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Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 6
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Dean's Office; Administrative Records
Dates: 1909-2014
Volume: 97 and 5/6 cubic feet, 122.29 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains administrative records and other material generated by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism Dean's Office. Included in this Sub-Group are administrative, fiscal, and program records, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, accreditation records, faculty files, scholarship files, construction plans and drawings, course syllabi, and speech texts. Also included in this Series are personal materials collected by various deans, such as scrapbooks, personal correspondence, news clippings, family papers, 16mm film footage, photo albums, and political cartoons.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:11/1/1 (A84-91)
This Series contains 16mm film footage shot by UMC School of Journalism Dean Walter Williams and his wife Sara Lockwood Williams, (1933-1934). Included in this Series are eleven film reels of footage (ca. 3600 feet) shot during a world trip taken by the Williamses, (1933-1934). Beginning in New York in September of 1933 aboard the M. V. "Saturnia," the trip covered more than 30,000 miles, visited 28 countries, and included calls on such foreign dignitaries as Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Adolf Hitler, Pope Pius XI, and Viceroy of India, Lord Willingdon. In March of 1934, the couple disembarked from the liner "Monterey" at Los Angeles, California, returning to Columbia soon thereafter. Stops on the trip included Naples, Vienna, Berlin, Athens, Istanbul, Delhi, Calcutta, Singapore, Sydney, Pago Pago, and Honolulu. In addition, the Series includes the typed sequence of captions that were spliced into the film footage of the trip. This Series also contains four reels of footage (ca. 1933; ca. 400 feet) that document local scenes in and around Columbia, Missouri as well as the University of Missouri campus, including footage of the Francis Quadrangle, the Columns, Jesse Hall, the President's residence, and other buildings on Red (West) campus.
(2/3 c.f.: B3A, B7, 8; 6 OSB: 3 OSB, B3A, B4, 5; B3A, B5, 6; B3A, B4, 6; B3A, B3, 5)
Note to Researcher: Access prints and digital copies were made from these reels through two grants (2004, 2005) from the National Film Preservation Foundation and through funds provided by the University of Missouri School of Journalism Library.
Note to Archivist: Preservation work done through the 2004 and 2005 National Film Preservation Foundation Grants and the Journalism Library funding produced duplicate negatives of all the footage. The negative film is also part of this collection. DVD transfers of the films in Series 1 are stored with Digital Formats in Room 704.

Series 2. - C:11/1/2 (A83-39; A86-14)
This Series contains materials from the UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office, (1918-1970), including records pertaining to Journalism Week, the Harold L. Cross Memorial Lecture Series, awards won by the Columbia Missourian, an album of photographs made during the 1949 Journalism Week ceremonies, and a teakwood gavel, from Taiwan, presented to the Journalism School during Journalism Week in 1962.
(2 1/6 c.f., 3 Pkg, and 1 OSF, 136, 3)
Note to Research: For more information on Journalism Week at UMC, ask the University Archives staff about collections C:1/101/19, C:1/12/1, and C:1/12/2. For a history of the Columbia Missourian, see
Record Group 4 UW, Record Sub-Group 43, Series 1 (UW:4/30/2, Box 3, Folder 17B).

Series 3. - C:11/1/3 and C:11/1/5 (A84-91; A84-97)
This Series contains records of the UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office, (ca. 1914-1970). These records were generated during the tenures of Dean Walter Williams (1908-1935), Dean Frank L. Martin (1935-1941), Dean Frank L. Mott (1942-1951), and Dean Earl F. English (1951-1970). Included in this Series are records pertaining to such topics as the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association, student organizations, foreign student programs, Picture of the Year (POY) exhibits, the American Association of Schools and Departments of Journalism (A.A.S.D.J.), and the Frank L. Martin Memorial Library. Also included in the Series are School of Journalism accreditation data and annual reports, as well as records relating to applications for staff and faculty positions, medical journalism, gifts to the School of Journalism, armed services camp newspapers, foreign journalism, journalism scholarships, development of courses, research and surveys, women in journalism, admission requirements, student-produced "spoof" newspapers, and Lucille Bluford (an African-American who was denied access to the MU School of Journalism, 1939-1942).
(7 c.f., 017329, 017330, 017331, 017332, 017177, 017178, 017179)
Note to Researchers: Some of the records included in Series 3 are restricted and can not be made available to the public. See restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 4. - C:11/1/6 (A96-40)
This Series contains microfilm of articles and editorials which won J. C. Penney-Missouri Awards, (1961-1991). These Awards were presented by the J. C. Penney Company Journal (in cooperation with the UMC School of Journalism) to honor outstanding writing by editors and reporters working on women's interest pages. Award categories included fashion and beauty, general excellence, household management, special interest, smaller magazines, and health and nutrition.
(20 MFR, 703, MFC)
Note to Researchers: In 1994, the J. C. Penney-Missouri Awards became the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.

Series 5. - C:11/1/7 (A84-85)
This Series contains administrative records and personal papers of UMC School of Journalism Dean Roy M. Fisher, (ca. 1940-1982). While the bulk of this Series pertains to Fisher's tenure as Dean (1971-1982), records of his earlier years as editor-in-chief of the Chicago Daily News and his military service during World War II are also included. Materials relating to Fisher's tenure as dean include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, photographs, publication drafts, grant applications, legal documents, speech scripts, budget and planning files, affirmative action and accreditation records, and role and scope documents. Topics addressed include alumni activities, salary equalization, promotion and tenure policies, international cooperation programs, cooperation with other departments and schools, the Freedom of Information Center, the Science Communications Program, the Pictures of the Year Competition, Journalism Week, and Dean Fisher's service for various organizations and foundations.
(16 c.f., 073741, 073742, 073743, 073744, 073745, 073711, 073712, 073713, 073714, 073715, 073716, 073841, 073795, 017280, 017281, 017284; 1 Pkg., 106, 4)
Note to Research: Some of the records included in Series 5 are restricted and can not be made available to the public. See restrictions note at the end of this finding aid. For information related to Box 6 of this Series concerning the use of confidential reports (Psychology Report #72) by the Columbia Missourian, see
Series 11, Sub-Group 56 of Record Group 4 UW.

Series 6. - C:11/1/10 (A84-85)
This Series contains records of the UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office pertaining to the Association for Education in Journalism, the Council on Radio Journalism, the Council on Radio and Television Journalism, and the Radio and Television News Director's Association, (1945-1965).
(1 c.f., 015459)

Series 7. - C:11/1/11 (A84-91; A84-97)
This Series contains employer appraisal forms completed in regard to graduates of the UMC School of Journalism as well as journalism schools and programs nation-wide, (1948-1952). These forms were compiled under the auspices of the Accrediting Committee of the American Council on Education in Journalism and are signed by Earl F. English, Dean of the UMC School of Journalism (1951-1970) and a member of the A.C.E.J. Accrediting Committee.
(5 c.f., 017039, 016939, 016941, 016768, 031393)
Note to Research: Some of the records included in Series 7 are restricted and can not be made available to the public. See restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 8. - C:11/1/12 (A97-16; A98-30; A99-48; A00-129; A02-111; A04-123)
This Series contains administrative records of the Multicultural Management Program of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, (1986-1996). Included in Series are the following topics and record types: board of directors meeting minutes and correspondence; program director's correspondence; program proposals and reports; progam newsletters and gazettes; seminar curriculum materials, including case studies, handouts, and outlines; fund-raising; financial reports for grants; budget materials; publicity; brochures and promotional publications of affiliated news companies; seminar and speaker evaluations; and news clipping files. Also included in the Series are photographs of seminar participants and of board members.
(6 c.f., 022399, 101098, 102460, 102461, 102462, 102463)
Note to Research: The Multicultural Management Program, based in the School of Journalism with an outside Board of Directors, was established in 1986 to spur the development of minority media managers and enhance the multicultural understanding of journalists. The Program ran annual month-long (later two-week) sessions for journalists focusing on basic management skills with an emphasis on multiculturalism. The program ceased in 1997.
Note to Archivist: Some box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 9. - C:11/1/NP (A95-158)
This Series contains UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office records. Included in this Series are administrative correspondence, faculty and staff records, personal papers of former faculty members, course materials, and business ledgers of the Missouri Student and the Columbia Missourian. The Series also contains a number of photographs, (ca. 1913-1958), including images of the following individuals: Frank Martin, Earl English, Frank L. Mott, Stratton Brooks, Isidor Loeb, A. Ross Hill, Frederick Middlebush, Frederick Mumford, Henry Severance, Walter Miller, Sara Lockwood Williams, Walter Williams, Homer Croy, Charles G. Ross, George Durno, Carl William Ackermann, Talcott Williams, Marlin Pew, Roy Roberts, E. W. Stephens, George Scott, Alexander Stempels, and William Jennings Bryan, (1916). The photographs also depict the following subjects: Missouri and other regional news editors, (1913), Masonic memorial at grave of Walter Williams, (1958), Journalism monuments on the University of Missouri campus, a visit of British journalists, 50-year anniversary celebration of the School of Journalism, (1958), past-presidents of the Missouri Press Assocations, (1929, 1935), dignitaries from Journalism Week, (1929), the World Press Parliament, (1915), the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, (1949), and Missouri FAX.
(11 and 1/6 c.f.: 11 c.f., 072077, 072078, 072080, 072081, 072085, 072087, 072089, 072259, 072260, 072261, 072262; 1/6 c.f.: B3A, 9, 7)
Note to Research: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 10. - C:11/1/NP (A91-02)
This Series contains UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office administrative records and other materials relating to the Business Journalism Program, (1963-1983). Included in this Series are program correspondence, press releases, annual reports by the Business Journalism Program director, scrapbooks compiled during the first years of the program (1963-1964), reprints of winning Business Journalism Award articles, lists of award contest entrants, photographs of contest entrants and School of Journalism faculty, information on scholarships sponsored by the program, and Reporting Business style guide booklets.
(3 c.f., 035340, 035401, 035402; 1 OSB, 120, 6)
Note to Research: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Former Series #11 C:11/1/9 (A84-91)
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory.This Series contains materials assembled by Elmer Lower during his tenure as vice president and president of ABC-TV News, 1964-1978, several years prior to his appointment as Dean of the School of Journalism in 1982. This Series contains speeches, research materials, news clippings and correspondence from other journalists.

Series 12. - C:11/1/NP (A99-97; A00-07; A15-12)
This Series contains UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office fiscal records, (ca. 1960-1997, 2001-2005). Included in this Series are records pertaining to School of Journalism accreditation, grant proposals, contracts, scholarships [RESTRICTED], awards and prizes.
(4 c.f., 101889, 101890, 115232, 055704)
Note to Research: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 12 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 13. - C:11/1/19 (A05-29; A06-31)
This Series contains records created and received by the Dean's Office of the School of Journalism, (1959-2004). The records consist of construction plans and drawings relating to various projects concerning Neff Hall, Walter Williams Hall, Neff Annex, Gannett Hall, Lee Hills Hall, the KOMU-TV building and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute building, as well as drawings made for various proposals for additions to School of Journalism buildings. Also included in the Series are project manuals for renovation work on Gannett Hall, (2001), and room conversions in Lee Hills Hall, (2001). Additional records in the Series are design and construction correspondence, smaller format copies of some of the plans and drawings, a copy of floor plans for 305 Watson Place, and an artist's rendering of the exterior of the proposed Reynolds Journalism Institute.
(1/6 c.f., 111, 4; 1 OSF, 111, 4; 45 Rolls -
Plans and Blueprint Records Table)
Note to Researcher: The majority of these plans are working or preliminary documents, not as-bid or as-built records.

Series 14. - C:11/1/NP (A00-96; A01-33)
This Series contains correspondence files created by Dean's Office of UMC's School of Journalism, (1989-1995). The files are arranged chronologically and contain administrative memoranda, letters and other outgoing correspondence. Letters in this Series cover such topics as appointments, thank-you's, gift acknowledgments, and student recruitments.
(2 c.f., 043037, 043038)
Note to Research: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 15. - C:11/1/14 (A01-09)
This Series contains University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism Dean's Office student program records, (1983-1995). The records in this Series consist of correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, media articles, pamphlets and brochures, and reports. Programs included in the Series are: New Directions for News (NDN), (1987-1992); Racism, (1987-1988); Minority Recruitment and Retention, (1987-1994); Kodak, (1986-1988); Picture of the Year (POY), (1988-1989); Minority Recruitment and the Knight Program, (1986-1988); Mizzou in the Media, (1986); The Missouri Health and Nutrition Journalism Program, (1986); National Magazine Awards, (1988); Investigative Reporters and Editors, (1983, 1987, 1989); and J. C. Penney Award Program, (1983-1988). Also included in this Series is a brown-monotone print of an unidentified building, a Japanese Calligraphy print, and proof prints of the May 1987 Journalism School Commencement speakers.
(1 c.f., 109788)

Series 16. - C:11/1/15 (A98-110)
This Series holds UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office records generated in the process of the accreditation of the School of Journalism by the American Council on Education for Journalism (ACEJ) from 1961-1962 and 1967-1968 and the Agricultural Journalism Program for 1981. Included in this Series are copies of the Pre-visit Reports completed by the Dean's Office for the Accreditation Committee of the ACEJ as well as faculty information sheets and profiles of Journalism School faculty and staff from 1983 and a compiled report of student enrollment by journalism degree program, 1948-1971.
(1/3 c.f., 113, 3)
Note to Research: Some of the records included in Series 16 are restricted because of personal privacy protections and can not be made fully available to the public. See restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 17. - EMPTY

Series 18. - C:11/1/17 (A02-115; A08-19)
This Series contains records of the UMC School of Journalism's Dean's Office, (1963-2003, bulk 1991-1999). Included in this Series are the following record types and topics: Missouri Honor Medal Award applications; award nominee lists and correspondence, (1991-1998); faculty performance reviews and evaluations [RESTRICTED], (1997-2001); staff evaluations, [RESTRICTED] (1991-1998); event files for Journalism Day; annual faculty reports, (1993-1999); Impression Magazine, (1998); Ironminds.com, (1999-2000); J-School Board of Advisors, (1993); Student Services, (1995-2000); Faculty Meeting minutes, (1991-2002); Faculty Salaries, (2001); Consultation Reports, (1993-1997); Executive Committee meetings, (1999-2003); position searches, including Harte Chair, Knight Editing Chair, Hills Chair and Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Chair, [RESTRICTED] (1996-2003); Reynolds Journalism Institute, (2003-2004); Faculty curricula vitae, (1997-1999); and a clippings file on Lee Hills, (1963-1992).
(4 c.f., 102249, 051107, 051108, 051109)
Note to Research: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 18 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 19. - C:11/1/8 (A03-33)
This Series contains records of the UMC School of Journalism Dean's Office, (1996-1997). Included in the Series are the Dean's incoming and outgoing chronological correspondence, (01/1996-12/1997).
(1 c.f., 043039)
Note to Research: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 20. - C:11/1/18 (A04-119; A08-20; A09-38)
This Series contains records concerning the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), (1989-2000). The records consist of printed and duplicated material, including membership directories and conference programs. Among the programs are SABEW's annual conference, (1991-2000), the Annual Conference on Technology, (1997-2000), and the Conference on Personal Finance, (1996, 1998-2000). Also included in the Series are issues of SABEW's publication The Business Journalist, Best in Business and Spot News Contest material, (1995-1999), a press release regarding an endowed Business Journalism professorship in the School of Journalism, (1998), and an annual report, (1998).
(5 and 1/3 c.f.: 1/3 c.f., 107, 6; 4 c.f., 117226, 119191, 119192, 119193, 119190)
Note to Researcher: The Society of American Business Editors and Writers was founded 1964. In 1984 the Society's offices were officially situated in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The Society's website can be found at the following URL:
http://sabew.org.

Series 21. - C:11/1/20 (A07-23)
This Series contains records created and/or received by the Development unit of the Office of the Dean in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, (1989-1997). The records consist of correspondence, reports, proposals, architectural plan copies, and photographs; and pertain to Lee Hills Hall, including the Master Plan for Expansion, a space-needs assessment, and artwork for the dedication.
(1 c.f., 066191)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 22. - C:11/1/21 (A08-94; A13-02; A15-41)
This Series contains records created and received by the Office of the Dean of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism (ca. 1962-2014). The records consist of retired and terminated faculty personnel files [RESTRICTED], including evaluations, performance reviews, promotion and tenure records, awards and honors, and curricula vitae. The Series includes some records for instructors.
(9 c.f., 039129, 039255, 039266, 126027, 126028, 126029, 126030, 053209, 053210)
Note to Researcher: Series 22 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 23. - C:11/1/22 (A10-64)
This Series contains records created and received by the Office of the Dean and other units of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (1909-2008). The records consist of correspondence, completed questionnaires, printed and duplicated material, newspaper clippings, speeches, press releases, and photographs and negatives. Many of the records in this Series pertain to School of Journalism alumni and faculty, including individual student [RESTRICTED] and faculty [RESTRICTED] files. The Series also contains records related to the following topics: the 50th Anniversary of the School of Journalism, (1958), including committee files and publicity records; completed alumni directory questionnaires, (ca. 1948); Women in Journalism, (1958-1959); and the Visiting Instructor Program (1958).
(9 c.f., 080851, 080852, 080853, 080854, 080855, 080856, 080857, 080858, 080865)
Note to Researcher: Series 23 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.
The records that constitute this Series were transferred to University Archives by School of Journalism faculty member Steve Weinberg, who collected them from various locations within the School for use in the research for his centennial history of the School.

Series 24. - C:11/1/23 (A11-35)
This Series contains administrative records created and received by the Office of the Dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (1974-2005, bulk 2000-2004). The records consist of faculty position searches, (1999-2004) [RESTRICTED], faculty meeting minutes, (1974-1990), Dean's Council meeting minutes, (1996-2003), Executive Committee, (2003-2005), the Harte Professorship, (1993-1998) [RESTRICTED], and correspondence of the Dean, (2001-2004).
(3 c.f., 002210, 002211, 003879)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 24 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 25. - C:11/1/24 (A12-44)
This Series contains administrative and historical records created and received by the Office of the Dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (1976-2007). The records consist of the following types and topics: photographs, Honor Medal winners, Journalism Week, Lee Hills Hall, Gannett Hall, Reynolds Journalism Institute, and the jnews newsletter.
(1 c.f., 040998)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 26. - C:11/1/25 (A13-71)
This Series contains administrative and other records created by the Davenport Fellowship Program in Economic Reporting in the Business Journalism Program of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (1975-1993). The records consist of proposals, annual reports, photographic prints, negatives, and slides, printed and duplicated material, and correspondence.
(1 c.f., 053364)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 27. - C:11/1/26 (A14-05; A17-30)
This Series contains administrative records of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (2004-2010). The records consist of syllabi for courses offered in the School of Journalism. The Series also contains curriculum change records, (2004).
(5 c.f., 042702, 042703, 113111, 018156, 018153)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 28. - C:11/1/27
This Series contains miscellaneous records of the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., (1986-1987). The records consist of accounting reports issued by Williams Keepers, Certified Public Accountants.
(1 FF, 725, 2, 3 Small Holdings Box 2)

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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