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Record Group: 6 C
Record Sub-Group: 17
Records Title: UMC; College of Arts and Science; School of Fine Arts; Department of Art; Administrative and Other Records
Dates: 1927-2011
Volume: 24 and 2/3 cubic feet, 30.83 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records produced by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Fine Arts Department of Art. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, budget and personnel records, memorabilia, newsclippings, brochures, pamphlets, photographs, programs, course materials, grant and funding documents, and committee meeting minutes.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:6/46/1 (A90-132)
This Series holds administrative records of the UMC Department of Art (1958-1986). Included in this Series are general correspondence, course schedules, budget planning documents, faculty personnel records, and records pertaining to design, construction, and equipping of the UMC Fine Arts Building.
(1 c.f., 037531)
Note to Researcher: Series 1 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Former Series #2 C:6/14/2
UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of Art; Correspondence
This summary description has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains correspondence and administrative records created by the University of Missouri Department of Art under departmental chairmen Douglas Hansen, Lawrence McKinin, and Frederick Shane (1936-1960).

Series 3. - C:6/14/3 (A80-12)
This Series contains memorabilia of the UMC Department of Art (ca. 1927-1939). Included in this Series is a list of paintings, water colors, gouaches, and drawings, which comprised a "Retrospective Exhibition by Robert B. Harshe" (1927). Also included in the Series is a copy of the School of Fine Arts - Rank List for 1927-1928, an honor roll of students with an average of "M+" or above.
(1 Env., 136, 1, Front)

Series 4. - C:6/14/NP (A97-117)
This Series holds administrative records of the UMC Department of Art (ca. 1973-1992). Included in the Series are general administrative records as well as records pertaining to departmental committees, grant programs, departmental faculty, and non-academic personnel.
(4 c.f., 105418, 105419, 105420, 105421)
Note to Researcher: Series 4 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 5. - C:6/46/4 (A99-80; A05-54; A09-41; A12-114; A13-81; A16-05)
This Series holds administrative records of the UMC Department of Art, (1963-2011). Included in this Series are records [RESTRICTED] pertaining to terminated faculty and former adjunct and visiting professors.
(6 c.f., 114379, 050107, 050108, 082814, 082815, 122708)
Note to Researcher: Series 5 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: This Series was changed from C:6/46/NP to C:6/46/4 in August 2005.

Series 6 - C:6/46/NP (A00-160)
This Series contains records generated by UMC's School of Fine Arts (1931-1977). The bulk of the Series consists of black-and-white scene photographs of Theatre Department stage productions. Also included are head shots, color slides, programs, contact sheets, and negatives.
(4 c.f., 141, 2-3)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until fully processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers.

Series 7 - C:6/14/4 (A03-78; A14-48; A14-52)
This Series contains records created and collected by the Department of Art, (1950-2013). The majority of the records are newsclippings, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and broadsides regarding faculty, students, and events in the Department of Art. Much of the material concerns the various art exhibitions and shows held by the Department and the University of Missouri, including the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Collection, as well as exhibits in which the Department's students or faculty participated. Also included in the Series are a few photographs and slides, mainly of faculty and student work.
(4 c.f., 011697, 011698, 011725, 058583; OSF, B3A, 7C, 3)

Series 8. - C:6/46/14 (A14-46)
This Series contains administrative records of the Department of Art, (2004-2008). The records consist of course syllabi for winter, summer, and fall semesters.
(1 c.f., 057897)

Series 9. - C:6/46/8 (A09-42; A12-93; A12-115; A13-82; A13-108; A16-04)
This Series contains administrative records created and received by the Department of Art, (1983-2010). The records consist of the following types and topics: correspondence; Affirmative Action application summary forms, (1987-1996); student and major field assessment reports [RESTRICTED]; building space, including off campus locations; ceramics and sculpture business plan, (1993-1994); faculty cumulative updates [RESTRICTED], (1992-2000); departmental reviews and self-studies; departmental committees; course syllabi, (1985, 1986, 1990, 1999-2003); budgets, (1994-2006); fellowship and scholarship recipients [RESTRICTED]; chairperson evaluation [RESTRICTED], (2005); the Atkins Building; and George Caleb Bingham Gallery administration, (ca. 1991-2006, 2010).
(4 c.f., 082816, 082817, 123655, 122707)
Note to Researcher: Series 9 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: Some box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 10. - C:6/14/6
This Series contains records created and received by the Department of Art, (ca. 1927). The records consist of a variety of course outlines including a contribution from John S. Ankeney to the Committee on Accredited Schools and Colleges of outlines for Introduction to Art, Representation, and Theory of Design at the University of Missouri. Also included are course outlines from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri, for Introduction to Art, Representation, Theory of Design, and Methods of Teaching Art. Assignment sequences for Advanced Costume Design and Commercial and Industrial Design, and laboratory problems for Advanced Representation are also part of Series 10.
Note to Researcher: It is unknown for which school or college the assignment sequences and the laboratory problems were created.
Note to Archivist: The material in Series 10 was received from Ellis Library Cataloging in 2014.
(1 FF, 725, 2, 3 Small Holdings Box 2)

Series 11. - C:6/14/7 (A16-06)
This Series contains a scrapbook of the MU Chapter (Mu) of Delta Phi Delta, the National Honor Art Fraternity, (ca. 1929-1964). The leather-bound scrapbook contains printed and duplicated material from the national fraternity, including manuals, convention programs, The Palette, and invitations. The scrapbook also contains photographs of members, newspaper clippings, handmade greeting cards and sketches, MU gallery schedules, University of Missouri art exhibit programs, including a Fine Arts Day program (1929), and various event material, including napkins, invitations, programs, and posters.
(2/3 c.f., B23, 7, 4)
Note to Researcher: The backing paper used in the scrapbook is in very poor condition, making it difficult to turn pages. Due to the condition of the scrapbook, assistance by archives staff will be necessary.

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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