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1. "Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great "Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great August 2009 Pictures and article about the work to restore the home of John Willliams "Blind" Boone, a great pioneer of American ragtime music. The home is at 10 North Fourth Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri,...

2. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten April 1, 1961 Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

3. A Boone County Album, 1820-1971 A Boone County Album, 1820-1971 1971 Photos (of the musician, his sheet music, and possessions, etc.) and bio of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), "a blind Negro pianist" and "the most widely known citizen of Boone County, and...

4. A Brief History of Jazz A Brief History of Jazz ca. 1965 An eight page typewritten paper giving a brief history of jazz in Kansas City. Draft of an article which appeared in the program of the 1965 Kansas City Jazz Festival. Folder also contains printed program....

5. About Town About Town October/23/1942 Article about the jazz or ragtime song "Twelfth Street Rag," written in 1897 by Euday Bowman while walking along 12th Street at Main. Biographical information about the ragtime music composer from Texas...

6. African Americans in Mid-Missouri: From Pioneers to Ragtimers African Americans in Mid-Missouri: From Pioneers to Ragtimers 2010 This book describes some of the accomplishments and contributions African-Americans have made to Mid-Missouri. Included in the text are chapters on rag-time greats Scott Joplin and Blind Boone, focusing...

7. Biography of Charles Johnson (1875-1950), Music Composer and Arranger Biography of Charles Johnson (1875-1950), Music Composer and Arranger 2008

8. Biography of Edward Harry Kelly (1879-1955), Composer, Band and Orchestra Leader Biography of Edward Harry Kelly (1879-1955), Composer, Band and Orchestra Leader 1999

9. Bittersweet Rag: The Story of Ragtime--Missouri's Contribution to the Music World Bittersweet Rag: The Story of Ragtime--Missouri's Contribution to the Music World Winter//1977 Photos, illustrations including written music, and extensive biographical article about Scott Joplin (1868-1917), the so-called "King of Ragtime" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gaining fame...

10. Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz 2002 This book states that ragtime's first runaway bestseller was "Dill Pickles" composed by local musician Charles Johnson and published locally by Carl Hoffman.

11. Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz 2002 The first chapter of this book features ragtime musician Scott Joplin. He was born in Texas in 1868 but later settled in Sedalia, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri. Chapter traces his life and music style...

12. Blind Boone Blind Boone File contains brochures and articles about the life of John William Boone (aka Blind Boone) and his contribution to Ragtime music. Boone performed all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. From 1880 to 1915,...

13. Charles Johnson Charles Johnson Identified on back of photograph as "Johnson at Benson farm-Arthur Benson on far right." Charles Johnson is first on the left. Others in photograph are not identified.

14. Charles L. Johnson Charles L. Johnson N.d. Black and white portrait of local musician and composer, Charles L. Johnson.

15. Charles L. Johnson Charles L. Johnson N.d. Black and white photo identified on the back as Charles Johnson at the piano, Frances "Brick" Wornall as conductor and Jack Riley with clarinet on the far left.

16. Charles N. Daniels Charles N. Daniels Information about Charles Daniels, a ragtime composer from 1896 to 1943. He was born in 1878, and was involved in some of the earliest publication of ragtime music, including the first "rag" ever sold,...

17. Class Photo Class Photo N.d. Class and location is unidentified but back of photograph says that Charles Johnson is playing drum.

18. From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City 2000 Biographical information about E. Harry Kelly, "the ragtime king" of Kansas City, composer of many successful tunes in the first years of the 20th century, many named "after venues where his band regularly...

19. He Gave His Twelfth Street New Fame in His Jazz Tune He Gave His Twelfth Street New Fame in His Jazz Tune June/5/1949 Short article about the 12th Street Rag song composed around 1897 but not written down until later by Euday Bowman and thus not earning him payments until its later revivals.

20. Jack Riley and His Orchestra Jack Riley and His Orchestra 1937 Black and white photograph identified on the front of the photograph as "American Royal - 1937, Jack Riley and His Orchestra". Included in the group is Charles L. Johnson and his wife.