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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...
African American Theater Programs
File contains seven theater programs that featured African American productions or performers. Includes: "Fantasy in Black and Gold, A Musical Revue", presented by Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha...
Photo and information on Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a black pianist, bandleader and native of Kansas City, leading in the development of the Kansas City style of jazz. Starting his own ragtime band here...
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,...
Photos and information on Carlene Neihart, a music teacher at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and organist at the Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in the 1960s-1970s, with residence...
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,...
Community School of the Arts
File contains articles and information about the school that is located in the music and arts building of St. Teresa's Academy.
Conservatory of Music
Early Music Consort of Kansas City
File containing photos and information on the Early Music Consort of Kansas City, a local band formed about 1978 (based in the Linda Hall Library in 1990) and led by John Titterington playing music "from...
File contains photos and information on Francis Buebendorf, or Frank Buebendorf, a "retired University of Kansas City-Missouri music professor" and former conductor of "the Kansas City String Orchestra...
Friends of Chamber Music
Information on the Friends of Chamber Music organization in Kansas City, founded about 1977 by its director Cynthia Siebert, with photos.
Portrait of Hans Schwieger, measuring 20 inches by 14 inches.
Helen Rowe Henze
May 17, 1905
File containing a page of biographical research on Helen Rowe Henze, or Helen Henze, a poet publishing books and works in local and national magazines and newspapers starting in about the 1940s, etc.,...
Horner Conservatory of Music
File contains two newspaper articles about the building, the Winter manson, being torn down.
J. W. Jenkins and Sons
File contains a photo and multiple articles on William Sutherland, "formerly merchandising manager of the piano and organ division of Jenkins Music company here from 1933 to 1958." Native of Arkansas becoming...
Illustrations and information about the Coon-Sanders band, or the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, a Kansas City band in the 1920s, starting with the meeting of Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon in 1918 and ending...
File containing photos and information on John Obetz, a music teacher at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, former dean of the American Guild of Organists, and organist at the Reorganized Latter Day...
Photos, illustrations, and information on the Jubilesta, an annual exhibition (for entertainment and tourism) of international and multi-cultural interests (with music, national celebrity appearances,...
Kansas City Civic Orchestral Society
Kansas City Fun Calendar
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information (in brochures) on the Kansas City Fun Calendar from the 1960s to the 1980s. Schedules of various types of local entertainment in the theater and the arts, music...
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