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Call Number:
(C:0/7/5)

Box 1 - B3A, 7, 3
OSF 1 - B23, 5, top

Record Group: 0 C
Record Sub-Group: 27
Records Title: UMC; University General; Anniversaries & Centennial; Sesquicentennial Traveling Exhibit Photographs and Planning Records
Dates: 1988-1990
Volume: 1/3 cubic foot, 0.4 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

(A93-117)
This Record Sub-Group contains selected materials from a traveling exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the University of Missouri. The materials in this Sub-Group consist of a portion of the larger exhibit that traveled in a United Van Lines truck and was entitled, Why Tigers. Included in the Why Tigers section of the exhibit are copies of historical photographs from a variety of sources including the University of Missouri Archives, Boone County Historical Society, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, State Historical Society of Missouri, Boston Art Museum, and drawings and graphics of the campus and tigers. The Sub-Group also includes color drawings and a floor plan of the exhibit as it was installed in the van and a poster promoting the MU Sesquicentennial Celebration activities.

Historical Note:

The MU Sesquicentennial touring exhibition was sponsored in part by the Ramada Inn, Legends Automotive Group and Guesthouse Inn of Columbia and United Van Lines. The Why Tigers section of the exhibition was developed by the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center in the Graduate School and the Office of Research by Howard Marshall and graduate students Debbie Oakson and Toni Prawl.

Series Descriptions:

This Record Sub-Group is divided into three record series. Series One contains ten copy photographs and graphics mounted on foam-core backing dealing with the derivation of the tiger mascot for the University. Most of these photographs are accompanied by captions separately mounted on foam-core backing. Series Two contains six mounted oversize drawings and one floor plan of the exhibit prepared by the MASH Display Group for the University of Missouri. Series Three contains one mounted color poster promoting the MU Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Series Outline:

  1. Series One - Why Tigers Display Materials

  2. Series Two - Exhibition Drawings and Floor Plan

  3. Series Three - Sesquicentennial Celebration Poster

Inventory

Series One - Why Tigers Display Materials

Box 1

FF 1 - Copy photograph of an eighteenth-century Japanese tiger drawing courtesy of Forrest McGill (from collections of the Boston Art Museum), mounted with caption

FF 2 - Copy of Missouri Tiger mascot logo with caption, "Meet me at Mizzou" mounted with descriptive text

FF 3 - Copy of color photograph of a Bengal Tiger by Amadeus Rubel, mounted

FF 4 - Copy of partial front-page of September 12, 1987 Columbia Daily Tribune with photo of tiger mascot dancing with a child, mounted with caption

FF 5 - Copy of photograph of the 1892 Academic Hall fire, courtesy of the University Archives, mounted with caption

FF 6 - Copy of an engraving of Academic Hall and President's Residence, circa 1880, courtesy of the University Archives, mounted with caption

FF 7 - Copy of a photograph of the City of Columbia from old Academic Hall, circa 1880, courtesy of the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, mounted with caption

FF 8 - Copy of an engraving of Federal troops in Jefferson City, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri, mounted with caption

FF 9 - Copy of a photograph of J.S. Dorsey, courtesy of John S. Crighton, A History of Columbia and Boone County, mounted with caption and descriptive text

FF 10 - Copy of a photograph of the Missouri Tigers 1897-1898 Baseball Team, courtesy of the University Archives, mounted with caption

Series Two - Exhibition Drawings and Floor Plan

OSF

Seven 23 x 28 inch mounted drawings showing the exhibit from various perspectives, the overall floor plan and the decoration of the exterior of the van containing the traveling exhibition

Series Three - Sesquicentennial Celebration Poster
OSF (cont'd)

One 21 x 26 inch mounted and matted poster promoting the MU Sesquicentennial Celebration showing a calendar of events

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