Rhythm and Meaning: Jazz at KU


A collaborative jazz exhibit which features the KU Libraries Richard Wright Jazz Archive and donations to the Archive by Film and Media Studies professor, Chuck Berg and his wife, Beth Berg.

The exhibit highlights the Jazz scholarship of KU faculty and students and features the prominent jazz collections of the American Museum of Jazz, the Mid-America Black Archives, the UMKC LaBudde Library, the KU Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Spencer Research Library.

Wynton Marsalis

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Courtesy of the Chuck Berg Collection, KU Sound Archive. University of Kansas Libraries

Keb' Mo'

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Courtesy of the Chuck Berg Collection, KU Sound Archive. University of Kansas Libraries

Betty Carter

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Courtesy of the Chuck Berg Collection, KU Sound Archive. University of Kansas Libraries

Louis Armstrong

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Courtesy of the Chuck Berg Collection, KU Sound Archive. University of Kansas Libraries

Ray Charles

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Courtesy of the Chuck Berg Collection, KU Sound Archive. University of Kansas Libraries

Ella Fitzgerald

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Courtesy of the Chuck Berg Collection, KU Sound Archive. University of Kansas Libraries

The Library Gallery is the major exhibition space of the University of Kansas Libraries. The gallery features six floor and wall cases and 2 multimedia displays. Revolving exhibits highlight library collections and campus scholarship through the exploration of different themes.