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81. Young Musicians Young Musicians Two unidentified young boys dressed in their band uniform. On their caps: "Banda Sayou." Believed to be a local Italian band, early twentieth century.

82. Leed's Eight to the Bar Leed's Eight to the Bar Photo and biographical description of Pete Johnson, "probably the most famous keyboard artist in the [Leed's] Eight [music group] to the bar category among musicians," specializing in "boogie woogie" piano...

83. Wiktor Labunski Wiktor Labunski Photos and information on Wiktor Labunski (ca. 1896-1974), former professor emeritus of music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, native of Russia, and concert pianist and...

84. Marilyn Maye Marilyn Maye Photos and information on Marilyn Maye, a prominent local theater singer and actress also appearing on national television shows such as "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" in the 1960s-1980s. Native...

85. Famous Kansas Citians Famous Kansas Citians Some famous Kansas Citians: Marion Talley, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Rosemarie Brancato, Charlie "Bird" Parker, Thomas Hart Benton, President Truman, Eugene Field, Jesse Clyde Nichols, William R. Nelson,...

86. Evanston Golf Club Evanston Golf Club Postcard of the Evanston Golf Club

87. Jay McShann Jay McShann Photos, illustrations, and information on Jay McShann, a jazz pianist born in Oklahoma about 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937, playing with several prominent jazz musicians and at many clubs, starting...

88. Ellis Burton and the Yellow Front Saloon Ellis Burton and the Yellow Front Saloon File contains information about Ellis Burton, the proprietor of the Yellow Front Saloon, a Downtown Kansas City night club for jazz musicians in the 1920s and 1930s, describing his help to black jazz musicians...

89. Carl Busch Carl Busch File contains information about Carl Busch, the founder and conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. He was a native of Denmark and musical composer of the early 20th century, included in the 1912...

90. Circus Band Circus Band Unidentified circus band.

91. Frank Smith Frank Smith //1981 Photos and biographical article about Frank Smith, a black jazz pianist growing up in Kansas City and attending "R. T. Cole's Vocational High School."

92. Edinburgh Portraits Edinburgh Portraits //1987 Portrait and biographical description of Joseph Hislop (1884-1977), "[t]he only professional opera singer with an outstanding international reputation ever to come from the City [of Edinburgh, Scotland],"...

93. Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940 The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...

94. Circus Band Circus Band 1850 Stow's Circus band.

95. James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid 1861-1917 (bulk 1861-1865) James J. Akard was born July 7, 1838, in Polk County, Missouri. He was captain of Company A, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war he was elected to the state legislature...

96. Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid 1861-1950 Charles Johnson, ragtime musician and composer and arranger, spent most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri. It is believed that he made the first orchestra arrangement for the song "Missouri Waltz" and...

97. Kansas City Brass Band City Directory Entry Kansas City Brass Band City Directory Entry 1866 Description of the band with ten members led by D. W. Bantie.

98. Kansas City Brass Band Kansas City Brass Band 1868 Description of the band with ten members led by D. W. Bantie.

99. Kansas City String Band Kansas City String Band 1868 Description of the band with ten members led by D. W. Bantie.

100. W.H. Leib W.H. Leib 1886-1902 Folder contains musical programs, press and personal comments, advertisements, a description of the Grand Gilmore Music Festival, 1888, and a photocopy of a newspaper article from the Joplin, Mo., Daily...