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Call Number:
(C:11/1/13)

Box 1-043068
Box 2-043069
Box 3-043070
Box 4-043071

Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 4
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Dean's Office; Dean Roy M. Fisher's Papers
Dates: 1926-1997; bulk 1960-1994
Volume: 4 cubic feet, 5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A98-62)
This Sub-Group contains personal and administrative papers of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism Dean, Roy M. Fisher. Included in the Sub-Group are correspondence files, event programs, and speech transcripts created or received by him during his tenure as the Dean of the School of Journalism (1971-1981). Also included in this Sub-Group are records relating to his tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Daily News. These latter records are, principally, examples of Dean Fisher's personal and professional correspondence.

Biographical Note:

Roy M. Fisher was born September 5, 1918. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Kansas State University, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in political science and history. He served in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1942-1944, was Senior U.S. Naval Liaison Officer, British Pacific Fleet, in 1945, and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander. Dean Fisher began his journalism career in 1945, as a reporter for The Chicago Daily News. He went on to become a feature writer, city editor, and assistant managing editor.

In 1959, Fisher left The Chicago Daily News to become the Editorial Director and Vice-President of Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, the publishers of the World Book Encyclopedia and Science Year. Dean Fisher returned to The Chicago Daily News in 1965, as Editor-in-Chief. During his career with The Chicago Daily News, Dean Fisher received two Pulitzer Prize nominations and, in 1954, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize Award. In 1971, he was appointed Dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and remained in that position until his resignation in 1981. Dean Fisher died March 25, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois, at the age of 80.

Series Descriptions:

This Sub-Group is not divided into separate record series. Arrangement within this body of records follows the creator's original, topical order.

Inventory

Box 1

FF 1 - "Files for Taxes" - Type script and clippings for articles ranging from the Chicago judiciary, campaign management, and the MU School of Journalism, (1982, 1986-1987)

FF 2 - Correspondence - Law Club Speech, (1969)

FF 3 - Speeches, (1967-1970)

FF 4 - Correspondence - Employment,(1970)

FF 5 - Correspondence - World Book Yearbook, (1964-1969)

FF 5a - Correspondence - The Chicago Daily News, (1965-1966)

FF 6 - Speeches, (1963, 1967-1968)

FF 7 - Eisenhower Colloquium, Kansas State University, (9/26/1985)

FF 8 - Walter Williams Club, (1975, 1982-1989, 1995)

FF 9 - Correspondence - Personnel and Journalistic Ethics, (1968, 1982, 1987)

FF 10 - Miscellaneous Correspondence, (1946-1972)

FF 11 - Chicago Home Missionary and Church Extension Society, (1968)

FF 12 - Linkletter/Blum "Dialogue on Drugs," (1969-1970)

FF 13 - Reports - Garrett Theological Seminary, (1967-1970)

FF 14 - Report - "The Foreign Services of The Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times", (n.d.)

FF 15 - Correspondence - Foreign Service, (1966-1970)

FF 16 - "Guidelines for Covering Race Riots," (1967)

FF 17 - Correspondence - Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, (1966-1969)

FF 18 - Correspondence - Field, Marshall, (1966-1970)

FF 19 - Club Memberships, (1966-1967, 1970)

FF 20 - Correspondence - John Cardinal Cody, Archbishop of Chicago, (1966-1970)

FF 21 - Correspondence - Chicago Sunday Evening Club, (1967-1970)

FF 22 - Correspondence - Tom Damman, (1968-1970)

FF 23 - Office Memoranda - Newspaper Division, (1968-1971)

FF 23a - Office Memoranda - Newspaper Division, (1966-1971)

FF 24 - Correspondence - Church Activities, (1964-1970)

FF 25 - United States Information Agency (USIA) American Participant (AMPART) Program, (1987, 1990)

FF 26 - Articles, drafts and press credentials, (1980, 1989-1994)

FF 27 - Newspaper Clippings, (1966-1967, 1971, 1981)

FF 28 - USIA AMPART Program, (1990)

FF 29 - Personal Correspondence, (1942-1997)

FF 30 - Photographs, (n.d.)

Box 2

FF 1 - Personal Correspondence, (1965-1971)

FF 2 - Correspondence - "Letter from the Editor" Column, (1960-1982)

FF 3 - Correspondence, (1964-1970, 1982)

FF 4 - Correspondence - CDN Wire, (1967-1970)

FF 5 - Reports - Circulation, (1966-1970)

FF 6 - Memoranda - Circulation Department, (1969)

FF 7 - Memoranda - City Desk, (n.d.)

FF 8 - Memoranda - Columns, (1965-1969)

FF 9 - Correspondence - Columnists, (1965-1970)

FF 10 - Memoranda - Design, (1966-1970)

FF 11 - Memoranda - Features Section, (1966-1970)

FF 12 - Memoranda - Financial Section, (1970)

FF 13 - Memoranda - Foods Section, (1967-1968)

FF 14 - Correspondence - Foreign Service, (1966-1970)

FF 14a - "Foreign Service Manual (Draft)," (n.d.)

FF 15 - Correspondence - Posters, (1968)

FF 16 - Memoranda - Production, (1967-1969)

FF 17 - Memoranda - Women's Features Section, (1970)

FF 18 - Memoranda - Sports Section, (n.d.)

FF 19 - Memoranda - Syndicated Material, (1969)

FF 20 - Memoranda - Travel Section, (1969)

FF 21 - Memoranda - Space Allocations, (1965-1969)

FF 22 - Memoranda - Wednesday Conference, (1966, 1969)

FF 23 - Correspondence - Weekend Edition, (1967-1970)

FF 24 - Memoranda - Staff Meeting/Plans, (1967)

FF 25 - Memoranda - Budget, (1967-1968)

FF 26 - Memoranda - Panorama Magazine, (1967-1968)

FF 27 - Memoranda - SpectraColor Process, (1967-1968)

FF 28 - Memoranda - Travel Section, (1967-1968)

FF 29 - Memoranda - Story Ideas, (1967-1969)

FF 30 - Memoranda - Circulation and Budget, (1966-1970)

FF 31 - Correspondence and Office Memoranda, (1959-1970)

FF 32 - Chicago Slum Coverage and Controversy, (1953, 1988)

FF 33 - Correspondence - "The New Media and Public Policy," (1982-1984)

FF 34 - Article - "Who Will Take Care of the 'Damrons' of the World?" (ca. 1975)

FF 35 - Correspondence - Personal and Family, (1970, 1984-1994)

FF 36 - Vitae and Biographical Material, (1971, 1982-1984)

FF 37 - The Chicago Daily News General Orders from the Publisher's Office, (1926-1932)

Box 3

FF 1 - Liberian Press (Daily Observer, The Standard, New Liberian), (1983-1984)

FF 2 - Liberian Broadcasters Training Program, (1983-1984)

FF 3 - Tunisia Programs, (1983-1985)

FF 4 - US Information Agency, (1982-1988)

FF 5 - UNESCO/State Department, (1983-1985)

FF 6 - Botswana Examiner, (1983-1984)

FF 7 - Botswana Programs, (1982-1983)

FF 8 - China Programs, (1982-1986)

FF 9 - Correspondence - Norman Sherman, (n.d.)

FF 10 - Deutsche Well and BBC Training Program, (1983)

FF 11 - Hamburg Program, (1983-1984)

FF 12 - International Press Institute, (1983)

FF 13 - Newsletter - World Press Freedom Committee, (1982-1985)

Box 4

FF 1 - Column - Journalism and the Law, (n.d.)

FF 2 - Reports - various Chinese landmarks, (1980)

FF 3 - Autographed Photographs to Dean Fisher, (1965)

FF 4 - Genealogical Materials, (n.d.)

FF 5 - Correspondence - Personal, (1949, 1961, 1972)

FF 6 - Correspondence - Miscellaneous, (1986-1989)

FF 7 - Newsletter - The American Friends of Wilton Park, (n.d.)

FF 8 - Course Syllabus - MU Editorial Writing (Journalism 352), (n.d.)

FF 9 - Anne Kurth vs. Thomas Thompson, et. al. - Transcript of Fisher Expert Testimony, (1990)

FF 10 - Correspondence, (1983)

FF 11 - Correspondence, (1986-1987)

FF 12 - US Senate Testimony on Freedom of Expression Act, (1980-1987)

FF 13 - Correspondence, (1984)

FF 14 - Correspondence, (1985-1986)

FF 15 - Correspondence, (1982)

FF 16 - Correspondence, (1967)

FF 17 - Correspondence, (1966)

FF 18 - Correspondence, (1968)

FF 19 - Correspondence, (1969)

FF 20 - Correspondence, (1965-1966)

FF 21 - Correspondence, (1964)

FF 22 - Correspondence, (1943, 1982-1983, 1988-1989)

FF 23 - Correspondence, (1961-1962)

FF 24 - Correspondence, (1963)

FF 25 - Correspondence, (1970)

FF 26 - Speeches, (1965-1987)

FF 27 - Correspondence - Misselwitz, Henry and the Henry F. Misselwitz Fund, (1983-1986)

FF 28 - Report - Glassboro State University Evaluation, (1983)

FF 29 - MU Retirement, (1981)

FF 30 - Levin v. Tribune Co. Expert Witness Testimony, (1984)

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