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Record Group: 0 C
Record Sub-Group: 13
Records Title: UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Non-alumni Memorabilia
Volume: 2 and 1/2 cubic feet, 3.125 linear feet; 8 Env; 1 MFR; 4 OSB; 1 Sleeve
Scope and Content Note
This Record Sub-Group contains items of University of Missouri memorabilia donated or transferred to the UMC Archives' holdings from non-alumni sources.
Former Series #1 C:0/46/3 (A82-60; A91-121)
University General; Memorabilia; Luther M. Defoe
This summary description has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the new location. This collection contains materials collected by Mrs. Cora Eitzen Defoe during the tenure of her husband, Luther M. Defoe, as a faculty member at the University of Missouri, (1906-1939).
Series 2 - C:0/46/3a (A82-60)
This Series has been incorporated into C:0/46/3. It contains microfilmed copies of newsprint originally forming Box 4 of C:0/46/3. It was relocated when C:0/46/3 was prepared as a full inventory in June 2004.
Former Series #3 C:0/46/15 (A78-3)
UMC; University General; William L. Bradshaw Memorabilia
This Series has been relocated to a new page. Please follow this link to reach the new location. This former series contains various memorabilia donated by Mrs. William L. Bradshaw, widow of MU professor of Political Science and Dean of Business and Public Administration Dr. William L. Bradshaw, 1904-1979.
Series 4 - C:0/46/5 (A85-108)
This Series contains microfilmed copies of items of historical interest (1904-1966). Included in the Series are a series of obituaries of faculty and staff at UMC (1934-1966), material on the presidents that includes personal and business correspondence of Presidents Shannon (1850-1856), Read (1866-1876), Laws (1876-1889), Williams (1930-1935), and Middlebush (1935-1954); newspaper clippings that cover the history of the University and Columbia, as well as recommendations on future UMC programs (1920), minutes of Board of Curators meetings, and course changes. Also included in this Series are records concerning the origin of the UMC song Alma Mater, the origin of the state seal and University Bell, the history of the Barton monument, photographs, lithographs and photostats of various documents relating to the history of the University.
(1 MFR, 703, MFC)
Series 5 - C:0/49/7 (A89-31; A14-10; A14-49)
This Series holds copies of booklets of photographic prints, (ca. 1910-1949). Among the titles are Souvenir of Picturesque Columbia the Athens of Missouri (1910-1915) and Columbia the Coming City of Central Missouri (1910). Both booklets include photographs of the University of Missouri campus as well as of points of interest in Columbia and the surrounding area. Also included in this Series are three copies of a leather-bound souvenir booklet of views of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1949).
(2 Env., B3A, C1, 1)
Note to Researcher: See Series 1 above for a copy of Picturesque Columbia, Souvenir Gems of 1900.
Former Series #6 C:0/22/2 (A99-8)
University General; Francis Quadrangle; Administrative Records
This Series has been relocated to a new page. Please follow this link to reach the new location. This former Series contains items commemorating the Francis Quadrangle Centennial, 1995.
Series 7 - C:0/46/23
This Series holds a five-page biographical sketch of Marie Louise Hunter Gwynn, (n.d.). Gwynn's husband, Joseph K. Gwynn, donated funds to establish the original Home Economics Building (Gwynn Hall) as a memorial to Mrs. Gwynn. The letter was written by Mrs. Doris Crump Bradshaw, who was married to a relative of Mrs. Gwynn's.
(1 Env., 122, 6)
Series 8 - C:0/46/24 (A01-148)
This Series contains UMC employee parking permit information, traffic and parking regulations, and faculty/staff parking permits (plastic hang tags) issued by the office of Parking and Transportation Services, (1998--).
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 1)
Series 9 - C:0/46/25 (A99-94)
This Series contains announcements (ca. 1930) of University of Kansas vs. University of Missouri football game parties hosted by Kansas City chapters of the Sigma Chi Psi fraternity.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 1)
Series 10 - C:0/46/26 (A99-99)
This Series contains two half-pint drink containers (ca. 1950) for chocolate milk and orange drink produced by the UMC Dairy Department.
(1/3 c.f., B3A, C2, 4)
Note to Researcher: For a glass milk bottle distributed by the Department of Dairy Husbandry in the University's College of Agriculture, ask University Archives staff about collection C:3/22/16.
Series 11. - C:0/46/37 (A02-150)
This Series contains memorabilia given to the Office of Visitor Relations in October 2002 by an anonymous walk-in donor, (1895 and 1952). The Series contains one "Official Souvenir Programme" football program for the MU vs. KU Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1895 football game, (1895). The program is brown and white and in the shape of a football; also, the pages are connected by black and gold ribbons. The program has the name "Nellie Kitchens" written on the front; Nellie Mae Kitchens was a 1919 (BS Education) and 1927 (MA Arts and Science) graduate of the University. Also contained in this Series is a maroon scrapbook with 28 black-and-white photographs, sized 6"x8," (05/19/1952). The photographs document a 1952 "panty-raid," in which groups of men entered women's dormitories in search of undergarments.
(1 Sleeve, B23, 1, 1; 1 OSB, B3A, 7, 3)
Note to Archivist: The football program is stored in a sleeve with other football programs in collection C:31/00/2, Box 1, FF 1 located in B23, 1, 1. Also, see accession register for listing of other materials contained in the original transfer.
Series 12. - C:0/46/41 (A03-17)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri received from an anonymous, non-alumni donor. The memorabilia (ca. 1985) consists of 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.
(1 Env., 725, 1, 3 Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: A digital transfer of the interview was made in January 2006 and is available on a CD-R stored in 704 Lewis Hall.
Series 13. - C:0/47/18 (A03-39)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri received on loan from Robert Todd III. The Series consists of a 4" x 5 1/4" oval daguerreotype of Robert Barr Todd, (1826-1901), one of the first graduates of the University of Missouri. A pencil inscription on the reverse reads: "Grandfather Judge Robert Barr Todd Supreme Court New Orleans La." The daguerreotype dates to late in Todd's life. To view the daguerreotype, click here.
(1 Env., 704, 1, 1)
Note to Archivist: For specifics of the loan, see the box list in Room 723 or the appropriate donor file.
Note to Research: For additional information on Robert Barr Todd, see Record Group 4 UW; Sub-Group 74; Series 9. For a photograph of Todd, see Record Group 1 C; Sub-Group 56.
Series 14. - C:0/46/46 (A03-109)
This Series contains memorabilia related to the University of Missouri, (1965). The Series consists of a University Activities Calendar for the school year 1965-1966, produced by Columbia merchants and businesses. The calendar includes, among others, dates for University registration, start of classes and exams, Homecoming, and Spring Commencement. Also included in the booklet are advertisements from the various sponsors.
(1 FF, 725, 1, 3 Small Holdings Box 1)
Series 15. - C:0/46/48 (A04-06; A06-20)
This Series contains memorabilia related to the University of Missouri, (1835-1919). The Series consists mainly of correspondence of George Dorr Foote, of Stephen St. John, and of John Rainwater, (1917-1919). Also included in the Series is the Foote family bible, (1865), tintypes of George Dorr Foote and his wife Abigail Jane Foote, (ca. 1865), a photograph of John Rainwater, (ca. 1917), and a cuff from Abigail Jane Foote's wedding dress. Included in the George Foote correspondence is a letter dated 18 November, 1841 in which mention is made of Foote's work on the construction of Academic Hall: "we have got the wings of the University up and are busy putting the roof on. I am in hopes that we shall be able to get the building completed whith [sic] in our contract and make something for our work." The Series also contains two buckles from the closing straps of George Foote's trunk used during the time of his work on Academic Hall.
(1 c.f., B3A, 7, 3; 1 OSF, B3A, 7C, 3)
Note to Researcher: George Dorr Foote, (1810-1881), was a farmer and contractor who moved from the state of New York to Illinois, settling in Pittsfield where, in 1835, he married Abigail Jane St. John, (1816-1905), daughter of Stephen St. John, (1785-1841). Foote worked on the construction of Academic Hall on the campus of the State University of Missouri and built a house for himself in Columbia during that period. John Rainwater, (1891-1984), was the grandson of George Dorr Foote. Additional genealogical information is attached to the collection's box list.
Note to Archivist: This collection was donated by Thomas Rittenburg and Ed Bulgin in the names of George Dorr Foote's granddaughters Ethel Elizabeth Rainwater Gillison and Ida Mae Rainwater Bulgin, and great granddaughter Ethel Marianne Gillison Rittenburg.
Series 16. - C:0/46/49 (A04-12)
This Series contains sports memorabilia of University of Missouri alumnus John Munski, (1934-1944). Included in the collection are track programs from meets Munski participated in such as the Kansas Relays, AAU National Championships, and the Drake Relays. Less numerous in the Series are newsclippings, telegrams to Munski from well-wishers, his starter numbers for some races, and admission ticket stubs from the meets. Munski received four degrees from the University of Missouri: Bachelor of Journalism, (1940), Bachelor of Science in Education, (1941), Master of Education, (1947), and a Doctorate of Education (1952). He was a world-class mile runner, becoming NCAA champion in the event in 1940.
(1/3 c.f., 126, 5)
Series 17. - C:0/46/56 (A07-37; A07-116; A15-39)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1904, 1941-1961). The memorabilia that makes up this Series is a Ronson cigarette lighter/case inscribed to coach John Simmons: "1948 "Hi" Simmons from Baseball Team" and a pen desk set inscribed to Elmer Ellis: "To President Elmer Ellis with thanks from Rotary Conference Moberly, MO 1960-1961." The Series also includes three books authored by MU faculty members: "The State of Missouri: An Autobiography" by Walter Williams, (1904), which includes an insert indicating the volume to be compliments of the Missouri World's Fair Commission of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition; "The Administrator's Wife" coauthored by William Weston Carpenter, (1941); and "Fifty Years of Public School Teaching" by Claude Anderson Phillips, (1948).
(1/3 c.f., B3A, 2, 3)
Note to Archivist: These items were donated by Charles H. and Bettie Koelling.
Series 18. - C:0/46/64 (A10-38)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1949). The memorabilia consists of a diploma (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) awarded to John Harmon Houston.
(1 OSF, B23, MC)
Note to Archivist: This diploma was donated by Glenn and Sandy Houston.
Series 19. - C:0/46/60 (A07-115)
This Series contains the transcript of an oral history interview with Elmer W. Lower, (2000). Lower received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1933 and went on to work for more than 20 years in print journalism, specializing in election and political convention coverage. In 1963, Lower became president of ABC News. Eleven years later he was named Vice President of Corporate Affairs at ABC, where he worked until he joined the University of Missouri-Columbia's journalism faculty in 1978. He was appointed Dean of the School of Journalism on June 7, 1982 and served in this position for the 1982-1983 academic year only. UMC conferred Elmer Lower with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1975.
(1 Vol., 725, 1, 3 Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Archivist: The oral history transcript was donated by Dale Cressman.
Note to Researcher: For the speeches and writings of Elmer W. Lower, see Sub-Group 25 of Record Group 11 C.
Series 20. - C:0/46/65 (A10-58)
This Series contains memorabilia regarding John G. Neihardt, (1957-1963). The memorabilia includes newspaper clippings about Neihardt and his wife, invitations and programs for Neihardt's eightieth birthday celebration, (1961), and two reel-to-reel audio tapes of interviews done with Neihardt concerning his writings, (1963).
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: The items in Series 20 were donated by Melba Harper (née Switzer). One of the newspaper clippings refers to John Wood Switzer in connection to the University of Missouri English Department.
Note to Archivist: The audio reels have been converted into digital format.
Series 21. - C:0/46/68 (A11-02)
This Series contains memorabilia regarding MU alumnus John Henry Harty, (ca. 1913-1921). The memorabilia consists of two photographs removed from a scrapbook, one of which identifies Harty; two student cards, (1921); and a letter to Harty from his uncle, (1913). Harty received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1928 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1932, both from the University of Missouri.
(1 FF, 725, 1, 3 Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia was donated by Marvin L. Lowe from material collected by Ethel Harty.
Series 22. - C:0/46/69 (A11-62; A12-53)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1926-ca. 1961). Most of the memorabilia pertains to the Department of Physical Education for Women's Missouri Dance Club (also known as the Modern Dance Club or Orchesis), consisting of a scrapbook of news clippings, programs and tickets, broadsheets, correspondence, and a press release. The Dance Club was directed, among others, by Doris Taylor, Virginia Bryant, and Mary Bolton. Correspondents found in the scrapbook include Catherine Middlebush, Donovan Rhynsburger, and Frances McCurdy. The Series also contains photographs of MU dancers, (1926-1927, 1951-1952), including Marjorie Hays, Doreen Miller, and Patricia Smith. Other photographic material to be found in this Series are large-size negatives, (ca. 1960), depicting the Columns, Jesse Hall, the University of Missouri Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and fireworks in the sky.
(1 OSB, B3A, 7, 2)
Note to Researcher: The scrapbook and photographs were donated by Barney Sword, Jr.
Series 23. - C:0/46/77 (A13-77)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1924). The memorabilia consists of a photographic print depicting members of the Presbyterian Students Association. The photograph was used in the 1925 Savitar.
(1 FF, 725, 2, 3 Small Holdings Box 2)
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in Series 23 was donated by Margaret E. Towner whose father, Milton C. Towner, and mother, Dorothy S. Towner, appear in the photograph. Milton Towner served as the student counselor for the Presbyterian Students Association.
Series 24. - C:0/46/78 (A14-33)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri. The memorabilia consists of a beanie, (n.d.). The beanie is made of black felt with a yellow "M" on the front.
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 25. - C:0/46/85 (A17-17)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri. The memorabilia consists of a metal rendering of the University of Missouri Seal, mounted on a wooden shield, (n.d.)
(1 OSB, 142, 4)
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in Series 25 was donated by William D. Brandt in 2017.
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