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Lawrence, Kansas music scene collection

Call Number: RH MS 1368


In the early 1980s, several young adults from Lawrence, Kansas wished to bolster the music scene in the area. As a result, two separate music festivals were created. In 1982, the Committee for the Preservation of Wild Life in Lawrence was established and began hosting the annual festival Mega Keggar, which would later become the Omega Outdoor Music Festival. In 1983, the Kaw Valley Songwriters' Festival held its first songwriters' weekend. This collection includes news articles, programs, planning documents, and promotional material for both festivals.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 oversize box)

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Physical Location

RH MS 1368

Physical Location

RH MS Q401

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Gary Mark Smith, 2011, 2014.

Related Materials

Committee for the Preservation of Wild Life in Lawrence Collection, Kansas Collection, PP 505, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Guide to the Lawrence (Kan.) music scene collection
Lawrence Music Scene
Finding aid prepared by jrw, 2015. Finding aid encoded by jrw, 2015. Finding aid revised by mmj, 2023.
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Lawrence, Kansas music scene collection, RH MS 1368, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States