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(C:1/141/1)

Box1-143, 1, back
Box2-143, 1, back
Box3-143, 1, front
Box4-142, 2, front
Box5-142, 3, back

Band Day at a 1965 Mizzou Football Game
Band Day at a 1965 Mizzou Football Game
(University Archives, C:1/40/1)

Record Group: 1 C
Record Sub-Group: 2
Records Title: UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Office of Public Information; Administrative and Publicity Records
Dates: 1925-1964, bulk 1940-1954
Volume: 5 cubic feet, 6.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A77-2; A80-49)
This Record Sub-Group contains materials generated or received by the University of Missouri Office of Public Information. These materials were used to increase public awareness of the University of Missouri, its programs and services. Included in this Sub-Group are brief histories of the University, photographs and negatives, news releases and newspaper clippings, correspondence and telegrams, printed programs, copies of presentations and speeches, biographical information on University faculty, administrators, speakers, recipients of honorary degrees, program and event announcements, and brochures and pamphlets.

Topics covered in the Sub-Group include commencement activities, homecoming, Journalism Week, Law Day, University of Missouri budgets, appropriations, and needs, the controversy which arose regarding a proposed separation of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, later known as the University of Missouri-Rolla from the University of Missouri-Columbia during 1940's-1950's, UMC and UMR facilities, gifts, grants, research, and enrollment, the Medical School program and efforts to secure the site for a four year medical program and hospital, awards, research grants, and gifts received, the University of Missouri Centennial Celebration, the tenure of F.A. Middlebush as University President and his retirement, Adult Education and Extension programs, student housing (especially after World War II), and College of Agriculture activities (including filling of the "Agriculture Pond").
Note to Researchers: For information concerning the negatives of photographs used in news releases, see Record Group 1 C, Sub-Group 46, Series 5.

Series Descriptions:

This Record Sub-Group is divided into five record series. Arrangement within these record series is alphabetical

Series One contains documents pertaining to Adult Education and Extension (1945-1951), the Fred Allen Radio Program talent search (ca 1941), the College of Agriculture (1945-1954), Appropriations Requests (1945-1959), Awards Grants and Fellowships (1948-1954), the Bequests Committee (1938), Biennial Report Materials (1944-1946), and Track Coach Thomas W. Botts (1950-1951).

Series Two holds materials relating to the University of Missouri Centennial Celebration (1939-1940), Commencement (1925-1942, 1946-1953).

Series Three contains materials concerning Commencement (1954-1960), Homecoming (1936, 1938, 1946-1952), Housing (1945-1951), Industrial Management Conference (1947-1950), and Journalism Week (1946-1951).

Series Four contains items relating to Journalism Week (ca 1951-1958) and the School of Journalism's Frank L. Mott (1961-1964).

Series Five holds documents concerning Law Day (1926-1952), the School of Medicine (1945-1960), University President Frederick A. Middlebush (1938-1954), Principal-Freshmen Conference (1939), Research Grants (1957-1959), University of Missouri-Rolla (1941-1952), and University Services (1938-1942).

Series Outline:

  1. Series One - Adult Education to Botts

  2. Series Two - Centennial to Commencement

  3. Series Three - Commencement to Journalism

  4. Series Four - Journalism Week [and Frank L. Mott]

  5. Series Five - Law Day to University Services

Inventory

Series One - Adult Education - Botts

Box 1

FF 1-1A - Adult Education and Extension 1945-1951. Including listing "Conferences, Institutes, Short Courses, Etc.", 1945; "Complete Report of the Activities of the University Extension Division for the School Year 1944-1945"; "A Prospectus of Plans for the off-campus instruction and supervision for veterans in Business Management and Agriculture", 1946; listing "Dramatic Play Service Loan Library", 1948; printed event programs; news releases regarding: establishment of Adult Education Service and merger with Extension Division, programs and events, faculty and staff appointments, etc.

FF 2 - Fred Allen Radio Program 1941. Includes correspondence, photos, list of contestants. Topics include selection of a student, Haymer Flieg, to appear on popular radio talent show.

FF 3 - College of Agriculture 1945-1954. Contains newspaper clippings regarding College faculty, students, staff, programs, special events, filling of Agriculture Pond, etc.

FF 4-4G - Appropriations Requests 1945-1959. Including news releases and clippings; budget hearing materials; ditto financial data; mimeographed "Explanation" of requests for various years - UMC and UMR.

FF 5 - Awards, Grants and Fellowships 1948-1954. Contians news clips regarding: setting up and presenting of various awards, grants and fellowships.

FF 5A - Bequests Committee 1938 University Needs Bulletin. Includes correspondence; compilations of department, college, school needs; dummy of Bulletin, etc.

FF 5B - Biennial Report Materials 1944-1946. Including "Notes for Biennial Report of the Board of Curators to the State Regional for the Period Ending December 31, 1946"; Report of College of Engineering; School of Medicine Aims and Purpose; analysis of enrollment - sex, age, veteran, veteran with children, school, college, Missouri resident, nonresident.

FF 6 - Thomas W. Botts, track coach, 1950-1951.

Series Two - Centennial - Commencement

Box 2

FF 7 - MU Centennial Celebration 1939-1940. Including "Remarks About Centennial Film"; Report of Committee on Centenary Program; planning for publication of proceedings; printed copy Centennial Convocation program; copies of speeches; history of fraternities; etc.

FF 8 - FF 51 - Commencement 1925-1942, 1946-1953. Includes photos and negatives of ceremonies (baccalaureate services, awarding of degrees, tree and ivy planting, laying of wreath in Memorial Tower, etc.), honorary degree recipients (including Thomas Hart Benton, Homer Croy, Harry S. Truman, Maxwell Taylor, etc.), speakers, processions, etc.; copies of speeches; news releases and clippings; correspondence; instructions to participants, graduates, marshals, etc.; printed programs, invitations, schedules, posters; etc.

Series Three - Commencement to Journalism

Box 3

FF 52 - FF 65 - Commencement 1954-1960. Includes photos and negatives of ceremonies (baccalaureate services, awarding of degrees, tree and ivy planting, laying of wreath in Memorial Tower, etc.), honorary degree recipients, speakers, processions, etc.; copies of speeches; news releases and clippings; correspondence; instructions to participants, graduates, marshals, etc.; printed programs, invitations, schedules, posters; etc.

FF 66 - Homecoming 1936. Includes photos of Homecoming Committee with Don Faurot.

FF 67 - Homecoming 1938. Contains typewritten, "Chairman Durant's Appointment of Columbia Members of the Class of 1918 to Committees Handling the Plans for the 25th Anniversary Reunion for the 1913 Class Reunion" and homecoming schedule.

FF 68 - FF 72 - Homecoming 1946-1952. Contains news clippings regarding: queen selection; plans for events; house decorations; reunions; parades; etc.

FF 73 - Housing 1945-1947. Contains news clippings regarding: housing situation after WWII: return of veterans, married student housing - trailer parks, prefabricated houses - barracks, delay of start of classes - lack of housing, housing for faculty and students; funding for student housing, protest because of lack of heat by students living in barracks, use of Rothwell Gym, etc. as temporary student quarters, scarce rooms for women and students from out of state, etc.

FF 74 - Housing 1948-1951. Contains news clippings regarding: housing - MU request to keep some "temporary housing"; Columbia landlord protest of campus student housing expansion - new dorms; increase in MU rent costs; trailer camp "town councils"; lack of facilities; conversion of barracks to apartments; regarding-institution of inspection and approval of off-campus housing; close down of temporary housing units; etc.

FF 75 - Industrial Management Conference 1947-1950. Including news releases, speeches, programs, and session tickets.

FF 76 - FF 80A - Journalism Week 1946-1950. Includes news releases and clippings, printed week schedule and Banquet program, speeches, correspondence, etc.

Series Four - Journalism Week and Frank L. Mott

Box 4

FF 81 - Journalism Week 1951. Includes news releases and clippings.

FF 81A - Journalism Week 1951. Includes news releases and clippings, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches and Notes and Quotes from the Annual Journalism Week Banquet.

FF 82 - Journalism Week 1952. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, and schedules.

FF 82A - Journalism Week 1952. Includes news releases and clippings.

FF 83 - Journalism Week 1953. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, and schedules.

FF 83A - Journalism Week 1953. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, and the supplement to The Columbia Missourian Prize Pictures from the Tenth Annual Competition and Exhibition.

FF 84 - Journalism Week 1954. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, bulletins, biographical sketches, and schedules.

FF 84A - Journalism Week 1954. Includes news releases, correspondence, biographical sketches, and schedules.

FF 84B - Journalism Week 1954. Includes speeches and biographical sketches.

FF 85 - Journalism Week 1955. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, and schedules.

FF 85A - Journalism Week 1955. Includes list of prior speakers, speeches. correspondence, biographical sketches, and schedules.

FF 85B - Journalism Week 1955. Includes news releases and biographical sketches.

FF 86 - Journalism Week 1956. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, newspaper articles and schedules.

FF 86A - Journalism Week 1956. Includes news releases, speeches, clippings; correspondence, and biographical sketches.

FF 87 - Journalism Week 1957. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings and schedules.

FF 87A - Journalism Week 1957. Includes news releases, speeches, biographical sketches, and clippings.

FF 88 - Journalism Week 1958. Includes news releases, speeches, correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings,programs;,chedules and black and white photographs of the FOI Conference, Canham Stamp Ceremony, Founders' Day ceremony, PRSA Conference, Semi-Centennial celebrations with Harry S. Truman and Elmer Ellis among others.

FF 89 - Journalism - Frank L. Mott 1961-1964. Including biography, portrait presentation, addresses, and correspondence.

Series Five - Law Day to University Services

Box 5

FF 90 - FF 90A - Law Day 1926-1952. Including correspondence, news releases, clippings, and speeches (large gaps).

FF 91 - FF 91G - Medicine, School of 1945-1960. Including news releases and clippings, pamphlets - "Board of Curators Report on the UM Survey of Medical Education", 1/1945, "Medical School and Rural Health Care", 7/1945, "A Study of Factors Affecting the Location of the Proposed Four Year Medical School of the UM", 5/1949; correspondence topics including: establishment of 4 year program, battle over site of hospital, 4 year school and budget, rural health care, and etc.

FF 92 - FF 92D - Middlebush, President Frederick A. 1938-1954. Including photos, correspondence, news releases and clippings, copies of speeches, biographical information, etc.

FF 93 - Middlebush Appreciation Material 1954. Including printed Appreciation Banquet program 6/10/1954, news releases, copies of testimonial speeches, compilations of facts and figures regarding: changes at UM during Middlebush tenure as President 1935-1954 - enrollment, building and facilities, gifts and grants for research, appropriations, number of employees, accomplishments; correspondence, etc.

FF 94 - Principal-Freshmen Conference 3/1949. Contains news release and photo.

FF 95 - Research Grants 1957-1959. Contains news releases and related material.

FF 96 - FF 96A - University of Missouri - Rolla 1941-1952. Contains news clippings regarding UMR and activities: dismissal of director, Dr. William R. Chedsey; conflicts and proposed legislation to separate UMR from University; new faculty and administrators; budget, funding, appropriations; student activities; transfer of 5 UMR Professors to UMC; new facilities; gifts and grants; research; enrollment.

FF 97 - University Services 1938-1942. Including information concerning services to the state: written information compiled for a talk by "Mr. Blanton" in 1942; statistical summaries; publications, films released, enrollment, agricultural services (soil tests, 4-H, herd testing), short courses.

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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