Beetle Bailey, one of Mizzou's most famous alumnus

Happy Birthday,

Beetle Bailey

The Savitar, Volume 101, 1995

Beetle Bailey®, one of Mizzou's most famous alumnus, turns 50 this fall. Although Beetle® never stepped foot in a campus classroom, he now occupies a prominent place on the MU campus. A sculpture of Beetle's® residing on campus commemorates Beetle® beginnings on the MU campus. The creation of Addison Morton Walker, a 1948 MU alumnus, Beetle's® character was derived, in part, from a campus hangout called "The Shack," whose colorful atmosphere was enjoyed by generations of college students. Walker's early work also includes contributions to ShowMe, a student publication, and the Savitar, the MU college yearbook.

Click here for information about the Sculpture
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The Sculpture
Click here for examples of Walker's early work
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ShowMe Covers
Click here to see 'The Shack' through the years
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The Shack

For inquiries about "The Shack" drawing please contact Joe Franke, Columbia, MO
Sources: The Joe Franke Collection; Jane Espy Meyer Memorabilia Collection; The University Archives Vertical Files.

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