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Kit and Kay on horses in parade
Kit and Kay on horses in parade. Unidentified men on horseback in parade holding flags. Parade entering intersection and turning corner. Streetcar tracks visible in foreground. Large crowd on sidewalk and street in background. Men in crowd standing in truck bed and boy leaning out of second floor window 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 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 office in KMBC building
KMBC building. Large office with two large desks, several printers, typewriters, phones, and ashtrays. Three men working. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. Coca-Cola bottle and Chesterfield cigarettes on table in foreground. Two large maps on either side of square window on left wall. Globe on top of radio console next to right side map. Two doors on far wall., April 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Laura Lee Owens promotional photo
Promotional photo of Laura Lee Owens. Owens sitting sideways on chair, facing her right and wearing light colored skirt, shirt, and cowboy hat with dark colored vest. Also wearing one ring on ring finger of each hand. Inscription to Irene "Kay" Crouse on front., No date; likely between 1939 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.
Louise Massey performing at piano
Louise Massey performing at piano in white dress on stage with barn background. KMBC-KFRM microphone in foreground. Unidentified man in white cowboy hat with guitar in left background. Men with accordion and guitar partially visible behind piano. Millie Bybee of Millie and Sue seated in right background., 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.
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."
Millie and Sue performing on stage with guitar and mandolin
Millie and Sue performing on stage with barn backdrop. Both standing behind KMBC microphone in dark dresses with guitar and mandolin. Charley Pryor playing drums in plaid shirt to left. Herb Kratoska in glasses and unidentified man in cowboy hat playing guitar on right. "Bud" amplifier and two men in background on right of photo., 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.
Occupied KMBC-TV Playhouse seating
Back of auditorium with upper and lower level seating visible including upper balcony entrance stairs and railings. Seating fully occupied by men, women, and children except for small section in center., 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.
Outdoor group shot of sixteen young men and one woman including Arthur B. Church with radio equipment
Outdoor portrait of sixteen young men and one woman with radio equipment including headphones around necks. Arthur B. Church sitting in foreground with hat in lap. 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.
Outdoor shot of Arthur B. Church and four unidentified young men with radio equipment
Outdoor portrait of Arthur B. Church and four unidentified young men seated around radio equipment. Four wearing headphones. Arthur B. Church second from right. Church looking at camera; others looking at equipment. 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.
Publicity portrait of Arthur B. Church
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 on front: "'That's My Business' / So says Arthur B. Church. / Originated and photographed by L.C. 'Andy' Anderson.", No date; likely between 1931 and 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Radio equipment close-up on desk top
Close-up of radio equipment on desk with headphones and Morse code machine. Likely wireless station setup of Zell G. Fenner., 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: "Wireless station. Zell Fenner SM."
Radio equipment in corner of a room
Radio equipment in corner of a room in front of window. Large equipment on floor on right and table with smaller equipment with headphones on left., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Radio equipment on desk and mounted to wood panel in corner of room
Radio equipment including headphones and Morse code machine in corner of wood paneled room. Equipment on desk and mounted to wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Section of photographic postcard.
Radio equipment on desk and shelves with glass doored cabinets
Radio equipment on desk and shelves with glass doored cabinets. Handwritten notes with arrows on front of image identifying equipment., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Radio equipment on desk with back panel
Radio equipment including headphones, Morse code machine, and knife switch on desk with back panel against wall., October 1915, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten letter on back partially illegible due to crop and scrapbook paper traces. Postcard from unknown sender, Dallas Center, Iowa, to Mr. Arthur B. Church, Lamoni, Iowa, October 20, 1915.
Radio equipment on desk with chair
Radio equipment on desk with chair. Desk against wall left of window in room with wood floors and column radiator. Likely wireless station setup of Donald R. Lewis., March 10, 1916, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten technical note on back: "DR Lewis, 3/10/16, Eldora, Iowa, Oscillator transmitter placed on shelf and leads shortened since taking this furniture."
Radio equipment on table and shelf with operator license on wall
Radio equipment including headphones and Morse code machine in corner of room. Equipment on table and shelf. Knife switch and radio operator license on wall. License: "Department of Commerce / Bureau of Navigation / Radio Operator, Commercial, Second Grade.", 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.
Radio equipment on table in wood paneled room in front of short, wide window
Radio equipment including headphones and Morse code machine on table in wood paneled room in front of short, wide window. Pocket watch, calendar, and Continental Code poster on left wall. Likely wireless station setup of Hollis K. Sels., No date; likely 1915, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on front: "'9IT' Toledo Ia."
Radio equipment on wall mounted shelves in room corner next to window
Radio equipment including headphones and Morse code machine on wall mounted shelves in corner of room. Window of left wall. Papers and knife switch on right wall., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Radio equipment on wooden desk against wall
Radio equipment on wooden desk with metal legs against wall. Shelves stacked with papers and Wireless Codes poster on wall. Chair in right side foreground., No date; likely between 1911 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Radio tower and antenna at Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa
Radio tower and antenna next to building. North side of 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., 2 copies. Handwritten note on back of on back of copy 1: "Taken from north side of Graceland College showing radio tower and antenna / (4 wire antenna L types) / Please return."

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