Record Group: 4 UW
Record Sub-Group: 8
Records Title: UM-System; President's Office; University Relations; Missourians for Higher Education Records
Dates: 1983-1994, bulk 1989-1992
Volume: 1 and 1/3 cubic feet, 1.66 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
Series Descriptions:The documents that comprise this Record Sub-Group are organized into six series. Within these series, arrangement is governed by original order. Series One is principally composed of organizational correspondence and internal memos; however, drafts of reports and studies, annotated news clippings, and membership and mailing lists are also included. Series Two is a sampling of the publications generated by MHE. Series Three contains documents pertaining to MHE’s Legislative Forum Committee, Information and Public Relations Committee, and Steering Committee.?? Series Four contains schedules, speech scripts, news clippings, and other documents relating to MHE’s awareness-raising, personal appearance tours, also referred to as “Fly Arounds.?? Series Five holds five audio tapes and visual slide presentations developed by, or with the assistance of, MHE. These slide shows are intended to help encourage either passage of Proposition ‘B’ or higher funding for colleges and universities generally. Series Six is a miscellaneous file, its content largely pertains to the activities of the Conference on Education (COE), an organization which shared many of MHE’s goals, but with its emphasis directed toward increasing funding for Missouri’s primary and secondary schools rather than institutions of higher learning.
FF 1 - General correspondence, often with hand-written marginal notes. Includes preliminary review copies of Missourians for Higher Education, A Public Affairs Campaign Program and The Status of Support for Higher Education in Missouri. Also contains a document entitled: “Response of Southwest Missouri State University to 1995 Questionnaire - Missourians for Higher Education,?? 1985-1986
FF 2 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, proposed media releases, a membership list for MHE’s “First Two Years Campaign.?? Also included are a proof copy of an MHE brochure entitled: “Vital Future,?? a report, by the university of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Economics, titled “A Synthesis with Commentary on Proposals for Revising Missouri’s Revenue System,?? and a draft of a document titled: “MHE Proposal for Increased investment in Missouri Colleges and Universities, 1987
FF 3 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, draft reports on state tax revenues and expenditures on higher education, and a copy of a Missouri Governor’s report entitled “Time On Task In Missouri Higher Education,?? 1987
FF 4 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, and photocopied magazine and newspaper articles, often with hand-written marginal notes, 1988
FF 5 - General correspondence, office memos, and meeting minutes. Also included are an agenda for a Missourians for Higher Education Media Luncheon,?? with a packet of source documents concerning comparative state funding for higher education, and a copy of the “State of Missouri Financial Summary,?? 1988
FF 6 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, and news releases. Also included is a copy of an agreement between MHE and a public opinion research consultant, and a number of draft reports entitled, “Educational Financing in Missouri,?? “K-12 Education for Missouri Students,?? “Teacher Development: A Status Report,?? and “Higher Education Opportunities In Engineering and Science for Missouri Residents,?? 1988
FF 7 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, and a draft document entitled, Analyzing State Financing of Public Higher Education,?? 1988
FF 8 - General correspondence, office memos, newspaper and magazine clippings, and a copy of “Time for Results: The Governor’s 1991 Report on Education,?? 1988
FF 9 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, documents pertaining to comparative state spending on higher education, and an updated MHE membership list. Also in this folder is a draft report entitled, “Higher Education for Economic Development: A Direction for Missouri,?? ca. 10-12/1988
FF 10 - General correspondence, office memos, newspaper and magazine clippings (many with hand-written notes), and a copy of a report to the 85th Missouri General Assembly entitled, Missouri’s Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Status with Reference to the Support of Education,?? 1989
FF 11 - General correspondence, office memos, meeting minutes, and statistical source documents. Also included in this folder is an early copy of L.R. 1827-1, the measure known as proposition ‘B,’ and a copy of a “Communication Proposal,?? intended to raise awareness concerning the legislative initiative, 1989
FF 12 - General correspondence, office memos, a draft copy of a report entitled, “For Missouri’s Sake," n.d.
FF 13 - General Correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings. Also including a report from the “Missouri Education Reform Package Campaign Strategy Group,?? and a draft report entitled, “MHE Case Statement Examples,?? 1991
FF 14 - General correspondence, office memos, newspaper and magazine clippings. Also included are copies of the “Proposition ‘B’ Higher Education Work Plan,?? and “Missouri Post-Election Study Executive Report,?? 1991
FF 15 - MHE publications, including: An Economic Impact Report: The Effect of Higher Education on the Economy of Missouri, 1986; Reaching Higher vol.1, no.1, 3-4/1986; an MHE information packet for potential members, 1987; and Show Me The Future: the Needs Of Missouri Higher Education, 1990
FF 16 - MHE publications, including: 20 issues of In The Loop, a MHE weekly bulletin, 1-7/1991; 12 issues of MHE Update, a semi-weekly newsletter, 2/1992-4/1994; and a booklet entitled Where We Stand: A Statement From Missourians For Higher Education, 1993
FF 17 - MHE Legislative Forum Committee File: committee correspondence, the complete text and a summary of a 1989 version of what would become Proposition ‘B,’ and a copy of Speaker Bob F. Griffin’s January, 1991, Opening Session Speech to the Missouri Legislature, 1989 and 1991
FF 18 - MHE Information and Public Relations Committee File: committee correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, and mailing lists, 7/1990-3/1991
FF 19 - MHE Information and Public Relations Committee File: committee correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, and mailing lists, 4/1991
FF 20 - MHE Information and Public Relations Committee File: committee correspondence, meeting minutes, stock speeches, and press releases, 5/1991-1/1992
FF 21 - MHE Steering Committee File: meeting minutes and committee correspondence, 1992-1993
FF 22 - MHE Committee Chairs: modifications made by the Advisory Committee, 3/1992-3/1992
FF 23 - MHE “Fly Arounds?? File, containing appearance schedules, media materials, and correspondence relating to these support-building tours by MHE proponents, 1990-1991
FF 1 - “Show Me the Future,?? slide and tape presentation: one audiocassette, 60 numbered color slides, and 19 color “background material?? slides. Also included are printed presentation instructions and a script of the recorded narration, 1990
FF 2 - “The Facts About Proposition B,?? slide and tape presentation: one audiocassette tape and 56 numbered, color slides, 1991
FF 3 - “B for Missouri’s Future,?? slide and tape presentation: one audiocassette tape and 75 numbered, color slides. The slides are numbered 1 to 78, with 19, 46, and 70 missing, 1991
FF 4 - “University of Missouri: Focused On Students Success,?? slide and tape presentation: one audiocassette tape and 80 numbered, color slides, 1993
FF 5 - “Catch the True Spirit of Mizzou 1993,?? slide and tape presentation: one audiocassette tape and 79 numbered, color slides. The slides are numbered 1 to 80 with 67 missing, 1993
FF 6 - Miscellaneous Publications File: 6 issues of the Tax Transfer Campaign Newsletter, published by the Metropolitan Community colleges, 1983; one copy of A Blueprint for Action: the Education Profession in Missouri, published by the Conference on Education, 1985; one copy of Making the Grade: The Development Report Card for the States, published by The Corporation for Enterprise Development, 1987; one copy of Action Toward Excellence: The Education Profession in Missouri, published by the Conference on Education, 1987; as well as a number of other documents generated by or pertaining to organizations linked to MHE and its general goals, n.d.
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