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Box 1-130,3

Record Group: 0 C
Record Sub-Group: 39
Records Title: UMC; University General; Commencement; Speakers and Event Records
Dates: 1939-1959, 1977, 1985-1986
Volume: 1/3 cubic feet, 0.42 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A78-49)
This Record Sub-Group contains materials concerning individuals who have given speeches at University of Missouri-Columbia Commencements, (1939-1959, 1977, 1985-1986). Included in this Series are correspondence, a tape recording, newspaper clippings, telegrams, event programs, speech texts, biographical sketches, and photographs of speakers. Speakers include James C. Olson, Harry Truman, General Omar N. Bradley, Howard Rusk, and Maxwell Taylor, among others. There is an additional file for Harry Truman, which contains letters opposing his honorary degree and his receipt of a Phi Beta Kappa key.

Note to Researcher: This Sub-Group does not contain information concerning those who gave speeches at MU Commencements from 1960 to 1976 and from 1978-1984. For negatives of commencement speakers, see Record Group 1 C, Sub-Group 57. For tape recordings of President Ratchford's 06/1971 commencement speech, see Record Group 4 UW, Sub-Group 76, Series 3.

Inventory

Box 1

FF 1 - Earl R. Hedrick, 1939

FF 2 - Chester R. Longwell (includes text of speech), 1940

FF 3 - Merrill E. Otis (includes text of speech), 1941

FF 4 - Donald M. Nelson, 1942

FF 5 - Jay W. Hudson (includes text of speech), 1943

FF 6 - Benjamin M. Duggar (includes text of speech), 1944

FF 7 - John B. Powell (includes text of speech), 1945

FF 8 - Omar N. Bradley (includes text of speech), 1946

FF 9 - Howard Rusk, 1947

FF 10 - Laurance M. Hyde, 1948

FF 11 - President Middlebush's Charge to the Graduating Class (includes text of speech), 1949

FF 12 - Harry S. Truman-Phi Betta Kappa (letters of protest), 1950

FF 13 - Harry S. Truman (includes text of speech), 1950

FF 14 - Maxwell D. Taylor (includes text of speech), 1951

FF 15 - Cleo F. Craig (includes text of speech), 1952

FF 16 - George C. Willson (includes text of speech), 1953

FF 17 - Ernest R. Breech (includes text of speech), 1954

FF 18 - Blake-More Godwin, 1955

FF 19 - Gerald B. Thorne, 1956

FF 20 - Ethan A. H. Shepley, 1957

FF 21 - Frederick C. Robbins, 1958

FF 22 - Russell L. Dearmont, 1959

FF 23 - Homer C. Wadsworth (includes text of speech), 1959

FF 24 - James C. Olson (includes text of speech), 1977

FF 25 - Lois DeFleur (includes text of speech), 1986

FF 26 - Carl Rowan Speech on Audio Cassette Tape, 1985

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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