View of Campus, 1910
(University Archives, UW:4/161/7)
Record Sub-Group: 1
Records Title: UMC; Student Life and Activities; Memorabilia; Hill-Ehrlich-Fowler Collection
Dates: 1890-1957, bulk 1890-1925
Volume: 2 and 1/6 cubic feet, 2.2 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
Among these items in the Sub-Group are photographs of UMC football teams, ca. 1890-1897, views of Francis Quadrangle, Jesse Hall, Memorial Tower construction, general campus views, freshmen hazing and paddle lines, University of Missouri Volunteer Infantry in preparation for service in the Spanish-American War, ca. 1898, and student camping excursions and vacations.
Also included are Adam Hill's "M" certificate as well as other athletic and alumni awards, a copy of the first University of Missouri yearbook, the Index, ca. 1891, histories of athletics at the University of Missouri from 1890 to 1912, and news clips regarding MU football, ca. 1890-1916.
Additionally, this Record Sub-Group contains a scrapbook of photographs collected by Warren Glen Fowler while he was a student at William Jewell College, ca. 1915, and the University of Missouri-Columbia, ca. 1916-1920. The bulk of Fowler's material pertains to UMC student activities, such as Engineering student's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, football games, and dances.
Also included in the Sub-Group are images of the Hazing of Freshmen, and the University of Missouri during WWI. Cards and pamphlets handed out by candidates for MU student body offices, MU sophomore class hazing posters (their rules for freshmen), Engineering-St. Patrick's Day posters, poems, news clips, post cards, dance programs are also included in the Sub-Group. Photographs included in the collections consist of images of the Fowler family, their farm, sawmill, tractors, mules, and their vacation trips.
Note to Researcher: See C:22/14/5 for additional MU memorabilia from Nancy M. Ehrlich.
Series Descriptions:This Record Sub-Group is divided into two record series. Series One holds the memorabilia collected by Adam and Curtis Hill, and by Adam Hill's daughter and granddaughter. Series Two is made up of materials collected by Warren Glen Fowler.
MU Football Team, 1893
(University Archives, C:22/8/1)
Series One - Hill and Ehrlich Memorabilia
Warren Glenn Fowler, ca. 1919
(University Archives, C:22/8/1, Box 2)
Also included are: Postcards; "Ye Senior Engineers" 1919 resolution on growing beards for celebration (along with photos of "Whisker Club"); printed program for the "First Annual Engineers' Week, St. Pat's Dance"; "St. Pat's Nationalization Convention" delegate ribbon, organization of national celebration; typed U. Tennessee St. Pat song; "blueprint" cartoon panels: "1918 - Thanksgiving in Junior Design Room - Class `20", "Class `19 - Daily Ice Cream Feed in Senior Design Room - 1918-1919."
Also within this scrapbook are photos and other items such as: Views of student rooms at William Jewell College; Images of freshman hazing, printed 1915-1916 sports admission ticket; scenes along the Missouri River below Kansas City; MU football crowds, players, and game action; views of Francis Quad from Jesse Dome; image of how "The civil engineers administer justice" (running a paddle line in front of Jesse Hall)
Additional pictures include: Civil Engineering Society members (including identifications); Geology students along railroad tracks and at rock quarry; a Roads and Pavements class ("asleep"); MU preparing for WWI; Engineering students in classes, Senior Civil Engineering Society trip to McBane (including photos of ferry boat ride across Perche Creek, MKT bridge, dragline building levee on the Missouri River); Commencement 1919; aerial views of Broadway looking East, Francis Quadrangle, and the White Campus.
Other photographs and items are: Fowler working on State Highway Department crew; cards and small pamphlets handed out by candidates for student body offices; a poster with the message, "WARNING! HELL FIRE WARNING! DANGER! NOTICE -- Class of 1922 -- BEWARE..."; a photo of a poster with the message: "WARNING! WARNING! BEWARE!...1919 MUTTONHEADS..."; sophomore's rules for freshmen; Fowler's "Student Card" and transcript of grades ("...The student must preserve this card and present it when requested by any teacher or other official of the University..."); Tau Beta Pi Alpha of Missouri materials (such as: "blueprint" initiation banquet programs and Tau Beta Pi Gamma of Pennsylvania initiation banquet programs.
Fowler's scrapbook contains: a notification of appointment as Gregory Senior Scholar, October 31, 1918; a copy of a letter from J.M. Sills to F.P Spalding regarding Fowler's summer work, ca. 1919; newspaper clippings concerning MU during WWI; "The Honor Roll" - names and cause of death in "the Great War"; "The Awful Engineers" song (Twelfth Division of Light Railway Engineers) and "Coast Artillery Marching Song"; photos and newspaper articles relating to Fowler's work during WWI (draining Arkansas swamps), including: camps, equipment, crews, and a dredge boat.
There are also included: Printed "Farmers' Follies 1919" program sheet; a "Peerade Extra HOMECOMING MISSOURIAN" for 11 November 1917 (stunt newspaper); Mass Meeting programs (before football games and homecoming); "Pep Book" and "Victory Pep Book" (with yells, cheers, and schedule); news clips of football games; photo essays from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, ca. 1919: "Midst the Wilds of the Current River in Missouri", "Stately Buildings and Picturesque Scenes at the University of Missouri"; "Attractive Views in Springfield, MO"; "Scenes of Historic Beauty at Hannibal, Missouri.
Finally, this scrapbook also contains: Cornell University "Underclassmen's Mud Rush" (photo postcards); Niagara Falls, 1922 photos; photos "Down on the Farm," ca. 1920-1923, including: the Fowler family members, farm activities, equipment, sawmill, tractors, mules and other livestock, and house and out buildings; photos of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and family (including steamboat "Homer Smith" at "Brunot's Island"; printed UM Alumni Association of Pittsburgh annual dinner meeting program, ca. 1920; "blueprint" marriage announcement ("Bridge over Life's Stream"); Clair L. Jones and Christene Stebbins' graduation announcements; Vandalia Public School; Fremont High School; Ottumwa High School; program for a Farewell Dinner in Honor of George E. Crews by Highway Department, ca. 1923.
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