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George Higgins, H.P. Peters, and Gene Dennis
George Higgins, General Manager, KMBC AM-TV; H.P. Peters, President of Peters, Griffin and Woodward; and Gene Dennis, Advertising Executive in dark suits holding drinks having conversation. Peters and Dennis smoking. Dennis wearing glasses and ring on left ring finger., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Goodwill Family portrait
KWTO promotional portrait of The Goodwill Family and their families. Five adults standing behind couch; four adults and one child sitting on couch; two children in chairs on either side of couch. Mirror and two photos on wall behind family. L to r: Shirley Jean Haworth, Wanna Faye Haworth, Donna Faye Haworth, Junior Haworth, Everett, Aunt Martha (Wilson), Ada Wilson, Slim Wilson, John Wesley Wilson, George Rhodes, Alice, Billy. Handwritten note on front: "Sunway Vitamins extends all good wishes from radio's "Goodwill Family" (and their families) / Radio station KWTO Springfield, Missouri.", No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Johnnie Lee Wills & All The Boys promotional photo
Johnnie Lee Wills & All The Boys portrait. Left to right: Buster Magness, Henry Boatman, Leon Huff, Chuck Adams, Frank Simms, Johnnie Lee Wills, Don Harlan, Curly Lewis, Clarence Cagle, Ebb Gray. Includes photo inset of Johnnie Lee Wills on a horse., No date; likely between 1941 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC Chief Engineer Ray Moler promotional photo
Promotional photo of KMBC Chief Engineer Ray Moler standing in front of tall radio equipment cabinet along right wall with left hand on dial. Free standing equipment of left side of image. Moler is wearing dark three-piece suit and eyeglasses. "Ray Moler, KMBC Chief Engineer / Western Electric D97441 Amplifier seen at his right shoulder. Photo circa 1934" printed below photo., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
KMBC broadcast room
Large room with radio equipment cabinets lining left and far wall. Free standing radio equipment, desk with two telephones, and chair in center of room. Door on right wall in background. Rectangular panels and titles on ceiling and floor. Lights with metal shades hanging from ceiling. "Wilcox Power Supply / Bottom panel near center of photo. / Photo circa 1932" printed below photo. "11842 Cresswell's / K.C. MO" handwritten on print., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
KMBC broadcast tower
KMBC transmitter at 50th & Belinder Road. Two-toned radio tower on one story two-toned building that reads "KMBC" over door. Grass and sky with clouds visible around building and tower., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Housed in oversized manuscript box 5.
KMBC building B-C announcers' booth
KMBC building, B-C announcers' booth. Sound studio with two microphones and music stand. One studio window on right wall leading to room with "KFRM" microphone. Two studio windows on left wall. Unidentified man seated in upper room at desk with microphone and notes on stand. Unidentified man seated in lower room in front of equipment., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC building B-C control room
KMBC building, B-C control room. Sound studio room with grand piano, upright piano, and three KMBC microphones. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. Door with small horizontal window on right side of left wall., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC building Program Department (Volunteer Special Services) office
KMBC building, Program Department (Volunteer Special Services) office. Large room with several wooden desks, typewriters, phones, filing cabinets, and ashtrays. Several women working. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. TWA and Greyhound Calendars on walls and desk set to April 1951. Door in middle of far wall reads Volunteer Special Services from outside. Door on left side of far wall leads to wood paneled room with leather arm chair., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC building backstage storage area
Large room mostly empty with two level concrete balcony on back wall. Two doorways on both side of back wall. Large boxes and long piece of wood on bottom floor under balcony. Storage cabinets, lamp, and various furniture on upper balcony., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
KMBC building broadcast room
KMBC building, broadcast room. KMBC building, broadcast room. Large room with radio equipment. Large consoles to right including open reel machines. Two desks in center foreground with transcription phonograph. Unidentified man, possibly Ray Moler, standing in front of open reel machines. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
KMBC building exterior with Grand Reopening sign
Front of KMBC building exterior at 11th and Central from left side. Grand Reopening sign spanning front archways. Several men and woman in entryway and on sidewalk., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC building lobby wing
Two story wing from high ceilinged lobby. Chandelier hanging in lobby. Reception desk on right side of lower wing. One round light on ceiling in center of each wing. Ornamentation on ledge of second floor wing. Decorative columns on either side of wing entrance., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
KMBC building studio A
KMBC building, Studio A. Sound studio room with grand piano, organ, music stands, and four microphones. Guitar on table with two metal folding chairs along left wall. Two metal folding chairs along right wall. Two studio windows on far wall. Left window leads to room with music stand, microphone, and ashtray. Right room dark. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies. Copy 2 gifted by Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
KMBC building studio B
KMBC building, Studio B. Large sound studio room with table, chair, music stand, and three KMBC microphones. Three studio windows on left. Left window leads to dark room. Lee Stewart [Keith Painton] in upper right window at desk with microphone. Unidentified man in lower right window seated in front of equipment including transcription phonograph., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC building, Kansas City Bureau, United Press Associates office
KMBC building, Kansas City Bureau, United Press Associates office. Large room with several wooden desks, printers, typewriters, phones, and ashtrays. Two men and one woman working. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. Shelf with large book on far wall under large TWA Calendar set to April 1951. Two doors on left side of far wall. Radio on desk against right wall next to large map on wall., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
KMBC special events newscaster Neil Keen and staff talking about wind-damaged KMBC radio tower
Six men standing in front of brick wall with window. L to R: Dr. Schuman watering dark coat, Roy Barron wearing white shirt and dark pants, Neil Keen (Special Events newscaster) holding KMBC microphone and paper, Ray Moler wearing overalls, unidentified man in striped pants and hat, and unidentified man in plaid pants, polka dot shirt, and skimmer. "News coverage of fallen towers summer of 1941. L to R: Dr. Schuman, Roy Barron, Neil Keen (Special events), Ray Moler, unknown, unknown" printed below photo., Summer 1941, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
KMBC stage from balcony
KMBC stage from balcony. Men and women in formal dress seated in folding chairs in semi-circle on stage. Six men standing near podium at front and center of stage. KMBC musicians in background on piano, guitar, and accordion including P. Hans Flath on organ to left. Millie and Sue Bybee seated on right. Equipment visible on floor in front of stage. Seating and audience members visible in middle ground. Camera visible in foreground., Approximately 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance: gift of Arthur B. Church, Jr., April 2005.
Ken Cook, Dr. Schuman, Ken Krahl in KMBC studio
Ken Cook, Dr. Schuman, and Ken Krahl in suits standing behind KMBC microphone and in front of Western Electric radio equipment. One man in plugging in cord while two others are talking. Calendar on left wall. "KMBC Studio, 11th floor of Pickwick Hotel in KC, Mo. / L to R: Ken Cook, Dr. Schuman, Ken Krahl / Photo circa 1937" printed below photo., 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Copy. Provenance: gift of Bill Simes, from the Ammon Ray Moler estate, January 2000.
Kit & Kay performing in KMBC studio
Kit & Kay performing in recording studio behind KMBC microphone with Martin guitar and Gibson mandolin. Both in black dresses with hair curled. Man, likely Erle Smith, standing on left side of image behind music stand. Three men seated on right side of image playing clarinets and trumpet while looking at sheet music on stand. Clock on wall. Metal chairs against wall. Fedora on furniture piece in background., 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.
Kit & Kay performing with guitar and mandolin
Kit & Kay performing in white dresses with white cowboy hats. Standing behind KMBC microphone. One holding Martin guitar; other holding Gibson mandolin. Drum set and seated women partially visible in background., 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.
Kit & Kay performing with the Oklahoma Wranglers
Kit & Kay performing with the Oklahoma Wranglers on outside stage. Cars parked in front of building with Coca-Cola sign visible in background. Heads of audience members in foreground. Left to right: Charles "Skeeter" Willis (fiddle), John "Vic" Willis (accordion), Kit and Kat (mandolin and guitar), James "Guy" Willis (guitar), unidentified double bass player., 1941, 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.
Kit & Kay publicity shot
Kit & Kay publicity shot. Kit & Kay in white dresses with white cowboy hats and standing in behind KMBC microphone. One holding Martin guitar; other holding Gibson mandolin. Greek style column partially visible in background., 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.

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