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Record Group: 20 C
Record Sub-Group: 16
Records Title: UMC; Libraries; Special Collections; Photographic and Architectural Records
Volume: 1 and 1/3 cubic foot, 1.67 linear foot
Scope and Content Note
This Record Sub-group contains photographs, photographic slides, negatives, art prints, letter-press photomechanical blocks, and architectural plans from the Special Collections Division of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries.
Series 1. - C:20/8/2 (A04-92; Special Collections vertical file)
This Series contains photographs, negatives, lithographs, and miscellaneous memorabilia from the Vertical File of the Special Collections Division of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries. Among the images are a photograph of Curtis B. Rollins, member of the Board of Curators (1909-1920), numerous photographs and negatives depicting John G. Neihardt, a photograph of Memorial Union Tower and Green
Chapel, and photographs and negatives of the MFA Building (1974; later the Heinkel Building). The Series also contains photographs of various construction stages of the Hearnes Multi-Purpose Complex (1969-1972) as well as the building's dedication ceremony with former Missouri Governor Warren Hearnes. Other photographs in the Series are of the dedication ceremony of the Agriculture Building (1961), including the main speakers, University President Elmer Ellis, Board of Curator President James A. Finch, Jr., Missouri Governor John M. Dalton and Elmer Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture. Other photographs include: campus scenes for an exhibit or display; library scenes; A. W. McAlester, (1898); J. S. Rollins, (1951); and KOMU 'Showcase' publicity shots related to Special Collections, (1954-1956), that depict, among others, Darwin Hindman, Robert Habenstein, and Irwin Wyllie. In addition to the photographs, there are lithograph prints of the University of Missouri-Columbia campus (1910), Memorial Stadium (1980) and the Hearnes Multi-Purpose Building (1980) as well as a placard of 'Library Regulations', (1887). The Series also contains examples of library-related forms and other printed and duplicated items from time Henry Ormal Severance was library director, (1907-1937), such as check-out slips and cards, return requests and fine cards, schedules, reading room tickets, ex libris labels, stack permits, letterhead, library rules and handbooks, and selected reading lists and bibliographies. The Series also contains three view books of the University: Law Department, (1888), Medical Department, (1888), and a general view book.
(1/2 c.f.: 1/6 c.f., UMLD1; 1/6 c.f., UMLD1; Shoebox, Ellis; OSF, Ellis; OSF, MC)
Note to Archivist: A box list for one of the boxes in this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.
Series 2. - C:20/8/6 (A05-33)
This Series contains photographs, photographic slides, negatives, letter-press photomechanical blocks, and architectural plans from the Special Collections Division, Ellis Library, of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries, (ca. 1890-1960). The records in the Series document the buildings which house the various collections of the Libraries as well as some of the libraries' staff including University Librarians. The Series also contains architectural plans of proposals for an addition to the main library building, (ca. 1957), and working plans for space allocation or use, (1959-1968).
(1 1/6 c.f.: 1/3 c.f., UMLD1; Shoebox, Ellis; OSB, Ellis; 3 Sets - Plans and Blueprint Records Table)
Note to Archivist: Some of 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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