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Paintings 1-5, B3A

Record Group: 0 C
Record Sub-Group: 35
Records Title: UMC; University General; Paintings, Portraits
Dates: 1895-1926, bulk 1925-1926
Volume: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

(A02-50)
This Record Sub-Group is an artificial collection of five portraits transferred from the department of Special Collections in Ellis Library. At some point in time, all of these paintings were hanging in Ellis Library. Most of the painters are known: Warren F. Ludwig of St. Louis painted Luther Defoe and Eva Johnston; John Ankeney created the portrait of Richard Jesse; and F. H. Morse memorialized Joseph Norwood. The artist for the remaining portrait of Walter Williams has not been identified.
Note to Researcher: For additional information concerning these and other paintings and the individuals portrayed, please visit our web exhibit, Mizzou on Canvas

Biographical Notes:

Luther "Daddy" Defoe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1891-1932; Unofficial Dean of Men

Richard H. Jesse, President, 1891-1907

Eva Johnston, Professor of Latin and Greek, 1891-1933; Advisor and Dean of Women

Joseph Granville Norwood, LL.D Librarian 1862-1877; Dean of Medical Faculty, 1872-1880.

Walter Williams, Dean, School of Journalism, 1908-1930; Acting President and President, 1930-1935

Series Descriptions:

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into record series. It is arranged alphabetically according to the name of the subject of the portrait.

Inventory

Painting 1 - Oil portrait of Luther M. "Daddy" Defoe, 38"x46", 1926
QEBH raised the funds for the Defoe artwork, which was presented at Homecoming, 1926.

Painting 2 - Oil portrait of Richard H. Jesse, 36"x24", 1909
Alpha Phi Sigma presented this portrait to the University in 1910.

Painting 3 - Oil portrait of Eva Johnston, 38"x46", 1925

Painting 4 - Portrait of Joseph Granville Norwood, 34"x39", 1895

Painting 5 - Oil portrait of Walter Williams, 38"x47", 1925
The Class of 1926 and the alumni of the School of Journalism provided this painting.

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