Thursday, April 24
Bus tour: 8:30AM departure – 11:30AM return
Explore three world-class archives in the heart of Kansas City:
The University of Missouri–Kansas City’s LaBudde Special Collections rare book room, focusing on western Americana, and manuscript archives, strong in music, women’s and gender studies, and popular culture, attracts scholars from around the world.
Marr Sound Archives, a division of the LaBudde Special Collections, is home to over 350,000 sound recordings of all types of music, historic voices, and vintage radio programs, under the direction of conference plenary speaker Chuck Haddix.
The privately funded Linda Hall Library is the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. The History of Science Collection rare book room holds printed books from the fifteenth century to the present. Beginning April 8th, the Library will be hosting an exhibit entitled The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal.