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Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz collection

Identifier: UASC-019

Scope and Contents

The Kuntz collection contains programs and sheet music. The programs span 1948-2009 and focus primarily on performing and visual arts in Dayton, Ohio. They also cover performances elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe. Also included are programs from local events, including University of Dayton events. All of the programs were collected by Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz from performances and events they attended.

The sheet music in the collection belonged to the Kuntz family and was saved from the Great Dayton Flood of 1913 when the family home was flooded. This portion of the collection covers popular music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


  • 1893-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1999 - 2009


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available to the public for use in the University Archives and Special Collections reading room. All materials are non-circulating.


The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Biography of Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz

Dr. Kenneth Kuntz, a retired Univerity of Dayton professor, earned a B.A. in psychology from Washington University in 1956 and an M.A. from University of Cincinnati in 1963. He taught psychology at the University of Dayton for 35 years, was director of faculty development, and served as chair of the Department of Psychology. He was also active in the Dayton community, serving on the Eastway Mental Health Association and Dayton Area Psychological Association's executive committees. Kuntz was also president of the Leadership Dayton Alumni Association, Dayton Bach Society, Dayton Volunteers Advisory Board, and the University of Dayton Library Advancement Association.

Micheline (Mimi) Kuntz is a native of Montreal, Canada, who has lived in Dayton for over forty years. She has served as a volunteer at Miami Valley Hospital since 1975, as well as serving on the Victory Theatre Volunteer Board, The Opera Guild of Dayton Board, and the Montgomery County Historical Society Guild Board.


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Programs and sheet music collected by Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz. The collection is primarily local in scope, although it also covers performing arts events around the United States and abroad. The collection spans the late 19th to early 21st centuries.


The Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz collection is organized into two series.

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  1. Series 1: Programs
  2. Series 2: Sheet music

Other Finding Aid

A printed, item-level inventory of the programs in this collection is located in the University Archives and Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz donated this collection to the University Archives and Special Collections on February 16, 2011.

Processing Information

The Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz collection was processed by David Brownell in 2011.

Guide to the Kenneth and Micheline Kuntz collection, 1893-2009
Finding aid prepared by David Brownell
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

300 College Park Dr.
Dayton Ohio 45469-1360