorded and collected folk songs, proverbs, jokes, and home remedies, primarily in Missouri, but also in Kansas and Illinois. In addition to this large body of folk song and folklore material, the collection includes information on Cansler's early life in Dallas County, Missouri, his WWII service, and his career as a school counselor at the Fayette and North Kansas City High Schools. The collection also includes slides and prints of Laura Cansler's abstract expressionist artwork.
Cave, Michael (1944-1991), Papers, 1944-1997, (C2157)
7.6 linear feet, 21 audio cassettes, 62 audio tapes, 27 video cassettes, 1 compact disk, and 1 record
The Michael Cave Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, business records, audiovisual material, and the compositions of Cave, a pianist and composer.
Chase, Charles Monroe (1829-1902), Papers, 1861, (C2371)
4 folders, 1 roll microfilm
Letters, Civil War diary, and musical composition book of a band director from DeKalb County, IL. Chase enlisted in the 13th Illinois Regiment in July 1861 and was sent to Camp Rolla in Phelps County, MO. The diary describes camp life, the routine and practice that the band followed, military engagements, and Chase's opinions on the war. The letters to him were written by friends from Sycamore, IL.
Christisen, Donald M. (1920-2005), Papers, 1870-2003, (C4054)
18.1 linear feet, 2 audio tapes, 27 audio cassettes
Donald M. Christisen was a field biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation who specialized in the study of native prairies, prairie chicken and squirrel populations, along with the study of mast (forage nuts). Christisen was also a railroad enthusiast. The papers include correspondence, reports, daily field diaries, clippings, newsletters, publications, maps, railroad timetables, railroad employee work logs, railroad brochures, audio tapes, and photographs and slides.
Christeson, Robert P. (1911-1992), Collection, 1808-1995, (C3971)
36 linear feet, 1387 audio discs, 133 audio tapes, 152 audio cassettes, 112 wire recordings, 3 film reels
The Christeson Collection comprises sheet music, song books, and other publications related to square dancing and folk dances, publications on the history of violins and fiddlers, catalogs of instruments and musical recordings, correspondence, photographs and family papers, fiddle organization newsletters, fiddling contest flyers, folk festival information, and the working papers of volumes I and II of The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory. In addition, this collection contains Christeson's original wire recordings, audio tapes, and audio discs of fiddle tunes, jam sessions, fiddle contests, and other folk genres.
Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1836-1986, (C0038)
30 linear feet, 5 rolls of microfilm, 51 lantern slides, and 11 audio cassettes
The records of the first women's college chartered in Missouri, and one of the first chartered west of the Mississippi River, consists of correspondence, catalogs, yearbooks, photographs, and financial records.
Chuck Berry Project, Research Papers 1958-1987, (S0196)
8 Folders, 2 Audio Tapes, 2 Microfilm Rolls
The project collected oral histories, articles, and documents concerning Berry's life and career. The papers contain articles, interview features and newsclippings on Berry (including an index to other newsclippings in the morgue of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, from 1958-1983), the transcript of Berry's trial for a 1959 arrest on a morals charge, two papers written by George Lipsitz in 1982 and 1983 and an article on Berry written by Kenn Thomas and published in St. Louis Magazine in 1982.
Columbia Chorale, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6201)
6.4 cubic feet, 54 audio cassettes, 10 audio tapes, 10 CDs, 4 computer discs
Records of an independent, mixed ensemble dedicated to performing choral music. Founded as the Ad Hoc Singers in June 1978.
Columbia Civic Orchestra, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6284)
0.9 c.f., 41 CD, 2 oversize sheets
Records of a volunteer group dedicated to presenting and preserving high-quality symphonic music. Includes organizational records, publications, and audio recordings of performances.
Conley-Miller Family, Papers, 1792-1967, (C3693)
5.2 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes
Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, account books, ledgers, financial and personal rec-ords, genealogical materials, photographs, and miscellaneous items of the Conleys and Millers, prominent Boone County, Missouri, families.
Crighton, John C., Collection, (CA2812)
18 linear feet
Papers of a Stephens College professor consisting primarily of research notes, with other research materials, for historical publications on Columbia and Boone County, MO, Stephens College, and health services in Missouri.
CrossCurrents Culture Unlimited Records, ca. 1980-2009, (K0544)
8 cubic feet
Organizational records and sound recordings of a not-for-profit which produces concerts, plays and community events.
Culler, Marion and Virgil, Collection, (CA5054)
0.3 linear feet
Copies of printed and handwritten sheet music collected in the Bethel, MO, area.
Daniels, Gladys Hoover Havens (1890-1982) Papers, 1906-1970, (K0982)
2 cubic feet
Daniels was a music teacher and performer of note in Kansas City, MO. Includes daily journals and travel diaries of Mrs. Daniels. Also material related to her interest in music and notes for talks, programs, and clippings.
Evans, Wilson, Collection, (CA5904)
Audio recordings of banjo renditions of American folk and popular music by a Sikeston, MO, musician, 1990s.
Fantel, Hans (1922-2006), Papers, c. 1925-2006, (C4003)
3.2 linear feet, 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD, 7 compact discs
The papers of Fantel, a freelance writer, contain the articles he wrote for the New York Times and many other publications about high fidelity, home electronics, and music. Correspondence, photographs, and audio-visual materials make up the remainder of the collection.
Fike, Henry C., (1832-1919), Diaries, 1851-1919, (C2215)
0.1 linear feet, 43 volumes
Diaries written by Fike while a student in McKendree College, IL; while a soldier in the Civil War; and about his migration to and life in Warrensburg, MO, and his work in Kansas City, MO, and various cities in the West.
Focal Point, Webster Groves, Missouri, (1976- ), (S0266)
Newsletters from the St. Louis Folk Music Society which founded Focal Point, a non-profit coffee house. Calendars contain schedules of performers.
Foster, Horace Miller (1883-1975) Collection, 1936-ca. 1975, (K0967)
Foster was a music teacher and a bandleader. Includes photographs of school bands, individual students, and miscellaneous other school related items. also scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, photographs, and other general information concerning Foster's career.
Fraker, Robert Wilhelm (1901-1956) Papers, 1920s-1950s, (K0378)
2 cubic feet
Fraker played coronet, was a music teacher, and conductor of the Third Missouri Infantry Band. Consists of handwritten music manuscripts, sheet music, correspondence, photos, and scrapbooks relating to his training and career.
French Heritage Oral History Project, Records, 1989-1999, (CA5821)
.4 linear feet, 26 audio cassettes, 3 video cassettes
Audio and video recordings of interviews and performances, transcripts, correspondence, field notes, slides, and miscellaneous material related to French settlement and culture in Missouri and the Mississippi valley.
Froman, Jane (1907-1980), Collection, (C3940)
5 audio cassettes, 2 audio discs, 1 video cassette, 2 compact discs
The Jane Froman Collection consists of recordings of performances and interviews of Jane Froman.
Froman, Jane (1907-1980), Collection, (CA5677)
0.1 cubic feet, A/V material
Addition of correspondence, sheet music, audio and video recordings, and miscellaneous material pertaining to Jane Froman.
Froman, Jane (1907-1980), Papers, 1891-1980, (C3695)
8.5 linear feet, 14 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm, 453 records, 14 audio tapes, 4 films, 1 DVD
Correspondence, financial records, memorabilia, musical arrangements, record albums, tapes, films, scrapbooks, and photographs of Jane Froman, singer and radio, theater, and movie star from the 1930s to the 1950s. Some papers of her mother, Anna Barcafer Froman Hetzler (1873-1962), pianist, music instructor at Christian and Stephens Colleges in Columbia, Missouri, and wife of the mayor of Columbia, William J. Hetzler, are also in the papers. The papers include material on radio, movie musicals, the USO, theater and club appearances, television, and popular music of the 1930s through the 1950s. The volumes are on microfilm.
Froman, Jane (1907-1980), Papers, (CA5133)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of personal and professional papers of Jane Froman, including photographs and correspondence and personal papers of Rowland H. Smith.
Galbraith, Art (1909-1993), Papers, 1977-1993, (C1213)
0.1 linear feet, 2 record albums, 1 audio cassette
Papers of Art Galbraith, a fiddler from southwestern Missouri, who played folk music from the Ozarks. The papers consist of publicity, concert programs and advertisements, obituaries, correspondence, awards, and recordings of his music.
Gladish, Cora S., Papers, (CA5818)
INVENTORY. Sheet music of compositions written and published by Cora Gladish of Higginsville, MO, related correspondence, and watercolors, 1930s.
Goldblatt, Lawrence A. (1949- ) Architectural Records, 1982, (K1043)
Study done by Lawrence Goldblatt Architecture Planning Development: "The Musicians Foundation Preservation, Perpetuation."
Henley, A. J., et al, Deed of Trust, 1880, (C3740)
The papers contain a deed concerning the purchase of band instruments by A.J. Henley and eight associates, all of Boone County, Missouri, on a monthly installment plan, from James F. Hurt.
Herman, Roberta, Sheet Music Collection, 1890s-1920s, (CA6390)
0.2 cubic feet
Collection of sheet music largely from the Tin Pan Alley and early jazz eras. Also includes a few songs published by Missouri publishers and reprints in St. Louis newspapers.
Hunter, Max F., Collection, 1953-1976, (C2518)
3.4 linear feet and 78 audio tapes
The collection contains audio tapes of Ozark folklore collected by Max F. Hunter, including fiddle tunes, jokes, sayings, songs, visits, and miscellaneous material. The collection also includes photocopies of lists, transcripts of songs, synopses, and indexes to the tapes.
Huselton, Howard E. (1871-1948) Papers , 1883-1924, (K0467)
2 cubic feet
Photographs, musical and stage performance programs, and materials for the Turkey Creek Tax Exhibit, by Huselton, music and drama critic of the Kansas City Star, and partner in Baird and Huselton, real estate business.
Institute for Studies in American Music Records, 1970s, (K0388)
Classroom presentations, photographs of musicians, a brief history of the Institute, and various other miscellanies related to the Institute, once part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
James, Lucy Wortham, Collection, 1801-1895, (C0001)
23 linear feet, 234 oversize volumes (volumes also available on 58 rolls of microfilm)
The records of the Maramec Iron Works in St. James, Missouri, and the papers of the James family, who owned the iron works, includes financial records, correspondence, and account books. The correspondence discusses the hiring of slaves, prices, banking and financial conditions, transportation costs and railroads, political conditions, immigration, and the Civil War.
Jenkins, Kamau Agyei a/k/a Carroll L. (1927-1986) Collection, 1986, (K1023)
Kamau Agyei was a musician, as secretary-treasurer the Musicians Protective Union Local No. 627 and president of the Mutual Musicians Foundation as well as other organizations. Includes photocopies of articles about him.
Jewish Community Center, Department of Cultural Arts Records, 1994-2007, (K0744)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence, committee minutes, artist portfolios, performers' information sheets, newspaper clippings, financial statements, event programs/flyers, and film press reviews relating to the activities of the Cultural Arts Department.
Johnny Douglas [Johnny Sic] Punk Rock Collection, 1982-1983, (K1017)
Photographs, zines, show flyers and music CD's collected by lead singer of a Kansas City punk band called Choke.
Johnson, Eddie (1912-1995), Scrapbook, 1930-1970 , (S0322)
1 Microfilm Roll
Scrapbook of a Jazz musician and pianist. Eddie Johnson, a piano player on the riverboat Idlewyld, took over a jazz orchestra from Oliver Cobb when Cobb died in 1931. The new band, the Crackerjacks, played St. Louis and toured nationally until it disbanded in 1931. The Crackerjacks recorded its most popular song, "Ya Yas," for the Victor label. The band included saxaphonists Tab Smith and Ernest Franklin, and trumpeter Harold Baker. The scrapbooks contain playbills and newsclippings.
Kahn, Norman Benjamin (1918-2011) Papers, 1939-2011, (K1270)
3 cubic feet
Kahn was a businessman, entrepreneur, community leader, supporter of the arts, and contributor to Jewish and community causes. Includes correspondence, reports and other materials relating to the Kansas City Philharmonic and Kansas City Symphony and other organization in which he was involved.
Kansas City Camerata Records, 1990-1998, (K1028)
8 cubic feet
Organizational records for a premier chamber-sized orchestra. Includes board minutes, advertising/public relations and promotional files, clippings and reviews, ticket sales, budgets/financial records, and video and audio of performances.
Kansas City Evening Alumnae Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Scrapbook, 1958-1975, (K0764)
Mu Phi Eplison is a is a coeducational, professional music fraternity. Scrapbook of programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, cards, newsletters, photographs, postcards, brochures and flyers.
Kansas City Federation of Musicians Local 34-627 Records, 1889-1983, (K0431)
45 cubic feet
Administrative records of two Musicians Unions in Kansas City: Local 34 and Local 627 (African-American), before and after their merger in 1970. Includes correspondence, financial and membership records, biographical information, case files, court cases, materials on wage and employment disputes, public relations files, and newspaper clippings.
Kansas City Jazz Oral History Collection, 1977-1980, (K0012)
3 cubic feet
The collection contains transcriptions and audio recordings of interviews with jazz musicians who played in Kansas City during the "Golden Age of Jazz" and other individuals familiar with Kansas City's jazz scene from 1924 to 1942.
Kansas City Musical Club Records, ca. 1899-2011, (K0276)
12 cubic feet, 13 volumes
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, yearbooks, bulletins, and newsletters. Scrapbooks include the Junior Department, publicity, and yearly activities and events, and many photographs. The Club provides performance opportunities for musicians and scholarship assistance and financial aid to large musical organizations
Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, Programs, (CA5860)
Concert programs of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, and other performances under the direction of Hans Schwieger, 1938-1971.
Kansas City Symphony Records, 1934-2007, (K0556)
150 cubic feet
Organizational documents, including programs, contracts, sound recordings, public relations and advertising, and various administrative files of the Kansas City Philharmonic and its successor, the Kansas City Symphony.
Kansas City Turner Society (Socialer Turnverein) Records, 1867-1988, (K0771)
11 cubic feet
Organizational records of the primary German social club in Kansas City. Includes minute books, ledgers, correspondence, photographs, and membership records, and national and local printed material and publications, programs, and songbooks Also records of the Turner Development Company and the administration of Turner Park.
Karsch, Robert F., Papers, (CA5462)
4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Materials relating primarily to sacred music for organ. Includes original music and arrangements by Karsch and records of his performances. Karsch, a professor of political science at UMC, also authored the music for "Fight Tiger" in 1946.
Kay Norton / Marian Peterson Papers, 1984-1995, (K0382)
2 cubic feet
Norton and Peterson were professors in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Includes newspaper clippings, reports, scripts, correspondence and other miscellaneous items relating to research project, particularly African American musicians and related programs
Kearney, Zena Shenk (1910-1995) Collection, 1922-1993, (K1246)
2 cubic feet
Scrapbooks, athletic programs, correspondence and clippings related to the career of Kearney, a performer and teacher of piano and organ, and organist at events such as the NAIA and Big 8 and the Kansas City Athletic games.
Kearns, Bill, (1923-2010), Collection, 1886-2009, (C4140)
1 folder, 4 DVDs, 4 compact video cassettes, 20 audio discs, 1 oversize item
The collection of a fiddle player and musician from Saline County, Missouri.
Kenny, Thomas H. (1918- ) Papers, 1816-1997, (C4131)
5 cubic feet
The papers of a real estate broker, author, artist, treasure hunter, researcher, entrepreneur, and overall Renaissance man include correspondence, legal papers, contracts, publications, photographs, postcards, newspaper articles, and artistic material.
Kiehl, Moray Loring, Sheet Music Collection, (CA6185)
2.8 linear feet
Approximately 400 pieces of sheet music and 18 songbooks dating from the 1920s through 1960s.
Kingsbury, Lilburn A. (1884-1983), Collection, 1816-1983, (C3724)
9.2 linear feet; 16 oversize volumes, 6 card files
The personal papers and collected materials of Lilburn A. Kingsbury of Howard County, Missouri. Kingsbury was an insurance agent, farmer, orchardist, bank clerk, local historian, writer, genealogist, musician, and antique collector.
KOPN Radio, Records, (CA5984)
59.7 linear feet, A/V material
Records of the organization include audio tapes from the locally produced Children's Radio Theater, Poetry Readings, live performances, and assorted miscellaneous recordings; correspondence; newspaper clippings; newsletters; grant materials; staff meeting minutes; brochures; expired FCC licenses; and miscellaneous material. Also includes records of the Missouri Theater Radio Workshop, including administrative files, grant applications, photographs, scripts, and audio cassettes from the project.
Kroeger Family, Papers, 1850-1960, (S0482)
The Kroeger family papers contain correspondence, documents, publications, notes and photographs relating to Ernest R. Kroeger, Laura Kroeger, nee Clark (wife), A.E. Kroeger (father), Julia and Alice Kroeger (sisters), Beatrice and Louise Kroeger (daughters), Richard Kroeger (son), John and Elanor Talbot (daughter and husband), William Talbot (grandson) and two relatives of Laura Kroeger, Jacob Clark and Eva Turner Clark. Other items which researchers may find interesting include a newsletter from the Shakespeare Fellowship, a publication on union factories issued by the Boot and Shoe Workers in 1929, and a program from an opera performance attended by Dr. Kroeger in Bavaria in 1889 (in German).
Ladies Friday Musical Club Of St. Louis (1882- ), Yearbooks And Programs, 1927-1972 , (S0128)
Eight yearbooks and programs, 1927-1973, incomplete, of the oldest women's club west of the Mississippi. From 1972, the club has awarded scholarships to music majors.
Lance, Donald M. (1931-2002), Papers, 1938-2002, (C3992)
11.3 linear feet, 144 audio cassettes
The papers of a University of Missouri English professor, well-known for his lectures on the pronunciation of "Missouri" and other dialect research, contain extensive professional correspondence, research data, articles, presentations, teaching materials, and materials related to his work with professional organizations. Audio cassettes include interviews with Germans in Missouri and with decorated U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Byrl D. Taylor, Missouri folk musicians, and examples of English language dialects.
Landesman, Fran (1927- ), Papers, 1959-1998, (S0608)
112 Folders; 44 Photographs; And 30 Audio Tapes, CDs, And LPs,
The Fran Landesman Papers are divided into six series. Series One: Personal Material and Correspondence, Series Two: Published Songs and Plays, Series Three: Poetry, Series Four: Published Poetry, Series Five: Photographs, Series Six: Audio Tapes, CDs, and LPs
Landesman, Jay (1919- ), Papers, 1937-1997, (S0604)
The collection contains correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, manuscripts and photographs. These things combine to give a picture of our society from the 50's to the present as well as a look at a couple who have lived a life less ordinary.
Lange, Nina Barker (1882-1964) Papers, 1901-1938, (K1106)
Lange was a pupil of pianist Sallie Smith Busch, (Mrs. Carl Busch). Includes mementos kept by Lange: correspondence, programs, clippings, scrapbook, and yearbooks of the Leavenworth Musical Club.
Leake, Harold H. (1891-1978) and Dorothy V. (1893-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C4011)
40.25 linear feet, 4 card files, 9 audio discs, 8 video cassettes
The papers of Harold H. Leake, music teacher, radio broadcaster, and Episcopal priest, and Dorothy V. Leake, educator and biologist, consist of correspondence, radio scripts, manuscripts, diaries, subject files, and other materials relating to the personal and professional lives of the Leakes and their family.
Levine, Rose Shapiro (1911-2004) Papers, 1920s-2000, (K1167)
1.5 cubic feet
Levine was a choral director at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Includes Musical programs of Levine, her son-in-law, Tiberius Klausner, news-clippings, photographs, and memorabilia.
Lichtenwalter, Genevieve (1867-1951) Papers, 1889-1951, (K0210)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers and collected items of a prominent musician and music teacher in Kansas City, MO. Contains concert programs, meeting programs from local, state and national music societies, and other material representing Lichtenwalter's interest in classical music. Also correspondence from other musicians and photo albums contain family photos and travel photos from East Asia.
Little Symphony, Records, (SA0923)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Lowe, Donald Robert (1936- ) Papers, 1898-ca. 1970, (K0223)
20 folders, 6 microfilm rolls
Material collected by Lowe for his dissertation about Sir Carl Busch (1862-1943), noted Kansas City musician. Most are photocopies from local libraries and museums. Also microfilm of Carl Busch's extensive correspondence at the Royal Danish Library (some translations of the Danish); miscellaneous clippings and papers.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City Records, 1958-2010, (K0646)
39 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Opera and Opera Guild including scrapbooks, photographs, printed materials, public relations files, financial records, minutes, bylaws, and newspaper clipping.
Marshall, Howard Wight, Collection, (CA5161)
68 audio tapes
Reel to reel recordings of folk music from Missouri and the Ozark region.
Matthis, Richard Lawrence (1953- ) Papers, 1997-2013, (K0609)
6 cubic feet
Matthis is a composer and musician in Kansas City, MO. includes personal records of correspondence, legal files, financial records, personal research, educational and social activities, poetry and musical compositions. Also electronic files containing; music, poetry, correspondence and miscellaneous personal papers.
McCann, Gordon, Collection, (CA5672)
Collections of fiddle music by Lonnie Robertson, "Lonnie's Breakdown," and by Fred Stoneking, "Saddle Old Spike." McAnn is featured as a performer and producer.
McCrory, Knox, Collection, (CA6244)
0.4 linear feet, 10 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 36 CDs
Fiddle recordings, songbooks, and other materials of a harmonica player and music collector from Columbia, Missouri.
McKay, Ann Bryan Mariano (1932-2009), Papers, c. 1892-2009, (C4009)
MICROFILM (Newspapers only)
16.25 linear feet, 26 audio cassettes, 1 16 mm film, 10 rolls of microfilm, 1 computer disc
The papers of Ann Bryan Mariano McKay, a journalist and Vietnam War correspondent, consist primarily of material relating to her work on the independent newspaper, Overseas Weekly, and include newspapers, newspaper copy, photographs, correspondence, and legal materials regarding a lawsuit over distribution of the newspaper in Vietnam. Other materials in the collection document her work with Vietnamese orphanages, as well as various aspects of both her personal and professional life, including a return trip to Vietnam in 1995 with her adopted daughter.
McMahan, Pete, Collection, (CA5026)
Four long-play recordings of folk music and fiddle music entitled MISSOURI FIDDLIN', nos. 1-4.
Milgram Food Stores, Inc. Collection, ca. 1910-1995, (K0325)
3 cubic feet
The Records, heavy with photographs, document the business and activities of the company and the Milgram family. Among the many topics are the American Royal, Jazz, the Ban Johnson League and other amateur sport.
Missouri Folk Arts Program, Records (CA6045)
19 linear feet; 193 a.c.; 42 v.t.; 144 a.t.; 1 r.
INVENTORY. Photographs, slides, audio and video tapes, exhibits, and supporting material for the program which documents traditional folk arts and heritage in Missouri.
Missouri Legacy Radio Program, Records, (CA6268)
0.2 cubic foot, 50 audio cassettes, 16 audio tapes
Audio recordings and related material of a 1980s radio program featuring "profiles of traditional artists representing the diverse cultural heritage of Missouri." The series was produced by Susan Newstead and KOPN-FM, with support of the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center.
Missouri Music Teachers' Association, Records, (CA2628)
2.4 linear feet
Correspondence, treasurers' reports, membership lists, convention reports, newsletters, and miscellany.
Missouri Music Teachers' Association, Records, (CA5784)
1.2 linear feet, 4 audio tapes
Addition of "MMTA Notes" and convention bulletins, 1970s-1990s. Also audio tapes of work commissioned by the organization, 1977-1979, n.d.
Missouri Origins Project Collection, 1980-1985, n.d., (C3852)
85 video cassettes, 0.2 linear feet
Audiovisual material on Missouri folk music. The project was supported by grants from the Missouri Arts Council and the University of Missouri-Columbia Development Fund. The video cassettes were produced by the Academic Support Center in cooperation with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.
Missouri State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Records, 1891-1975 (C0216)
21.6 linear feet
Correspondence, convention proceedings, financial and membership records, minutes, reports, and other records of the Council and its Committee on Political Education, the Missouri State Federation of Labor, and Labor's League for Political Education. Subject file on topics of interest to labor including the right to work movement. Materials generated through political, legislative, and civic activities of Council executive officers.
Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association, Collection, 1827-, (C3715)
A collection of field, commercial, and private label recordings, interviews, newsletters, brochures, broadsides, music, video cassettes, and correspondence of the association. Materials are added periodically, filed and indexed in the order they are received.
Missouri, Columbia, Concerts and Events, Collection (CA6093)
1 folder, approximately 275 oversize sheets
Concert and event posters and miscellanea pertaining to the Blue Note and other venues located in Columbia and vicinity, 1970s-2000s.
Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Chapter, Scrapbooks, 1930-1971, (CA0912)
Fraternities and sororities.
Mumpower, Daniel L. (1882-1969) and Edith B. (1889-1977), Papers, 1913-1971, (C3900)
0.8 linear feet
Correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of Methodist missionaries to the Belgian Congo. The Mumpower family along with two other couples were the first white missionaries to the Otetela village of Wembo-Nyama in the central region of the Belgian Congo, now Zaire.
Music Teachers National Association, West Central Division, Papers, 1939-1966, (C3577)
The papers contain minutes, correspondence, reports, convention programs, and history of a branch of the Music Teachers National Association which included Missouri music teachers.
Musical Research Club, Records, 1912-1984, (S0496)
4 Rolls Of Microfilm
The Musical Research Club Records gives the researcher a good look at the club's activities from its inception to the early 1980s. The photographs of members and activities are a valuable resource. There are also many awards, programs and newsletters which further chart the club's activities. Most of the scrapbooks contain a section of newspaper clippings on individual members. These show the researcher how individuals furthered the work of the Club as a whole. In addition, this collection includes information concerning not only the local chapter but also the state Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Neibarger, Clyde B. (1900-1965) Papers, 1920-1963, (K0681)
4 cubic feet
Neibarger was at one time music editor Kansas City Star. Includes correspondence, clippings and typed manuscripts of Neibarger's reviews, and programs
New Music Circle, Records, 1959-1979 , (S0483)
The New Music Circle Records document the activities of this organization from 1959 through 1981. The bulk of the material is correspondence. The correspondence, however, is wide ranging and covers a variety of topics. Each stage of planning is well documented--contracts, grants, proposal, etcetera can be found in this collection. Most of the information contained here is for the years 1967 through 1978. Prior to 1967 and after 1978 the information is very sketchy.
New Music Circle, Records, (SA0949)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Nichols, Dorothy Richardson (1923-2004) Collection, 1923-1937, (K0320)
0.3 cubic foot
Photographs and motion film Carl Frithjof Hyrum Kay (1901-1945) in his role as musician and photographer depicting big bands, KMBC radio musicians, and the Kansas City places.
Now That's A Good Tune: Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling, 1989, (C3810)
2 audio discs
Two recordings of traditional fiddle tunes played by thirteen musicians from Missouri. Accompanying illustrated booklet includes introduction to traditional violin playing in Missouri, biographies of the musicians, annotations of the tunes, bibliography, and discography. The project was produced by the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Ohman, Marian, Papers, (CA5134)
5.85 linear feet, 1 reel of film, 1 video cassette
Researchfiles on Missouri courthouses and churches. Also contains information about the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year; the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney art collection; architects Morris Frederick Bell, Edmund J. Eckel, and Harvey Ellis; and African-American musician and composer, Major N. Clark Smith.
Opera Theatre Of St. Louis (1964-), Records, 1939-2004, (S0062)
80 Folders, 2 Oversize Volumes
The collection documents the history of opera in St. Louis from 1939, including the opera productions, metropolitan opera auditions, the finances involved and the efforts to raise the public's interest in grand opera.
Pachter, Regina Entin (1915- ) Papers, 1946-2006, (K1142)
3 cubic feet
Pachter was owner with her husband, Meyer Pachter of the Pachter Garment Company. she was also a talent pianist who performed widely. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, scripts, and sheet music pertaining to Pachter's involvement in various Kansas City Jewish organizations.
Pageant and Masque of St. Louis, (S0294)
Official program of May 28-31, 1914 event containing a description of the pageant, a large dramatic production of the romantic history of St. Louis, and the Masque, a poetic and musical interpretation of the life in the community.
Parker, Della Fleming (1910-1998) Papers, 1905-1965, (K0929)
Playbills and programs (some with autographs) from Kansas City theaters and musical venues. Also is a World War II ration book and newspaper clippings.
Parrish, William E. (1931- ), Papers, 1972-1977, (C3642)
1.6 linear feet
Papers from the chairman of the Missouri American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Included are correspondence, business papers, programs, and miscellaneous items.
Perkins, Robert Martin (1904-2002) Collection, 1925-1932, (K0374)
0.3 cubic foot
Invitations and announcements of club and fraternity parties. Several well-known musicians of the era (such as Bennie Moten) played at these parties. Also a photograph of the Sigma Chi Psi football team and a scrapbook with Fraternity News clippings related to Perkins' Sigma Chi Psi, of which he was a member and an officer.
Peters, Charlotte, Papers, 1930-1977, (S0679)
1412 Folders, 2 Tapes, 16 Videotapes, 630 Photographs
The Charlotte Peters Papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, sheet music, audiotapes, videotapes, and photographs. Together they chronicle Charlotte Peters' television career from 1947-1970.
Pierce, Margaret E. Papers, 1917-1972, (K0328)
0.25 cubic foot
Minutes and membership records of the Cora Lyman Chapter, Past Presidents Assembly of the National Federation of Music Clubs; Curriculum for music classes in the Kansas City, KS Public Schools and the Wichita Public Schools; the Kansas City Musical Club Bulletin; and various programs, directories and other items relating to music in Kansas City area.
Pittel-Katz, Barbara Sandra (1937- ) Papers, 1917-2010, (K0661)
A teacher and musician, Katz is an active member of Kansas City's Jewish Community. Includes sorority publicity, Heritage Center art, and the musical Letters to Russia composed by Pittel-Katz. Also certificates of scholarship for Bertha Glazer and David Pittell from Jefferson School and Woodland School in Kansas City, MO; correspondence; and materials related to the "Save Union Station" event.
Poletti, James J., Sheet Music Collection, 1902-1934, (C4145)
Collection of sheet music, 1902-1934.
Pommer, William Henry (1851-1937) Scrapbook, 1907-1939, (C1418)
The scrapbook of William Henry Pommer consists of newspaper clippings relating to the life and musical career of William Henry Pommer, director of music at Christian College, 1883-1887, and professor of music at the University of Missouri from 1907-1922.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, "New Versions & Variations of the Ballad of Barbara Allen Discovered 1959-1961", (CA5318)
0.1 linear feet
A typescript copy of the ballad versions and introductory notes compiled by Pompey.
Ralston, Jack Leonard (1929-2012) Papers, 1874-1996, (K0424)
21 cubic feet
Research materials, magazine articles that Ralston wrote, books, and sheet music for the Organ that he collected and some he wrote. Much of the material is religious in nature. Also correspondence, scrapbooks, and material that discusses Ralston's personal life and career as music librarian.
Randolph, Vance, Letter, 1934, (C2049)
To Warren Douglas Meng, Jefferson City, MO, from Pittsburgh, KS, Oct. 16, 1934. Answer to letter from Meng concerning crime songs sung by Negroes in a Missouri penitentiary.
Reed, Lyle, Collection, (CA6340)
1 cubic foot
Rare fiddle books, magazines, and other items related to the history of fiddle music collected by Lyle Reed and his wife, Marjorie Reed.
Revitt, Paul Joseph (1922-1990) Papers, ca. 1940-1990, (K0849)
14 cubic feet
Personal and professional papers of Revitt, professor in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Includes research and final drafts of his master's thesis and doctoral dissertation and other articles and books; daily expense books and diaries; travel scrapbooks; and printed, and published material.
Rondomanski, Zygmund Przemyslaw (1908-2000) Papers, ca. 1933-1988, (K0261)
1 cubic foot
Original musical scores, compositions, and arrangements for the cello and other instruments by Rondomanski, a composer and music teacher. Also included is a scrapbook of letters, clippings, programs, and photographs relating to Rondomanski's life and career and recordings of his work.
Rothblatt, Jacob F. (1902-1980) Collection, ca. 1950-1979, (K0631)
0.5 cubic foot
Rothblatt was Cantor of Congregation Beth Shalom in Kansas City, MO. Includes phonograph recordings, awards, plaques, photograph and hand painted portrait of Cantor Rothblatt..
Santen, Art, Collection, 1917-2012, (S0980)
This collection of documents and photographs provides a record of individuals, events and places connected to Art Santen, a longtime resident of the Skinker Debaliviere neighborhood and noted collector of bottle caps, and his extended family.
Scarberry, Alma Sioux (1899-1990), Papers, 1899-1990, (C3913)
3 linear feet, 41 audio cassettes, 14 records
The papers of Alma Sioux Scarberry, a reporter, novelist, script writer, publicist, and entertainer, include correspondence, clippings, photographs, newspapers serials, books, manuscripts, sheet music, audio tapes, and records documenting her career and personal life.
Schrader, William Henry (1844-1921), Reminiscences, n.d., (C1519)
The reminiscences describe slavery in Missouri, including treatment of slaves, punishment, education, desire for freedom, fugitives, and character sketches of individual slaves. Also described are the Kansas-Missouri border conflicts, the Civil War in Missouri, bushwhackers, Claiborne Fox Jackson, the 1856 and 1860 presidential campaigns, German immigrants, Missouri Republicans, and Linneus and Brunswick, MO.
Schroeder, Adolf E., Papers, (CA4790)
10.4 linear feet, 5 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 58 audio tapes, 1 roll of microfilm
Papers of a former chairman of the UMC Department of Germanic and Slavic studies. Includes correspondence, teaching materials, departmental papers, and papers of various German language associations.
Schuster, David (1876-1955) Papers, ca. 1915-1918, (K0926)
1 cubic foot
Handwritten musical scores transcribed by Schuster, an early member of the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra. Also includes published classical music.
Shaw, Elijah J., Scrapbook, 1914-1971, (S0323)
1 Microfilm Roll
"Lige" Shaw began drumming in minstrel shows at age 10 in Jackson, Tennessee. He traveled with Bowen's and Blondon's Dandy Dixie Minstrels, the Original Georgia Minstrels and other theatre and dance orchestras until he settled in St. Louis in the late 1920s. He worked as a drummer in St. Louis and served several terms as president of Musicians Local 197.
Slavic Folk Music Collection, ca. 1970s, (K1194)
Includes a project outline entitled "An Oral History of Slavic Cultures in Kansas City, Kansas and Sugar Creek, Missouri," and programs and books relating to Slavic folk music.
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Records, 1948-1967, (K1195)
Includes educational and organizational manuals and photographs of contests and the group.
St. Louis Donor Historical Recordings, 1927-1974, (S0825)
27 Acetate And Vinyl Record Albums, 78 RPM & 33 1/3 RPM
Sumner, Patrick Walker (1966- ) and Mott-Ly (1962-2007) Punk Rock and Underground Zine Collection, 1981-1995, (K0466)
1 cubic foot
Magazines, "zines", concerning the punk rock/underground scene in the Greater Kansas City area.
Symphony Designers' Show House XXXIV "Roselawn" The Historic Volker Estate Records, 2003, (K0436)
0.3 cubic foot
Research notes, planning, and public relations information for the annual show house funding raising event for the Kansas City Symphony.
Unger, Arthur (1924-2004), Papers, 1943-2004, (C4027)
10.8 linear feet, 77 audio cassettes, 2 audio tapes, 4 audio discs, 5 CDs, 1 video cassette
Arthur Unger was an entertainment journalist who reviewed movies and television shows for the Christian Science Monitor and Ingenue. He edited several magazines as wide-ranging as Mechanix Illustrated and Datebook and toured with the Beatles. The collection includes recordings, transcripts, and notes from his interviews with celebrities, his writings, Beatles publications, and personal materials.
University of Missouri, College of Arts and Science, Records, 1908-1965 (C3406)
67.8 linear feet, 4 volumes
The records of the College of Arts and Science contain correspondence, reports and forms from the dean's office discussing faculty, administration, policies, courses, committees, conferences and specific problems, in addition to correspondence and reports pertaining to Missouri Bible College, Missouri College Union, and junior college accreditation.
University of Missouri, Committee on Accredited Schools and Colleges, Records, 1926-1949, (C2225)
The records contain correspondence and official reports relating to the standards and accreditation of Missouri schools and junior colleges. Relate to entrance requirements, curriculum, and faculty standards. Claude A. Phillips, chairman.
Vorwaerts Workingmen's Singing Society (1888-1981), Records, 1895-1977, (S0237)
The Vorwaerts Records are arranged into four series: protocol books,financial ledgers and correspondence of the Workingmen's Singing Society(1895-1977); protocol books for the Damenchor Vorwaerts (1928-1967); Concert Programs (1928-1977); and Saenger Zeitung (1931-1966). Advertising requests,bank statements, cancelled checks and duplicates were discarded. Topics covered include concerts, song fests, other organizations, cultural and social activities, such as German American Day, Camp Solidarity outings, editorial work on the Saenger Zeitung, and fund raising. In German and English.
Waite, William Tyler (1848-1935) Collection, 1870-1934, (K1240)
Biography and photographs of Waite, a piano tuner and violin maker in Kansas City, MO, written by grandson David Murrell Huckett.
Wallace, Maude Orita (c.1872-c.1965), Papers, (CA6119)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of Maude Orita Wallace (c.1872-c.1965), 1906-1949. Ms. Wallace attended the University of Missouri in 1917 and taught school in Mexico, Missouri. Includes a photograph, 1936 Missouri Writer's Guild award plaque, and select plays and music for children written and published by Ms. Wallace, primarily during World War I. Also includes limited sheet music.
Wampler, Homer Jr., Collection, (CA5494)
2 linear feet
INVENTORY. Copies of folk music and ballads collected by Max Hunter and lyric transcriptions by Wampler.
Westover, John G., Collection, 1910-1946, (C3733)
1.1 cubic feet
Correspondence between members of a Missouri family, including three sons in the service, during World War II. The letters deal largely with family matters, but also include descriptions of military bases, a soldier's daily routine and training, and people, cities, and countries in Africa and Europe. Also included are letters from an uncle who was in the service during World War I and in the 1920s.
White, Grace Matthews (1859-1937) Scrapbook, 1909-1924, (K0387)
Mrs. Edwin C. White was a well-known music teacher in Kansas City, MO. Newspaper clippings of famous musical artists, music programs from Kansas City's Orpheum Theater, Shubert Theater, and others. Also items from the Society of Music Teachers and related to her students.
"Women of Old-Time Music," Video Cassette, (CA6004)
1 video cassette
Video documenting women's role in development of folk music in the Missouri Ozarks. Includes performances and interviews with musicians.
Women's Division, Kansas City Philharmonic Association Records, 1950-1990, (K0833)
4 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Women's auxiliary for the Philharmonic orchestra. Includes minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, financial records, and newsletters and newspaper clippings.
Women's Jazz Festival, Inc. Records, 1977-1986, (K0314)
4 cubic feet
The administrative records of the Women's Jazz Festival: minutes; correspondence; financial records; public relations; fundraising records; planning for the festivals, competitions, and scholarships; audio tapes; and a small number of slides and photographs.