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Record Group: 1 C
Record Sub-Group: 90
Records Title: UMC; Administration; Dean of Extra-Divisional Administration; Thomas A. Brady Papers
Dates: 1945-1964
Volume: 1/2 cubic feet, 0.63 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia Office of Vice President in Charge of Extra-Divisional Educational Activities and the UMC Office of Dean for Extra-Divisional Administration, (1945-1964). Included in this Sub-Group is correspondence from and collected by Thomas A. Brady pertaining to the G.I. Bill, conditions for veterans attending MU after WWII, admissions requirements and restrictions, lack of housing for students and faculty, adult education, enrollment statistics, segregation, enrollment of African-American Students, negative credit hours, the R.O.T.C., law enforcement training, long-range facility planning, instructional television, establishment of policies and procedures, the System Library Policy and Coordination Committee, the University Bookstore, the Civil Defense Program, student discipline policies, control of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and other various administrative topics.

Historical Note:

Thomas A. Brady, the individual who created or received the majority of the records in this Series, was the last individual to hold the position of Vice President in Charge of Extra-Divisional Educational Activities and, in 1955, when a name change was instituted for this position, he became the first Dean for Extra-Divisional Administration.

Series Descriptions:

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into series.

Note to Researcher: For information concerning Thomas A. Brady's work as a University of Missouri-Columbia Professor of History, see Record Group 6 C, Sub-Group 23, Series 1.

Note to Researcher: Some of the records in this Sub-Group are restricted and cannot be made available to the public (see restrictions note at the end of this page).


Box 1

FF 1 - Correspondence, 1945-1946
Topics include: G. I. Bill, conditions for veterans; position recommendations about compulsory military training, ROTC, NROTC, admissions requirements and restrictions, summer institutes for steelworkers, suggestions for War Memorial and plan for student facilities, status and programs of the Association of State Universities, use of honorariums for Trenholme Prize Fund, lack of housing in Columbia, need for new faculty and faculty housing, expansion of School of Education, setting up adult education program, authority and responsibility of Directory of Student Affairs for Men, veterans campaign to establish a student activities fee, Student Government Association report about the Student Employment Office, reorganization of Office of Registrar, historic relationship between Board of Curators and School of Mines & Metallurgy at UMR, Student Health Center, and difficulties of limited accreditation.

FF 2 - Correspondence, 1947
Topics include: Veterans education, operation of University Testing and Counseling Service, admittance and attendance for nonresident students, Governor's Highway Safety Conference, response to inquiry about federal Department of Education, adult education program, outline and multigraph classroom materials produced by faculty and sold to students related to Missouri statutes, housing facilities for women, changes in commencement ceremony, increase in enrollment of high school graduates, Missouri Intercollegiate United Nations Conference at UMC and denial of permission to invite African Americans - protest resolution of delegates, exclusion of African American student in extension class in Joplin, arrangement for visit of legislature to UMC.

FF 3 - Correspondence, 1948-1949
Topics include: St. Louis "College Days," adult education program in Missouri, police and law enforcement training school, political meetings on campus, segregation, housing situation for women, confidentiality of student and employee information, admissions programs, enrollment statistics, nonresident enrollment, Student Personnel Program and need for Education V. P., Savitar deficits and budget, meeting of Midwest Interlibrary Corporation and proposed central depository in Chicago, Columbia and State Hospital Plan, need for a "Friends of the University Association in addition to Alumni Association related to pending legislation and affects on University, types of notices that should be sent from President's Office and listing of notices sent, proposed Kansas City medical school, hospital administration and Business office, negative hours and Jewish holidays, admission of children of nonresident alumni, budget Extra Divisional Educational Activities, Conference on Baccalaureate Exercises and reduced attendance at services, military training and inspection visit, dismissal of "Show-Me" editor from post, Crippled Children's Service, establishment of policies and procedures about discipline for homosexual activities.

FF 4 - Correspondence, 1950-1951
Topics include: Presentation of Service Commissions, negative credit hours for absences two days before or after spring recess, military training, cancellation of Baccalaureate Exercises, Crippled Children's Service, list of meetings held for which attendance was 1500-1700, married student housing, attendance of non-student African Americans at university events, admission of African American students, regulations concerning Department of Defense, enrollment of women, allotment and quotas of senior and advanced ROTC positions, student unrest about statement by Middlebush, suggestion for information needed on personnel form - communist or fascist organization member, medical information, arrest and conviction record - mental or psychiatric disorders, list of organization membership, alcohol use by students, G. I. Bill, new policy for college student enlistment, "Proposal for Stimulating More Intimate Relationships between University Staff Members and Citizens of the State," study of Religion and Public Education.

FF 5 - Correspondence, 1952-1953
Topics include: Procedure for conducting examinations, relationship between Bible College and UMC, military training and ROTC, G. I. Bill, enrollment statistics, possible removal of UMC from AAUP censured list (placed there in 1945 as a result of tenure case), alterations to Industrial Arts Building including blueprint, NROTC request for increased space, resident hall assignment regulations, exchange students, relationship between State Department of Education and UMC, faculty medical insurance, proposed subsidy for student newspaper, uniform position titles, qualifications for registration professional schools, staff of Union Building, control of Intercollegiate Athletics, operation budget cuts library - TV confrontation, physical facilities for Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics report; operation of university on Saturday - 44 hour work week, student activity fee, Student Health Service.

FF 6 - Correspondence, 1954-1955
Topics include: Police and law enforcement training school, TV - adult education - Extension Service, defacement of University property 3/10-20/54 Law - Agriculture and Engineering students, Curator's Scholars, military training, long-range facility planning - Physical Education and athletics, safety questions - Jesse Hall 4th floor classrooms, high school relations, budget restorations, new positions, increased enrollment, band trips, residence hall rates, student election protest by Missouri Reform Party; budget Counseling service, regulations on student cars, student ID cards, scholarships, Student Leadership Retreat, Student Directory, building needs.

FF 7 - Correspondence, 1956-1957
Topics include: Building needs and appropriations, response to draft of UM Manual of Business Procedures, Mock Political Convention, student housing, military training, Savitar printing contract, scholarships, Savitar Frolics offensive skits, Library budget increase, naming of "Houses" in new residence halls on 6th Street, charges for use of Jesse Hall, changes in registration procedures, Student Health Service.

Box 2

FF 1 - Correspondence, 1958-1959
Topics include: Library budget, continuous appointments for coaches in Physical Education Department, band uniforms, foreign student statistics, audits of student organizations, establishment of sanitation and environmental health position, air flight service, parking situation, closed circuit TV and instructional TV, student dishonesty policy, military training, Elmer Ellis' speech for Greek Week 1959 and reaction, Division Continuing Education TV courses and grants for TV teaching, admissions procedures, tenure and sabbatical regulations, scholarships.

FF 2 - Correspondence, 1960-1962
Topics include: Continuing Education and Agricultural Extension, establishment of Radiation Safety Program, Instructional TV and TV classes, KMIT and KOMU, police training, change from Dewey to Library of Congress classification system in library, modification of facilities for students with handicaps, civil defense classes, scholarships, loan funds, report about University Bookstore, organization of Young Conservatives, Inc., conflict with Bowling and Bezoni about space allocation in Jesse Hall, military training, sale of Penney Building in St. Louis, facilities for women's Physical Education, meeting with Columbia City Manager about city automobile licenses, establishment of Safety in Education and Accident Prevention Program, Student Health Services budget, policy on political activity by University staff members, proposed reorganization of Physical Education Department, Civil Defense Shelter.

FF 3 - Correspondence, 1963-1964
Topics include: Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Eligibility of staff members with Assistant Professor or higher to take graduate work at University - Thomas A. Brady reaction to Policy Committee of the Graduate School report, change in person and office to approve tenure papers, proposal about disciplinary notation on student records, proposed re-establishment of Co-op Store, administration of discipline and appeals, evaluation of ROTC programs, police and law enforcement training, Midtown Planning Election University reaction, Thomas A. Brady illness, State University System Library - first meeting System Committee on Library Policy and Coordination, plan for University Police - student security officers to handle mob situations (panty raids), presentation to AAUP about Faculty Government, organization and nomenclature at UMR, instructional TV, use of facilities by political groups, University - Peace Corps, Barry Goldwater, Jr. appearance on campus - approval of off-campus speakers on campus, Thomas A. Brady receives Distinguished Service Award of UM Alumni Association, death of Thomas A. Brady on 06/10/1964.[Includes photograph]

FF 4 - Correspondence, 1945-1964 [Restricted - entire folder]

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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