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Box 1-002549
Box 2-002550
Box 3-002560
Box 4-002569
OSF 1-703 MC
OSF 2-703 MC
OSF 3-703 MC

Record Group: 1 UW
Record Sub-Group: 4
Record Series: 3
Records Title: UM-System; Board of Curators; Executive Board Files
Dates: 1888-1897
Volume: 3 cubic feet, 3.75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series Three of Sub-Group 4 contains the Executive Board records from the period from 1888 to 1897, including documents pertaining to the tragic fire which destroyed old Academic Hall and records of the Board of Curators' determined efforts to rebuild the University.

Series Outline:

  1. Series One - Crisis Years: 1863-1880

  2. Series Two - Growth and Change: 1880-1888

  3. Series Three - Destruction and Rebirth: 1889-1897

  4. Series Four - Turn of the Century Expansion (Part One): 1897-1906

  5. Series Five - Turn of the Century Expansion (Part Two): 1906-1913

  6. Series Six - WW I and the Post-War Years: 1914-1920

Inventory

Series Three - Destruction and Rebirth: 1888-1897

Box 1 (cont'd)

FF 8 - Meeting minutes; James S. Rollins death; degree recommendations; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Agriculture College Farm stock value; cost of an elevator; Laws regarding water closets and sanitary facility; Agriculture College Lands sale; cattle feeding experiments; Royall regarding bookkeeping classes (1888).

FF 8a - Meeting minutes; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; resignations; building improvements; library periodicals ordered (1888).

FF 8b - Departmental needs; Bliss regarding law professor's salaries; estimated expenditures and income (1888).

FF 9 - Meeting minutes; damage of museum specimens loaned to the Kansas City Exposition; fee refund requests; applications for positions and letters of recommendation; Buck's request to use the University Library for the Military Ball (1889).

FF 9a - Departmental inventories and laboratory apparatus, instruments, supplies, tools, and furniture; Law Library books; Department of Analytical Chemistry student apparatus (1889).

FF 9b - Board of Curators Biennial Report to 36th Missouri General Assembly (1889).

FF 10 - Applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; student fee remission; Irvin Switzler regarding his salary reduction; Fayette Banner advertisement; insurance policies expiring; "True copy of Regulations Concerning 'Texas Fever' and the Proclamation by the Governor of Missouri"; student petitions regarding student removal at the Boarding Club; building repairs; female student petitions regarding librarian's treatment; British Medical Association request to send a university representative (1890).

FF 10a - Building repairs; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; meeting minutes; student fee remission; R.E. Rogers' schedule; Cadet Band Report; Paquin regarding experiments; book shelf drawing; Douglas report regarding the Agriculture College Lands; income estimates; appropriation requests; fee remission report (1890).

FF 10b - Departmental needs and reports; State Veterinarian financial report (1890).

FF 10c - Departmental needs and reports (1890).

FF 11 - Douglas regarding the federal government claim for the Agriculture College Lands; departments regarding full appropriations; M.M. Fisher's illness; Switzler's gift of materials for the Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Fourth of July (1890); R.H. Jesse regarding his presidential appointment (1891).

FF 11a - Salary list (1892); Professor Richards and Echols regarding the uniform salary rates; President Jesse's report to the Board of Curators; subscription list to pay committee traveling expenses (1891).

FF 11b - Applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Jesse and the Committee on High Schools regarding University entry standards; departmental needs and reports; William Garrison regarding his land purchase in Lawrence County and Quit-Claim Deed to University; Department of Interior circular; Bureau of Education regarding the college of agriculture and mechanic arts aid; faculty notice regarding meeting attendance and chapel exercises; student fee remission; R.H. Phillips regarding the Exposition exhibit; W. Moss regarding a trip to study tuberculosis treatment; Morrill Funds distribution; coal bids; alumni address regarding the increasing University attendance; Campbell's resignation from the Board; preliminary entry exam advertisements; building repairs and construction (1891).

FF 11c - Student fee remission; departmental needs; "Analyses of some Missouri Mineral Waters" by P. Schweitzer (June 1884); committee report regarding the College of Education's participation in the Farmer's Institutes; J.W. Clark removed as Professor of Horticulture position; Jesse regarding age requirement; Cadet Band instruments; position appointments; Jesse's report to the Board; Academic Hall condition; Updegraff regarding the exchange of longitude signals (1891).

FF 11d - Porter regarding Farmer's Institutes participation; Judge Hinton's death; student fee remission; Jesse's report to the Board; departmental book requests; faculty lectures delivered around the state; Jesse regarding the lack of heating facilities; Dodson regarding Bible Study classes; steam heating bids (1891).

Series Three - Destruction and Rebirth: 1888-1897 (cont'd)

Box 2

FF 1 - Academic Hall insurance claims (1/9/1892); books and equipment saved; Jesse regarding class relocations; building plans; hiring an architect; Lieutenant B.B. Buck's report regarding U.S. property lost in the fire; insurance coverage; Blanton regarding Reading and Elocution Classes; reactions to the fire and the rebuilding plans; Medical Building painting bids; Senator Cockrell regarding cadet arms replacement; Latin Department scholarship in memorial to M.M. Fisher; Jesse's Report to the Executive Board; building repairs and construction; H.J. Waters resignation; departmental needs; postal order; steam heating work; Senator McGinnis' request for information regarding the cause of the fire (1892).

FF 1a - Steam heating construction; recommendations and appointments to positions; Lieutenant Buck regarding separate facilities; departmental books needed; insurance company responses to proof of loss to the...insurance company; Doshier quit claim deed and abstract of deed; subscription list (1892).

FF 1b - Witness' testimony to the Academic Hall fire; architect applications; Attorney General's opinion regarding the Board paying insurance money collected to the State Treasury; student fee remission; Jesse's Report to the Executive Board; Updegraff regarding campus planning; medical faculty needs; Jesse regarding the catalog manuscript; Law School student petition regarding post-graduate study; faculty resolution regarding Bachelor of Pedagogics degree and qualifications; election creating Columbia a third class city (1892).

FF 1c - Academic Hall scrap; Articles of Contract with Bell; A Few Hints on Landscape Architecture booklet by A.N. Carpenter; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; faculty visits to high schools; graduate fee remission due to the fire; bond and papers regarding the City of Columbia water supply; Academic Hall cornerstone opening (1892).

FF 1d - Main building construction contracts; M.F. Bell bond; Observatory Report; construction bids; Worlds Fair Commissioners of Missouri correspondence; construction work bonds; boiler specifications; faculty visits to high schools; Morrill Fund notice; faculty regarding the need for more assistance; Blanton regarding the Normal School; Jesse's Report to the Executive Board (1892).

FF 1e - Meeting minutes; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; bids for construction; Kansas City Journal clipping (8/13/1892); female student seat assignments for chapel; Jesse's Report to the Executive Board; county student appointments (1892).

FF 1f - Construction and materials bids; Jesse's Report to the Executive Board; Worlds Fair Commissioners of Missouri; Maitland position abolished; position appointments; coal contracts; Music Hall lease for Chapel; need for a secretary; Special Orders regarding Lieutenant Smoke's detailing and Lieutenant Buck's relief; Modern Languages, Hebrew, and Sanskrit class schedule; Library Rules and Regulations; departmental conditions and needs; S.S. Laws regarding the President House repairs (1892).

FF 2 - Construction contracts and bids; Hicks regarding Political Science Department organization; Jesse's Report to the Executive Board; Manual Training and Law Building room assignments; Miller regarding his salary; compulsory chapel attendance petitions; Bell regarding construction completion (1893).

FF 2a - Librarian's Report; defunct National Bank of Missouri; student fee remission; construction related materials; The State University: The Power and Policy of Dismemberment Considered; Special Committee report regarding the Agriculture College and Experimental Station affairs; World's Fair Commissioners report to the Board; drawings, photo, and correspondence regarding furniture; Jesse regarding visiting schools (1893).

FF 2b - Sales and the Farm Department; Bell's reports regarding construction; Law School student petition regarding the Law Building; Jesse regarding high school visitations; Athletic Association petition regarding ground improvements; fee remission; College Caps And Gowns Manual; female compulsory uniforms at other universities; High School Committee report; Broadhead regarding the Department of Geology and Mineralogy plans; Committee on Laboratory Fees (1893).

FF 2c - Construction bids and reports; case for drawings, instruments, and materials; sales and the Farm Department; Librarian's Financial Report; faculty regarding building interior arrangement; Bell's construction reports; student fee remission; Missouri Statesman; catalogues; National Bank of Missouri (1893).

FF 2d - World's Fair Commissioners' expenses; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Bell's construction reports; Observatory bench-mark levels petition; Switzler regarding University history; Kern regarding ground improvements; construction bonds; Commencement Program (August l, 1893); J.M. Lee's Missouri State Military School Report; newspaper editorials; Yeater regarding intercollegiate field days (1893).

FF 2e - Chemistry Building and Boarding Club House blueprints (1893).
Note to Archivist: Chemistry Building and Boarding Club blueprints have been removed and placed in OSF 1, MC 703. Six architectural drawings have been removed and placed on Roll 918, Location 050017.

FF 2f - Blueprints, specifications, contracts, and drawings (1893).

FF 2g - Specifications, bids, contracts, blueprints, and drawings (1893).
Note to Archivist: Physics Building architectural drawings have been removed and placed in OSF 3, MC 703.

FF 2h - Contracts, specifications, drawings, bids, Bell's reports, and ledger sheet (1893).

FF 2i - Bids; Jesse regarding school canvassing; sidewalk plans; Bell's reports; bench-mark leveling results; petition from the University Boarding Club for summer utilities; construction contracts; Miller's salary claim; University water supply; contractor's bonds; Librarian's Financial Report; coal bids; Museum specimens' condition; Hoffman's letter (1893).

FF 2j - Law Department matters; Chemistry Department apparatus and supplies needed; position appointments; Department of Drawing; landscape work; departmental needs; Hoffman/Wiener matter; Jesse regarding building photos (1893).

FF 2k - Miller's salary claim; furnishing and material bids; position applications and recommendations; sales and the Farm Department; construction contracts and bonds; Bell's reports; student fee remission; degree recommendations; Washington University balances; faculty reports for the opening of the session; departmental conditions and needs; coal contracts; football team shower requests; Natural History Museum drawing (1893).

FF 2l - Bell's reports; sales and the Farm Department; Librarian's Quarterly Report; Hood's salary; student fee remission; building construction and furnishings needed; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Jesse's Reports; Columbia Water and Light Company contract; "Directions for New Students"; Attorney General of Missouri regarding incidental fees (1893).

FF 2m - "Agriculture College Lands of the State of Missouri"; furniture drawings and specifications; construction; Bell's reports; student fee remission; water pipe connections; Museum specimens; student accused of cheating; Hood's salary; Hood's resignation (1893).

Series Three - Destruction and Rebirth: 1888-1897 (cont'd)

Box 3

FF 1 - House resolution for Agriculture College's removal; Law student petition regarding fees; Agriculture Experiment Station rules and regulations; insurance coverage; salary increase requests; E.D. Porter's report to the Missouri State Board of Agriculture; "Statistics from Some Leading Universities"; student petition against Brown, the assistant English teacher; North East Missouri Teachers' Association report; Alumni petition regarding the Chair of Physical Culture position; South East Missouri Teachers' Association meeting; faculty reports of meetings attended throughout the state; General Electric regarding dynamite payment; student fee remission; Bell's construction reports; College lands; weights and measurements inventory; student petition vs. Jesse (1894).

FF 2 - G.F. Rothwell correspondence regarding the Academic Hall fire; inventories and appraisement; insurance; new buildings; Agriculture College (1894).

FF 3 - Friction between professors Blackwell, Purinton and "T.J.J."; Blackwell and Purinton's resignations (1894).

FF 4 - Student fee remission; G.F. Rothwell's death; furnishings needed; YWCA pamphlet; Librarian's Quarterly Report; M.S.U. Tiger (1/31/1894); experiments conducted on the College Farm; Sales and the Farm Department; Bell's reports; suggestions for statute revisions; Special Report of the Dean of the Law School; appointments, applications, and acceptances to positions; Circular #3 Southern Collegiate Institute (1894).

FF 5 - Applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; raise requests; Committee report regarding College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts salaries; Kern regarding ground improvements; Curators report to the 38th Missouri General Assembly; Biennial Period needs (beginning 1/1/1895); Medical faculty regarding enrollment; tree planting; Blackwell-Purinton controversy; Bell's Reports (1894).

FF 6 - Land sold to C. Cook by the Board; scholarship offers to first ranking graduates of Missouri institutions; Bell's reports; President's House repair; applications, recommendations and appointments to positions; student fee remission; "Meter Rates"; Alumni resolution regarding President Jesse; Committee report regarding the Laws Astronomical Medal and Observatory award; degree recommendations; Librarian's Quarterly Report (1894).

FF 7 - Physical and Electrical Apparatus; departmental supplies and equipment needed; Water and Light Contract; county institutes; repair bids; Sales and the Farm Department; Librarian's financial report; Bell's reports; World's Fair contributions (in 1893); St. Louis Exposition display (1894).

FF 8 - Bids, specifications, and materials of building construction; drawings and blueprints; Bell's reports (1894).
Note to Archivist: Manual Training Building, Biological Department Tables, and lavatory architectural drawings have been removed and placed on Roll 919, Location 050017.

FF 8a - Bids and specifications; arc lamp photo (1894).

FF 9 - Coal bids; Eureka Coal circular; College of Agriculture salaries adjustment; Chemistry inventory; Topeka Daily Capital rate circular; Truitt and Fyfer Telephone System; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; county student appointments; J.R. Rippey regarding the Farmer's Institutes; departmental needs for books and equipment; Rollins Aid Fund applications and ledger sheet (1894).

FF 10 - Public Sale of Surplus Stock; Horticulture Department inventory; Librarian's Quarterly Report; announcement of Doctor J.M. Rice's lecture; student fee remission; J.H. Coons' examiner of schools appointment (1894).

FF 11 - Law School student petition regarding Law Library hours; student fee remission; Senator Morrill bust; departmental needs; rail pass for the school examiner; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; books and periodicals requested; law revision pertaining to the University; Irvin Switzler and the Agriculture Experimental Station news clipping; W. Miller salary claim; adjustment of College of Agriculture salaries; Jesse regarding problems with the Horticultural Society; Chair of Physical Culture and Athletics (1894).

FF 12 - Senate Resolution requesting faculty, work load, and employee information; agriculture college grant adjustment; fire fighting equipment catalog; periodicals; bill establishing a School of Journalism; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; student fee remission; University law revision; act providing for the State University endowment and free scholarships endowment; Librarian's quarterly report (1895).

FF 13 - Rollins street opening; departmental needs; authorization to make and produce antitoxins; response to Senate resolution; act to restore Seminary Fund expenses; Special Orders detailing Lieutenant W.A. Thruston; Revised University Act; construction contracts and bids; usage and heating system; S.S. Laws regarding money due for President's House repairs (1895).

FF 14 - Student fee remission; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Blanton regarding the Texas trip; Porter's death; citizens protest regarding a portion of University funds set aside for UMR support; construction; Harrison Bill; Judge Martin's criticism; food expenses; departmental needs; Librarian's Quarterly Report; appropriations and money expended (1895).

FF 15 - Jesse's Reports to the Executive Board (1895).

FF 16 - Price list for apiarian supplies; St. Louis World's Fair exhibits; departmental needs; teaching assistance request; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; King of Siam's gift of books; drill cadets on Francis Quad; free scholarships; antitoxin laboratory; transcript of tuition charges and expenses for the law department (1895).

FF 17 - Applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; stereopticons advertisement; insurance statement; legal questions regarding the partial tuition fee remission; fellowship applications; pamphlet printing (1895).

FF 18 - Scheme of Studies; Farm House property condition; equipment and furnishings requested; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Law Library books; Electrical Engineering books; Chair of Homeopathy petition; H.D. Moore photo (1895).

FF 19 - Chapel seating plan; furnishing drawings; bids and specifications; wiring and fixtures report; Bell's reports; contracts (1895).
Note to Archivist: Three blueprints have been removed and placed in OSF 1, MC 703.

FF 19a - Bids, specifications, and contracts; Laclade Fire Brick Company catalog; stage scenery and fixtures; Bell's reports; steam heat report; furniture advertisements; lightning rods reports; sidewalk drawings; payroll lists (1895).

Series Three - Destruction and Rebirth: 1888-1897 (cont'd)

Box 4

FF 1 - Bids and specifications; furnishing drawings; Pasteur Germ-Proof Filter drawing and advertisement; Committee on Furnishing Report regarding the Armory; Jesse and Martin conflict regarding 9th Street grading; Sanitary Committee Report; temperatures in lecture rooms and President's House; contracts; Club House kitchen equipment (1895).
Note to Archivist: Library Card Catalogue blueprints have been removed and placed in OSF 1, MC 703.

FF 1a - Bids and specifications; Columns mound and bases sketch; "Haslup's Improved All-Steel Drag and Wheel Scrapers" advertisement; Abstract of Title to Ficklin property; plat of Columbia; Artillery Store plans; President House blueprint; furnishings and equipment needed (1895).
Note to Archivist: The blueprint of the President's House was relocated to the Map cabinet in the Archives Reading Room for preservation reasons. Attic Plan architectural drawing has been removed and placed on Roll 917, Location 050017.

FF 1b - Campus contour map; blueprints; furnishing drawings (1895).
Note to Archivist: Four blueprints have been removed and placed in OSF 1, MC 703. Seven architectural drawings have been removed and placed on Roll 917, Location 050017. Other architectural drawings have been placed in OSF 2, MC 703.

FF 1c - Blueprints; furnishing drawings (1895).
Note to Archivist: Eight blueprints removed and placed in OSF 1, MC 703. Eight architectural drawings have been removed and placed on Roll 917, Location 050017. Other architectural drawings have been placed in OSF 2, MC 703.

FF 2 - Applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; departmental needs; Cast Museum; Yeater Scholarships; work done on the College Farm; coal bids; fellowships; Librarian's Quarterly Report (1895).

FF 3 - Yeater regarding the scholarship law; questions regarding the Yeater Bill; student fee remission; Reviews of Doctor Tiffany's Book; Anomalies of the Eye; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; departmental needs; Boarding Club condition; Grand Fruit Display at the St. Louis Exposition; coal sample analysis; St. Louis Alumni Society pamphlet; J.H. Coons' resignation; Bulletin (1895).

FF 4 - Jesse's Memorandum for the Board and Report (10/25/1895 and 12/26/1895).

FF 5 - St. Louis Exposition; student fee remission; departmental needs; Librarian's Report; President's Report; Cast Museum; Award of Scholarship certificate; Jesse regarding bar keepers selling students whiskey; coal contracts; Yeater Scholarships (1895).

FF 6 - Boarding Club Report; Men and Women's Gym rules; World's Fair Exhibit distribution; faculty inventories request; University Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin Club posters; departmental needs (1895).
Note to Archivist: Glee Club poster removed and placed in OSF 1, MC 703.

FF 7 - Jesse's Reports to the Executive Board; "Report of the Committee of Nine" regarding classification of and requirements for college (1896).

FF 8 - "Constitution of the Scientific Association of the University of Missouri"; sale of liquor to students prohibited; John R. Kirk regarding high school visitation; volunteer firemen; football team controversy; fire brigade organization; departmental needs; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Agriculture College and Experiment Station conditions and work; student fee remission; Agriculture College Grant to Missouri Bill; law student petition regarding Library hours; Librarian's Quarterly Report; University land and farm report; Experiment Station Funds; World's Fair exhibit distribution; Columbian Male Quartette Third Season advertisement; constitutionality of the Yeater Bill questioned; Sanitary Committee Report; target range; Road Improvement Association tests; Military Department inventory (1896).

FF 9 - Professional school admission requirements; Committee on Campus and Farm Survey Report; departmental needs; student fee remission; Boarding Club reports; lab and Museum specimens; antitoxin lab; B.C. Lindsay's expulsion; Librarian's Quarterly Report; Horticulture Department established; student petition regarding the Boarding Club matron (1896).

FF 10. - Antitoxin report; Shrader regarding electrical lab experiments; county scholarships/Yeater Free Scholarships; Boarding Club students charged with drunkenness; street opening newsclip (1896).

FF 11 - Jesse regarding the sewer system; departmental expenditures and supplies; Antitoxin report; position recommendations; Kirk regarding the High School Examiner; position appointments; Librarian's Quarterly Report; Switzler regarding the "Percentage of Attendance and Graduation"; Agriculture Experiment Station expenditures; sales reports (1896).

FF 12 - Applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Committee on Advertising report; scholarships; departmental needs and expenditures; coal bids (1896).

FF 13 - Departmental needs and expenditures; scholarship examinations; antitoxin testing; applications, recommendations, and appointments to positions; Shrader's death; Civil and Electrical Engineering report; Fairbank's Standard Scales; Diphtheria Antitoxin label; R.E. Graham resignation request; Yeater Scholarships; A.H. Conely admission application; medical student admission exam; student fee remission; Rules for the Guidance of Students; Cory regarding football (1896).

FF 14 - Sending photos to approved schools; departmental expenditures and needs; Shrader's book list; Librarian's Quarterly Report; Yeater Scholarships; Hartford Steam-boiler Inspection and Insurance Company materials; "Fifty Dollars Reward" Executive Board Order for information regarding persons selling liquor to students and encouraging students to play billiards; Dean of Agriculture Reports; construction and improvements (1896).

FF 15 - Departmental needs and expenditures; Iowa vs. Missouri football game newsclip; salary list; Engineering Experiment Station Bill; College Lands' Adjustment and Correction Bill; goods and services bills; Curators vs. R.L. Todd decree; Jesse's notes for the Executive Board; Registrar's duties; S. Dinsmoor regarding his teaching contract; city ordinance prohibiting the sale of liquor to any student; Committee on Graduate Degree Recommendations (1896).

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