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Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 5
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Printed and Duplicated Materials
Dates: 1898-Present
Volume: 11 and 1/3 cubic feet, 14.17 linear feet; 1 OSP; 3 Env; 3 OSF; 2 OSB; 5 Vol

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains printed and duplicated materials of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Included in the Sub-Group are press bulletins, newspapers, facsimile newspapers, news clippings, newsletters, student articles and reviews, pictorial essays, reports and proposals, alumni directories, course catalogs, and histories of the MU School of Journalism.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:11/00/1 (A76-52)
This Series contains eight one-page University of Missouri press bulletins, (1940-1941). These bulletins were intended to "bring to the newspapers of Missouri and their readers...pertinent news and information concerning their State University."
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 2. - C:11/00/3 (A84-91; A91-88)
This Series contains copies of the Columbia Missouri Herald, (1898-1903 and 1905). This newspaper was edited by MU Journalism School founder, Walter Williams, and contained both community and University news items. Also included in this Series is a copy of Historical Edition Columbia Missouri Herald 25th Anniversary, 04/1895.
(1 OSB, B3A, 7, 3; 1 OSB, B3A, 9, 2)
Note to Researcher: This Series does not contain a complete publication run of the Columbia Missouri Herald newspaper. Contact the Missouri State Historical Society for additional issues.

Series 3. - C:11/00/4 (A84-91)
Series Three contains copies of the Missouri Fax, (1947-1953). This publication was an experimental radio facsimile newspaper. Images and text were electronically scanned for transmission and converted back to hard copy using equipment akin to that by which contemporary wire services transmitted news photographs. Included in the Series are issues of the Missouri Fax in the form received by subscribers, as well as some original photographs used in issues.
(2/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: For a news article about the installation of the facsimile set, see
UMC Archives Record Group 0 C, Sub-Group 12, Series 16 , Folder 28. For photographs of the transmitting and receiving equipment, ask the University Archives about Box 1, Folder 37 of collection C:1/141/8.

Series 4. - C:11/00/5 (A84-85)
This Series contains commercially produced clippings of editorials, letters to the editor, and news articles taken from magazines, large metro dailies and smaller regional newspapers, (1964-1970). Topics in this Series include censorship, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, underground newspapers, war protests, obscenity, profane language, and related laws and proposed legislation.
(4 c.f., 017227, 017228, 017229, 017230)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series providing each folder's date range are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 5. - C:11/00/6 (A84-85)
This Series contains copies of the Missouri Press News, (1975-1977). This news sheet, published by the UMC School of Journalism and the Missouri Press Association, offered articles of state-wide interest, including proposed legislation, energy shortages, welfare and abortion funding, education, Sunday sales (Blue Laws), and the rise in Missouri's prison population.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 6. - C:11/00/7 (A84-85)
This Series contains copies of Missouri Today, (1971-1972). This was a privately funded publication, produced by students of the UMC School of Journalism. Included in this publication were articles which highlighted typical Missourians and their everyday activities.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 4)

Series 7. - C:11/00/8 (A86-54)
This Series contains a copy of the bound collection entitled, Written by Students in Journalism: Selected Articles Written by Students in the School of Journalism, UM, as a Part of Their Class Work During 1926-27. Edited with a prefaced by Sara Lawrence Lockwood (Mrs. Walter Williams), this collection includes examples of student editorials, feature articles, reviews, and short fiction.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 4)

Series 8. - C:11/00/10 (A76-70)
This Series contains a copy of A Free Press: The Story of the American Newspaper (1958). This 36 page pamphlet, by UMC School of Journalism Dean, Frank Luther Mott, was produced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
(1 Vol., B3A, C1, 4)

Series 9. - C:11/00/11
This Series contains three published pictorial essays, (1976-1979). Each of these essays is "a photographic portrait of a town and its people," intended to, "visually capture the essence of a community and way of life that may soon disappear." Towns featured include Lupus, Berger, and Glasgow, Missouri.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 10. - C:11/00/12 (A91-88)
In this Series are copies of Old-time Comments on Journalism, (1953-1958). This publication, edited by UMC School of Journalism Dean, Frank Luther Mott, was produced by the "Press of the Crippled Turtle," an alias for the School of Journalism's Linotype Department (which was not allowed to do commercial work). Old-time Comments on Journalism was not sold but mailed to a list of subscribers free of charge.
(1 Env, B3A, C1, 4)
Note to Researcher: For more information about The Press of the Crippled Turtle, see
Sub-Group 8, Series 4 of this Record Group.

Series 11. - C:11/00/13 (A98-30)
This Series contains miscellaneous duplicated reports and proposals made to organizations not directly connected with the University of Missouri, (1978-1990). These reports and proposals are concerning use of facilities and grants.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 12. - C:11/17/1
This Series contains catalogs and bulletins produced by the UMC School of Journalism, (1908-Present). Included in this Series are general informational catalogs, enumerating course offerings, academic year schedules, entrance requirements, degree programs, and lists of the School of Journalism faculty, as well as "Desk Books" which contain specific information such as writing style sheets. Also included in the Series are bulletins published to commemorate special events. Among the latter are such titles as Dedication of a Stone From St. Paul's Cathedral (1925), Presentation of a Japanese Stone Lantern to the School of Journalism (1926), Presentation of Stone Lions From China (1931), and Annual Fifty Print Exhibition of Spot News and Feature Pictures (1945-1947). Bulletin No. 60 is a directory of Missouri Alumni in Journalism (1930).
(3 1/3 c.f. and 1 OSP, 723, 2, 4-6)
Note to Researcher: For more Journalism Bulletins, see
Record Group 6, Sub-Group 29, Series 3; and for a 1956 deskbook, ask the Archives about collection C:3/25/1, Box 3.

Series 13. - C:11/00/14
This Series holds copies of the Workshop Missourian (1962-1963, 1986). This student-produced newspaper was the culmination of the annual weeklong Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Workshop (later, Summer Media Workshop). Sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, the Workshop was designed to introduce high school students to the field of journalism. The first workshop was held in 1956 and the Workshop Missourian was first published in the eight-page tabloid format in 1962.
(1 OSF, 103, 5)

Series 14 - C:11/00/15 (A02-28, various)
This Series contains copies of the University of Missouri School of Journalism Alumni Directory, (1986, 1991, 1994, 1999, and 2002). The volumes were produced for the MU School of Journalism by the Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company. With the exception of the volume for 2002, class data were compiled from questionnaires sent and returned by graduates from the classes of 1910 through 1993. The 1986 Directory has a biographical section arranged by class year and there under arranged alphabetically by student name as well as a geographical section. The 1991 and 1994 Directories each have a biographical section arranged by student name, a class year section, a geographical section, and an academic sequence (academic program) code section. The 2002 Directory omits the academic sequence code sections but adds a career networking section. The Series also includes the Centennial Directory, produced in 2008 for the 100th anniversary of the School of Journalism. The 2008 directory includes a timeline and photo history of the School.
(6 Vols., 703)

Series 15 - C:11/00/9 (A03-6)
This Series contains two copies of Guide to Research on Race and News produced by the Missouri School of Journalism and funded by the Ford Foundation, (2000).
(1 Env, 121, 2)

Series 16. - C:11/00/16
This Series contains printed and duplicate material created by various institutes or other entities affiliated with the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (1987-2009). Included in this Series are copies of the Investigative Reporters and Editors' The IRE Journal, (1999-2005, 2009), the newsletter of the Science Journalism Center, inquiry, (1987-1998, with gaps), the newsletter of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, Uplink, (1997-2005, with gaps), the International Press Institute's IPI Global Journalist, (2000-2005, 2008), and the International Press Institute's IPI Report, (1999-2000). The Series also includes materials related to the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), (2010-2011).
(1 c.f., 115, 4)
Note to Researcher: Materials related to these entities may also be included in Series 17 of this same Sub-Group, below.

Series 17. - C:11/00/17
This Series contains general printed and duplicated material created by and within the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, (1925-). The types and topics of printed and duplicated material included in this Series are brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, publications, directories, events, awards, centers and other entities, workshops, and others.
(2 c.f., 057468, 057469; 1 OSF, B3A, 7C, 3)
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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