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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
First Baptist Church
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
A Boone County Album, 1820-1971
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...
A. C. Moffat
Description of "Dealer in Pianos, Organs and Musical Merchandise," located at 615 Main Street.
A Song Fit for The King
August 16, 2003
On the 26th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, this article recalls the first song recorded by Presley, My Happiness. The lyrics were written by Kansas Citian Betty Peterson Blasco.
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
AC2 First Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.
AC31 Wallace Ragtime Collection Finding Aid
The Wallace Ragtime Collection contains sheet music, programs, playbills, and other materials concerning the history of ragtime, jazz, and other music genres.
African American Music and Musicians
File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...
 - 1986
Folder 1 includes an American Royal Coronation Ball invitation for 1940 and Coronation Ball programs for 1957, 1960, 1962, and 1964. Folder 2 contains a cassette tape and sheet music for the song "Pride...
Biography of Charles Johnson (1875-1950), Music Composer and Arranger
Biography of Gaylord Marr (1923-2006), Educator and Sound Recording Collector
Biography of John Wesley Jenkins (1864-1932), Music Store Owner
F.W. Woolworth Company
Postcard of the F.W. Woolworth Company building
Jenkins Music Company Store Display
Appears to be a view of a window display at the Jenkins Music Company Store featuring the Ted Weems Orchestra. Scene includes various instruments and what appears to be photographs of the band members....
Joe Sanders and J. F. McMillian
Interior ivew of Joe Sanders and J. F. McMillian at piano looking at sheet music. Autographed as "After Thirty Year in Business. You Old Horse Thief, You are wished on me But I think you are the tops....
Joe Sanders Collection Exhibit
View of part of the Joe Sanders Collection exhibit, Kansas City Public Library, Art and Music Department, on display in the Fall of 1965 shortly after the library acquired the collection. This view shows...
Kansas City Music Publishing: The First Fifty Years
A well footnoted article detailing the history of music publishing in Kansas City. Includes such names as: Abram Kimmell, Conover Brothers, J. W. Jenkins, Carl Hoffman, Charles N. Daniels, Charles L. Johnson,...
Kansas City Song
Folder contains a piece of sheet music entitled "Heart of America, Kansas City Salute". The lyrics are by Ed Nix and the music by Percy Faith and it was published by the Recreation Division of the Welfare...
Kansas City Songs
Songs about Kansas City include: (1) "The Kansas City Whirl" by Zona Shimp, published by H. V. Shimp; (2) "Fairyland Park and You" by William R. Clay & Ned Underhill, published by Clay, Underhill, & Bentley;...
Kansas City Southern Railway
Folder includes sheet music for song "Southern Belle" by Cecil Taylor plus an advertisement flyer for the railroad which shows the route of the railroad to Texas and Louisiana.
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