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Record Group: 11 C
Record Sub-Group: 8
Records Title: UMC; School of Journalism; Student Organization Files
Dates: 1913-1988
Volume: 4 and 2/3 cubic feet, 5.825 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group holds records of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism official and unofficial student organizations. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence files, organizational audits, meeting minutes, constitutions and by-laws, student memorabilia, activity and event programs, informational pamphlets, national convention information, membership lists, ritual and initiation materials, and issues of Press Time, the Journalism Student Association newspaper. Also included in this Sub-Group is the first and possibly only issue of The Missouri Scroll a magazine published by the MU chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:11/4/2 (A84-91, A84-97)
This Series contains UMC School of Journalism official student organization records (1920-1973). Included in the Series are materials pertaining to Alpha Delta Sigma, Gamma Alpha Chi, the Journalism Student Association, Sigma Delta Chi, Theta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Mu, and Kappa Tau Alpha. The Series includes organizational audits, meeting minutes, constitutions and by-laws, activity and event programs, informational pamphlets, national convention information, membership lists, ritual and initiation materials, and a few issues of Press Time (1960-1972, 1976), the Journalism Student Association newspaper (ca. 1942-1972).
(2 c.f., 017333, 017176)

Series 2. - C:11/4/1
Within this Series are items of memorabilia gathered by members of the MU Journalism School's Gamma chapter of the national women's journalism fraternity, Theta Sigma Phi (1942-1968). Included in this Series are chapter activity scrapbooks, meeting minutes, membership rolls (1942-1954), organizational by-laws, chapter authorization documents, and an honorary membership certificate for Sara Lockwood Williams (wife of MU's first Journalism School Dean, Walter Williams).
(2 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 3. - C:11/4/3 (A89-21)
This Series holds records of the UMC Journalism School chapter of the professional journalism fraternity Sigma Delta Chi (ca. 1913-1988). Included in this Series are meeting minutes for the years 1913 through 1927 and 1940 through 1950, the President's Book for 1942-1943, membership registers for the years 1913 through 1921 and 1929 through 1941, and the 1977-1988 "Initiates Book." Also included in this Series are ten first day issue, four-cent, "Freedom of the Press" stamp covers. Lastly included in this Series is Volume 1, Number 1, (February 1926) of The Missouri Scroll published as a literary and opinion magazine by the local chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.
(1/2 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 4. - C:11/4/4 (A91-88)
This Series contains materials from "Ye Tabard Inn" (1946-1951, 1967), the unofficial student organization founded to encourage the writing profession. Included in this Series are a variety of published materials, such as banquet favors, menus and compilations of members' writings; a copy of an initiation ceremony and a membership certificate; and four group photos (1946-1949). The club had its own printing imprint, The Press of the Crippled Turtle, which published most of the materials in the collection. The Press was never in existence; material was published at the Linotype School with the assistance of Dr. Paul L. Fisher (also a member).
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: For the publication Old-time Comments on Journalism, which was published by The Press of the Crippled Turtle, see
Sub-Group 5, Series 10 of this Record Group.

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