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Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 11
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Freedom of Information Center; Publications and Administrative Records
Dates: 1958-1995
Volume: 7 and 2/3 cubic feet, 9.58 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism's Freedom of Information Center. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence files, general administrative records, copies of the Freedom of Information Center Publication, and the Freedom of Information Center Report, the F.O.I. Digest. Also included in the Sub-Group is a collection of speeches, entitled "A Freedom of Information Retrospective in Observance of the Twentieth Year of the F.O.I. Center, UMC 1978," concerning the history and development of the Freedom of Information Center.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:11/7/1 (A84-85; various sources)
This Series contains printed and duplicated material of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Center, (1958-1985). The material includes issues of the following FOI Center publications: Publication "00" Series, (ca. 1958-1980), Freedom of Information Center Publication series, (1958-1967), Freedom of Information Center Report series, (1967-1984), F.O.I. Digest, (1959-1985, with gaps), Freedom of Information Center Position/Situtation Papers or Reports, (1964-1971), and various "lettered" Position Papers (with gaps). Also included in this Series are published speeches given during the FOI Center conferences as well as a variety of other publications sponsored by or pertaining to the Freedom of Information Center.
(1 1/3 c.f.: 1 c.f., 017231; 1/3 c.f., 123, 6)
Note to Researcher: For artist's renderings and committee minutes concerning the proposed Freedom of Information Building, see
Record Group 11 C, Sub-Group 1, Box 8.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.

Series 2. - C:11/7/NP (A96-54)
This Series contains correspondence files and administrative records of the UMC School of Journalism's Freedom of Information Center, (1958-1995). Included in this Series are records pertaining to budgetary, role and scope, and long-range development concerns, as well as every aspect of the day-to-day operation of the F.O.I. Center.
(5 c.f., 007974, 008252, 008291, 008292, 008297)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until it is processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 3. - C:11/7/2 (A84-85)
This Series contains printed and duplicated material of the Freedom of Information Foundation, (1973-1977). The material consists of Issues 1 through 8 of Freedom of Information Foundation Series.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 4)
Note to Researcher: For artist's renderings and committee minutes concerning the proposed Freedom of Information Building, see
Record Group 11 C, Sub-Group 1, Box 8.

Series 4. - C:11/7/5 (A14-40)
This Series contains administrative records of the Freedom of Information Center, (1958, 1965-1981). The records consist of planning files for conferences, including the 1st, 8th, 9th and 10th Freedom of Information Conferences and the 1969 Conference on Censorship. The Series also includes advisory committee records of the FOI Center, FOI Center publicity news clippings, FOI Center promotion, and correspondence of the FOI Center, including that of Paul Fisher, its director [RESTRICTED]. The record types found in this Series include correspondence, meeting records, press releases, telegrams, printed and duplicated material, photographic material, fiscal records, registration forms, and speeches.
(1 1/3 c.f.: 1 c.f., 053168; 1/3 c.f., 129, 4)
Note to Researcher: Series 4 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

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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