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University of Missouri, Kansas City. Miller Nichols Library. Marr Sound Archives

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Phone: 816-235-2798

Repository URL: http://library.umkc.edu/marr External Link

Repository code: moku

Repository description (CRHP): In addition to the interviews and discussions included in the Bodine collection, the Marr Sound Archives holds more than four dozen analog sound discs related to civil rights; these include Folkways records as well as recordings of "New World a Coming," a dramatized series about race and ethnic discrimination produced in cooperation with the City-wide Citizens' Committee on Harlem (1946).

Repository description (extant): The Marr Sound Archives collection includes extensive holdings of jazz, blues, country and popular music; historic voices and authors reading their own works; vintage radio programs; classical and opera. The archives holds a wide range of historic formats including LPs, 78s, 45s, cylinders, transcription discs, instantaneous-cut discs and open-reel tapes. The archives maintain sound recordings for a number of archival collections shared with Special Collections.

[. . .] The sound archives maintains a number of online exhibits that showcase historic recordings and archival collections. The audio files are served using RealAudio.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Walt Bodine collection

 

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