Music Manuscript Collections

Collections of primary source materials related to music. See also a list of collections related to Culture, Folklore, Language, Literature, and Visual and Performing Arts.

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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)
3 folders
Songs and plays in German.

Allison, Jimmie Papers, (R1444)
0.5 cubic feet (9 folders, 3 CDs)
The Jimmie Allison Papers contain materials related to the bluegrass career of Jimmie Allison and his bands. This includes bluegrass event and festival fliers, photographs, news articles, and song lists and lyrics.

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)
1 Folder
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)
3 folders
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)
14 folders
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)
2.9 linear feet, 1 audio disc, 1 audio tape, 2 jpgs
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. Also contains material on the foundation’s Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, including grant material.

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)
1 folder
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, 4 compact discs, 1 computer disc, 1 DVD
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)
1 folder
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)
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.

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, Miss Glenn, (K1085)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Miss Glenn Campbell Scrapbook consists of clippings documenting the lives and performances of various musicians who Miss Campbell had seen perform in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Also included is a soloist listing for the Kansas City Philharmonic Opera and a poem.

Campbell, Sanford Brunson, Letters, 1947, (C3204)
1 folder
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.

Carpenter, Millietta Perdina Photograph Collection, (K1082)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Millietta Perdina Carpenter Photograph Collection contains six photographs of bands and musicians.

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, Mo.) Records, (CA6201)
8.6 cubic feet, 54 audio cassettes, 10 audio tapes, 23 CDs, 7 DVDs, 4 computer discs, 2 oversize items
Records of an independent, mixed ensemble dedicated to performing choral music. Founded as the Ad Hoc Singers in June 1978.

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.

Cramer Minstrel Collection, (K0919)
0.03 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Cramer Minstrel Collection consists of materials pertaining to Clarke Anderson Cramer’s time as the manager of the Knights of Pythias Band. Materials within this collection include programs, an unidentified musical draft, a newspaper clipping, and an oversize program.

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.

David Beatty Stereo Proposal Records, (K0921)
0.04 cubic foot (2 folders)
The David Beatty Stereo Proposal Records contains a proposal to install a sound system in the Music Hall of the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium dated 1966. Additional materials include photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding the temporary sound system installed by David Beatty in 1965.

Dixon Bluegrass Pickin' Time, Booklet, 1975, (R1211)
1 folder
This is a "souvenir and program book" for the seventh annual Dixon Bluegrass Pickin' Time, held on 29-31 August 1975 at the Fairview Community Center near Dixon in Pulaski County, Missouri. Included are a schedule of events, photographs of featured performers, and many advertisements for area businesses.

Dr. Brown's Ladies Band and Orchestra Collection, (K1094)
0.03 cubic foot (2 folders, 1 oversize folder)
The Dr. Brown’s Ladies Band and Orchestra Collection contains a concert program, three negatives of posters, and two oversize posters featuring the band and orchestra in Plattsburg and Macon, Missouri.

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.


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, 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.

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.

Fite, Paul, 1900-1997, Papers, 1937-1940, (R1325)
13 folders
These are programs, copies of newspaper clippings and other papers from a scrapbook compiled by Paul Fite, head of Lebanon High School music department,1937-1940. Fite was a graduate of the State Teachers College at Springfield, Missouri, where he met and married Marjorie E. Fite. He had been music director at high schools in Granby and Walnut Grove, Missouri before taking the position at Lebanon High School. While in Laclede County, Fite led students to district, regional, state and national awards. He died in 1997.

Focal Point, Webster Groves, Missouri, (1976- ), (S0266)
1 Folder
Newsletters from the St. Louis Folk Music Society which founded Focal Point, a non-profit coffee house. Calendars contain schedules of performers.

Folk Songs of America's History, Film, 1960, (CA6455)
1 16mm film
Introduces and defines folk music, presenting examples from important periods in American history. The film was produced by Coronet Films, an educational film company.

Foster, Horace Miller, Collection, (K0967)
0.16 cubic foot (9 folders, 12 photographs)
The Horace Miller Foster Collection contains correspondence, music education materials, event flyers, publications, clippings, a scrapbook, photographs, and a resolution concerning Horace Foster’s time as a music instructor and bandleader in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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)
0.2 cubic feet, A/V material
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.


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)
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.

Goldblatt, Lawrence A., Collection, (K1043)
0.08 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Lawrence A. Goldblatt Collection contains a feasibility analysis and design of the program for the preservation of the Mutual Musicians Foundation Heritage Jazz Complex entitled, “The Musicians Foundation, Preservation, Perpetuation.” Lawrence Goldblatt Architecture Planning Development conducted the study in 1982.

Guy Golterman Grand Opera Collection, 1998, (S0600)
1 Folder
Script of slide show on the building of the St. Louis Municipal Opera.


Harmonie Singing Society(1855- ), St. Louis, Missouri, Programs, 1935-1971, (S0033)
1 Folder
Illustrated histories of a South St. Louis German singing society, in German and English.

Henley, A. J., et al, Deed of Trust, 1880, (C3740)
1 folder
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.

Hoagland, Dan B., Music Collection, (CA6418)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 audio tape
Music collection of Dan B. Hoagland consisting of spiral notebooks and musical scores composed by Hoagland, including "Black and Gold" and "Bengal Bandsman." Also includes an audio recording of "The Norseman" by the Hickman High School Band, 1970.

Holt, J. Collection, (K0994)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folders)
The J. Holt collection consist of a planner utilized for making appointment for piano lessons, a staff pitch notation chart for the John M. Williams’ adult beginners book, and various pamphlets advertising pianos, equipment, and learning guides. Additional materials include miscellaneous notes and receipts.

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)
3 folders
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)
1 folder
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)
12 folders
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.

Jones, Mona Darlene Collection, (R1343)
3 cubic feet (33 folders, 1 DVD, 14 audio tapes, 8 vinyl records)
This collection contains awards, plaques and certificates; playbills, fliers, programs, magazine and newspaper articles; photographs including pictures of featured performers, bands on stage, of the crowd, and of impromptu jam sessions; 17 photo albums; audio recordings on reel-to-reel, vinyl, and a 90 minute DVD, "Dixon Bluegrass Festival; Bluegrass Picking' Time: Through All These Years," 2012, by Mona Jones.


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 Athenaem Collection, (K1026)
0.02 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Kansas City Athenaeum Collection contains three folders of materials pertaining to the Athenaeum’s Music Department. Materials include, a typed memoir of the Athenaeum, music program flyers for performances set up by the Music Department, and programs set up by the Clef Club in conjunction with the Athenaeum’s Music Department.

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)
1 volume
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 audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with jazz musicians who played in Kansas City during the “Golden Age of Jazz.” In addition, there are interviews with individuals familiar with Kansas City’s jazz scene from 1924 to 1942. Some of those interviewed include Count Basie, Orville “Piggy” Minor, Myra Taylor, and Druie Bess.

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
Materials relating primarily to sacred music for organ. Includes original music 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)
105 cubic feet, 19 audio cassettes, 7 video cassettes, 3 oversize items
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.

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.

Kranitz-Sanders, Lillian, Papers, (K0877)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Lillian Kranitz-Sanders Papers contains an unpublished manuscript titled, An Overview of the History of the Kansas City Philharmonic written by Lillian Kranitz-Sanders and commissioned by the Twenty-Frist Century Charitable Foundation in 1982.

Kroeger Family, Papers, 1850-1960, (S0482)
34 Folders
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)
1 Folder
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)
177 Folders
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)
8 folders
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.

Lewandowski, Christopher J. Papers, (R1358)
0.25 cubic feet (7 folders)
This collection of bluegrass related materials including souvenir programs, booklets, magazines, festival flyers, personal band posters, newspaper articles, band photographs, photo albums related to bluegrass performers.

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)
3 boxes
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, (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.

Marshall, Howard Wight, Collection, (CA5524)
7.5 linear feet
Collection of student papers and course materials in fields of folk life, material culture, architecture and historic preservation. Includes photographs and one audio cassette.

Marshall, Howard Wight, Collection, (CA5594)
0.1 linear feet
Addition of sheet music of three Moberly, MO, musicians: Laura Bush Rucker, Thomas S. Fleming, and Elizabeth Hulen Owen.

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, (K0325)
4.5 cubic feet (264 folders)
The collection contains papers and photographs related to the Milgram family and Milgram Food Stores, Inc. The personal papers primarily focus on the personal interests of Nat, the founder of Milgram Food Stores, and Lester, his son. The materials consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The materials related to the Milgram Food Stores contains correspondence, newsletters, reports, and information regarding the company. The bulk of the business materials pertains to photographs of individual Milgram stores and Milgram sponsored events.

Missouri Broadcasters Association Radio Archives Collection, (CA6491)
8.34 GB of digital files, 23 audio cassettes, 7 audio tapes, 17 CDs
Audio recordings of radio airchecks, station IDs, and broadcasts collected by the Missouri Broadcasters Association as part of a pilot program for the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force. The collection contains audio digitized by Missouri radio stations, along with a small amount of original recordings and other material.

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.

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, 1981-1996, (CA3147)
3 linear feet
Addition of board meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, promotional materials, convention material, publications, and other records of the organization, 1981-1996.

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 Origins Project, Collection, (CA4639)
0.4 cubic feet, 6 audio cassettes
Addition of correspondence, project proposals, printed materials, audio cassettes, and miscellaneous material.

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 State Old Time Fiddlers Association, Collection, (CA6409)
0.1 cubic feet, 1 computer disc
Addition of photographs taken at the 1996 fiddle camp and contest in Bethel, Missouri. Includes negatives, contact sheets, and digital scans on a computer disc.

Moment Musical Club Records, 1974-2003, (K1091)
0.25 cubic feet
The records contain meeting minutes, event programs, yearbooks, and miscellaneous documents.

Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Chapter, Records, 1926-1986, (C4225)
0.4 cubic feet, 8 volumes
Scrapbooks, correspondence, manuals, meeting minutes, memorial foundation guides, and photographs relating to the history and events of the Phi Delta Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a music honorary for women.

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)
4 folders
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.


National Association Of Negro Musicians, Inc., Programs, 1979, (S0378)
1 Folder
Programs for the 60th annual convention held in St. Louis in August 1979.

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)
79 Folders
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)
9 boxes
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)
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.

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.

Orchard, James W. Papers, (R1351)
0.5 cubic feet (10 folders, 1 CD, 4 DVDs, 1 audio cassette)
The James W. Orchard Papers contain materials pertaining to the career of Missouri bluegrass musician Jimmy Orchard including event and festival fliers, photographs, recordings of shows, and music album information.

Ozark All-Stars Photograph Collection, (R1477)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Ozark All-Stars Photograph Collection contains the autographed photograph of the Ozark All-Stars, performers from the Country Music Hall at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.


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)
1 Folder
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)
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.

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.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity-Epsilon Mu Chapter Records, (K1125)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 oversize folder)
The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity-Epsilon Mu Chapter Records contains Musician of the Year and Man of the Year awards dating from 1962 to 1976.

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.

Pittell-Katz, Barbara, Papers, (K0661)
0.6 cubic foot (12 folders, 21 photographs)
This collection consists of papers related to the musical Letters to Russia, which Pittell-Katz composed, and the event "Save Union Station," for which Pittell-Katz wrote a song. In addition, there is some correspondence and school awards for members of her family, and the program for a senior art show in which she participated. However, the majority of the collection consists of "The Torch Magazine," a publication produced by Sigma Delta Tau, a sorority that Pittell-Katz was a member of in college. There are also photographs for the specific chapter that Pittell-Katz was a member.

Poletti, James J., Sheet Music Collection, 1902-1934, (C4145)
1 folder
Collection of sheet music, 1902-1934.

Pommer, William Henry (1851-1937) Scrapbook, 1907-1939, (C1418)
1 volume
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)
1 folder
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.

Randolph, Vance (1892-1980), Ozark Folksongs, Collection, 1919-1957, (C3774)
3.1 linear feet
The Ozark Folksongs Collection contains the original typescript of the four volume work as published by the State Historical Society of Missouri between 1946 and 1950. The manu-script was purchased for $1000 and prepared for publication by Frances Guthrie Emberson apparently in consultation with, or at least with encouragement from, Henry M. Belden, professor of English at the University of Missouri and founder of the Missouri Folk-Lore Society. Photographs from the book are included, as is a typescript of Chapter XIV, "Unprint-able Songs" which was left out of the four volume work. In addition, there are two volumes entitled "'Unprintable' Songs From the Ozarks" sold to the Society in 1956 for $50. These "unprintable" songs appear to be copies of those for which Randolph sold publication rights to Gershon Legman.

Reed, Lyle, Collection, (C4382)
1 cubic foot (52 folders)
Music books, fiddler’s contests, announcements, festivals, and selected copies of The Devil’s Box, which focuses on fiddle music/history and fiddle musicians, published quarterly by the Tennessee Folklore Society, Madison, Alabama.

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)
1 box
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.

Savin, Marcia, "The Feast of Tsouris," 1975 , (S0156)
44 Page Typescript
Play in two acts by Marcia Savin, St. Louis playwright, also titled "The Feast of Troubles."

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.

Schopp Family Collection, (S1217)
0.1 cubic foot
The Schopp Family Collection contains photographs, probate records, pension and marriage certificates, as well as Musicians' Club and Musicians' Mutual Benefit Association membership cards of Valentine and Victor Schopp.

Schrader, William Henry (1844-1921), Reminiscences, n.d., (C1519)
1 folder
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.

Schroeder, Adolf E. (1916- ) and Rebecca B. (1921- ), Folk Song and Folklore Collection, 1957-1987, (C3826)
0.2 linear feet, 184 audio cassettes, 2 records, 23 audio tapes, 2 video cassettes
Recordings and related material of Missouri and Ozark folk musicians and folklorists; primarily Max Hunter, Loman Cansler, and R.P. Christeson. The recordings include songs and discussions on many aspects of folk song collecting and folklore.

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.

Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter Records, 1946-2000 (K0821)
8 cubic feet
The records include scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, and other documents detailing the activites, events, and archievements of Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae.

Slavic Folk Music Collection, (K1194)
0.20 cubic foot (8 folders)
The Slavic Folk Music Collection consists of a summary of an oral history project, a newsletter, and programs for various Slavic folk music events and festivals. Additional materials for this collection include five publications concerning the history and folk arts of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Records, (K1195)
0.04 cubic foot (6 folders, 1 oversize folder)
The records of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.) predominately consists of educational materials concerning the organization. Additional materials include two oversize photographs.

St. Louis Donor Historical Recordings, 1927-1974, (S0825)
27 Acetate And Vinyl Record Albums, 78 RPM & 33 1/3 RPM

Summerfest Concerts and/or Recordings, Inc. Records, (K1372)
5 cubic feet
The collection is comprised of various documents pertaining to Summerfest Concerts from 1990 to 2016. Included in the collection are programs and brochures for concert events, forms related to publicity and marketing, and ticketing and customer information. Also included are records of donations made by individuals and local foundations, as well as invoices and information about grants and funds for the Summerfest Concerts.

Sumner, Patrick Walker (1966- ) and Mott-Ly (1962-2007) Punk Rock and Underground Zine Collection, 1981-1995 (K0466)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection primarily contains single issue zines assembled by Mott-Ly and Patrick Sumner. The zines showcase primitive collage and provide information regarding the local 1980s youth scene.


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.

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.


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)
0.6 cubic feet
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.

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.


Volker Remembrance Album, 2003, (K0436)
0.3 cubic foot
The Volker Remembrance Album contains research notes, planning, and public relations information for an annual fundraising event for the Kansas City Symphony.

Vorwaerts Workingmen's Singing Society (1888-1981), Records, 1895-1977, (S0237)
79 Folders
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)
1 folder
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, 34 audio tapes
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)
2 folders
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.

Williams, Phil and Vivian, Collection, (CA6217)
0.3 cubic feet, 431 audio tapes, 300 CDs, 117 audio cassettes, 1 hard drive
Fiddle music collected and recorded by Vivian and Phil Williams of Seattle, Washington, much of which was released on their Voyager Recordings label. Also includes publications produced by Voyager Recordings.

"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.

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