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1. Zola Palmer Zola Palmer January/10/1972 Obituary for Miss Zola Palmer, a widely-known organist in Kansas City for 20 years, dying in 1972.

2. Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938) The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...

3. Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid 1958-1970 The Youth Symphony of Kansas City was organized in April 1958, as an independent civic enterprise. The prospective members had to be recommended by their school music director or private music teacher....

4. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (1959 in first edition) Biographical sketches of Bennie Moten and Etta Moten, black jazz musicians in Kansas City. Description of Bennie as a bandleader joining "Will Basie" (soon known as Count Basie) from about 1925 until his...

5. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Illustration and biographical sketch of John William "Blind" Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a blind, black pianist of the late 1800s and early 1900s from Warrensburg, Missouri.

6. 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.

7. You. ..and Your Later Years: Harmony in Life and Music Fills 99 Years You. ..and Your Later Years: Harmony in Life and Music Fills 99 Years February/10/1976 Photo and biographical article about Maud Robinson, a 99-year-old pianist and composer of Kansas City. Born in Hardin, Missouri on May 19, 1876 and coming to Kansas City in 1905 as wife of an apartment...

8. Worship Space is an Accoustical Place Worship Space is an Accoustical Place October 22, 2006 Article discusses Visitation Church's status as "a sought-after venue by classical musicians" since its $13 million makover in June 2004.

9. World-Class Musician World-Class Musician April 17, 2005 Profile of Grandview native Anthony Cooperwood, who plays piano and guitar with Cirque du Soleil.

10. Woody Herman's Clarinet at Jazz Museum Woody Herman's Clarinet at Jazz Museum August-September, 2004 Article describes the acquisition of one of Woody Herman's clarinets by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Held by the museum on a 5-year, renewable loan, it is one of only two Herman clarinets on...

11. William Schultz William Schultz 1937 Biographical description of William Eben Schultz (in a thesis toward a master's degree for the University of Kansas), an English teacher and musical composer of Missouri. Born in Canton, Missouri in 1887...

12. William McGlaughlin: Conductor of Electricity William McGlaughlin: Conductor of Electricity October//1995 William McGlaughlin begins his 10th year as conductor of the Kansas City Symphony. This is a feature story on this conductor who is known as charismatic, congenial and controversial.

13. William Kapell William Kapell circa 1945 Performance portrait of pianist William Kapell seated at the piano playing.

14. William Kapell William Kapell circa 1945 Portrait of pianist William Kapell.

15. William Cooper Dies Suddenly William Cooper Dies Suddenly December 23, 1966 Vertical file with biographical article about William Cooper, "a chef for the Kansas City Southern Railroad for 25 years." Cooper, of 2638 Victor Avenue, was also "the step-father of Earl Grant, well known...

16. William "Bill" Freeman William "Bill" Freeman March 26, 2009 Obituary for Bill Freeman, musician, teacher, and performer. He was born in 1943 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Obituary does not give date of death. Freeman taught vocal and instrumental music a Nowlin Junior...

17. Will Matthews Playing in the Count Basie Band Will Matthews Playing in the Count Basie Band August-September, 2004 Article describes the rise of Kansas City jazz musician Will Matthews, who inherited the position of rhythm guitar in the Count Basie Band. The legendary Freddie Green occupied the guitarist's chair in...

18. Wilder at Heart Wilder at Heart May/16-22/2002 Photographs and article about the Wilders, a Kansas City bluegrass band. The band has been a centerpiece of the "venerable" Santa Fe Bluegrasss Festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

19. 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...

20. Wife to Bedside of Opera Star Wife to Bedside of Opera Star April/30/1969 Photo and biographical article about William Justus, "a native of Kansas City" and a successful opera singer recovering from an apparent suicide attempt after a tour of Europe.