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Record Group: 6 C
Record Sub-Group: 23
Records Title: UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of History; Administrative and Other Records
Dates: 1905-2014
Volume: 72 and 5/6 cubic feet, 91.04 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group holds records of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence files, memoranda, course materials, annual departmental reports, committee materials, student records, departmental planning materials, and faculty recruitment files. In addition this Sub-Group includes faculty files, teaching evaluations, curricula vitae, activity reports, promotion and tenure information, newsletters, and grant and fellowship records. Professors Thomas Brady, William Michael Wiecek, Charles Timberlake, Fordyce Wood Mitchel, and Susan Flader also have papers in this Sub-Group.

Note to Researcher: For records relating to Professor of History Jakob Larsen see, Record Group 6 C, Sub-Group 3.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:6/24/1
This Series contains office working files of the UMC Department of History (ca. 1927-1944) created by Professor Thomas Brady, primarily during his tenure as Department Chair (1939-1944). Included in this Series are correspondence files, memoranda, lecture notes, examination questions, annual departmental reports, special committee reports, and student class withdrawal cards. Also included are copies of ancient laws, such as The Farmer's Law, and The Rhodian Law.
(1/3 c.f., B23, B4, 5)
Note to Researcher: Series 1 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid. For more information on Professor Brady's life and work, see collection
C:1/51/4.

Series 2. - C:6/24/2 (A74-6; A77-64; A84-10; A88-42; A94-47; A95-6)
This Series holds administrative files of the UMC Department of History (1891-1988, bulk 1950-1980). Included in this Series are correspondence files, faculty activity reports, handwritten lecture notes, news releases, and committee minutes. Topics in this Series include hiring searches, employment applications, student grades, examinations, theses topics, degree requirements, course offerings, professional organizations, research projects, salary levels, fellowships, professional conferences, departmental planning, student advisement, textbook selection, Arts and Science Week, and a 1965 Summer Institute for High School History Teachers. Also included in the Series are materials pertaining to a 1978 National Endowment for the Humanities funded Youth Grant, departmental faculty, course listings (ca. 1976-1988), and the 1981 History Day and history conferences. Additionally, this Series holds photographs of MU's Old Academic Hall (before and after the 1893 fire) and of the 1923 MU women's rifle team. These photographs have been clipped from the St. Louis Globe Democrat and Kansas City Journal Post (ca. 1923-1925).
(13 c.f.: 2 c.f., 107, 5; 2 c.f., 107, 6; 2 c.f., 107, 1; 2 c.f., 107, 2; 2 c.f., 107, 3; 2 c.f., 107, 4; 1 c.f., 108, 2)
Note to Researcher: Series 2 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 3. - C:6/24/4 (A84-74)
This Series contains papers of UMC Department of History Professor, William Michael Wiecek (ca. 1963-1984). Included in the Series are personal and professional correspondence, several versions of a curriculum vita, personal bibliography, drafts of articles and books, applications for employment and for research grants, lecture notes, photographs, and records relating to professional conventions.
(19 c.f., 031787, 031788, 016743, 016749, 016750, 031365, 031369, 031370, 031371, 031372, 031373, 031603, 031604, 031773, 033901, 033902, 033903, 033907, 033908)
Note to Researcher: This Series contains material related to the the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Please consult the box list for details. As this Series is currently unprocessed, full access to the records may not be possible. Series 3 also contains some records that are confidential and restricted. Please see the restrictions note at the conclusion of this finding aid.

Series 4. - C:6/24/5 (A86-104; A88-42)
This Series holds office files of UMC Department of History Professor, Fordyce Wood Mitchel (ca. 1940-1986). Included in the Series are Professor Mitchel's student lecture notes from Yale and Princeton as well as materials for classes he taught, such as examinations and student papers. Also included are reprints of articles by colleagues, copies of some of Mitchel's book reviews and scholarly articles, a copy of his BA Thesis, and professional correspondence files.
(2 c.f., 036129, 036130)
Note to Researcher: Series 6 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 5. - C:6/24/6 (A76-65)
This Series contains copies of historical journals edited under the supervision of the American Historical Association, in which are printed articles by UMC Department of History Professor Norman M. Trenholme and his wife, UMC Department of History Professor Louise Irby Trenholme Stephens, (1905-1922).
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 6. - C:6/24/12 (A08-64; A09-55)
This Series contains professional and personal papers of University of Missouri Department of History Professor Charles Edward Timberlake, (1943-2008). The records consist of professional and personal [RESTRICTED] correspondence, memoranda, course syllabi and examinations, student and professional recommendations [RESTRICTED], research material, notes, article off-prints and copies, departmental administrative records, event planners and calendars, honors and awards, foreign travel and teaching material, and personal academic records. Many of the records are arranged as chronological files that encompass both professional and personal documents.
(9 and 2/3 c.f., 9 c.f.: 056296, 056341, 056342, 056343, 056344, 056345, 056346, 056454, 056455; 2/3 c.f.: OSB, 141, 2, Back)
Note to Researcher: Charles Edward Timberlake was born on a farm in South Shore, Kentucky in 1935. Timberlake received his education from Berea College (BA 1957), Claremont Graduate University (MA 1962), and the University of Washington (PhD 1968). His research and scholarly activity was divided between the history of the 19th century Russian Empire and the 20th century Soviet Union. He taught both graduate and undergraduate Russian history courses in the History Department at the University of Missouri for 37 years (1967-2004). He served as chairman of the MU History Department for two terms in the late 1990s. He was awarded the MU Byler Distinguished Professor Award in 1996, the MU Distinguished Faculty Award in 2000, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Beria College in 2002. He retired from the University of Missouri in 2004, but continued his research and writing until his death in Columbia, Missouri, in March of 2008.
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 6 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link. This Series also contains electronic records.

Series 7. - C:6/24/8 (A79-44)
This Series holds personnel records created by the UMC Department of History (ca. 1971-1999). This series contains records of faculty recruitment (1971-1976) and the separation of non-tenured, visiting, or otherwise temporary faculty appointments (1974-1999). Recruitment records may contain correspondence, applicants' curriculum vita, letters of recommendation, placement service dossiers, and applicant photographs. Separation records may contain correspondence and memoranda, administrative forms, and vitas.
(4 c.f., 031230, 031231, 031232, 031233)
Note to Researcher: Series 7 contains some records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.

Series 8. - C:6/24/10 (A91-90; A00-124; A01-64; A05-52; A08-107; A09-49; A17-23)
This Series holds UMC College of Arts and Science Department of History faculty work and personnel records (ca. 1933-2014). Included in the Series are Personnel Action Forms, teaching evaluations [RESTRICTED], applications for employment [RESTRICTED], bibliographies, publications off-prints and drafts, curriculum vita, activity reports, promotion and tenure information [RESTRICTED], grant and fellowship records, award and recognition records, incoming and outgoing faculty correspondence files [RESTRICTED], memorials and testimonials, course outlines and syllabi, and news clippings.
(15 c.f., 103100, 103101, 116059, 116060, 116061, 116037, 049910, 049911, 049912, 049913, 049914, 082720, 100614, 058584, 113302)
Note to Researcher: Series 8 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: Box lists for some boxes in this Series are available in Room 723.

Series 9. - C:6/24/11 (A03-58; various sources)
This Series contains printed and duplicated materials from the Department of History in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It includes departmental newsletters, course schedules, and various pamphlets, brochures and event programs. The Series also includes the "History Department Response to the University Budget Crisis", (ca. 1988).
(1/3 c.f., B23, 6, 2)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 10. - C:6/24/13 (A15-22)
This Series contains professional papers of University of Missouri Department of History Professor Susan Flader, (1970-2009). The records consist of the following types and topics: correspondence, memoranda, departmental committees and meeting minutes, grants, research, graduate studies, faculty positions, the Program Review Advisory Committee, the Thomas Jefferson Award Committee, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee, the Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Studies, and the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center.
(9 1/3 c.f.: 9 c.f., 134357, 134358, 134359, 134360, 134361, 134377, 134379, 134381, 134482; 1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: Susan L. Flader was appointed Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri in August of 1973. She became Associate Professor of History in 1975 and Professor of History in 1981. Flader received the Curators Publication Award in 1974, the William Byler Distinguished Professor Award in 1987, the University's Thomas Jefferson Award in 1997, the MU Alumni Association Faculty-Alumni Award in 1998, and the MU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award in 2006. Flader retired from the Department of History in 2007 and was distinguished as Professor Emerita that same year.
Note to Researcher: Series 10 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: 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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