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There are numerous audio formats in the collections of University Archives. These formats include magnetic tape (e.g., 1/4-inch reel-to-reel; 1/8-inch cassette; micro-cassette; 35mm), disc (e.g., phonodiscs of various speeds, including 'acetate' or 'instantaneous' discs), and optical (e.g., compact disc; cd-recordable).
Due to the play-back equipment necessary to reproduce sound from some of these formats, not all audio recordings held by University Archives can be played back in-house. University Archives will attempt to faciliate access to recordings in the collections as much as possible.

Note to Researchers: The University of Missouri-Columbia campus Record Groups below are denoted by a 'C' prefix (such as C:1/25/2). University of Missouri System-Wide and Central Administration Record Groups contain a 'UW' prefix (as in UW:4/0/2).

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University-Wide Records

UW:0/4/1 Series 1
UM System; University General; Oral History Interviews, 1971-1978

This collection contains oral history interviews on standard audio cassette tapes conducted with individuals whose lives and careers have been important to the University of Missouri.

UW:4/2/1 Series 1
UM System; Presidents' Office; John C. Weaver Administrative Records, 1967

This collection contains an audio recording of Mr. Koeppler's speech at President John C. Weaver's inaugural dinner

UW:4/2/4 Series 4
UM System; Presidents' Office; John C. Weaver Administrative Records, 1970

This collection contains an audio tape recording of a statement issued by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, announcing John C. Weaver's election as President of the University of Wisconsin.

UW:4/2/5 Series 5
UM System; Presidents' Office; John C. Weaver Administrative Records, 1967-1970

This collection contains an audio tape recording of President Weaver's resignation statement and subsequent press conference.

UW:4/27/4 Series 3
UM System; President's Office; Vice President for Research; Reports, 1973

This Series holds records of the University of Missouri Office of Vice President for Research, including a two-record set of 33 rpm phonograph recordings that contains 16 episodes of the UM-System Water Resources Research Center radio program, "On The Water-Front."

UW:4/72/9 Series 24
UM System; President's Office; Missouri Cooperative Extension Services (1979-2003) / Outreach and Extension (1993-2003); Administrative Records, ca. 1989

This collection contains audio tapes and artwork generated by the Cooperative Extension Services. Included in this Series is an original print and cassette audio tape documenting the 75th anniversary of University of Missouri Extension, (ca. 1989), as well as audiotapes entitled "University of Missouri Extension Jingle," (n.d.) and "Governor Carnahan Proclaims University Extension Week 1996." The Series also includes a slide and tape presentation with the script of "University Extension 75th Anniversary," (2/13/1989).

UW:4/141/17 Series 2
UM-System; President's Office; University Relations; Administrative Records, 1972-1991

This collection contains records of the University of Missouri University Relations Office. FF 3 of Box 2 contains an audio tape of the President's News Conference on April 19, 1989.

UW:4/142/1 Series 1
UM System; President's Office; University Relations; Audio Records, 1968-1976

The collection consists of 1/4", 7" reel audio tapes of "University Close-Up," a University sponsored radio program.

UW:4/142/2 Series 2
UM System; President's Office; University Relations; Audio Records, 1970

This collection is comprised of the taped proceedings (1/4" audio, 7" reel) of the RFK Memorial Symposium on the Mass Media.

UW:4/142/3 Series 3
UM System; President's Office; University Relations; Audio Records, 1971-1988

The collection includes audio tapes of President Ratchford's June 1971 Commencement Speech (1/4" audio, 5" reel), the 1973 State of the University Meeting (3 reels, 1/4" audio, 7" reel), and an audio tape of the House Agriculture Committee Hearing on the UM Budget (1/4" audio, 7" reel), June 2, 1975. The collection also contains a 33 1/3 rpm phonograph recording of a collection of Water Resources Research Center radio spots entitled "On the Water-Front," (1973), and recordings (audio cassette) generated by the University Relations in cooperation with University Extension covering a broad range of topics including Missouri agriculture, legislative relations, low input farming, gerontology, and the rural crisis.

UW:4/142/4 Series 4
UM System; President's Office; University Relations; Audio Records, 1970-1991

This collection contains 1/4" audio reels and audio cassettes of Board of Curators meetings, press conferences, and a series of Open Meetings programs.

UW:4/151/3
UM-System; President's Office; University of Missouri Press; Recordings, 1968-1977

This collection contains phonograph recordings produced by the University of Missouri Press. The recordings are of musical performances and of spoken poetry. The recordings are on 12-inch or 7-inch discs, recorded at 33 1/3 speed in mono or stereo.

Columbia Campus Records

C:0/3/21 Series 10
UMC; University General; Alumni Association; Publications, 1993-1994
The Series consists of a copy of The African-American Experience at the University of Missouri and fifteen audio cassette tapes of interviews used to produce the book.

C:0/3/NP Series 3
UMC; University General; Alumni Association; Photographs, Films, and Related Materials, 1993

This collection contains film and audio-visual slide show versions of a promotional presentation entitled Capture the Spirit 1993.

C:0/7/3 Series 3
UMC; University General; Anniversaries and Centennial; Anniversary and Dedication Records and Memorabilia, 1890-1990

This collection contains reels of 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audio tape relating to the University's Seventy-fifth Anniversary (1914).

C:0/46/41 Series 12
UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Non-alumni Memorabilia, ca. 1985

This collection contains a microcassette audio tape recording of a phone interview done with renowned track athlete and University of Missouri Alumnus Jackson V. Scholz who received a Bachelor of Journalism in 1920.

C:1/17/3 Series 14
UMC; Administration; Barbara S. Uehling; Chancellors Barbara S. Uehling and Herbert W. Schooling Administrative Records, 1978-1985

This collection contains audio cassette tapes of Grievance Hearing proceedings.

C:1/18/1 Series 5
UMC; Administration; Chancellors' Records, 1987-1992

This Series contains records created or received by the UMC Chancellor's Office during the tenure of Haskell M. Monroe Jr., including one phonograph record.

C:1/29/2
UMC; Administration; Office of Equal Opportunity; Audio and Video Tapes, 1976-1990

This collection contains audio cassette tapes generated by the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of Equal Opportunity holding recordings of speeches, including one by Dr. Clarence Thomas.

C:1/30/NP Series 7
UMC; Administration; Missouri Kidney Program; Administration Records, 1983-1992

This collection contains records of the UMC Missouri Kidney Program, including cassette audio tapes of technical reviews and panel discussions.

C:1/71/1
UMC; Administration; Office of the Dean of Students; Administrative Records, 1906-1980

This collection contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of the Dean of Students, the majority of which were created or retained and organized by Dean of Students, Jack Matthews. This collection includes audio cassette tapes.

C:1/141/16 Series 1
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; University of Missouri Sesquicentennial Records, 1988-1989

This collection contains audio tapes of the Shelter Insurance Sesquicentennial Singers and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus.

C:1/141/24 Series 2
UMC; Administration; Office of Public Information; Betty Cook Rottmann Collection, 1957-1987

This collection contains tape recordings of various campus events, such as speeches and programs sponsored by the University.

C:1/142/2 Series 17
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division, 1985-1993

This collection contains motion picture films produced for the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations (formerly Office of Public Information). Included in this Series are nearly three dozen promotional reel-to-reel films, Beta videocassettes, and 1/4-inch audio tape made for O.P.I. by the Blue Sky Communications Corporation (1985-1993). Also included in this Series is one promotional slide show with accompanying audiocassette tapes.

C:1/143/1
UMC; Administration; Office of University Relations; Audio Tapes, 1960-1971

This collection contains 1/4 inch reel-to-reel audio tapes of recordings of University of Missouri musical groups and speeches by University of Missouri President John Weaver and ABC news anchor Howard K. Smith, among others.

C:3/16/5 Series 3
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Faculty Papers, 1855-2002

This collection contains reel-to-reel audio tape of a presentation by University Extension Economist Dr. Coy McNabb entitled "The Problems and the Issues of Concern to the Family Farm" (1979), along with a transcript of the presentation.

C:3/25/5 Series 6
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1969-1976

This collection contains audio tapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Town and Country Place, Point of Interest, Farm and Home Chats, Missouri Forum, Yard and Garden, and Joe Marks Report.

C:3/25/8 Series 9
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1982-1986

This collection contains audio tapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Money Talks and Tel-A-Line, both were programs offering advice on financial matters.

C:3/25/9 Series 8
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1971-1983

This collection contains audio tapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Point of Interest. Tapes for this program from 01/1974 - 02/1976 are not included.

C:3/25/10 Series 17
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1975-1987

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office.

C:3/25/11
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Readers Information Service; Administrative Records, 1976-1987

This collection contains 1/4" 7" reel audio tapes on various topics: careers, blindness, interviews, and volunteer services.

C:3/25/12 Series 7
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1975-1987

This collection contains audio tapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Consumer Tips, a program offering advice on topics related to consumer affairs.

C:3/25/13 Series 12
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1975-1987

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Extension Update, with regular features such as "Keeping Current in Agricultural Extension," "Home Economics Exchange," and "Youth and 4-H Update."

C:3/25/14
UMC; College of Agriculture; Department of Extension Education and Agricultural Editor; Agricultural Editor's Office; Broadcast Audio Tapes, 1973-1986

This collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes, cassette audio tapes, and slide-tape presentations prepared as outreach, entertainment, educational and promotional programs by the Agricultural Editor's Office of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

C:3/25/15 Series 14
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1974-1985

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Joe Marks Reports, a program devoted to agriculture related topics.

C:3/25/16 Series 15
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1968-1987

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Farm and Home Chats, a program dealing with all aspects of farming and farm life.

C:3/25/17 Series 16
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1965-1983

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Town and Country Place, a program dealing with domestic economics, child raising, kitchen safety, life at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and related topics.

C:3/25/19 Series 10
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1972-1982

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of Insect Situation Report, a weekly program dealing with insect pests of concern to farmers and gardeners in Missouri.

C:3/25/20 Series 18
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1989-1993

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this collection are tapes of News Bites, a program offering summaries of news stories pertaining to agricultural issues.

C:3/25/21
UMC; College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Plant and Crop Disease Situation Report Recordings, 1973-1982

This collection contains audio recordings of the weekly radio broadcasts covering the plant and crop disease situation for Missouri during the spring and summer months. The broadcasts are recorded on 5" and 7" reels with 1/4" audio tape.

C:3/25/22 Series 13
UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative and Production Records, 1987

This collection contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this Series are tapes of Tax Tips, with moderator Ken Wright.

C:5/1/8
UMC; College of Human Environmental Sciences; Dean's Office; Photographs and Audio Recordings, 1895-1980

This collection contains a phonograph record, "The Guiding Hand," and an audio tape recording of Professor Bob Jones promoting home economics research.

C:5/14/2
UMC; College of Human Environmental Sciences; Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honors Society; UMC Chapter Records, 1921-1996

This collection pertains to Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honorary professional fraternity in Home Economics, and contains slide and tape audio-visual presentations, and a phonograph recording of Phi Upsilon Omicron songs.

C:6/00/1
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Printed and Duplicated Materials; Special Event Programs and Records, 1996

This collection contains an audio recording of Lloyd B. Thomas lecture by Ken Burns.
Note to Archivist: The audio tape is not intended for duplication. Per the request of Ken Burns, its use is restricted to play-back for research purposes only.

C:6/14/1B
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Faculty and Academic Personnel Records, 1976

This collection contains autobiographical audio tape recordings created by UMC Department of Art Professor and noted Missouri artist, Frederick Shane. Included in this Series are six reel-to-reel tapes on which Shane describes his life and career.

C:6/20/14
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of English; William Harwood Peden Papers, 1937-1994

This collection contains news articles, photographs, posters, microfilm, and audiotapes pertaining to University of Missouri-Columbia Professor Emeritus of English, William Harwood Peden and his work.

C:6/38/4 Series 28
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Faculty and Academic Personnel Records, ca. 1970-1972

This collection contains an audio tape recording of UMC Department of Theatre (formerly Speech and Dramatic Art) Professor Donovan Rhynsburger reading Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

C:6/38/7
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of Speech and Dramatic Art; Henry Donovan Rhynsburger Collection, 1885-1992, bulk 1920-1960

This collection contains records and memorabilia of the UMC Department of Speech and Dramatic Art, including a radio interview with Rhynsburger concerning his experience directing George C. Scott in a 1950 UMC production of The Winslow Boy on a Inch audio tape.

C:6/38/16
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of Communications; Phonograph Recordings, 1938-1954

This collection contains one-hundred and eighteen phonograph records, mostly 'acetate' or 'instantaneous' discs, produced by the University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Communication. The records in this collection contain lectures by UMC Professors, intercollegiate debates, speech class recordings, and addresses by prominent individuals, such as President Harry S Truman.

C:8/3/1
UMC; College of Education; Associate Dean's Office; Charles Houston Koelling Files, 1975-1983

This collection contains files of Dean of Administration and Continuing Professional Education, Charles H. Koelling, including audio tape cassettes titled "Reading and Language Arts" and a tape-recorded speech by Loran G. Townsend.

C:8/12/NP Series 2
UMC; College of Education; Department of Special Education; Administrative Records, 1993-1994

This collection contains administrative records created by the College of Education's Special Education Department, including audio cassettes of the Faculty meetings.

C:9/16/3 Series 3
UMC; College of Engineering; Memorabilia, 1987

This Series contains one cassette tape entitled, "UMC Engineering Croft Lecture-1987: Dixie Lee Ray." The Croft Lecture is an annual event made possible by a gift from the late Helen and Huber O. Croft.

C:11/6/5, C:11/6/6 Series 4
UMC; School of Journalism; KOMU-TV; Administrative Records, 1961-1992

This collection holds audio and video tapes of the UMC School of Journalism's Missouri Forum television program.

C:11/10/2 Series 2
UMC; School of Journalism; Faculty Papers, ca. 1954-1986

This Series contains material pertaining to the career of UMC Journalism Professor, Jo Ann Dickerson, including audio cassette tapes of Professor Dickerson lecturing.

C:11/12/3
UMC; School of Journalism; Museum and Library Collection, 1717-1980

This collection includes four 12-inch transcription disc recordings of the Charles Ross portrait presentation, 2/12/1952. Ross was a graduate of the University, a School of Journalism faculty member and Press Secretary to President Truman.

C:16/1/3 Series 4
UMC; College of Public and Community Services; Dean's Office; Administrative Records, 1965-1988

This collection contains one audio/visual slide-tape presentation.

C:16/4/1 Series 1
UMC; College of Public and Community Services; Department of Recreation and Park Administration; Administrative Records, 1952-1976

This collection contains materials regarding the evaluation of existing area recreational opportunities and improvements to those facilities, including phonograph records.

C:16/6/2
UMC; College of Public and Community Services; Faculty Records; C. David Anderson Lecture Tapes, 1975-1976

This collection contains magnetic tape recordings of lectures on justice, censorship, law, and ethics presented by Professor of Regional and Community Affairs C. David Anderson.

C:20/3/1 Series 1
UMC; Libraries; Friends of the Library; Organizational Records and Photographs, 1967, 1974-1976
This Series contains records of the Friends of the Library/Libraries, an organization composed of alumnus and other interested individuals dedicated to encouraging the giving of time, books, and money to nurture the growth of the University Library and the library of the State Historical Society, including audio recordings of some of the annual meetings.

C:22/4/1 Series 1
MC; Student Life and Activities; Honor Societies and Fraternities-Sororities, 1897-1993

This collection contains six oral history cassette tapes containing descriptions of the founding and early years of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Library and Informational Science Honor Society, Phi Mu, Psi Chapter. Among the speakers is Ralph Parker, first Dean of the MU School of Library and Informational Science.

C:25/4/NP Series 1
UMC; Agricultural Experiment Station; Faculty Papers, 1969-1993

This Series contains the research and professional scientific papers of Professor of Biochemistry Charles W. Gehrke, including audio tapes of meeting and teaching presentations.

C:31/2/11
UMC; Intercollegiate Athletics; Audio Reels/Tapes; Football, 1962-1974

This collection contains audio reels and tapes related to the University of Missouri-Columbia Intercollegiate Athletics Football Program. Contents of individual reels/cassette tapes include broadcasts of games, a tribute to the 1962 UMC Tiger football team (aired on KMOX, narrated by Jack Buck, play-by-play by Harry Caray), and interviews with prominent members of the MU football program.

C:31/4/7
UMC; Intercollegiate Athletics; Memorabilia, 1963

This Series contains two 7 1/2 inch reel to reel recordings of the 4th quarter and post game interviews from a KMOX broadcast of the September 18, 1963 football game against Arkansas, featuring play by play by Harry Caray.

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