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The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection
Article describes the 2004 donation of 375 oral histories of jazz musicians to the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The collection was given to Marr by renowned jazz scholar...
February 3-9, 2005
Article describes a missing collection of some 60 interviews of Negro Leagues baseball players conducted by John Holway between 1969 and 1985. The taped interviews are the subject of a lawsuit brought...
Smithville Lake Historical Resources Mitigation Program: Oral History
Report on the history of the area around Smithville Lake in Clay and Clinton Counties, Missouri, including the town of Smithville, especially through interviews of elderly residents about community events...
SC83 Relishing Our Roots Neighborhood Project Records Finding Aid
The collection consists of materials related to four distinct portions of a KC150 project: a printed walking/driving tour of the Coleman Highlands neighborhood, describing various residences; transcripts...
SC69-3 Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid
The five oral histories in this collection were created as a pilot project which was to serve as the model for a larger Kansas City Regional History Project. The subjects of the oral histories were selected...
SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed primarily include political, business, religious,...
SC69-1 Hispanic Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 65 audiocassettes (61 CDs) with interviews of 59 people from Kansas City's Hispanic community. Persons interviewed cover a substantial cross-section of the population, ranging...
Reporting the '51 Flood: An Oral History of the Impact of a Natural Disaster On Local Broadcast News
A 31 page paper with notes presented at the American Journalism Historians Association annual meeting, Lawrence, Kansas, October 1-3, 1992.
Oral History Interview With N.T. Veatch
May 14, 1905
An 87 page oral history typescript with N. T. Veatch, November 9, 1961. Interviewed by J. R. Fuchs, Harry S. Truman Library. Mr. Veatch recalls his association with Harry S. Truman.
Oral Histories of Latin Immigrants To Be Part of Kansas Collection
April 8 - 14, 2004
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas completed a project in 2003 to conduct interviews with 30 documented and undocumented Hispanic immigrants. MYgration Studies: The Oral Histories...
Mexican-Americans in Kansas City
Paper written in both the English and Spanish language which gives the history of Mexican-Americans in the Kansas City area. Includes the early immigration to the area as well as present-day information....
Making Jazz History: 87 Years and Going Strong
Article describes Spring, 1995 activities of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams, was interviewed on February 22, 1995 by Chuck Haddix of the Marr Sound Archives for the Smithsonian Institution's Oral...
JCC Launches Recollections Oral Memory Project
February 2, 2012
Article on the Jewish Community Center's oral history initiative in which teenagers collect and preserve the memories, stories, traditions, and values of their grandparents' generation. As part of the...
Historical Resources Mitigation Volume I: We Remember the Rivers--An Oral History Survey of the River Valleys in the Harry S. Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri
Study of the history of the river valleys flooded by or closely affected by Truman Lake, created by a dam of the Osage River and its tributaries southeast of Kansas City. Includes oral interviews conducted...
Guadalupe Center Collection Finding Aid
1925-1974 (bulk 1941-1965)
The Guadalupe Center, a Hispanic community center on the city's West Side, was founded by the Agnes Ward Amberg Club, a Catholic women's organization, in 1925. The collection includes four scrapbooks which...
Four Generations, All Fit to Fly
January 27, 2013
Article announces that the TWA Museum has begun an oral history project aimed at documenting the experiences of former Trans World Airlines employees. Jim Stanton, a former pilot, is interviewed and describes...
Former First Lady Bess Truman Had a Platte County Family Connection
Brief article and transcribed oral history interview with Stella and George Earnshaw in 1991 describing the connection Bess Truman had to Platte County. Truman often visited her aunt who lived in Platte...
Carrying On an Ozark Legacy: An Oral History of the Carnahans in Missouri Public Life
Photos and biographical article about the family of former Missouri governor and state senator Mel Carnahan (1934-2000). Native of Birch Tree, Missouri and son of Missouri state representative A. S. J....
Black Archives Oral History Project
File contains a variety of items concerning the Black Oral History Project which was funded by a grant from the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations. Both the Kansas City Public Library and...
Biography of Blanche Carstenson (1907-2002) and Cecil Carstenson (1906-1991), Artists
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