The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Missouri, Kansas City. Miller Nichols Library. Marr Sound Archives
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri
Repository URL: http://library.umkc.edu/marr
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
Walt Bodine collection