Performing and Visual Arts

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Advanced Documentary Class, Stephens College (Columbia, Mo.) Films, 2013, 2015 (CA6488)
37.8 GB of digital files

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Documentary films on historical Missouri figures and topics created by students at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, for a class taught by Chase Thompson in 2013 and 2015.

Anna Agris Papers, 1932-1969 (S0804)
0.4 cubic foot, 100 photographs

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This collection contains dance programs, photographs, newspaper clippings from pageants, musicals, and dance performances for the municipal playground festival, documenting Anna Agris's career as a dancer and dance instructor in Chicago and St. Louis.

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Earl Wilson Allen Country Club District Map, 1930 (K0607)
58.5 lf

Original painting [pictographic map] of the Country Club District, for J.C. Nichols Company (on board). Painting was displayed in J.C. Nichols building on the Country Club Plaza until 2012.

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John Stapleton Altman Papers, 1960-2010 (K0633)
10 c.f.

Motion picture films produced or collected by Altman, a prominent documentary film producer in Kansas City, MO.

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Jaquelin Ambler Collection, 1966-1972 (S0003)
0.8 cubic feet, 18 folders

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The Jaquelin Ambler Collection contains gallery announcements, flyers, programs,
invitations, and newspaper articles regarding St. Louis area art clubs, galleries, and artists
collected by Jaquelin Ambler between 1966 and 1972, after her retirement from the St. Louis Art
Museum.

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American Heartland Theatre Records, 1987-2013 (K1283)
110 c.f.

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Organizational records of a major live theater company in Kansas City, MO. Includes public relations and marketing files, correspondence, play posters and programs, publications, photographs, video, stage layouts and designs, , and other materials relating to the production of the plays.

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Armory Theatre Association Collection, 1908 (R1118)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collection contains certificate number 20 dated October 22, 1908, for twenty shares of stock in the Armory Theatre Association at Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri. The shares were sold to N. B. Pearman, who also signed as secretary of the coporation, along with N. V. H. Walker, president.

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Jean Coover Babcock Papers, 1944-1996 (K0740)
6.25 c.f.

Family, personal, and professional materials of Babcock, a ballerina and dance instructor. Family papers include photographs, printed materials, ephemera, and material regarding her father's his job as a railroad engineer. Personal and professional papers include correspondence; photographs; clippings; programs from dance and theatre performances; material documenting her ballet career in Germany and Canada; and administrative and financial records of her Kansas City dance schools.

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Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree Collection, 1970 (R1218)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet from the Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree show at Branson in Taney County, Missouri. The show, one of the first in Branson, featured the talents of the Mabe family. Although undated, the booklet is believed to be from the 1970 season.

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Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet

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The collection contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journals, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.

George Randolph Barse, Jr. Papers, 1980 (K0419)
0.07 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The George Randolph Barse, Jr. Papers were written in 1889 to 1891 by George Randolph Barse, Jr. to his family who resided in Kansas City, Missouri. This photocopy collection also includes drawings, photos, and a summarized listing of the letters.

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Nanette Baz-Dresh Manuscript, 1982 (S0024)
0.01 cubic foot

The manuscript documents the history of 19th century Shakespeare productions in St. Louis. Baz-Dresch wrote the paper for a class at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in May 1982.

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Al Beck Papers, 1930s-2018 (CA6497)
4.15 cubic feet, 3 computer discs, 10 DVDs, 8.87 GB of digital files

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The papers of a visual artist and poet who taught art at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, contain photographs, artwork, publications, business records, and miscellaneous material.

Leonard Belove Papers, 1933-1970 (K1048)
1 c.f.

 Digitized Materials

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Scrapbooks, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and a plaque related to Belove's work with B'nai B'rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Resident Theater.

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Thomas Hart Benton Collection, 1962-2013 (C4113)
0.2 cubic feet, 2 audio tapes, 1 CD

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The Thomas Hart Benton Collection contains an interview of the artist and related materials. The interview took place at Benton's home in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 6, 1962, and was largely conducted by Homer Brown of Pittsburg State University (formerly Kansas State College of Pittsburg). Brown published the interview as an article in The Midwest Quarterly.

Ula Sharon Robinson Bergfeldt Papers, 1861-1993 (K1223)
8 c.f.

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Family, personal and professional materials of Bergfeldt, professional dancer, teacher, producer, and founder of the Kansas City Dance Theatre. Includes family papers: photographs and legal documents for the Sharon and Headlee families, Spring Hill, KS; personal papers: correspondence between Ula and William Harold Bergfeldt (1895-1971) during their courtship and early marriage, as well as Harold's correspondence to his parents and photographs from France following World War I; and professional papers: scripts for ballets and administrative records of the Kansas City Dance Theatre.

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George Caleb Bingham Papers, 1873 (K0470)
0.01 c.f.

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Last will and testament (November 28, 1873) for Bingham, noted Missouri artist. Also stereo view photograph of Bingham's studio over Shannon's store at Third and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO.

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Blind Boone, Clarksburg, Photograph, 1900 (P0167)
1 photograph

Reproduction of image showing John William "Blind" Boone at Clarksburg depot surrounded by crowd

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Rita Copaken Blitt Papers, 1908-2003 (K1152)
0.5 c.f.

Blitt is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor. Includes exhibits brochures, booklets, and portfolios; newspapers and magazines articles; books, CDs, and VHS tapes relating to her life and art.

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Fern Boan Collection, 1915-1956 (C4168)
0.2 cubic feet

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A collection of play programs from theaters in St. Louis, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and New York, which include a variety of advertisements, 1915-1956.

John William "Blind" Boone Piano Roll, c. 1920 (CA5843)
1 piano roll

Performance by Blind Boone of "Nearer My God To Thee," published by the QRS Company, c. 1920.

Benson Botts Reminiscences, 1908 (C2399)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Poems and water color sketches of Miss Benson Botts, Mexico, MO, done by her roommate at the University of Missouri summer session in 1908.

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Mary Shaw (Shawsie) Branton Papers, 1975-1978 (K1095)
0.3 c.f.

Wife of successful lawyer and banker William Coleman Branton (1914-1985), Branton was active in the arts and historical societies and other civic activities. Includes newspaper magazines articles, programs, flyers, brochures, and administrative materials pertaining to Missouri Mansion Preservation and Sacred Circles, a Native American art exhibit mounted by the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

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Braxton Pollard Collection, 1930-1945 (P1014)

Photographs of St. Louis, including the MUNY and St. Louis Art Museum, and a portrait of Sally Rand.

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William Clark Breckenridge Papers, 1752-1927 (C1036)
4.75 cubic feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of W.C. Breckenridge, St. Louis businessman, writer and historian. Two copies of EARLY PRINTING IN MISSOURI, 1808-1849. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and illustrations, engravings, letters, and miscellaneous printed materials.

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"Bringing Government to the People: The Jerry Litton Dialogues" Documentary Film, 2010 (CA6490)
3 DVDs

Documentary film produced by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia featuring footage from the television program, "Dialogue With Litton." Collection includes the final product as well as raw footage from interviews conducted for the project.

Lennis Leonard Broadfoot Collection, 1909-2005 (R1277)
(3 rolls of microfilm)

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This collection consists of correspondence, personal and legal papers, ledger book, scrapbook and ephemera of artist Lennis Leonard Broadfoot. The collection predominately focuses on his artwork and publications, as well as his promotion of the Ozarks region in Dent and Shannon Counties through the creation of a national park, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the promotion of the arts in general.

Brookside Business Association Records, 1938-2003 (K0902)
7 c.f.

Organizations records including minutes; financial records; correspondence; magazines, newspapers, and newspaper clippings; newsletters, flyers, and programs; event planning for the St. Patrick's Day parade, Halloween, and the Brookside Art Fair; photographs and audiovisuals.

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Burgoyne Family Papers, 1940s-2000s (CA6186)
17.5 cubic feet, 1 CD, 3 video cassettes, 29 audio discs

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Papers of Leon Burgoyne and his daughter, Suzanne. Leon was a Navy aviator during World War II and coached boys' basketball in Berrien, Michigan. Suzanne was a professor of Theatre Arts at Creighton University and the University of Missouri. The papers include correspondence from World War II and the Vietnam War, in which Suzanne's ex-husband served, and materials documenting Suzanne's teaching career.

Bernice Tate Burwell Collection, 1921-1946 (K0234)
0.25 c.f.

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Mrs. Burwell was manager and later owner of the Horner-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, as well as being a writer and produced musical shows. Scrapbooks and photographs concerning dance department performances, faculty and students of the Conservatory and other Burwell activates.

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Robert F. Bussabarger Papers, 1922-1990 (C3897)
7 cubic feet

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Papers of ceramic sculptor, potter, painter and University of Missouri-Columbia Professor Emeritus of Art. These papers include personal and professional correspondence, exhibition announcements and catalogs, photographs, publications, clippings, research project records, scrapbooks, biographical materials, records of University of Missouri Department of Art and miscellaneous material.

Robert F. Bussabarger Papers, 1940s-2010 (CA5992)
5.75 cubic feet, 1 video cassette, 2 computer discs

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Addition of slides, photographs, correspondence, and other materials documenting the artist's work and travels to Asia and India. Also photographs and correspondence concerning his naval service in WWII and materials of his son, David Bussabarger.

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Cecil C. Carstenson and Blanche Williams Carstenson Papers, 1943-2001 (K0669)
5 c.f.

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Cecil was talented wood sculptor, while his wife Blanche was best known for her textile artworks. Included are photographs and slides of both Cecil and Blanche's artwork. Also letters to various people, mostly family while Cecil was serving during World War II and scrapbooks covering most of their adult lives.

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Carthage High School Collection, 1944 (R1244)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for "Oh Doctor," an operetta by Estelle M. and Palmer J. Clark, presented by the musical organizations of Carthage High School at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on March 30-31, 1944. The director was Frances Ragsdale and the accompanist was Ruth Hibbs.

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Charles Allonby Photographs, 1877-1971 (P0053)
0.19 cubic feet

Photographs of Thomas Hart Benton, the Newton County Courthouse, L. Carroll Gum, the Herman Jaeger property (near Neosho, MO), and relating to the Kansas City Southern #805 train wreck.

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Charley Riggs Portrait, no date (P0420)
1 photograph

Photo of Charley Riggs artist.

Cinema St. Louis Records, 1992-2011 (S1076)
1 cubic foot, 15 folders

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The Cinema St. Louis Records contains schedules, calendars, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and press release notebooks documenting the organization's mission to advance film as an art through the presentation of independent films. Cinema St. Louis sponsored events have included the St. Louis International Film Festival, Cinemaspoke, and the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

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City Movie Center Records, 1981-1987 (K0239)
0.2 c.f.

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Correspondence, programs, flyers, and newspaper articles related to the Center, an alternative film theater in Kansas City.

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Columbia Art League (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1959-2008 (CA6259)
12.8 cubic feet, 5 computer discs, 25 oversize sheets

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Official records and other materials of a nonprofit organization founded in Columbia, Missouri in 1959 and dedicated to the encouragement and support of active community participation in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.

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Community Builder: The Life & Legacy of J.C. Nichols Collection, 2005-2007 (K0915)
3 c.f.

Audiovisual materials gathered while researching a documentary film on Nichols, footage from the film, and copies of the finished film. Includes video tapes, CD's, DVD's, and a production binder.

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Community Children's Theatre Records, 1947-1999 (K1255)
19 c.f.

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Organizational records of Kansas City area Children's Theatre group made up of a number of local theater companies: presidents files, committee notebooks, minutes, rosters, financial records, programs, publications, newsletters, and photographs. Also plays/scripts and performance photographs. scrapbooks, various books, catalogues, and professional publications.

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Contemporary Art Society Records, 1984-1988 (K0918)
0.5 c.f.

Financial records, including bank statements, tax returns, audits, 1984-1988.

Cornett Family Papers, 1847-1981 (C3808)
5.1 cubic feet

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Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, MO, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee; and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. The family correspondence, farm records, photographs, and records of the Moore School document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.

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Craft Alliance Center for Art and Design Records, 1964-2010 (S0439)
46 cubic feet, 77 photographs

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The Craft Alliance is a non-profit, cultural and educational organization which promotes the production, enjoyment, and understanding of the crafts. The records include budgets, bylaws, correspondence, exhibition schedules, Education Center program schedules, newsletters, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Robert Cronbach Collection, 1933-1992 (S0613)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

This collection contains biographical material on the sculptor Robert Cronbach, collected by Ernest Stix.

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Cynthia Nold Photograph Collection, 1910, 1950 (P0254)
10 photographs

Photographs of Slater, MO, including images related to Steve McQueen. Also photo and document about television movie called A Family of Children by Tom Butterfield.

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Otto Dingeldein Papers, 1944-1990 (C4291)
1 cubic foot (19 folders), 7 oversize items

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The papers contain photographs and information relating to silver products created by silversmith, Otto F. Dingeldein.

Ella Victoria Dobbs Papers, 1882-1961 (C0095)
0.8 cubic feet

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Papers of a University of Missouri Professor Emeritus of Applied Arts and founder of Pi Lambda Theta. Includes correspondence; speeches; articles; a published biography; classroom notebooks; clippings; manuscript material from an incomplete book, THE CREATIVE ARTS IN DEMOCRATIC LIVING; and Pi Lambda Theta records.

Tatiana Dokoudovska Papers, 1957-1970 (K0255)
0.01 c.f.

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"Miss Tania was a noted ballet dancer, teacher, and founder of the Kansas City Ballet. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, performance programs, posters and photographs relating to the Kansas City Ballet/Kansas City Civic Ballet. Most of the clippings concern performances given by the Company; other ballet-related and publicity articles are also included. There are also photographs of performances.

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Arthur Clinton Draper Photograph Collection, circa 1890-1935 (R0847)
0.5 cubic foot (9 folders, 118 photographs)

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These are the photographs of Arthur Clinton Draper, a producer of minstrel shows. Draper produced minstrel shows in the central and western states for over thirty years, specializing in benefit performaces at Elks lodges.