Performing and Visual Arts Manuscript Collections

Collections with primary source materials related to art and artists. See also a list of collections related to Culture, Folklore, Language, Literature, and Music.

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Advanced Documentary Class, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, Films, (CA6488)

Documentary films on historical Missouri figures and topics created by students at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, for a class taught by Chase Thompson in 2013 and 2015.

Agris, Anna (1906-1986), Papers, 1921-1984, (S0804)
19 Folders, 100 Photographs
The Anna Agris Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, dance programs, and scripts. The collection also includes a file on the Harikuda Israeli Dance Company directed by Leah Millman. The second series in the collection contains photographs collected by Anna Agris. The series includes autographed portraits and also several pages of a scrapbook put together by Agris and photographic negatives.

Allen, Earl Wilson (1908-1961) Country Club District Map, 1930, (K0607)
Original painting [pictographic map] of the Country Club District for J.C. Nichols Company (on board). Painting was displayed in J.C. Nichols building on the Country Club Plaza until 2012.

Allen, Joe W., Photograph Collection, (P0168)
1 photograph
Print from glass negative in possession of donor, showing imposter who identified himself as musician John William ""Blind"" Boone

Allonby, Charles, Photographs, (P0053)
1 folder
Photographs of Thomas Hart Benton, the Newton County Courthouse, L. Carroll Gum, the Herman Jaeger property (near Neosho, MO), and relating to the Kansas City Southern #805 train wreck.

Ambler, Jaquelin Collection, (S0003)
0.8 cubic foot (18 folders)
The Jaquelin Ambler Collection contains gallery announcements, flyers, programs, invitations, and newspaper articles regarding St. Louis area art clubs, galleries, and artists collected by Jaquelin Ambler between 1966 and 1972, after her retirement from the St. Louis Art Museum.

American Heartland Theatre Records, ca. 1985-2013 (K1283)
89 cubic feet
Organizational records of a theater company in Kansas City, MO. Includes public relations and marketing files, correspondence, play posters and programs, publications, photographs, video, stage layouts and designs, , and other materials relating to the production of the plays.

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.

Arthur Wayland Ellison Scapbooks, (K0271)
5 microfilm rolls
The scrapbooks of Arthur Ellison are comprised of various forms of memorabilia related to theatre in Kansas City. The scrapbooks, created by Ellison, contain not only items correlated to his own history in Kansas City’s theatre, but numerous documents chronicling performances he was not involved in.


Babcock, Jean Coover (1944-2012) Papers, 1944-1996, (K0740)
7 cubic feet
Family, personal, and professional materials of Babcock, a ballerina and dance instructor. Family papers include photographs, printed materials, ephemera, and material regarding her father's his job as a railroad engineer. Personal and professional papers include correspondence; photographs; clippings; programs from dance and theatre performances; material documenting her ballet career in Germany and Canada; and administrative and financial records of her Kansas City dance schools.

Barnett, Mary Jane (1908-1997), Papers, 1913-1997, (CG0004)
2.2 cubic feet (24 folders), 1 film reel, 1 videocassette
The collection of Mary Jane Barnett contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journal materials, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.

Barse Jr., George Randolph, Papers, (K0419)
0.07 cubic foot (1 folder) 
The George Randolph Barse, Jr. Papers were written in 1889 to 1891 by George Randolph Barse, Jr. to his family who resided in Kansas City, Missouri. This photocopy collection also includes drawings, photos, and a summarized listing of the letters.

Beck, Al Papers, (CA6497)
4.15 cubic feet, 3 computer discs, 10 DVDs, 8.87 GB of digital files
The papers of a visual artist and poet who taught art at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, contain photographs, artwork, publications, business records, and miscellaneous material.

Belove, Leonard (1916-1985) Papers, 1933-1970, (K1048)
1 cubic foot
Scrapbooks, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and a plaque related to Belove's work with B'nai B'rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Resident Theater.

Benton, Mrs. J. William, Photograph Collection, (P0904)
3 photographs
Photos of Sir Carl Busch of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra and his wife, Sallie.

Benton, Thomas Hart (1889-1975), Collection, 1962-2013, (C4113)
0.2 cubic feet, 2 audio tapes, 1 compact disc
The Thomas Hart Benton Collection contains an interview of the artist and related materials. The interview took place at Benton's home in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 6, 1962, and was largely conducted by Homer Brown of Pittsburg State University (formerly Kansas State College of Pittsburg). Brown published a very small portion of the interview as an article in The Midwest Quarterly.

Bergfeldt, Ula Sharon Robinson (1905-1993) Papers, ca. 1861-1993, (K1223)
8 cubic feet
Family, personal and professional materials of Bergfeldt, professional dancer, teacher, producer, and founder of the Kansas City Dance Theatre. Includes family papers: photographs and legal documents for the Sharon and Headlee families, Spring Hill, KS; personal papers: correspondence between Ula and William Harold Bergfeldt (1895-1971) during their courtship and early marriage, as well as Harold's correspondence to his parents and photographs from France following World War I; and professional papers: scripts for ballets and administrative records of the Kansas City Dance Theatre.

Bingham, George Caleb (1811-1879) Papers, 1873, (K0470)
1 folder
Last will and testament (November 28, 1873) for Bingham, noted Missouri artist. Also stereo view photograph of Bingham’s studio over Shannon’s store at Third and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO.

Blind Boone, Clarksburg, Photograph, (P0167)
1 photograph
Reproduction of image showing John William "Blind" Boone at Clarksburg depot surrounded by crowd

Blitt, Rita Copaken (1931- ) Papers, 1908-2003, (K1152)
0.5 cubic foot
Blitt is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor. Includes exhibits brochures, booklets, and portfolios; newspapers and magazines articles; books, CDs, and VHS tapes relating to her life and art.

Bloch, Henry W. (1922- ) Papers, ca. 1920s-2010s (K1343)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block, Inc., and native resident of Kansas City, Missouri. Contains materials relating to Bloch and wife, Marion Helzberg Bloch's, numerous philanthropic efforts in Kansas City and beyond. Bloch's activities in support of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, and the University of Missouri, Kansas City, are represented. Also found are speeches, materials and correspondence regarding public appearances and events attended by Bloch, photographs, publications and news articles about Bloch, and op-eds written by Bloch. Personal correspondence, information related to Bloch's World War II service, and Bloch family history and genealogy are included. Materials range from the 1920s to the 2010s, but fall most heavily in the 1980s-2010s.

Boan, Fern, (1896-1988), Collection, 1915-1956, (C4168)
0.2 cubic feet
A collection of play programs, which include a variety of advertisements, from theaters in St. Louis, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and New York, 1915-1956.

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.

Botts, Benson, Reminiscences, 1908, (C2399)
1 volume
The papers contain poems and water color sketches of Miss Benson Botts, Mexico, Missouri, done by her roommate at the University of Missouri summer session in 1908.

Branton, Mary Shaw (Shawsie) (1920- ) Papers, 1975-1978, (K1095)
0.3 cubic foot
Wife of successful lawyer and banker William Coleman Branton (1914-1985), Branton was active in the arts and historical societies and other civic activities. Includes newspaper magazines articles, programs, flyers, brochures, and administrative materials pertaining to Missouri Mansion Preservation and Sacred Circles, a Native American art exhibit mounted by the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

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.

Bringing Government to the People: The Jerry Litton Dialogues, Documentary Film, 2010, (CA6490)
3 DVDs
Documentary film produced by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia featuring footage from the television program, "Dialogue With Litton." Collection includes the final product as well as raw footage from interviews conducted for the project.

Brookside Business Association Records, 1938-2003, (K0902)
7 cubic feet
Organizations records including minutes; financial records; correspondence; magazines, newspapers, and newspaper clippings; newsletters, flyers, and programs; event planning for the St. Patrick's Day parade, Halloween, and the Brookside Art Fair; photographs and audiovisuals.

Burwell, Bernice Tate (1883-1960) Collection, 1921-1946, (K0234)
12 folders
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.

Bussabarger, Robert F. (1922-2013), Papers, 1922-1990, (C3897)
7 linear feet and oversize
Papers of ceramic sculptor, potter, painter and University of Missouri-Columbia Professor Emeritus of Art. These papers include personal and professional correspondence, exhibition announcements and catalogs, photographs, publications, clippings, research project records, scrapbooks, biographical materials, records of the University of Missouri Department of Art and miscellaneous material.

Bussabarger, Robert F. (1922-2013), Papers, (CA5992)
5.75 linear feet, 1 video cassette, 2 computer discs
Addition of slides, photographs, correspondence, and other materials documenting the artist's work and travels to Asia and India. Also photographs and correspondence concerning his naval service in WWII and materials of his son, David Bussabarger.


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.

Carstenson, Cecil C. (1906-1991) and Blanche Williams (1907-2002) Papers, ca. 1943-ca. 2001, (K0669)
5 cubic feet
Cecil was talented wood sculptor, while his wife Blanche was best known for her textile artworks. Included are photographs and slides of both Cecil and Blanche's artwork. Also letters to various people, mostly family while Cecil was serving during World War II and scrapbooks covering most of their adult lives.

City Movie Center Records, 1981-1987, (K0239)
13 folders
Correspondence, programs, flyers, and newspaper articles related to the Center, an alternative film theater in Kansas City.

Columbia Art League (Columbia, Mo.) Records, (CA6259)
12.8 cubic feet, 5 computer discs, 25 oversize sheets
Official records and other materials of a nonprofit organization founded in Columbia, Missouri in 1959 and dedicated to the encouragement and support of active community participation in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.

Community Builder: The Life & Legacy of J.C. Nichols Collection, 2005-2007, (K0915)
3 cubic feet
Audiovisual materials gathered while researching a documentary film on Nichols, footage from the film, and copies of the finished film. Includes video tapes, CD's, DVD's, and a production binder.

Community Children's Theatre Records, 1947-1999, (K1255)
19 cubic feet
Organizational records of Kansas City area Children's Theatre group made up of a number of local theater companies: presidents files, committee notebooks, minutes, rosters, financial records, programs, publications, newsletters, and photographs. Also plays/scripts and performance photographs. scrapbooks, various books, catalogues, and professional publications.

Cornett Family, Papers, 1847-1981, (C3808)
5.1 linear feet
Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, Missouri, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee, and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. Letters, household and farm records, photographs, and other family papers, along with the early records of the Moore School near Linneus, document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.

Craft Alliance (1964- ), Records, 1964-1982, (S0439)
169 Folders, 5 Volumes
The Craft Alliance Records (1964-1982), document the Alliance's founding and subsequent 18 years as a cultural and educational organization in St. Louis dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and production of hand-crafted art.

Craft Alliance Records, (SA0868)
41 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Cronbach, Robert (1908-), Collection, 1933-1992, (S0613)
1 Folder
Biographical material on the sculptor Robert Cronbach, collected by Ernest Stix.


Dingeldein, Otto F. (1906-1991), Papers, 1944-1990, (C4291)
1.0 cubic feet (19 folders), 8 oversize items
The papers contain photographs and information relating to silver products created by silversmith, Otto F. Dingeldein.

Dobbs, Ella Victoria (1866-1952), Papers, 1882-1961, (C0095)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of Ella Victoria Dobbs, University of Missouri Professor Emeritus of Applied Arts and founder of Pi Lambda Theta includes correspondence; speeches; articles; a published biography; classroom notebooks; clippings; manuscript material from an incomplete book, The Creative Arts in Democratic Living; and Pi Lambda Theta records.

Dokoudovska, Tatiana (1921-2005) Papers, 1957-1970, (K0255)
1 volume
Miss Tania was a noted ballet dancer, teacher, and founder of the Kansas City Ballet. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, performance programs, posters and photographs relating to the Kansas City Ballet/Kansas City Civic Ballet. Most of the clippings concern performances given by the Company; other ballet-related and publicity articles are also included. There are also photographs of performances.

Dunn, Bernadine Rose Morast Scrapbook, (K0895)
0.16 cubic foot (7 of folders)e
The Bernadine Rose Morast Dunn Scrapbook consists of clippings, programs for operas, plays, recitals, and commencements, and ticket stubs for events held in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Additional materials include magazine clippings of biographical information for various composers, singers, and actors.


Edward A. Langleben Postcard Collection, 1904-1978, (S0700)
245 Postcards, 1 Box
The Edward A. Langleben Postcard Collection consisted of 245 postcards collected by Langleben during his life. The postcards focus on St. Louis area places and buildings. The postcards are divided into the following themes: Admiral excursion boat, aerial views, bridges, buildings, churches, city hall, entrances to private buildings, Forest Park, Gateway Arch, government buildings, hospitals, hotels, Jefferson Barracks, Jefferson Memorial, Jewel Box, Municipal Opera, parks, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, schools and universities, Shaw's Garden, Union Station, water works, and various.

Eisendrath, William N. (1902- ), Papers, 1929-1976, (S0019)
19 Folders, 1 Volume
An art collector and gallery director, Eisendrath corresponded with prominent artists, including Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Virginia Peusner, Alexander Archipenko and Robert Osborne. The collection contains Osborne's original water color and pencil drawings used to illustrate Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers, 1929.

Engelhardt, Thomas A., Papers, (CA6291)
6 cubic feet
INVENTORY. Papers of long-time editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch include correspondence, sketch books, and reprints of cartoons.

The Eternal Light Radio Program Collection, 1934-1946, (K1078)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains the radio scripts for the NBC radio program The Eternal Light, produced in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. This collection also contains the book, “Talmudic Tales.”


Fantel, Hans (1922-2006), Papers, c. 1925-2006, (C4003)
3.2 linear feet, 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD, 565 MB of digital files
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.

Faries, Clyde, Collection, (CA5659)
Addition of two cassettes containing folk music recorded by the Faries family.

Faries, Clyde, Collection, (CA5645)
0.1 linear feet
Lyrics of folk songs performed by the Faries family, and recordings of folk songs performed in memory of Charles Faries.

Faries, Clyde, Papers, (CA5702)
Addition. One copy of "A Bunch of Time: Heritage Songs in Honor of Charles Faries," performed by Clyde Faries and others.

Fedeli, Jerome (1844-1902) Papers, ca. 1875-1902, (K0742)
1 cubic foot
Sketches, pen and ink, most colored, of designs for murals and interior decorations by Fedeli, noted artist. Also photographs of Fedeli's work or copies of artwork used for study; various news articles about him; diplomas, certificates, his marriage record, business cards, and a list of correspondence made when Fedeli was the Italian Consul in Kansas City; and the sash and belt from his Consul uniform.

Fessenden, Edwin Allan, Scrapbook, 1905-1913, (C4220)
2 folders
The papers of Edwin Allan Fessenden contain some schoolwork and one scrapbook documenting his time at the University of Missouri in the early 1900s.

Film Society of Greater Kansas City Records, 1991-2000, (K0765)
2 cubic feet
The records consist of minutes, printed material, clippings, newsletters, and other materials concerning the activities of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City. The records also include files on the Film Society's annual Film Festivals.

Fitzpatrick, Daniel R. (1891-1969), Papers, 1913-1966, (C3832)
1 linear foot, 16 reels of 16mm film, 16 DVDs
The Fitzpatrick Papers contain the personal and business correspondence of D.R. Fitzpatrick, editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The collection also contains magazines and newspaper articles concerning “Fitz’s” cartoons of local, regional, and national politics, including government propaganda for both World Wars. Sixteen one-half hour television documentaries on political affairs, entitled Forty-five Years with Fitzpatrick are included in the collection.

Fitzpatrick, Daniel R. (1891-1969), Papers, (CA6266)
3 films, 3 DVDs, 1 folder, oversize
Addition of photographs, cartoon reproductions, and films from the television series, Forty-five Years With Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick, Daniel (1891-1969) And Mauldin, Bill (1921- ), Papers, 1935-1962, (S0460)
15 Folders
The Daniel R. Fitzpatrick and Bill Mauldin Papers, 1935-1962 contain duplicate editorial cartoons from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The State Historical Society of Missouri holds original Fitzpatrick/Mauldin drawings in its Fitzpatrick and Society Collections. The cartoons reflect St. Louis, and national political, economic, and social issues from 1935-1962. Three series comprise the collection: 1) Fitzpatrick Cartoons, 1935-1957; 2) Mauldin Cartoons, 1958-1962; and 3) Labor Cartoons, 1936-1962.

Folly Theater Records, 1953-1957, (K0121)
1 cubic foot
Business records for the theater when it operated primarily as a burlesque house. Information on salaries paid, utilities costs, commissions paid for securing entertainers, advertising expenses, and general operating expenses is included in the files. They do not include data on box office receipts, income, or correspondence with entertainers.

Froman, Jane, Centennial Collection, 2007-2010, (C4139)
1 folder, 6 DVDs, 2 video cassettes, 9 CDs, 8 audio cassettes, 1 computer disc
The papers contain interviews and material from the Jane Froman Centennial Celebration on November 10, 2007.

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, Collection, (CA5677)
0.2 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes, 27 audio discs, 1 audio tape, 8 CDs, 12 DVDs, 1 film, 3 video cassettes
Addition of correspondence, sheet music, audio and video recordings, and miscellaneous material pertaining to Jane Froman.

Froman, Jane Papers, (C3695)
MICROFILM (Volumes Only)
8.5 linear feet, 14 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm, 14 audio cassettes, 453 audio discs, 13 audio tapes, 4 films, 1 video cassette, 1 DVD, 25.6 GB of digital files
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.

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.


Gardner, Larry Evert (1927-2010) Collection, ca. 1995, (K0568)
0.3 cubic foot
Lithographs of TWA airplanes collected by 40 year employee of Trans World Airlines (TWA).

Geary, Fred (1894-1946), Papers, 1903-1917, (C3515)
1 folder
The papers contain a sketch book, sketches, report cards, high school commencement program and other papers of a Missouri-born artist who gained national fame for his woodcuts and woodcut engravings.

Gladish, Cora S., Papers, (CA5818)
1 cubic foot
Sheet music of compositions written and published by Cora Gladish of Higginsville, Missouri, related correspondence, biographical information, watercolors, photographs, and miscellaneous material. Also includes diaries of Ann Eliza Gladish and miscellaneous Gladish family material.

Gentry, Anna Whyte (1872-1961) Scrapbook, 1880's, (K0495)
1 volume
Colored advertising cards, primarily of Kansas City area businesses.

Gentry, North Todd, Photograph Collection, (P0166)
15 photographs
Portraits of musician John William "Blind" Boone, signed on back, and his manager John Lange, Jr; photos of and relating to the Gentry family; photos of Gentry's friends and acquaintances, and several Columbia buildings.

Gray, George, Collection, (P0463)
6 photographs
Photos of Pony Express mural by George Gray and its unveiling by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1938, at the Robidoux Hotel in St. Joseph. Drawing of Ft. Leavenworth. Photo of the artist.

Great Western Stage Equipment Company Records, 1925-1976, (K0717)
114 cubic feet
The Company was one of the leading designers and suppliers for theatrical stages and auditoriums in the Midwest. Includes job files containing work orders, design plans, invoices, correspondence, and occasionally fabric samples. Also some catalogs, financial records, photographs, and drawings.

Greater Kansas City Art Association Records, 1956-2006, (K0947)
7 cubic feet
Organizational records and scrapbooks from the Greater Kansas City Art Association. Includes officers files, correspondence, minutes, financial records, membership files, newsletters, photographs and audio and video tapes.

Grimm, Thomas C., Photographs, (P0915)
2 photographs
Photos of Thomas Hart Benton painting the murals in the House Lounge, Missouri State Capitol, Dec 1936


Hagerman-Hayden Papers, 1852-1893 (C0110)
0.6 linear feet
Letters and papers of an Alexandria, Missouri, lawyer; a Keokuk, Iowa, student at Academy of the Visitation, St. Louis; and a music student in Oberlin, Ohio.

Henry C. and Henry J. Haskell Papers, (K0096)
1.25 cubic feet
The collection contains the papers of Henry C. Haskell, and his father, Henry J. Haskell, a prominent editor for The Kansas City Star. The papers pertaining to Henry C. Haskell primarily consist of his plays and his contributions as an arts writer for The Kansas City Star. Henry J. Haskell’s papers consist of the articles he wrote as editor for The Kansas City Star and of his published writings. Additionally there is some correspondence and biographical information for both of the Haskell men.

Henry C. and Henry J. Haskell Papers, 1883-1979, (K0096)
1.25 cubic feet
The collection contains the papers of Henry C. Haskell, and his father, Henry J. Haskell, a prominent editor for the Kansas City Star. The papers pertaining to Henry C. Haskell primarily consist of his plays and his contributions as an arts writer for the Kansas City Star. Henry J. Haskell’s papers consist of the articles he wrote as editor for the Kansas City Star and of his published writings. Additionally there is some correspondence and biographical information for both of the Haskell men.

Henry Tobias Brewers And Maltsters Union No. 6, Collection, 1873-1990, (S0615)
314 Folders, 576 Photographs, 3 Audio Tapes, 29 Books
The collection consists of three major areas brewing history, Brewers and Maltsters Union No. 6, and the arts. The brewery history material consists of newspaper articles, books and handwritten notes. It's emphasis is on St. Louis breweries. The Union records document the union's changes over time, from its origins and affiliation with the Knights of Labor, to its absorption by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The arts material comes from three organizations, the Light Opera Guild of St. Louis, the Dancing Masters of America, and the St. Louis Dancing Teachers' Association. The Union material, which is the bulk of the collection, is divided into sub-series.

Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), Papers, (K1343)
4 cubic feet plus oversize item
Personal papers of Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block, Inc., and native resident of Kansas City, Missouri, contain materials relating to Bloch and his wife, Marion Helzberg Bloch, including numerous philanthropic efforts in Kansas City and beyond as well as Bloch’s activities in support of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The papers also contain speeches, materials, and correspondence regarding public appearances and events attended by Bloch, photographs, publications and news articles about Bloch, and op-eds written by Bloch. Additionally, the collection contains personal correspondence, information related to Bloch’s World War II service, and Bloch family history and genealogy.

Hibbard, Frederick C., Photograph, (P0234)
0.16 linear feet
Photos of and related to the works of the sculpture Frederick C. Hibbard, including several photographs of Hibbard at work.

Hicks, George Edward (1919-2013) Papers, 1983-2003, (K0611)
2 cubic feet
Research and other papers created and collected by Hicks, a local historian. Includes newspaper and magazines articles, correspondence, flyers, a project manual, booklets, photographs, maps, and a grant proposal related to the Pioneer Park Committee of the Westport Historical Society, and to other projects of the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City.

Hosman, R.L., Collection, (P0925)
2 photographs
Photos of portraits of Nathan Boone and Olive Van Bibber Boone.

Hughes, Lena, Papers, 1951-1989, (C4114)
0.5 cubic feet, 4 audio cassettes
The papers of Lena Hughes contain newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, letters, and diaries documenting her life and experiences. The newspapers portray Lena and her husband Jake's accomplishments as fiddlers and preservers of old time music. Lena's diaries document the weather, gardening, financials, and personal events. There are a number of documents regarding Lena and Jake's participation in fiddling contests and organizations.

Humphrey, Robin (1922-1998) Papers, 1960s-1980s, (K0381)
1 cubic foot
Humphrey was an actress and director and taught theater at the University of Missouri in Columbia and in Kansas City. Includes scripts, teaching notes, and other material relating to plays with which she was involved at the Missouri Repertory Theatre and other theaters in the Kansas City, MO area.

Hunter, Max F., Papers, (CA5089)
2 folders
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, articles, and photographs relating to folklorists Ernie Deane and Joan O'Bryant.

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.


Independence Young Matrons Records, 1941-2001, (K0725)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records including their monthly newsletter, "The Mirror", yearbooks, Children's Theater Play programs, and the Holly and Mistletoe Tour.

International Theatre Program Collection, 1930-1981, (K0454)
2 cubic feet
Theatre programs from Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and United States, including a number from Missouri and Kansas, gathered by University of Missouri-Kansas City Theater Department faculty.


Jellum, Lee, Papers, 1924-1961, (CA2288)
2 folders
Letters, cards, and account books of a photographer of Ludlow, MO.

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.


Kansas City Jewish Museum, 1994-2006, (K0766)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records including board minutes, administrative files, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, publicity, exhibit flyers, brochures, magazines, calendars, audiotape, visitors registers, and an posters.

Kansas City Slide Manufacturing Company Records, ca. 1914-ca. 1967, (K0637)
30 cubic feet
Advertisements, catalogs, original art, artifacts, and photographic negatives used to produce glass slides.

Kansas City Young Audiences Inc. Records, 1962-2005, (K0512)
100 cubic feet
Administrative records of an arts education organization. Includes minutes, correspondence, program announcements, performance information, financial records, fundraising efforts, and scrapbooks.

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.

Kivett, Paul S., Folly Theater Photograph, (P0597)
1 photograph
Photo of the restored Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, MO

Klein, Karl Hickman (1913- 2000) Collection, 1901-1990, (K0048)
1 cubic foot
The collection contains copies of Letters, news clippings and other items relating to the life and death of noted artist and caricaturist Ralph Barton, Karl Klein's uncle.

Knox, William A., Collection, (P0307)
3 photographs
Photos of paintings by William A. Knox.

Kraft, Roger Bennett (1947-2012) Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1980-ca. 2010, (K0813)
220 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, project files, photographs and supporting documents relating to new structures and renovations designed by Kraft, a Kansas City architect/artist known for his creative use of space and design.. Also drawings and files relating to furniture also designed by Kraft.

Kramer and Harms Architecture Firm, Records, 1949,-1980, (S0781)
31 folders, 14 microfilm rolls, 8 oversize boxes
Kramer and Harms worked on restoring several historic buildings in the St. Louis area including the Eugene Field House and the Chatillon-DeMenil House. They also worked on the historic village at Faust Park, the Thomas Sappington House and the Palm House in Tower Grove Park. The collection has two series: Series 1 - Files, 1949-1980, folders 1-31, arranged alphabetically; and Series 2 - Bids, on 35mm microfilm, arranged chronologically, rolls 1-14.


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

Larson, Sidney, Photograph Collection, (P0210)
1 folder
A collection of photographs of and relating to the work of Sidney Larson, art curator for the State Historical Society of Missouri. 15 b/w photos, photocopied news clipping feat. Thomas Benton, artist (MO State Fair 1990). b/w photo of Truman, Benton, and Larson (artist; donor) (with negatives). 3 35mm b/w slides, State Capitol restoration. b/w of Rolla mural. b/w Shane Drawings exhibit, 1964. 2 b/w photos of paintings with notes on figures depicted. 4 colour photos of Larson's artwork shown at Columbia College, August 1999.

Larson, Sid (1923-2009), Papers, (CA6427)
3 cubic feet
The papers of an artist, teacher, and curator of the State Historical Society of Missouri's art collection include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and research on Thomas Hart Benton, as well as records of Larson's restoration work on various Missouri murals. Also included are slides from Larson's art and art history lectures as a professor at Columbia College.

Levitan, Andrea (1970- ) Papers, ca. 1978-2011, (K1293)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the youth, education, community leadership, and extracurricular activities of Andrea Levitan. Also includes material relating to Levitan family history.

Levitan, Norman Hadley (1969- ) Papers, 1969-2008, (K1108)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of Levitan, including photographs, scrapbooks, publications and correspondence relating to his childhood, education, family and religious life, as well as his involvement in local theater.

Levitan, Sharon Bitner (1943- ) and Howard Steven (1943- ) Papers, 1929-2008, (K0803)
4 cubic feet
The collection includes personal and family papers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, publications and photographs related to the Bitner and Levitan families of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Jewish organizations with which they were involved. Also included are materials relating to Sharon's mother, Esther Gottlieb Bitner, and her career as a professional dancer.

Lighton, Linda Elise (1948- ) Papers (K1052), ca. 2000, (K1052)
2 folders
Lighton is a Kansas City sculptor, educator and arts activist. Includes biographical information and publications and brochures of her art work. Also photocopies of articles concerning relatives: Martin Lehman, founder of the Orpheum theatre in Kansas City, MO; and Albert Schoenberg, owner of Schoenberg Realty and Investment Company in Kansas City.

Lichtenstein, Grace, Papers, (CA6198)
1.4 linear feet, 28 audio cassettes
Papers of a journalist and writer. The collection consists of research material, interview notes, transcripts, and tapes, books and articles Lichtenstein wrote on early women Olympians, professional women tennis players, women artists in the Southwest, and an unfinished project on women entrepreneurs.

Louis, Stanley Phillip (1925-2005) Collection, 1915-1970, (K1203)
1 folder, 3 volumes
Hebrew Bibles, prayer book, and a season program for the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre.

Lowenhaupt, Bessie (1881-1968), Collection, 1961-1999, (S0614)
12 Folders
Notes, newspaper clippings, announcements, and photographs documenting the life and work of St. Louis painter Bessie Lowenhaupt. Includes an audio cassette of an interview with Lowenhaupt conducted by Ernest and Judy Saul Stix on December 20, 1961

Lowenhaupt, Bessie, (SA0924)
Notes and notebooks on the St. Louis artists Bessie Lowenhaupt from Judith and Ernest Stix. Includes correspondence on Judith Stix's book, Bessie Lowenhaupt From Life.

Luke Sisters Collection, 1934-2003, (K0783)
2 folders
The sisters, Ida Rose and Zelda, were a singing and dancing team, specializing in tap and acrobatics during the Depression. Copies of photographs, advertisements, contracts, and clippings of many of their engagements. Also included is a listing of Zelda's dancing and singing engagements.

Lyon, Duane Evans (1885-1959), Scrapbooks, 1913-1958, (C4319)
2 oversize volumes
The scrapbooks of a Missouri graphic artist contain original art, programs, exhibit announcements, correspondence, photographs, clippings; American Legion convention banquet, souvenir menu art, architectural home designs, contest ribbons, and other miscellaneous artwork.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Records, (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.


MacMorris, LeRoy Daniel (1893-1981) Papers, ca.1893-ca. 1980, (K0107)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs of work, and some original art by MacMorris, nationally known portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer from Kansas City.

MacNutt, Agnes Cady (1877-1975), Scrapbook, 1913-1929, (S0018)
5 Folders
Scrapbook includes: clippings, photos, programs, and biographical sketch.

Mahieu, Brian, Papers, (CA6465)
0.2 cubic feet
Personal papers of a plein air landscape painter from Central Missouri include writings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

Marie Kelley-William J. Mack Dance School Photographs, 1930-1936, (K0616)
0.02 cubic feet
The collection contains eight photographs, dated between 1930 and 1936, of ballets performed by the Marie Kelly-William J. Mack Dance School at various venues. The ballets performed were the Bride of Bagdad and the Concert of the Dance. The performance venues include the Shubert Theater, the Ararat Temple, the Ararat Shrine Temple, and the Music Hall Municipal Auditorium. The exact locations of these performance venues is unknown.

Marker, Mariska Pugsley (1918- ) Papers, 1813-2008, (K0500)
8 cubic feet
Family papers of descendants of John Campbell of Kansas City, in particular the Frederic and Charlotte Pugsley family and their daughter Mariska.

McClure II, Arthur F. (1936-1998) Papers, 1908-1997, (K0660)
18 cubic feet
McClure was a professor of history at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. Includes research materials reflecting his interest in Missouri and Kansas history: newspaper clippings, magazine articles, books, and pamphlets on famous people who were born in these states; movies made in or about the area; Kansas City area buildings, businesses, and theatres; jazz and big bands. Also movie files of photographs of famous actors and actresses; and photographs from the Farm Security Administration.

McCue, George (1910-2003), Addenda, 1902-2002, (S0718)
583 Folders, 10,918 Photographs
The Addenda contains the research files compiled by George McCue over the years as well as manuscripts and related documents for the books and articles he authored. The Addenda also contains 10,918 photographs taken by McCue to document the buildings, people and art he was writing about. The addenda also contains an equal number of images of other cities which because of time will not be processed at this time.

McCue, George (1910 - ), Papers 1948 - 1985, (S0495)
63 Folders, 17 Photographs, 2 Audio Cassettes
The McCue collection contains information on the preservation of the Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis and personal correspondence regarding his role as art critic and editor. Also included in the collection is an oral interview with Mr. McCue recorded on August 21, 1990.

McCue, George, (1910-2003) Addenda, 1933-2002, (S1116)
199 folders
This collection reflects the McCue's long career as a journalist, author, and art and architecture critic. Portions of the collection relate to his relationship with Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., owner and publisher of the Post-Dispatch. On a more personal level, McCue advised Pulitzer and his wife Emily the purchase of art for their home. The relationship with Mrs. Emily Pulitzer continued after the premature death of her husband.

McKeehan, Peggy E.,  Collection, (K1393)
0.12 cubic foot (4 folders, 2 oversize folders)
The Peggy E. McKeehan Collection contains Western Auto Supply Company advertisements and biographical information about Peggy E. McKeehan dated 1966 to 1980. The majority of these advertisements had hand lettering done by McKeehan.

Meriam, Junius L. (1872-1960), Papers, 1900-1944, (C0965)
0.4 linear feet
The Junius L. Meriam Papers consist of photographs and a scrapbook primarily describing and depicting Meriam's views on elementary education. He was a professor at the University of Missouri School of Education and superintendent of the university laboratory schools from 1904 to 1924.

Midwest Art History Society Records, 1973-2014 (K0591)
10 cubic feet
Organizational records of the regional art history society. Includes minutes, membership information, correspondence, financial records, planning materials for meetings and conferences, and newsletters

Misselhorn, Roscoe, Pencil Sketches of Mississippi River Steamboats, 1946-1962, (S0406)
6 maps in map case
Six prints of pencil sketches of famous riverboats which have plied the Mississippi river and berthed at St. Louis, including Admiral, Betsy Ann, Tom Greene, Golden Rod Showboat, River Queen and Golden Eagle.

Missouri Art Education Association, Records, (CA5103)
2.5 linear feet, 2 volumes
Correspondence, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and other records of the association.

Missouri Art Education Association, Records, (CA5162)
0.8 linear feet
Addition of business records, meeting minutes and copies of Show-Me-Art.

Missouri Art Education Association, Records, (CA5299)
5.2 cubic feet
Addition of Show Me Art, color slides, correspondence, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material, 1950s-2010s.

Missouri Council on the Arts, Records, 1962-1967, (C4292)
0.4 cubic feet (10 folders)
The papers contain correspondence, reports, newspapers, special studies, projects, and meeting minutes on the passage of a National Arts Council bill and creation of the Missouri Council of the Arts.

Missouri Division of Tourism, Photographs, (P0452)
0.08 linear feet
Photos of Thomas Hart Benton and Missouri Historic Sites, monuments, markers, and memorials.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., "Sacred Stones and Stained Glass Windows," Project, 1977-1980, (C3723)
7.1 cubic feet
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.

Missouri Fiber Artists Records (CA6512)
4.6 cubic feet, 13 computer discs, 1 DVD, 4.84 GB of digital files
The records of the organization include newsletters, meeting minutes, conference materials, financial records, membership records, slides, photographs, and miscellaneous administrative material.

Missoui Quilt Inventory, (SA1054)
1 Box
103 Slides of quilts in the Missouri Quilt inventory

Missouri. New York World's Fair Commission Papers, 1963-1965, (C2604)
13.4 linear feet
Files of the pavilion manager, containing correspondence from construction to demolition of the Missouri pavilion. Also press releases, financial reports, promotional material, security reports, contracts, blueprints and photographs.

Morgenthaler, Charles A. (1893-1980), Papers, 1870-1981, (C3004)
3.4 linear feet
The papers of Charles A. Morgenthaler, a commercial artist and illustrator from Halls-ville, Missouri, consist of photographs, sketches, scrapbooks, account books, and correspondence relating to his artwork. Family papers and photographs are also included in this collection.

Morrison, I.G., Papers, 1940, (C2174)
1 folder
The papers of I.G. Morrison contain the paper "Thomas Hart Benton Murals, Missouri State Capitol: An Interpretative Lecture" 2 September 1940, and a positive photostat of letter to I.G. Morrison from Thomas Hart Benton, Chilmark, MA, 14 September 1940. Morrison presented description, history and symbolism of the murals. Benton defined the purpose of art and expressed approval of Morrison's paper.


National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri, Papers, 1968-1974, (C3584)
15 folders
The papers of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri contain a working copy of EARLY PORTRAITS IN MISSOURI, PAINTED BEFORE 1860, which provides a detailed description of portraits existing in Missouri, arranged alphabetically by location of the work. There is an index by artist, but none by portrait subject. The manuscript includes many works by George Caleb Bingham.

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

Nold, Cynthia, Photograph Collection, (P0254)
10 photographs
Photographs of Slater, MO, including images related to Steve McQueen. Also photo and document about television movie called A Family of Children by Tom Butterfield.


O’Neill, Rose, Papers (SP0026)
2 cubic feet (35 folders)
The Rose O’Neill Papers consist of the personal correspondence of Rose O’Neill and her family members and friends.

Ohman, Marian, Papers, (CA5134)
8 cubic feet, 1 reel of film, 1 video cassette
Research files on Missouri courthouses and churches, including photographs. 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.

"Our City/Ourselves: Portrait of a Community" Records, 1998, (K1116)
2.5 cubic feet
Photocopies of Kansas City family photographs for a collective community work of art exhibit, "Our City/Ourselves: Portrait of Community". Includes scrapbooks, photographs, and other memorabilia, and public comments were once found in the exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. Most all of the photocopied images are unidentified.


Papendick, Lucille, Collection, 1912-1967, (S0015)
8 Folders
112 programs from concerts, plays, recitals and dance programs in St. Louis by visiting performers at the following theaters: St. Louis Woman's Club, Municipal Auditorium (Kiel), St. Louis Civic Music League, Principia Concert and Lecture Series, Coliseum, Odeon Theater, Garden Theater, and Very Special Programs.

Parker, Della Fleming (1910-1998) Papers, 1905-1965, (K0929)
0.2 cubic foot (3 folders, 1 oversize folder)
Collection consists of theater programs from various Kansas City, Missouri, venues, along with some from around the country. In addition are newspaper articles regarding the plays and performances that Parker went to see, ticket stubs, playbills, and autographs from some of the actors.

Passman, Shirley, Papers, 1944, 1981 (K1302)
0.2 cubic feet
Papers include programs and a photo related to productions, Breakfast at Bubeh's Revisited, 1981 and Breakfast at Bubeh's Café Society Uptown, 1944, written by Herb Passman, Harold Klopper and Bill Fleischman, and directed by Dr. Reuben Berkowitz.

Patrick, John Douglas Collection, (K0843)
0.2 cubic feet
The collection contains articles, press releases, and photographs regarding the exhibition of John Douglas Patrick’s most famous painting Brutality, at the BroadwayValentine Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Parker, Lester Shepard (1860-1925), Photograph Collection, 1915-1923, (P0022)
103 photographs
A series of photos showing the Capitol building under construction with views of the artists working on the murals, decorations, etc. Lester Parker used these photographs as reference materials while creating his paintings of the capital building.

People's Art Center (1942-1963), Records, 1942-1963, (S0612)
11 Folders
Founded in 1942 with the help of a WPA grant the People's Art Center was the first integrated community arts center in St. Louis. Contains a history of the center, 1942-1955; articles of incorporation, 1943; bylaws, 1961; and correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports on leadership dispute in 1963.

Pihlblad, Gladys K. (1908-1999), Papers, 1906-1981, (C3843)
2.4 linear feet
Papers of Gladys K. Pihlblad, Director of Student Affairs for Women at the University of Missouri from 1952 to 1973. Her papers cover such subjects as women, blacks, homosexuals, student unrest, University organizations, and University events. The collection consists of corre-spondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs and reports.

Pihlblad, Gladys K. (1908-1999), Papers, (CA5754)
0.2 linear feet
Addition of letters of Missouri artist Fred Shane, 1959-1981.

Postcard Collection, 1902-1956, (S0064)
124 items
Postcards of Missouri cities and towns from 1902-1956 Subjects include Charles Lindbergh, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and St. Louis riverfront, buildings parks and streets.

Preston, William, Photograph Collection, (P0173)
30 photographs
30 images, largely 8x10 or smaller, of Sally Rand, as a performer, actress and in her personal life as child in Hickory County, Missouri. Also includes a scrapbook on Harry S Truman.


Reeves, Charles Monroe (1868-1920), Papers, 1892-1970 (C3356)
2.4 linear feet
The papers are from a St. Louis journalist and organizer of the 1904 World’s Fair. First section includes items from Reeve’s early journalistic career. The bulk of the papers in the second section concern the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, related materials, and photographs.

Rensing, William (1906-1984) Papers, 1945-1986, (K0523)
0.5 cubic foot
Photographs, newspaper articles concerning the works of the German-born, Kansas City area sculptor.

Rigg, Charley, Portrait, (P0420)
1 photograph
Photo of Charley Rigg, artist.

Roemer, Edward L. (1875-1961) Papers, ca. 1886-ca. 1938, (K0698)
2 cubic feet
Catalogs and records of Roemer, a fine cabinetmaker in Kansas City, MO. Includes drawings, sketches, and patterns for furniture

Roberts, Mrs. W. C., Collection, (P0202)
4 photographs
Copy photos of George Caleb Bingham, ca. 1877, Eliza Thomas Bingham, and Rollins Bingham.

Rollins, James S. (1812-1888), Papers, 1546-1968, (C1026)
3.3 linear feet; 10 rolls of microfilm
The papers of James S. Rollins, a Boone County, Missouri, lawyer, politician, businessman, and curator of University of Missouri include correspondence with family, business and political associates, and George Caleb Bingham and other friends. The papers covers state, national, and Whig party politics from 1830 through the 1880s, the Civil War in Missouri, internal improvements and the North Missouri Railroad, and education at University of Missouri.

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.

Rotoscope Collection (R1499)
11 cubic feet (23 folders, 50 reels 35mm film)
The Rotoscope Collection contains the personal papers of Rowe Carney, Jr., photographs, patents, schematics and design materials, promotional material, and 35mm reels of film related to the Rotoscope. Invented by Rowe Carney, Jr. of Rolla, Missouri, and Tom Smith of Urbana, Missouri, the Rotoscope is a single camera, single projection system capable of taking and projecting a scope of 180 degrees on one reel of film. The collection also includes film scripts written by Rowe 'Doc' Carney and correspondence related to the production of two of his films.


Schroeder, Adolf E., Papers, (CA5472)
1.3 linear feet
Addition of various foreign language association newsletters, correspondence and other records relating to foreign language associations, materials relating to ethnic group research near Cape Girardeau, and materials relating to Otto Dingeldein, a silversmith.

Seigle, Shirley Kenis (1925- ) and Sidney M. (1917-1985) Papers, 1950s-1987, (K1186)
6 folders
Seigle was an educator, actress, and playwright who produced various events for Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood Incudes bulletins, education/administration papers, programs, scripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to Seigle's activities at the Temple.

Shelter Insurance, "The Golden Link," Film, 1960, (CA6377)
1 film, 1 DVD
A color 16mm film produced by Shelter Insurance depicting Sidney Larson painting a mural on the history of insurance at the company's headquarters in Columbia, Missouri, 1958-1959. Use DVD copy.

SHSMO-KC Theater Program Collection, 1905-1965, (K0494)
1 folder
An artificial collection of theater programs, primarily from the Kansas City region.

Silent Film Actors Scrapbooks, 1911-1926, (K0301)
3 cubic feet
The scrapbooks contain pictures clipped from movie magazines, newspaper articles, and some short, handwritten biographies concerning the professional lives of over six hundred silent film actors and actresses. On the first page of each volume is an index listing the names of the actors and actresses represented in that particular volume.

Silverman, Inga Baruch (1930- ) and Martin L. (1924-1998) Papers, 1971-1991, (K0986)
2 folders
Special service booklet honoring Rabbi Gershon Hadas on occasion of his 75th Birthday; script and notes for "Heaven Help Us!" a comedy performed by members of Beth Shalom Congregation.

Skidmore, Jim, Photograph Collection, (P0049)
11 photographs
Copy photos of the filming of "Range Rider", 1910, in Fleming, MO, and photos of actor Tom Mix, and performer Sally Rand.

Society Of Independent Artists Of St. Louis (1930- ), Annual Histories, 1946-1972, (S0092)
1 Folder
This collection contains pamphlets describing history and activities of the society and its members from 1930 to 1972.

Soren, Noelle, Photographs, (P0424)
18 photographs
Photos of the Missouri Theatre and Ninth Street in Columbia, MO, ca. 1975.

Southwick, Torey (1930- ) Collection, 1960s-1970s, (K0360)
3 cubic feet
Audiotapes, film, and videotape of the Southwick's children's shows appearing on KMBC-TV, and other shows on radio and television.

St. Louis Artists' Guild (1886- ), Collection, 1907-1976, (S0070)
10 Folders, 1 Tape
The Artists Guild is the oldest extant art organization in the country and one of the few which maintains its own building and galleries. The Guild sponsors annual art exhibition competitions. Minutes, catalogs, correspondence, "Book of Hours" (1959-1976), indenture deed (1907), and programs, including those of Little Theater of St. Louis (1934-1946), a group within the guild.

St. Louis Civic Ballet (1958- ), Records, 1958-1979 , (S0072)
19 Folders
Stanley Herbert founded the Civic Ballet in October 1958, as a community supported resident dance company. The organization fosters civic interest in dance, encourages young performers through scholarships and performances, arranges ballet productions, and sponsors the St. Louis Dance Festival. Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, and programs.

St. Louis Living Treasures, Ethnic Artists, Oral History Project, Records, 1983-1985, (S0456)
32 Folders, 29 Oral Histories
The collection documents the lives and folk art of the thirty-one ethnic artists who participated in the St. Louis Living Treasures, Ethnic Oral History Project from 1983-1985. Arranged alphabetically according to country of origin, the collection contains questionnaires on the family history of the artists and origin of their craft work, tapes of oral history interviews, photographs and slides of the artwork.

St. Louis International Salon Of Photography, Programs, 1940-1945, (S0561)
1 Folder
Annual photographic exhibit sponsored by the Camera Club of St. Louis, a group organized to promote photography in St. Louis. Programs include selection jury and salon committee names, exhibitors and titles of exhibited prints. Programs from 1941-1945 include reproductions of some prints, photographs of the gallery and exhibit organizers.

State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection, (K1345)
0.14 cubic foot (14 folders)
The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous postcard acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events. The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection continues to have material added to it. New acquisitions are added at the end of the collection.

Stephens, Thomas M., Collection, (P0903)
3 photographs
Photos of artist Thomas M. Stephens and his works.

Stephenson, Maimie (1904-2001), Papers, (CA6071)
9 linear feet
Papers of artist Maimie Stephenson, a longtime supporter of the arts community in Columbia, Missouri, and wife of journalism professor William Stephenson. She was historian of the Columbia Art League and received the Missouri Arts Council Award for Service to the Arts in 1983.

Stocksdale, Russell H., Collection, (P0920)
4 photographs
Postcards and photos of paintings by George Barnett depicting historic events in Missouri.


The Eastern Missouri Collection, (S1135)
1 cubic foot (44 folders, 1 reel of 16mm film, 1 reel of microfilm, 8 oversize items)
The Eastern Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events. The Eastern Missouri Collections continues to have material added to it. New additions are added at the end of the collection. Researchers should browse the index and container lists to locate pertinent material.

Theater, Mexico, Missouri, Scrapbooks, 1902-1924, (C4253)
3 volumes
Three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the Mexico Ledger, Mexico, Missouri, about shows and performances in that town from 1902-1924.

Theater Programs, St. Louis, Missouri, 1852-1953, (S0595)
12 Folders
This collection was donated by the State Historical Society in Columbia, Missouri. It consists of playbills and theater programs from various St. Louis theaters from 1852-1953.

Theatrical Mutual Association (TMA) Lodge 13 Records, (K1217)
0.31 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 volume)
The Theatrical Mutual Association (TMA) Lodge 13 Records contains a published history of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Local No. 31 by Ray Maier and a ledger containing the meeting minutes for the Theatrical Mutual Association (TMA) Lodge No. 13.

Thias, Edward J. (1924- ) Papers, 1954-2002, (S0742)
11 Folders
The Thias Papers (1954-2002) contain books written and/or illustrated by Thias, including works about his participation is World War II, Missouri architecture, Thias family genealogy, and collected pencil sketches. In addition, this collection contains many unbound, original pencil sketches of various St. Louis and Missouri landmarks and attractions.

Thomas, Helen Seibert Dance School Records, (K0960)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folders)
The Helen Seibert Thomes Dance School Records consist of sixty undated, hand-written choreographies for dances utilized by the school.

Thomas, Kenn, Papers, (S1195)
31 cubic feet
The papers of Kenn Thomas contain correspondence, business files, travel records, a collection of independently produced, small press fanzines, and audio/visual recordings documenting the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Iran-Contra scandal, and Unidentified Flying Objects. Other materials of interest include video and audio recordings of Bob Dylan and the Band, performing in St. Louis area venues. The papers date from 1970 to 2007.

Threatt, James Irving (1923-2005 ) Papers, 1971-1999, (K0732)
41 cubic feet
Personal files kept by Threatt concerning his many activities and interests while in public office. Topics include housing, city development, revitalization of the urban core, education, minority businesses and historical agencies. Contains correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, books and magazines. Also his wife, Doris Elizabeth Threatt (1932-2000), professional and community activities.

Trigg, Louise B., Photograph Collection, (P0163)
9 photographs
Nine original photos of John William "Blind" Boone and members of his touring company, including John Lange, Jr.

Troy, Jeanie, Photographs, (P0441)
3 photographs
Photos of bas reliefs on the Will Mayfield College Arts & Sciences building.


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-Columbia, Missouri Folk Arts Program, Records, 1982-2012, (C4035)
32 cubic feet, (1000 folders), 2132 audio cassettes, 65 audio tapes, 83 video cassettes, 3 oversize volumes
The records of the Missouri Folk Arts Program comprise documentation of the annual work and various programming administered by the organization. The records contain fiscal information, contracts with artists, press clippings and releases, publications, exhibit documentation, correspondence, working files, and files on folk and traditional artists. The records also contain photographs, audio, and video that document folk and traditional arts, artists, and events.


Walters-Horton Photograph Collection, (P0544)
4 photographs
Daguerrotype of George Caleb Bingham. Photos of Bingham relatives.

Warfel, George L., Photograph Collection, (P0332)
13 photographs
Thirteen photographs of portraits of Jesse James, his colleagues, and his family.

Warten, Henry, Photograph Collection, (P0111)
5 folders
Collection of approx 90 b/w and color photos snapshots, polaroid prints and photographs chiefly of Thomas Hart Benton's artworks with a scattering of views of Benton's Kansas City home and studio, Benton 's Cape Cod home and surrounding area.

Waters Family Photograph Collection, (P0164)
0.42 linear feet
"Original photographs of musician John William "Blind" Boone; approx. 121 reproductions of photos of prominent citizens from Columbia and Boone County; reproductions of Waters family photos."

White, Shirley Copaken (1927- ) Papers, 1937-2007, (K1187)
2 cubic feet
White is very active in cultural, philanthropic, and social organizations, including those of Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah. Includes publications; White and Copaken family photographs and printed materials; Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah materials; Paseo High School reunions; the grand opening of the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus; Jewish Community Foundation programs; and newspaper and magazine clippings about Sandi White, Rita Blitt, the AT&T Building, and miscellaneous other subjects.

Williams, Frances Royster (1900-1998) Papers, 1913-1997, (K0249)
57 cubic feet
The collection contains original drawings and sketches of the illustration artist Frances Royster Williams. The collection focuses on Williams’ long running children’s comic Cuddles and Tuckie, with newspaper clippings, promotional materials, radio scripts, and printing plates. Additionally, there are family papers and photographs, correspondence, fan mail, and illustration work of Williams’ prior to Cuddles and Tuckie.

Wiziarde, Frank Oliver (1916-1987) Papers, ca. 1887-1993, (K0322)
16 cubic feet
Wiziarde was Whizzo the Clown, much beloved television personality airing and at other venues in the Kansas City area and Topeka, KS. Includes news clippings, correspondence, Whizzo show ideas, magazines, photographs, circus contracts, posters, masks, banners, flyers and videotape and film.

Wright, Bob Collection, (CA6551)
0.2 cubic feet, 226 MB of digital files, 1 audio disc, 1 CD
The collection contains material concerning the Broadway musical career of Bob Wright, originally from Columbia, Missouri, largely during the 1940s-1960s.

Wright, Ruth Osborne, Papers, (SA1023)
62 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Wulfekammer, Verna Mary (1900-1994), Collection, 1893-1976, (C3864)
51.9 linear feet and oversize
The collection of Verna Mary Wulfekammer, University of Missouri-Columbia professor of art from 1928 to 1968, contains teaching materials and artifacts, correspondence, clippings, student work, publications and photographs related to the personal and professional life of Wul-fekammer and her mentor and colleague, Ella Victoria Dobbs.


Young, Kenneth Franklin (1919- ) Papers, 1936-2005, (K1039)
3 cubic feet
Young was a radio and television broadcast engineer and cameraman with KCMO radio and KCTV. He also performed in plays with a variety of theater companies. Includes correspondence, negatives, photographs, broadcasting materials, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and video.

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