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Record Group: 8 C
Record Sub-Group: 16
Records Title: UMC; College of Education; Department of Health and Exercise Science; Administrative Records
Dates: 1909-1992
Volume: 12 cubic feet, 15 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains correspondence, administrative files, publications, and memorabilia relating to the UMC College of Education's Department of Health and Exercise Science (formerly the "Department of Health and Physical Education" and the "Department of Physical Education"). Included in this Sub-Group are committee meeting minutes, handbooks, rule books, scrapbooks, journals, score sheets, photographs, and departmental reports.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:8/18/2 (A76-11)
This Series contains a scorebook used in a 1927 high school basketball tournament which was hosted by the University of Missouri. Data includes names of teams, names of players, goals scored, fouls committed, and time-outs taken.
(Env., Small Holdings Box 6)

Series 2. - C:8/18/3 (A76-11)
This Series contains meeting minutes of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, (1927-1931). Also included in the Series are copies of the committee's meeting minutes, (1965-1967).
(Env., Small Holdings Box 6)
Note to Researcher: See
Record Group 6, Sub-Group 14, Series 11 for minutes (with gaps) from 1959 and 1963-1969 which are included in Professor Weatherly's papers.

Series 3. - C:8/18/4 (A76-11)
This Series contains correspondence of the Games Committee, (ca. 1909-1912). Topics in the Series include in-state and out-of-state track and field meets, schedules, and complimentary tickets to these events.
(1/6 c.f., Ellis)

Series 4. - C:8/18/5
This Series contains UMC basketball season tickets for the 1975-1976 and 1977-1978 seasons, a handbook of "Departmental and Sports Rules and Regulations," (ca. 1948), and one bound volume of Athletic Journal and Missouri Parent-Teacher issues in which appeared articles authored by UMC Instructor of Physical Education, Jack Matthews, 1939-1942.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 5. - C:8/18/6 (A87-123)
This Series contains three black-and-white photographs. One photograph is of the May Day festivities at UMC, (1916). The second photograph is of UMC women performing tumbling exercises, (ca. 1917), and the third photograph concerns UMC's "Best Female Athlete of 1917," future Professor of Physical Education, Ruby Cline.
(Pkg., Ellis)
Note to Researcher: Ruby Cline joined the faculty at UMC in 1920 and became Professor Emeritus on 09/01/1968.

Series 6. - C:8/18/7 (A89-39)
This Series contains materials created or received by Professor Emeritus Paul C. Ritchie, Chairman of the UMC Department of Health and Physical Education from 1965 through 1971. Included in this Series are Professor Ritchie's correspondence files, (ca. 1971-1989), a collection of speeches and writings by Professor Ritchie, photographs and negatives of departmental activities, (ca. 1952-1963), a paper by UMC Head Basketball Coach, George R. Edwards, entitled, "Coaching Variations in Basketball," (ca. 1930), a paper by UMC Director of Gymnasiums and Athletics, Clark W. Hetherington, entitled, "Analysis of Problems in College Athletics," (ca. 1906), and a program for the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Testimonial Banquet, honoring Don Faurot, which was held on 12/06/1950.
(1/2 c.f.: 1/3 c.f., UMLD1; 1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: Paul C. Ritchie was chairman of the department from 1965-1971 and retired in 1989 as a professor emeritus. He received his education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, acquiring a BS in Education in 1949, a Masters in Education in 1952, and a Doctorate in Education in 1958.

Series 7. - C:8/18/8 (A92-91; A95-159; A96-82; A96-89)
This Series contains materials relating to the development of Women's Athletics and the Women's Athletics Association at the University of Missouri-Columbia, (ca. 1913-1992). The Series includes scrapbooks kept by members of the UMC Women's Athletics Association (ca. 1916-1969) which contain photographs and photographic negatives of women's swimming, archery, basketball, tennis, golf, field hockey, marksmanship, May Day, and other activities involving women. There are also organizational records of the UMC Women's Athletics Association, the "Missouri Mermaids," the Life Saving Corps, and the Pathfinders Club, as well as records and memorabilia pertaining to Play Day, Sports Night, Health Week, the Shoe and Posture Contest, Tumbling Club, and the annual Water Show. Also included in this Series are photographs and audio tapes related to these organizations.
(9 c.f.: OSB, Ellis; 1/3 c.f., UMLD1; 7 c.f., 037667, 037671, 037672, 037954, UMLD1, 033966, 034000; OSB, Ellis)
Note to Researcher: The W.A.A. members scrapbooks are also available in microfilm format. The single 35mm microfilm roll (MFR) is stored in the microfilm cabinet, and the materials retained after microfilming are contained in Box 2 (1/3 c.f., UMLD1). The microfilmed scrap books have the following call number: C:8/18/8a.

Series 8. - C:8/18/9 (A95-159)
This Series contains photographs (1960-1991) of 17 faculty members of the Health and Physical Education Department of the UMC College of Education, made upon the occasion of their retirement.The faculty members represented in the collection are James E. Ballenger, Thomas W. Botts, Bill Bunge, Herbert Bunker, George R. Edwards, Darwin A. Hindman, J.O. Keller, Norman S. Lawnick, Marilyn R. Markel, Jack Matthews, Edward J. O'Brien, Paul C. Ritchie, John "Hi" Simmons, Chauncey G. Simpson, Harry E. Smith, Anton J. Stankowski, and Ralph Stewart.
(Pkg., Ellis)

Series 9. - C:8/18/10 (A96-47)
This Series contains Department of Health and Exercise Science student research project reports from 1952, 1964, and 1966-1973.
(3 c.f., 068732, 068733, 068734)

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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