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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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Haden Family portrait
The Haden Family portrait. Left to right: James Lowell, Mary Elizabeth, Carl Sr., Kenny Thomas, Mary Jane, Sharon Kay, Carl Jr., Charlie. Handwritten note on front: "Our best wishes to you / The Haden Family.", No date; likely between 1946 and 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Happy Hollow Humdingers promotional photo
Happy Hollow Humdingers promotional photo. Four men in matching black suits and white shirts. All standing at 45 degree angle to camera and smiling. L to r: Slim, Smoke, Hank, Pete. Pete holding sheet music. KMBC microphone on right. Light background., 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., 2012.
KMBC building exterior
KMBC building from southwest. Several vehicles on street. Board and Trade Building and 909 Walnut partially visible in background., December 4, 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Kit and Kay promotional photo
Kit & Kay portrait. Two women wearing white cowboy hats, white long-sleeve shirts, and black vests. Both holding guitars and standing on either side of KMBC microphone. Inscribed: "Best wishes from Kit and Kay." Label on bottom of photo reads: "Start your day with Kit and Kay - KMBC Kansas City / best programs on the air…dawn to midnight.", No date; likely between 1937 and 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten notes back : "Kit and Kay / Radio station K.M.B.C. / Kansas City / Mo. / The Crouch Twins / Barned to Slim Wilson a son Nov. 19 1941 / Gand Busters / Fri. Nights, 8 o'clock / 90. on the Dial."
Large box shaped radio equipment and Morse code machine on table
Large box shaped radio equipment on table in corner of room. Morse code machine on left side of table and photos on wall., 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 partially illegible due to scrapbook glue and paper traces.
Large room filled with radio equipment on desks
Large room filled with radio equipment including the Marconi wireless telegraph apparatus and headphones. Equipment on desks with chairs. One large piece on floor to left. Maps on walls., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Large wood paneled room radio equipment on three tables
Large wood paneled room with wood ceiling and concrete floor. Radio equipment on two long tables against right side wall. Large equipment piece on floor in middle of room. Smaller table to left. Electrical wires attached to ceiling running to equipment., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Mark Norman Smith in front of bookcase
Mark Norman Smith standing in front large bookcase with doors holding one book in right hand and removing book from shelf with left hand. Smith wearing light colored suit and facing bookcase at 90-degree angle away from camera. Radio-locator coverage map on left bookcase door. "Radio Daily" and "Radio Audience Measurement" books on lower shelf. Open door visible in background., 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.
Mark Norman Smith portrait
Waist-up portrait of KMBC Director of Research Department Mark Norman Smith in light suit, white shirt, and flower tie. Smith sitting at slight angle and looking into camera. Black background., April 28, 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, October 2008. Handwritten note on back: "Mark Norman Smith / B July 1, 1880; Niles, Michigan / D July 15, 1944; Kansas City, MO / KMBC Radio, Kansas City 1931-1944 / Director of Research Department at death. / Another version of this photo was dated April 28, 1944. / Used in KMBC newsletter and also his death notices."
Mark Norman Smith portrait
Chest-up portrait of KMBC Director of Research Department Mark Norman Smith in dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie. Smith sitting at slight angle and looking above camera. Light background., Approximately 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of David and Linda Domelsmith, October 2008. Handwritten note on back: "Mark Norman Smith / B July 1, 1880; Niles, Michigan / D July 15, 1944; Kansas City, MO / KMBC 1931-1944 / Director of Research."
Mignon System Radio detector
Mignon System Radio / Superior Apparatus radio detector ., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped names on back: "A.B. church Western / Lamoni, Iowa"; "J.W. Roth, Lamoni, Iowa."

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