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"Bud and Spud" promotional photo
Promotional photo of Ralph "Bud" Hunt and Earl "Spud" Bledsoe. "Bud" playing banjo and "Spud" playing guitar behind KMBC microphone. Both wearing leather shoes, dark pants, plaid shirts, and paperboy hats. "Your Friend Bud" and "Sincerly (sic) yours Spud" inscriptions on front., No date; likely between 1935 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of signed photograph. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
"Colorado" Pete promotional photo
Promotional photo of "Colorado" Pete wearing satin long-sleeve shirt with dark scarf and white cowboy hat. "To Irene one of the "Crouse Twins", "Colorado" Pete, K.M.B.C." inscription on front., No date; likely between 1930 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of signed photograph. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
"Tex" Owens promotional photo
Promotional photo of "Tex" Owens sitting on stool with Martin guitar in front of white peg-board wall behind "KMBC" microphone. Owens is wearing leather chaps, cow print vest, white long-sleeve shirt, white cowboy hat, and ring on left ring finger. "Tex Owens" signature on front., No date; likely between 1930 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of signed photograph. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Arthur B. Church - Christmas 1943 - Photo Album
Photo album of KMBC station personnel presented to owner/operator Arthur B. Church., 1943
Arthur B. Church and four unidentified young men seated around radio equipment in field with trees in background
Outdoor portrait of Arthur B. Church and four unidentified young men seated around radio equipment in field. Trees in background. All five men looking at camera. Four wearing headphones. Arthur B. Church second from right. All five men looking at camera. Likely at Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa., No date; likely between 1913 and 1918, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Arthur B. Church publicity portrait
Publicity portrait of Arthur B. Church. Standing at angle near wall behind KMBC microphone stand and holding "Buzz Saw" newsletter dated Thursday May 7th. Printed note on front: "'That's My Business' / So says Arthur B. Church.", No date; likely between 1931 and 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of postcard.
Arthur B. Church with Tex Owens and The Texas Rangers
Nine-member Texas Rangers, including Tex Owens (second from right), in studio with Arthur B. Church (right) and unidentified man. Band members holding various instruments including violin, guitars, accordion, and double bass. All wearing cowboy hats and unmatched costumes. Church standing on right holding papers. Unidentified man with papers standing in center behind CBS microphone. Clock on left wall. Studio windows on right wall. Organ against right wall. Lighting partially visible in upper right corner., January 14, 1939, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., 2012.
Arthur B. Church with two unidentified men and one unidentified woman
Arthur B. Church with one unidentified woman and two unidentified men. Church and one man facing each other while holding white, round cake. Woman and second man standing behind. All laughing or smiling., No date; likely between 1931 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Arthur B. Church, Mark Norman Smith, and three unidentified men sitting around desk
Arthur B. Church, Mark Norman Smith, and three unidentified men sitting around desk. Smith on far left; Church at middle right. All men wearing medium colored suits. Newspapers scattered on desk. Church holding pen and notepad. Notebooks in front of Smith. Bookcase with magazine, photo frame, and small statue against left wall. Large window with blinds on far wall., No date; likely between 1941 and 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, January 2011.
Billboard advertising KMBC's "Phenomenon"
Billboard advertising KMBC's "Phenomenon" program. White background with dark text. Wooden billboard with three lights attached to top of frame pointing at advertisement. Brick building and car partially visible behind billboard. Handwritten on front of photo: "8247.", No date; likely between 1931 and 1932, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on front of photo: "8247."
Board of Directors, National Association of Broadcasters, Detroit, Michigan
Group portrait of the fourteen member National Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors. Portrait taken at end of room in front of large window. Six men seated on a couch and two chairs. Eight men standing behind couch. Arthur B. Church fourth from right, back row. Taken in Detroit, Michigan., October 28, 1931, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies"
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies." Group portrait of 33 individuals on stage with barn scene backdrop. Kit and Kay center front row in large white hats. Colorado Pete standing behind Kit and Kay. Eddie Edwards as "George Washington White" left of front row center. Kenny Carlson with ventriloquist dummy, Scrappy O'Brien, front row fifth from right. Several audience members' heads visible on foreground., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies"
Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies." Group portrait of 24 individuals on stage with barn scene backdrop. Seven holding instruments including double bass, accordion, and guitars. Kit and Kay, front row fifth and seventh from left. Kenny Carlson with ventriloquist dummy, Scrappy O'Brien, far right, front row. Colorado Pete kneeling right of front row center., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Charles F. Church, Jr. on train steps with suitcase
KMBC's director of education, Charles F. Church, Jr. standing on passenger train car steps in Portland, Oregon. Church holding large suitcase and smaller briefcase and is wearing medium toned suit with white shirt, striped tie, and white Panama hat. Church facing camera and smiling with back to train door., No date; likely between 1941 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, January 2011.
Close-up of Kit & Kay behind "KMBC" microphone
Close-up of Kit & Kay behind KMBC microphone facing each other. Instrument straps visible over shoulders. Both wearing white Tom Mix cowboy hats and white tops with dark scarves under collars., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy of postcard. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk and shelf
Close-up of radio equipment on desk and shelf including headphones and Morse code machine. Knife switch on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk in tiled room
Close-up of radio equipment including headphones on desk in tiled room. Thermometer on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk in wallpapered attic room
Desk in wallpapered attic room with various radio equipment, headphones, and Morse code machine. Continental code and Lamoni Hardware Company posters on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close-up of radio equipment on desk with hinged cover
Close-up of radio equipment on desk with hinged cover. Headphones in the foreground. Shelf with booklets on the wall to left of desk., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Incomplete correspondence on back due to preexisting image crop.
Close-up of radio equipment on two wooden shelves on wall
Close-up of radio equipment on two wooden shelves on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Incomplete correspondence on back due to preexisting image crop.
Close-up of small amount of radio equipment on table
Close-up of small amount of radio equipment on table with headphones and Morse code machine. Continental Code poster on wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Colorado Pete with Kit & Kay
Colorado Pete on stage with Kit & Kay. Pete standing between Kit and Kay behind microphone. Kit and Kay wearing dark tops and pants. One holding guitar. Pete holding guitar and wearing light pants and dark vest. All three wearing white cowboy hats., No date; likely between 1938 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Orlene "Kit" Johnson & Irene "Kay" Dierks, July 2001.
Corner of cloth walled interior with wicker furniture, piano, and phonograph
Corner of cloth walled interior. Piano with stool in corner. Speaker stand, wicker bench, and wicker chair along right wall. Circular wicker table with book in center. Wicker furniture piece and Edison C250 floor phonograph along left wall. Photographer's inscription in lower right corner: "PKG KC.", No date; likely between 1911 and 1930, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Likely associated with radio station WPE.
Corner of room with radio equipment on desk in front of window and large map
Corner of room with radio equipment including headphones and Morse code machine on desk against right wall. Window on left wall with white curtains. Yale and Chicago pennants on right wall next to large map. Desktop calendar and fan also on desk. Likely wireless station setup of Charles E. Fawkes., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Typed note on back: "Station 9.F.P. / C.E.Fawkes, Dubuque, Iowa. / Would like photo of your station."
Desk with radio equipment in room corner of in front of window books and letters
Desk in corner of room with radio equipment including headphones, Morse code machine, and knife switch. Desk against wall with window. Books and letters holder on windowsill. AWA pennants near corner of left side wall. Unidentified certificate near corner on right side wall. Likely wireless station setup of L. Armstrong Kern., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Typed note on back: "Radio equipment, Radio Station 9GY, Mattoon, Illinois."
Desk with various radio equipment including headphones on desk in front of window
Desk in corner of room with radio equipment including headphones, Morse code machine, and knife switch. Desk against wall with window. Books and letters holder on windowsill. Likely wireless station setup of L. Armstrong Kern., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on back: "Radio Station 9GY, Mattoon, Illinois."
Graceland Commercial School Stenographic Department
19 men and women standing, sitting in chairs, sitting on floor in classroom. Three tables with stenographs, two of which are two Remington brand. "Graceland Commercial School, Stenographic Department" written on chalkboard on back wall. Arthur B. Church sitting on floor on right side in center., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Group of thirteen young men seated at tables in room
Group of thirteen young men seated at tables in room. Four tables in room: one in foreground, one in middle, one in background, and one along left wall. One corner visible with grandfather wall clock on left wall. Door and small photo on right wall. Small light on ceiling. Some men wearing headphones. All facing camera., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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