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Call Number:
(C:0/46/27)

703

Record Group: 0 C
Record Sub-Group: 21
Records Title: UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Eleanor Starnes Collection
Dates: 1958-1960
Volume: 1 cubic foot, 1.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A00-11)
This Record Sub-Group contains an oil portrait of Homer Croy and two related items. The portrait was painted and donated by Eleanor Starnes, a professional portrait painter and a personal friend of Croy. In addition, there is a blue ribbon granted by the Missouri State Fair for the portrait and a newspaper article featuring the portrait.
Note to Researcher: The news clip and ribbon are contained on the back of the painting, which is hanging on a wall in University Archives' Reading Room. For additional information concerning Homer Croy see Record Group 22 C, Sub-Group 21, Record Group 1 C, Sub-Group 2, Record Group 6 C, Sub-Group 5, and University of Missouri Honorary Degree Recipients.

Biographical Note: Homer Croy (1883-1965) was a University of Missouri student from 1903-1907 who was a well-known newspaperman, humorist (see copies of the Missouri Oven), and novelist. He was a member of the first graduating class of the world's first school of journalism. Never graduating, he went straight into a career in journalism, writing for newspapers in Kansas City, St. Louis, and New York City. His career as a novelist included books about the history of the frontier, a biography of Will Rogers, an autobiography, and a bestseller which later became a movie entitled West of the Water Tower (1923).

Series Descriptions:

This Sub-Group is not divided into separate record series.

Inventory

Item 1 - Oil portrait of Homer Croy by Eleanor Starnes

Item 2 - Blue ribbon awarded to the portrait from the Missouri State Fair, 1960

Item 3 - Newspaper clipping from the St. Joseph, Missouri, News-Press describing the exhibition of the Homer Croy portrait at a Hobby Show sponsored by the St. Joseph Hobby Club

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Revised: 26 June 2002
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