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University of Missouri - Kansas City

Baron Missakian Collection

Baron Missakian Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

The collection contains over 350 photographic portraits by Baron Missakian. Known as a "creative photographer," Missakian captured the images of Kansas City's resident and visiting performers during the Jazz Age.

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Brush Creek Follies: Photographs, Sound, and Video from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection

Brush Creek Follies: Photographs, Sound, and Video from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Photos, sound & video from the Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection. For nearly 20 years in Kansas City and across the Midwest, Saturday nights meant a date with KMBC's "Brush Creek Follies." For 14 years the "Brush Creek Follies" held the number-two spot in the nation among rural music radio programs.

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Buck Clayton Collection

Buck Clayton Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A collection of over 1500 photographs and some sound recordings documenting Buck Clayton's life and musical career from 1929-1991. In addition to portraits of Clayton and other musicians, the photos document musical performances, tours and venues, and Clayton's experience as a music educator.

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Clarence M. Kelley Diploma Collection

Clarence M. Kelley Diploma Collection

Contributed by: School of Law, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Collection of 8 diplomas, honorary degrees, certificates conferred upon Clarence M. Kelley from 1936 through 1978.

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Club Kaycee

Club Kaycee

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Club Kaycee serves up sights and sounds of the Golden Age of Kansas City Jazz from the Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City, in cooperation with kansascity.com and The Kansas City Star.

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Dave Dexter, Jr. Collection

Dave Dexter, Jr. Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A variety of material including correspondence, writings and photographs from the noted music critic, writer, and record producer from Kansas City, Missouri. Over 2000 photographs contribute to the research of the early history of the record industry during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as the development of jazz and popular music.

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Diary of Nancy Holmes Corse

Diary of Nancy Holmes Corse

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Personal diary of Nancy Holmes of Enosburgh, Vermont from her eighteenth birthday on March 27, 1858 until May 4, 1859.

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Kansas City Journal-Post's Diamond Jubilee Section

Kansas City Journal-Post's Diamond Jubilee Section

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Digital Version of the Kansas City Journal-Post Diamond Jubilee Section of December 29th, 1929.

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Kansas City: Paris of the Plains, the Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940

Kansas City: Paris of the Plains, the Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Photographs examining the social, cultural, literary, and political heritage of Jazz Age Kansas City and highlighting personalities of the era.

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Kansas City Sheet Music Collection

Kansas City Sheet Music Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Over 660 titles published from 1874 to 1966 including prominent works such as Euday L. Bowman's "Twelfth Street Rag," published by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Company, the most significant Kansas City publisher of sheet music.

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Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual Musicians Foundation: The Cradle of Kansas City Jazz

Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual Musicians Foundation: The Cradle of Kansas City Jazz

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Web exhibit on the history of Kansas Cityís Local 627, the African-American Musicians Union founded in 1917 and now known as the Mutual Musicians Foundation.

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Photographs from the Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

Photographs from the Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Collection of 148 black & white and color images collected by Joseph K. Redmond about theaters, both movie and stage, primarily in Kansas City from 1900 to 1982, with the majority dating from 1930 to 1945.

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R.A. Longs City and Country Homes Photograph Album

R.A. Longs City and Country Homes Photograph Album

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

An album of 72 photographs of the city and country homes of Kansas City lumber baron and philanthropist, R.A. Long (1850-1934).

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Richard W. Bolling Photograph Collection

Richard W. Bolling Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Richard W. Bolling (1916-1991) served with eight different presidents and through several crucial events in U.S. history as a Missouri Democratic Representative to Congress from 1949 to 1983. This collection has over 2000 photographs documenting Bolling's life and career in the U.S. Congress from 1949-1983.

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UMKC's Book of Gregorian Chant

UMKC's Book of Gregorian Chant

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Manuscript of Gregorian chant from the Middle Ages compiled from several sources and bound together in a single volume. Fashioned in its present form probably during the 16th century, the book also contains original chants written by scribes centuries earlier.

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Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection

Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, Department of Special Collections, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A collection of 229 Victorian and vintage original photographic prints dating from the mid 19th Century to the early 20th Century.

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Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and the Home Front

Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and the Home Front

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A website created to focus on World War II and how it was experienced in Kansas City through the popular media.

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