Ahmad Alaadeen rehearsing in the Richard Smith Orchestra
Richard Smith Orchestra [Ahmad Alaadeen (Richard White), seated second from right] rehearsing for an Easter concert to be held at Municipal Auditorium; R.T. Coles High School; Kansas City, MO, Likely March or April 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; copy 2: 6x4 crop
Lena Horne
Lena Horne, from her left side with her right hand to her neck, in a publicity photo signed to Ahmad., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., inscribed by Horne to Alaadeen
Mel Wanzo, Yoko Takemura and Fanny Dunfee have big smiles
Mel Wanzo, Yoko Takemura, and Victoria "Fanny" Dunfee have big grins while seated at The Blue Room in Kansas City, Missouri., September 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Nation of Islam event in Chicago, Illinois
Members of the Nation of Islam gathered on the steps outside an unidentified mosque building in Chicago, Illinois., August 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Seth Lee playing bass
Seth Lee stands with his back to the photographer as he plays a stand up bass and looks to his right towards an unidentified keyboard player while performing on an outdoor pavilion behind the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Missouri., 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Take a look at the chart of Big Six
A photograph of an instrument chart for "Big Six" from over the back shoulder of an unidentified student drummer probably during a rehearsal for a jazz concert featuring Olathe North High, Oregon Trail Junior High, and Santa Fe Trail Junior High jazz bands, Olathe, Kansas., February 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.