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Record Group: 1 C
Record Sub-Group: 107
Records Title: UMC; Administration; Dean of Men; Administrative and Miscellaneous Records
Volume: 0.8 cubic feet, 1 linear foot
Scope and Content Note
This Record Sub-Group contains memorabilia and administrative records created by the Dean of Men at the University of Missouri. The records include correspondence, photographs, printed and duplicated material, and a scrapbook of news clippings.
Series 1. - C:1/70/1 (A11-126; A15-07)
This Series contains memorabilia and other records pertaining to University of Missouri Dean of Men, Albert Kerr Heckel, (1923-1962). The records consist of a large scrapbook of news clippings and a few pieces of correspondence regarding Heckel's deanship, (1924-1940); a view book of the 1926 University World Cruise for which Heckel served as Executive Dean and faculty member; correspondence, (1924-1938); photographs; news clippings (1929-1962); certificates, awards and honors; and printed and duplicated material.
(5/6 c.f.: OSB, B3A, 6, 5; OSB, B3A, 6, 5)
Note to Researcher: Albert Heckel came to MU from Lafayette College in 1924 to serve as the University's first Dean of Men. He stepped down from the deanship in 1940 and continued teaching courses in Citizenship and the Department of History. In 1952 Heckel retired and was distinguished as Professor Emeritus of Citizenship. He resided in Columbia until his death in 1965.
The position of Dean of Men was created in 1924. It was discontinued in 1940 after the resignation of Heckel and replaced by the Office of Director of Student Affairs for Men. The first director of this new office was Darwin A. Hindman.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.
The items in the Series were donated by Robert E. Courtney (BS Business Administration). He received the items through the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (Gamma Rho Chapter). Of these items the Pioneer University World Cruise view book was donated by John H. Chance.
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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