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MU Alumni Association Scrapbook, 1877-1931
Jump to scrapbook. This volume is the scrapbook the MU Alumni Association kept from 1877 through 1931. The scrapbook contains meeting minutes, financial reports and receipts, commencement programs, photographs, and other miscellaneous items. These numbered scrapbook pages are arranged in chronological order. Pages 275-278 and 293-294 are missing from the scrapbook. Pages 304-428 have a page number stamped on the page, but no content. For the digital copy, pages 306-427 were not scanned. Some pages have attached multi page documents or envelopes containing loose documents. These documents have been added to a collection called Accompanying Material. To see additional material from these pages, go to the corresponding page within the Accompanying Material collection. Notes about the digital version Because they contained no content, pages 306-427 were not scanned. The text on many pages of this volume was faded from age or too light for adequate viewing. To rectify this, many pages were manipulated in Photoshop to darken the text. This also had the effect of darkening the entire page. Due to the nature of the text, text recognition (OCR) success was minimal. This will have an effect upon full text searching. Pages within the scrapbook that contained loose objects, multi-page documents, or rotated documents or photographs were added to the Accompanying Materials collection. The images in this collection are best viewed by selecting the "Pages" viewing option after selecting the page you want to view. About the Mizzou Alumni Association The Mizzou Alumni Association, originally called the Alumni Society, was formed in 1853 with Odon Guitar serving as the first president in. In 1883, alumni voted to raise $10,000 to endow the association. The St. Louis and Kansas City alumni chapters were formed in 1889 and 1891, respectively. Over the next fifty years the Alumni Association continued to grow and by 1907, over 3,000 men and women had graduated from the University and fifty alumni chapters had been formed. By 1910, alumni chapters existed on both the east and west coasts. Today, the Mizzou Alumni Association includes over 120 chapters including international chapters in India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Partial report of CWA projects at the University of Missouri for the period December 1, 1933 to February 15, 1934
"There is presented here, in words and in pictures, a partial report of some of the work being accomplished at the University of Missouri in Columbia through the C.W.A. program. ... The work shown by this report is for the period ending February 15, 1934. The pictures were taken at different times during that period. Practically all of the projects herein records have been completed; others will be completed by February 15th. A few will ot be entirely completed because of bad weather and the reduction in the time the men were allowed to work. ... February 12, 1934."--Page [2].
Rare books in veterinary medicine, 1528-1850
"The purpose of this catalogue is to provide detailed information on the veterinary books dated 1850 and before located within the Rare Book Collection of the J. Otto Lottes Health Science Library and Special Collections of Ellis Library."
Savitar - The MU Yearbook
The Savitar is the University of Missouri yearbook, which began publication in 1894 and continued as a print publication through 2005. As the University yearbook, the Savitar offers photographs of administrators, faculty, and students, arranged by class, organization, and extracurricular activity. Other photographs include important campus events, such as athletic contests, parades, convocations, and commencements. The name Savitar originates from the Sun-god of Rig-Veda, in Hindu mythology. Its root, su, means to dry or stimulate. Savitar and its alternate, Surya, denotes splendor of the luminary and irresistible energy - he is the god who sees all things and notes all the good and evil deeds of men. Nothing can withstand his will and age cannot touch him. Other definitions of the Sanskrit word Savitar include: (1) the sun, worshipped as the god of life and represented as drawn in a car of gold; (2) sometimes shown as a woman, Savatari, who sacrificed herself to save her husband who was trapped in the underworld; and (3) an important god, the sun in its life-giving aspect; (4) used for the Sun God from Vedic mythology; (5) quickener, impeiler, or enlivener. As for the choosing of the name Savitar for the University yearbook, research shows that the aesthetic reasons for selection of the name by University students of 1894 were perhaps tempered by more prosaic ones. Among other things, the editors liked the size and sound of the word. The student editors probably got their idea for the title from Professor James Shannon Blackwell, professor of Semitic and modern languages at the University from 1886 to 1897, who was known as a student of Sanskrit. Note: The collection also contains the Index, the 1891 yearbook produced by the M.S.U. Athletic Association.