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Record Group: 4 C
Record Sub-Group: 3
Records Title: UMC; School of Natural Resources; Director's Office; Administrative Records
Dates: 1911-1986
Volume: 18 and 1/6 cubic feet, 22.71 linear feet; 1 Pkg

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains administrative records of the Director of the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Natural Resources. Materials included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, memoranda, log books, reports, budget documents, ledger books, lecture notes, work sheets, meeting minutes, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the day-to-day operation of the School. The Sub-Group also contains faculty personnel records.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:4/1/1
This Series contains materials created or received by School of Natural Resources Director, Ruthford H. Westveld, (1911-1972). Included in this Series are correspondence, photographs, ledger books, lecture notes, and work sheets, records of Westveld's activities on behalf of the McIntire-Stennis Act (legislation which provides federal funds for cooperative forestry research), and reprints of articles authored by Professor Westveld. Additional records in this Series pertain to preparation of Forestry School curricula, activities of the Forestry Club, projects of the Agricultural Board (a branch of the National Academy of Sciences), studies of academic profiles, and faculty and student research projects.
(2 c.f., 033454, 033455)

Series 2. - C:4/1/2 (A83-65)
This Series contains records of UMC's School of Natural Resources' Director's Office, (1948-1980). Included in this Series are correspondence, memoranda, printed and mimeographed materials, forms, and reports. Subjects in this Series include routine and special business of the School, regional programs for wood utilization, cooperative research projects with federal and state agencies, meetings, professional groups, short courses, Fishery Research Unit, Wildlife Unit, staff and faculty evaluation, hiring and recruitment, administration of University Forest and Summer Camps, service on faculty committees, curriculum revision, scholarships and fellowships, Experiment Station and Extension Division Journal Paper Authorizations, timber sales and projects at Weldon Spring, land acquisition, social activities, meeting minutes and agendas, alumni activities, and McIntire-Stennis Act research.
(15 c.f., 033456, 033457, 073775, 073776, 073777, 073778, 073779, 073780, 073781, 073782, 073783, 073784, 073785, 073786, 073787)

Series 3. - C:4/1/4 (A84-81)
This Series contains fourteen glass-plate photographic negatives (ca. 1914) depicting the construction of Lefevre Hall, the building which housed UMC's Zoology Department.
(Pkg, Ellis)

Series 4. - C:4/1/5 (A93-35)
This Series is comprised of the UMC School of Natural Resources academic personnel records (1948-1982). Included in this Series are vitae, bibliographies of published works, activity reports, and related correspondence.
(1 c.f., 003481)
Note to Researcher: The records contained in Series Four have suffered considerable damage from exposure to water. Some of the records in this series are confidential and restricted. See the restriction note at the end of this finding aid.
Additional faculty files for the School of Natural Resources can be found in
Record Group 3 C, Sub-Group 54, Series 2.

Series 5. - C:4/1/7 (A15-67)
This Series contains records of the School of Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife, (ca. 1986). The records consist of photocopies of index cards listing contact, employment, degree, and other information on some of the School's graduates [RESTRICTED]. The cards seem to have been last updated circa 1986.
(Env, Small Holdings Box 5)

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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