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Record Group: 22 C|
Record Sub-Group: 25
Records Title: UMC; Student Life and Activities; Official Student Organizations and Associations; Legion of Black Collegians; Administrative Records
Dates: 1975-1995, bulk 1981-1991
Volume: 2 and 1/3 cubic feet, 2.92 linear feet; 1 OSF; 1 OSP
Scope and Content Note
African-American and other administrators, faculty, staff, and members of the local community photographed in the 1980s include Erma Ballenger, Elliot Battle, George Brooks, Lois Bryant, Walter Daniels, William Dye, Sherry Hanes, Ben Johnson, John Jones, Joyce Jones, Vivian King, Joanne Koslen, Mary McDonald, Sheila McDonald, Marian Oldham, Al Plummer, Beulah Ralph, Willie Robinson, Gene Robertson, Melvin Smith, Arvarah Strickland, Ted Tarkow, and Dan Viets
The Sub-Group also includes photographs of notable civil rights leaders who were on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri. Among these prominent figures were Mary Berry, Warren Bass, Julian Bond, Vinie Burrows, James E. Carter, William Clay, Clamma Dale, Abbie Hoffman, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Harriette McAdoo, Reverend Leon Sullivan, Phillip E. Walker, and Andrew Young
The Legion was organized in 1968 with the intent to give African-American students of the University of Missouri-Columbia a voice in student government. According to the LBC, the goals of the organization are to act as an advocate for positive change, a resource for black students, a service organization, and to maintain a good working relationship with University administrators. All black undergraduate students of the university are considered members. It worked closely with the Office of Minority Affairs and with the Black Culture Center (BCC), along with the Missouri Students Association (MSA) in the promotion of black campus life. In 1977 the LBC began the Big Eight (now Big 12) Conference on Black Student Government.In 1992, the LBC became the official black student government, and started receiving funding from every undergraduate out of student activity fees as the result of a successful referendum among university students. The group acts as a social and political organization to promote the African-American experience. Among its activities are fashion shows, parties, and campaigns to eliminate racial inequalities on campus. The LBC also acts as an umbrella organization for other African-American groups on campus.
Series Descriptions:This Record Sub-Group is divided into eight record series. Arrangement within individual series is chronological. Series One contains documents concerning the organization of the Legion. This series includes constitutions, proposed amendments, ballots, and lists of officers. Series Two contains correspondence sent and received by the LBC, along with records of the 1989 executive board. Most of the correspondence is from the 1989-1990 academic year. Series Three includes records concerning public programs and activities of the LBC. Posters about LBC-sponsored activities are included in this series. Series Four holds clippings from newspapers, and pamphlets held by the LBC concerning other African-American organizations. Series Five contains photographs and slides concerning activities of the LBC and events of interest to the black population of the University. All except one of the photographs are in black and white. Series Six is composed of two Sub-Series, each holding records of other organizations besides the LBC. The first Sub-Series holds records of the Students Organized for Service, a volunteer organization dedicated to community service. The second Sub-Series holds the 1989 constitution of Students Organized Against Racism of Missouri University. Series Seven includes awards won by the LBC. Series Eight includes textile objects.
FF 1 - Constitutions and Amendments, 1975, 1981
FF 2 - Lists of Officers, Ballots, and Other Organizational Records, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995
Box 1 (cont'd)
FF 3 - Correspondence, 1982, 1983, 1989
FF 4 - Correspondence, 1989-1990, 1994-1995
FF 5 - Candidate's Correspondence, 1980, 1989, 1991, 1994-1995
Box 1 (cont'd)
FF 6 - Announcements and Signs, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1995
Series Three - Programs and Activities (cont'd)
OSF 1Signed Broadside announcing Ruby Dee as speaker in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day; Signed Broadside announcing Professor Clayborne Carson as speaker in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Box 1 (cont'd)
FF 7 - Clippings and Pamphlets
FF 1 - African American Cheerleaders, Marching Mizzou Members, and Golden Girl, ca. 1981-1983
FF 2 - African American Dancer (male), n.d.
FF 3 - African American Faculty and Staff, ca. 1980s
FF 4 - African American Students at MU, ca. 1980s
FF 5 - Bass, Warren, Baton Twirler, n.d.
FF 6 - Black Culture Center "Open House," n.d.
FF 7 - Black History Month: "The Afro-American and the Constitution, Colonial Times to Present," featuring Dr. Mary Frances Berry in Gannett Auditorium, 02/1987
FF 8 - "Black History and the U.S. Constitution," Display Cases, 1983
FF 9 - Black Theatre Workshop, 05/1982
FF 10 - Blind Boone Drill Team, ca. 1984-1985
FF 11 - Bond, Julian, at Black Culture Center, n.d.
FF 12 - Candlelight Vigil by the Columns, n.d.
FF 13 - Campus Buildings, (color photographs), ca. 1979-1984
FF 14 - Campus Buildings, (black and white photographs), ca. mid-1980s
FF 15 - Campus Life Scenes Featuring African American Students, ca. 1978-1982
FF 16 - Carter, James E., Outside Hearnes Center, n.d.
FF 17 - Columbia Residents (including Police Chief William Dye), n.d.
FF 18 - Contact Sheet: Abbie Hoffman Speaking at Jesse Auditorium, (Al Nixon, photographer), 09/22/1983
FF 19 - Contact Sheet: African American Staff; Dance Instruction, n.d.
FF 20 - Contact Sheet: Benjamin Hooks Speaks at Jesse Auditorium, 1982
FF 21 - Contact Sheet: Black Culture Center "Open House," ca. early 1980s
FF 22 - Contact Sheet: Faculty (Al Nixon, photographer), n.d.
FF 23 - Contact Sheet: Homecoming King & Queen; Football game, (Al Nixon, photographer), 10/22/1983
FF 24 - Contact Sheet: Native African Apparel, n.d.
FF 25 - Contact Sheet: Minority Journalism (MJA) Workshop, (Al Nixon, photographer), 02/16/1984
FF 26 - Contact Sheet: Prime Time, 02/1982
FF 27 - Contact Sheet: Simultaneous Membership Program, (Al Nixon, photographer), 1983
FF 28 - Contact Sheet: Students Interviewed in Prime Time's "Lenstalk," 1982
FF 29 - Contact Sheet: Tiger Hotel; Birthday Party, and Ritchie Ponquinette, (Al Nixon, photographer), 11/1983
FF 30 - Contact Sheet: Willie Robinson, KOPN, (Al Nixon, photographer), 04/1984
FF 31 - Contact Sheets: "11 Zulu," (Al Nixon, photographer), 12/02/1983
FF 32 - Contact Sheets: Football, (Al Nixon, photographer), 1983
FF 33 - Contact Sheets: Marching Mizzou; Cheerleaders; Football Games; Men's Basketball Games, ca. 1980-1984
FF 34 - Contact Sheets: Speakers and Performers, n.d.
FF 35 - Contact Sheets: Unidentified African American Students, n.d.
FF 36 - Discussion by African Americans at Meeting, ca. 1985-1989
FF 37 - Football, ca. 1981-1982
FF 38 - Football, ca. 1982
FF 39 - Football, 1984
FF 40 - Football: Illinois vs. MU, 1983
FF 41 - Football: Kevin Potter, 1981
FF 42 - Hooks, Benjamin, Executive Director of the NAACP, Speaks at Jesse Auditorium, 02/01/1982
FF 43 - Jackson, Jesse, n.d.
FF 44 - Job Fair at Memorial Union, 1987
FF 45 - Marching Mizzou, ca. 1981-1984
FF 46 - McAdoo, Harriette, "Symposium on the Black American Family," Memorial Union, 02/19/1987
FF 47 - Meeting Involving African American Students at Jesse Wrench Auditorium, ca. 1978-1982
FF 48 - Meeting with Dr. Harriette McAdoo, ca. 1987
FF 49 - Men's Basketball, ca. 1981-1983
FF 50 - Men's Basketball, Prince Bridges, n.d.
FF 51 - Members of Kappa Alpha Psi, ca. 1981
FF 52 - Negatives: African American Student Life, ca. 1980s
FF 53 - Negatives: Campus Buildings, (color negatives), ca. 1979-1984
FF 54 - Negatives: Marching Mizzou; Football; Men's Basketball, ca. 1980-1984
FF 55 - Negatives: Speakers and Performers, ca. 1980s
FF 56 - Negatives: University Staff, ca. 1977-1982
FF 57 - Nigerian Track Students, n.d.
FF 58 - Oldham, Marian, (first African American on the Board of Curators), ca. 1980-1985
FF 59 - Perplexing Color Photograph of Coffee Mug and Telephone, n.d.
FF 60 - Photograph for the Story "She," n.d.
FF 61 - Printed Program for Warren Robbins' Lecture, "Picasso, Klee, and the African Connection;" Photograph of "Pair of Standing Figures," Ivory Coast, Senufo, appearing on Program Cover, n.d.
FF 62 - Publication Photographs, n.d.
FF 63 - Publicity Materials for the Presentation "Walk Together Children" by Vinie Burrows, (Sponsored by the Legion of Black Collegians and Minority Student Programs), 09/13/1983
FF 64 - Publicity Photographs: Warren Bass; William Clay; Clamma Dale; Phillip E. Walker; and Andrew Young, n.d.
FF 65 - Reverend Leon Sullivan, Views Regarding Apartheid and also the "Sullivan Principles," 02/21/1986
FF 66 - Student of the Month, ca. 1981-1987
FF 67 - Unidentified African American Students, ca. 1980s
FF 68 - Unidentified Speakers and Performers, n.d.
FF 69 - Unidentified Staff Photographed on the Job, ca. 1977-1982
FF 70 - Volleyball: Ritchie Ponquinette, ca. 1982
FF 71 - Women's Basketball, ca. 1982-1983
FF 72 - Young, Andrew, Speaker for Black History Month, 02/1987
FF 73 - Black and White Contact Sheets, 1983-1984
FF 74 - Black and White Contact Sheets with Negatives of unidentified speakers, students, and faculty members, ca. 1984
FF 75 - Black and White Negatives, Regina Sharard, BCC Director; Talent show rehearsal; Unidentified speakers and performers; LBC reception held at the BCC; Shantytown demonstration on Francis Quadrangle, ca. 1984
FF 76 - Black and White Prints, LBC advisor Paulette Grimes interviewing unidentified person; NAACP president Benjamin Hooks speaking at MSA/LBC event; "Shantytown" demonstration against South Africa's apartheid policies; LBC fashion show; faculty; and staff, ca. 1984
FF 77 - Black and White Prints, photographs illustrate activities of the LBC at UMC during the mid-1980s and people associated with the LBC. Included are photographs of a protest over university investments in apartheid South Africa, protest of Shell Oil for its South African investments, open house at the Black Culture Center, LBC fashion show, the Big Eight Conference on Black Student Government, BCC Coordinator Regina Sherard, and Rev. Leon Sullivan speaking on South Africa, and ten members of the Board of Curators including Marian O’Fallon Oldham. The color print is of the 1994 Black Homecoming court, 1993-1994
FF 78 - Color Slides, LBC members on campus steps, 1975; Big Eight Conference on Black Student Government, 1978; Unidentified group picture, 1978; Two men in an office, 1978; Unidentified speakers at conference, 1978; Black and white men shaking hands, 1978; Instructor leading seminar, 1978; Columbia churches, 1978; Black Magic hair salon, 1978; Black Culture House, 1978; "Blind" Boone Center, 1978; Church choir, 1978; Barbecue restaurant, 1978; Reception at BCC, 1978; Recreational basketball game, 1978; Children in classroom, 1978; Public school, 1978; People in swimming pool, 1978; Buildings around Columbia and on UMC campus, 1978; Historical exhibit titled "Blacks in the Westward Movement," 1978; and Woman pouring punch at BCC, ca. 1975, 1978, 1979
Box 1 (cont'd)
FF 14 - Students Organized for Service (S.O.S.) Constitution, Member Lists, and Records of Activities, 1990, 1993, 1994
FF 15 - Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) Constitution, 1989
Box 1 (cont'd)
FF 16 - Certificate, 1989
Series Seven - Awards (cont'd)
Trophies and Plaques, 1989-1994
Series Seven - Awards (cont'd)
Box 3 (cont'd)
ITEM 1 - Textile Ephemera: White sweatshirt, size large, "Show Me... A NEW Mizzou Black to the Future LBC 1988 Homecoming, 1988
ITEM 2 - Textile Ephemera: White sheet banner with red paint, "MU DIVEST BLOOD $" (held in front of Memorial Union), n.d.
Copyright © Curators of the University of Missouri 1997 - 2002
Published by: University Archives muarchives.missouri.edu/
Originally Prepared by Paul Graf, et. al.: May 2000, August 2001
Revised: 28 January 2010