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Record Group: 1 C
Record Sub-Group: 46
Records Title: UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Photographs, Negatives, Audio, Film and Administrative Records
Dates: 1900-2014
Volume: 35 cubic feet, 43.75 linear feet; 2 Env; 47 MFR; 2 OSB; 1 Pkg; 1 Vol.; Electronic Records

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's University Relations Division. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, administrative records, event records, photographs, photographic negatives, photographic slides, news releases, news articles, newsletters, magazines, statistical data, reports, video tapes, audio tapes, and optical discs.

Historical Note:

The University Relations Division was formerly known as the Office of Public Information and Publications. From 1963 through 1968, the Office of Public Information managed the publicity for the Columbia campus and for the UM-System. In 1968, University Information Services became a separate entity which handled publicity for the UM-System. Those records may be found at Record Group 4 UW, Sub-Group 74.

Series Descriptions:

Former Series #1 C:1/141/2
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Betty Rottmann Collection
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains news articles, news releases, and related correspondence, photographs, and background information, (1948-1986). The majority of these news articles and news releases were written by University Relations staff person, Betty Rottmann.

Former Series #2 C:1/141/3 (A84-79)
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Photographs and Negatives
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains photographs and negatives taken by the Office of Public Information which document events, activities, and students (1956-1971).

Series 3. - C:1/141/4 (A88-58; A91-1; A91-5; A91-8; A91-58)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of University Relations (1923-1982 with significant gaps, e.g. 1925-1927 missing). Included in this Series are microfilm copies of news releases issued by the UMC Office of Public Information (later renamed University Relations Division). Topics in the Series include: student, staff, and faculty activities, commencements, Honor Roll listings, Board of Curators decisions, and results of research projects. Also included in this Series are microfilm copies of the O.P.I. publication Potpourri (1979-1982).
(47 MFR, 703, MFC)

Series 4. - C:1/141/5
This Series contains publications of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations (1981-). Included in this Series are copies of a newsletter entitled Potpourri, a digest of news releases issued by University Relations. The name of this publication was changed in 1983 to UMC Calendar of Public Events. Also included in this Series are copies of a newsletter entitled Short Shots, a summary of the activities and achievements of UMC faculty and professional staff.
(1/3 c.f., 725, 1, 1)

Former Series #5 C:1/141/6 (A84-79)
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Photographs and Negatives
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains photographs and negatives taken by the Office of Public Information which document events, faculty, students, etc. (ca. 1880-1964).
Note to Researcher: One half cubic foot of the photographic negatives in Series 5 were on unstable, nitrate film stock. These negatives have been digitized and printed copies made. These copies are available for viewing at the University Archives.

Former Series #6 C:1/141/7
UMC; Administration; Office of Public Information; Photographs
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Record Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of Public Information, (ca. 1849-1960s, bulk 1950s-1960s). Included in this Record-Group are photographs and background files on faculty members, distinguished graduates, administrators, honored guests, and Missouri state officials.

Former Series #7 C:1/141/9
UMC; University Relations Division; Office of Public Information; Commencement Photographs
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains photographs of graduates, platform guests, and spectators attending commencement exercises at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1966-1970).

Series 8. - C:1/141/10 (A77-6)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations relating to the development of a nuclear research reactor facility for the University of Missouri, now called MURR (1957-1968). Included in this Series are correspondence, informational flyers, news releases, newspaper clippings, reports, brochures, research proposals, and handbooks concerning radiological operations and procedures. The majority of these materials were gathered and organized by Ollie Fink, a staff writer for UMC's Office of Public Information (which later became the Office of University Relations).
(1/6 c.f., B3A, C1, 1)
Note to Researchers: For copies of UM-System Research Reactor (MURR) annual reports, see
Record Group 4 UW, Sub-Group 60, Series 1.

Series 9. - C:1/141/13 (A84-79)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations (1976-1979). Included in this Series are items of correspondence created or received by Robert E. Kren, the Director of the Office of Public Information from 1969-1979.
(1/6 c.f., B3A, C1, 1)

Former Series #10 C:1/141/14 (A85-12; A90-26)
UMC; University Relations Division; Miscellaneous Records
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains Institutional Research and Planning statistical reports, Chancellor John Schwada news releases, and pamphlets and brochures concerning student activities and university events, (1970-1990).

Series 11. - C:1/141/15 (A91-127)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations (1991). Included in this Series is a video recording of a UMC hosted event honoring U.S. Senator, Stuart Symington. The video is entitled "Tribute to Senator Stuart Symington: Missouri Statesman" and includes participants such as UMC Chancellor Haskell Monroe, Missouri Governor John Ashcroft, Senator Thomas F. Eagleton, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., and James W. Symington. Also included in this Series are a program, invitations, and newspaper clippings relating to the event.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 1)

Series 12. - C:1/141/17 (A93-87; A95-55)
This Series contains video and audio tapes made by the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of University Relations (1972-1995). Included in this Series are audio and video recordings of UMC campus scenes, faculty interviews, press conferences, reports on research projects, and news segments concerning faculty member.
(16 c.f., 012452, 012568, 016208, 016213, 016214, 016215, 016216, 016217, 016218, 016219, 016573, 016578, 019086, 021841, 021971, 021972)

Former Series #13 C:1/141/18 (A93-87)
UMC; Administration; University Relations/News Bureau; Photographs and Negatives
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of University Relations. Included in this Series are photographs, photographic slides, and photographic negatives for all university campuses (1872-1974).

Series 14. - C:1/141/20 (A98-38)
This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of University Relations (1985-1995). Included in this Series are materials relating to events participated in or sponsored by the University, such as luncheons, dinners, and receptions held at the UMC Chancellor's residence, Business and Public Administration Executive in Residence Luncheons, commencement activities, "MU and Missouri First: Public Policy Dialogue" meetings, Professor Emeriti and Faculty Recognition dinners, "Proposition B" and MU for Missouri's Future rallies, and a "Tribute to Senator Symington" and accompanying lecture.
(1 c.f., 018756)
Note to Researcher: For more on the Tribute to Senator Symington, see Series 11 of this Sub-Group.

Former Series #15 - C:1/141/NP (A98-3)
UMC; Administration; University Relations; Prints and Photographs
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations and includes Burkhart prints and Larson photographs (1987 -1989).

Series 16. - C:1/142/1 (A92-90)
This Series contains motion picture films produced by the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of University Relations (formerly Office of Public Information). Included in this series is a film of the 1969 MU Women's Seminar, and a Marching Mizzou promotional film, both films are 16mm and in color. Also included in the Series is a video recording of a television news spot covering UMC's 1967 University Day.
(1 shoebox, B3A, B1, 5; DVD, 704, 1, 1)
Note to Researcher: The films listed in Series 16 have been transferred to Digital Video and DVD formats. The DVD is stored with digital media in Room 704.

Series 17. - C:1/142/2 (A92-94; A96-124)
This Series contains motion picture films produced for the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations (formerly Office of Public Information). Included in this Series are nearly three dozen promotional reel-to-reel films and Beta videocassettes made for O.P.I. by the Blue Sky Communications Corporation (1985-1993). Also included in this Series is one promotional slide show with accompanying audiocassette tapes.
(5 1/3 c.f.: 5 c.f., 104589, 104590, 104591, 104592, 104593; 1/3 c.f., B3A, 5B, 3; OSP, B3A, 11B, 1)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Former Series #18 C:1/143/1
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Audio Tapes
This Series has been enlarged into a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory for C:1/143/1. This Series contains audio tapes and correspondence created by or routed through the Office of Public Information (1960-1971).

Series 19. - C:1/141/21 (A87-55; A97-102)
This Series contains three spans of press releases published by the University of Missouri-Columbia. The first span, entitled University News Letter, runs from 11/06/1900 - 09/03/1901, with publication twice a month. The second span, with the same title, runs 05/07/1904 - 02/17/1906 with publication once a week. The third span, entitled The University of Missouri News Service, runs from 09/12/1936 - 07/29/1937, with publication once a week from September to May, twice a month during the summer months.
(1 OSB, B3A, B5, 8)

Former Series #20 C: 1/141/8
UMC; Administration; University Relations Division; Photographs
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains photographs taken by the Office of Public Information which document events, buildings, construction and more (1890-1968).

Series 21. - C:1/141/22 (A01-15)
This Series contains a VHS videotape of the memorial services for Governor Mel Carnahan as broadcast on television stations KOMO and KMIZ and recorded by the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of University Affairs (10/19/2000).
(1 Env., B3A, C2, 4)
Note to Researcher: Digital Video and DVD transfers of this VHS videotape have been made. The DVD is stored with Digital Media in Room 704.

Series 22. - C:1/141/25
This Series contains press releases, entitled MU News, created by the MU News Bureau Office, (01/1991-06/1992).
(1/3 c.f., 111, 1)
Note to Researcher: See
Series 3, (C:1/141/4), for related press releases.

Series 23. - C:1/141/26
This Series contains printed and duplicated materials issued by University Relations, (1974-). Materials include Columns: News from Columbia Campus, Missouri, Mizzou Media Guide, MU in the News, Educating Missouri to a Higher Degree, and University of Missouri Stylebook. The Series also includes a University News Bureau-compiled sampling of news clippings related to the research of Dr. Randy Prather, MU Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Biotechnology, (2002), and a press release regarding the introduction of courses on FORTRAN and COBOL, (1965). Also included are materials related to the Mizzou Speakers Bureau and the Office of Visitor Relations, as well as information on films produced by University Relations and University Information Services.
(2/3 c.f., B23, 5, 2-3)
Note to Researcher: Contains some system-wide information.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 24. - C:1/141/27
This Series contains printed and duplicated materials issued by University Relations. The title included is Campus Columns, (1969-1979). This publication is now defunct.
(1 OSB, 136, 3)

Series 25. - C:1/141/12
This Series contains publications of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of University Relations (1984-1985). The Series consists of copies of the magazine entitled Search, a publication that highlighted current research at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
(1/6 c.f., 725, 1, 1)
Note to Archivist: This collection was removed from Record Group 1C, Sub-Group 46, Series 4 and given its own Series in 3-2003.

Series 26. - C:1/141/19
This Series contains publications of the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of Public Information (1949-1953). The Series consists of copies of the newspaper publication entitled University of Missouri News. The purpose of the illustrated publication was "to present information about the University's activities and services conducted on the campuses at Rolla and Columbia, and throughout the state." Topics covered in the issues include state-wide alumni activities, conference meetings and other events on campus, budget and appropriation news, gifts and grants received by UMC, student activities (such as Journalism Week, Engineering Week, Homecoming, Law Day and Farmers' Fair), and faculty and administration appointments.
(1 Pkg., B23, MC; 1 Vol., B23, MC)
Note to Archivist: This collection was removed from Record Group 1C, Sub-Group 46, Series 4 and given its own Series in 3-2003. A bound copy of the complete run of University of Missouri News (A03-20) was added to the collection in 3-2003.

Series 27. - C:1/141/30 (A06-61)
This Series contains photographs and negatives created and received by the News Bureau of the University Relations Division, (ca. 1948-1977). The photographs document Pom Pon squads, (ca. 1966-1977), the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Missouri: Heart of the Nation Collection, (ca. 1948-1950), a New Student Convocation, (1970), and illustrations for a publication on the Women's Centennial, (ca. 1967).
(1/3 c.f., B3A, 7, 3)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 28. - C:1/141/31 (A06-85)
This Series contains a promotional DVD-R produced by BNIM Architects and Anshen+Allen about the Life Science Center, (2006). The video includes footage of the dedication of the new Center.
(1 Env., 704, Digital Media)
Note to Researcher: For extensive records of the Life Science Center, see
C:10/15/1.

Series 29. - C:1/141/32 (A09-20)
This Series contains administrative records created and received by the Office of Public Information, the MU News Bureau, and the News Services department, (1972-1995). The records consist of correspondence and questionnaires regarding the Edward Fiske College Guide; newspaper clippings; mailing lists and contacts for news outlets; consultant reports; and production records for the Faculty Focus newsletter.
(1 c.f., 044547)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 30. - C:1/142/3 (A09-31)
This Series contains twelve short 16mm reels of film created and received by the Office of Public Information, (ca. 1960s). The film segments include footage of Francis Quadrangle, campus buildings, researchers working in a laboratory, students in a dormitory and commencement. None of the film segments have sound.
(1/3 c.f., B3A, 2, 6)
Note to Researchers: All of the film clips in this collection have been converted to Digital Video and DVD formats. One DVD containing all of the film segments is stored with digital formats in Room 704.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 31. - C:1/141/33 (A12-71)
This Series contains administrative and photographic records created and received by the Office of Visitor Relations in University Affairs at the University of Missouri, (1980-1996). The records pertain to two display cases outside the auditorium in Jesse Hall, including documentation of initial purchase and subsequent displays, (1983-1994). The Series also contains miscellaneous photographic slides of buildings and events on the Columbia campus, including homecoming decorations, (1996), summer repertory theatre, (1983), exterior of Pickard Hall, (1980), Stanley Hall entrance, Lowry Mall, the Columns, 8th Street Avenue of the Columns street sign, exterior University Hospital sign, Marching Mizzou, Switzler bell tower, and Lowry Hall renovation.
(1/6 c.f., 105, 2)

Series 32. - C:1/142/4 (A14-20)
This Series contains audio-visual material created and received by the Office of University Affairs at the University of Missouri, (1988-2012). The records consist of audiotapes, videotapes, film, and photographs that pertain to the following topics: Geyer Awards, Chancellor's update, Summer Welcome, public service announcements, promotional material, the School of Journalism, graduation, Rothwell and Brewer renovation and additions, strategic planning, Miss America, Founders' Day, Plant Science Center, Norm Stewart, sports, Mizzou Advantage, Spotlight on Science, Joy of Discovery artwork installation dedication, etc. The Series also includes a number of non-audio-visual items such as a Graduate Exit Survey, (2012), and alumni directories.
(4 c.f., B3A, 5B, 7)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 33. - C:1/141/34 (A14-54)
This Series contains printed and duplicated material and photographic material created and received by the Office of Public Information, (ca. 1933-1978). The records all pertain to Frederick Middlebush and consist of press releases, (1953-1978), photographic prints and negatives, (ca. 1933-1954), a program and invitation to the dedication of a painted portrait of Middlebush, (1954), a short curriculum vitae of Middlebush, and other miscellaneous printed and duplicated materials. Among the photographic material are images of Middlebush at various events, including the dedication of KOMU and the dedication of a portrait of Middlebush, as well as with various people, including Isidor Loeb and Elmer Ellis. The Series also contains copies of two articles about Middlebush, one from a 1954 issue of the Missouri Alumnus and one from The Jefferson Quill of the spring of 1977.
(1/6 c.f., B3A, 3, 6)

Series 34. - C:1/141/35 (A15-45)
This Series contains audio-visual and other records created and received by University Relations (ca. 1988-2014). The records consist of a variety of video tapes and optical discs pertaining to public relations and development. Included are Chancellor's Updates, public service announcements, and promotional materials. The Series also contains a few photographic prints, an art print, and a 175th Anniversary certificate.
(1 c.f., B3A, 5B, 3)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 35. - C:1/141/36 (A15-54)
This Series contains promotional and other material created or received by University Relations, (ca. 1989-2014). The material includes VHS video tapes, calendars, and a handbook for the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the University of Missouri.
(1/3 c.f., B3A, 4, 1)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.
The material was transferred by Ana Compain-Romero of the MU Division of Marketing and Communications.

Series 36. - C:1/141/37 (A15-60)
This Series contains miscellaneous adminsitrative and other records from the Office of University Relations, (1986-2001). The records pertain to Conley House and its decidation, (1986-1993), celebrity alumni of the University of Missouri, (1988-1994), and the Thomas Jefferson statue, (2001). Most of the records originated with Chris Koukola.
(1/6 c.f., 109, 5)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 37. - C:1/141/38
This Series contains records created and received by the MU News Bureau, a unit of the University of Missouri's Marketing and Communications Division (formerly University Affairs), (2010-2012). The records consist of video recordings used for informational pieces by the Bureau. The topics found in Series 37 include: violence in video games (Bruce Bartholow), Voices of the Past (Clyde Bentley), Adolescent sibling conflict(Nicole Campione-Barr), Bitten by Twilight (Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, Elizabeth Behm-Morawtiz), two-flavor ice cream (Liz Fenner), shield crocodile (Casey Holliday), Hinkson Creek tree buffer (Enos Inniss, Jason Hubbart), hydrogen car, pets in Tiger Place (Rebecca Johnson), veterans and dog training (Rebecca Johnson), dog injuried in Joplin tornado (Fred Winiger), horse lameness (Kevin Keegan), breakfast and obesity (Heather Leidy), MedZou Community Health Clinic (Mariah Dreisinger), Mizzou Advantage's Food for the Future (Jo Britt-Rankin, Felix Fritschi, Robert Sharp, Tim Reinbott), learning gardens (Lesli Moylan, Vera Massey, Jenny Grabner), Mizzou Advantage's One Health One Medicine (Carolyn Henry, Raghuraman Kannan, Sandra Axiac), military testing of carbon fiber reinforced polymer, Central Missouri Humane Society (Matthew Prator, Colin LeVaute, Addie Olson), vocal pitch fluctuation (Nandhu Radhakrishnan, Jessica Colwell), Aging in Place and Tiger Place (Marilyn Rantz, Katy Musterman), Robert Combs Child Language Laboratory and toys for children with disabilities (Julie Brinkhoff), canine trachea stint (Carol Reinero), melanoma laser detection (John Viator), canine diabetes monitoring (Charles Wiedmeyer), and dental plasma brush (Andrew Ritts, Adam Blumhagen).
(Electronic Records)

Series 38. - C:1/141/39 (A17-43)
This Series contains records created and received by the Office of Public Information and its successor departments, including University Relations and MU News Bureau. The records consist of subject files, mainly files on MU and UM System Presidents and MU Chancellors. Each file may contain such things as photographic prints and negatives, press releases, news clippings, texts of speeches, and biographical information.
(3 1/3 c.f.: 3 c.f., 058771, 058805, 058834; 1/3 c.f., B3A, 3, 6)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

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