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1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
Kansas City Public Lib...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Peter a Munstedt
Anderson Photo Company
"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.
AC2 First Baptist Church
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.
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
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
Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid
circa 1880s-1988 [bulk 1880s-1890s]
Carl Betz was a pioneer in the physical education curriculum in the Kansas City public schools in the late 1800s. The collection consists of two boxes with programs, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,...
Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid
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...
F.W. Woolworth Company
Postcard of the F.W. Woolworth Company building
Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid
1908-1941 (bulk 1911-1915)
Felice Lyne was born in Slater, Missouri, but received her early education and musical training in Kansas City. She achieved her greatest success in a number of operatic roles primarily in Europe, and...
Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
ca1950s-1990s, [bulk 1960s-70s]
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
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...
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