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Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 17
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Historical Documents Collection
Dates: 1917-2008
Volume: 3 and 1/3 cubic feet, 3.75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group holds miscellaneous University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism documents and other materials of historical importance. The Sub-Group also contains some memorabilia of the School of Journalism.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:11/12/1 (A88-53; A89-15; A93-86; A12-05; A12-54)
This Series holds miscellaneous University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism documents and other materials of historical importance. The Series contains a copy of the Missourian Association's by-laws and constitution (ca. 1917-1929), a University of Missouri Journalism Students Association "Pro Forma Decree" (5/23/1922), a blank certificate of initiation into the "Order of the Roaring Lions" (n.d.), a prospectus for a radio station at the University of Missouri (n.d.), a proposal for an educational FM radio station at the University of Missouri (1966), and a 1969 journal article entitled The Missourians: Will They Revolutionize the Press? The Series also contains photographic negatives of Neff Hall's exterior and main lobby; four scripts for the early KOMU-TV program "Showcase," featuring UMC Professors John G. Neihardt, Donald F. Drummond, Lois Knowles, and Lloyd B. Thomas, as well as the singing group known as "The University Trio" (Ruth Melcher Quant, Elizabeth F. Mulchy, and Rogers Whitmore) (1954); 50th Anniversary First Day Issue Cover envelopes; a photomechanical print of Edward Wyllis Scripps; a photographic color print of Mary Paxton Keeley taken by Donald A. B. Lindberg, (ca. 1976); a National Writing Competition Award (Third Place Over All) Certificate, (ca. 1964); an inscribed lithographic print of Harry E. Brittain by William Orpen, (1926); a plan of Walter Williams and Neff Halls noting the use of various rooms and a CBS printing of The People Must Know, Frank Stanton's address at the 49th Annual Journalism Week with a foward by Earl English (ca. 1958).
(1 c.f.: 1/6 c.f., 113, 3; OSB, B3A, 7C, 1; OSF, B3A, 7C, 5)

Series 2. - C:11/12/2 (A06-72)
This Series contains memorabilia of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, (1991-2000). Most of the memorabilia relates to either the groundbreaking or the dedication of Lee Hills Hall on the Columbia campus and consists of photographs, programs, invitations, plaques, video and audio tapes, and news clippings. The Series also includes a video tape pertaining to the 54th Picture of the Year contest.
(1 1/3 c.f.: 1/3 c.f., B3A, 9, 8; 1 c.f., 058776)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 3. - C:11/12/4 (A12-17)
This Series holds memorabilia from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism centennial celebration and Reynolds Journalism Institute building dedication (2008). The Series contains promotional materials including a banner from the celebration, student recruitment packets, centennial and dedication programs and event planners, one black and one gold t-shirt, two commemorative ornaments, nine ink drawings of journalism buildings commissioned for the event and mounted on foam core, and one copy of the commemorative book with signatures of faculty, staff and alumni.
(1 c.f.: OSB1, B3A, 6, 4; TU, B3A)
Note to Researcher: A copy of the commemorative centennial book is available in the archives reading room.

Series 4. - C:11/12/5 (A13-09)
This Series contains audio cassette tapes of portions of a symposium held at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism in tribute to Earl English and General Semantics, (1994), entitled "Stepping in Many Rivers at Least Once." Speakers on the cassettes include William H. Taft, Paul Fisher, Earl English, Ralph Lowenstein, and John C. Merrill, as well as graduate students and alumni. Taft's comments provide a recollection of the career of English.
(1 FF, 725, 1, 3 Small Holdings Box 1)

Series 5. - C:11/12/6 (A14-19)
This Series contains memorabilia of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (n.d.). The memorabilia consists of a ceramic, commemorative plate decorated with scenes from the State of Missouri. The scenes include the buildings of the School of Journalism (Neff Hall and Walter Williams Hall), a dairy farm scene, the Municipal Opera in St. Louis, the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mark Twain's home in Hannibal, Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, the Hall of Waters in Excelsior Springs, Bagnell Dam and the Lake of the Ozarks, a steamboat on the Mississippi River, Shepherd of the Hills Country, and the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. The plate's design is by A. C. McClurg & Company and produced by Vernon Kilns.
(1 OSB, B23, 7, 4)
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in Series 5 was donated by Edward H. Rankin.

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