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University of Missouri

LC control no.n 79127124
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Corporate name headingUniversity of Missouri
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Variant(s)Missouri. University
University of the State of Missouri
Missouri State University (Columbia, Mo.)
See alsoSuccessor: University of Missouri--Columbia
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Columbia College (Mo.)
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Beginning date1839
Ending date1963
LocatedColumbia (Mo.)
Field of activityEducation, Higher
Found inNUCMC data from Univ. of Mo.-Columbia Libr. Western Hist. Manuscript Coll. and State Hist. Soc. of Mo. Manuscripts for Missouri Archaeological Society. Records, 1934-1983 (University of Missouri)
LC man. auth cd. (hdg.: Missouri. University)
Address delivered in 1840, at the laying of the corner stone of the edifice of the Medical Department of Kemper College, now of the University of the State of Missouri, 1854: t.p. (University of the State of Missouri)
Bernard Becker Medical Library Digital Collection, Washington Univ., online, viewed May 16, 2006: St. Louis and Washington University 19th Century Timeline web page (In 1846, the Medical Department of the defunct Kemper College is approved by the University's Board of Curators in Columbia, and the faculty advertises itself thereafter as the Medical Department of the University of the State of Missouri. The medical faculty does not, however, receive financial support from the state. The relationship is severed in 1856.)
Viles, J. University of Missouri a Centennial History, c.1939 (In 1833 citizens of Columbia, Mo. secured a charter for Columbia College in hopes of attracting the state univ. to the city; Univ. est. 1839, Columbia designated as site in June, 1839; cornerstone laid July 4, 1840; univ. to have control of various seminaries and colleges throughout the state, faculty and buildings belonged to Columbia College and fees paid to Columbia College; eventually Columbia College was totally absorbed by University of Missouri.)
University of Missouri--Columbia website, viewed Feb. 7, 2008: UMC Leaders: 1923 - 1970 ( ... the University became a four-campus institution and the main campus in Columbia officially became known as the University of Missouri-Columbia) Faculty Council (University of Missouri-Columbia has historically been known as "Missouri State University" or "M.S.U.;" and the nickname for the University of Missouri appears to be the pronunciation of the initials "Old M.S.U." as "Old Mizzou" or simply "Mizzou" (or sometimes spelled 'Missou')) History of the University of Missouri-Columbia (The University of Missouri owes its existence to 900 citizens of Boone County who, in 1839...)
University of Missouri--Columbia website, Aug. 27, 2009: Update Nov. 29, 2007 (After the four-campus system was created in 1963, the name of the University of Missouri in Columbia was officially changed to the University of Missouri-Columbia. The other campuses in the new system were designated University of Missouri-Kansas City (formerly University of Kansas City), University of Missouri-Rolla (formerly Missouri School of Mines) and University of Missouri-St. Louis.)
Wikipedia, viewed on December 5, 2013 (From its inception in 1839 until the creation of the University of Missouri System in 1963, the university in Columbia was known simply as the University of Missouri. Upon creation of the system, each university was renamed with its host city; thus, the university in Columbia became the University of Missouri--Columbia)
University of Missouri website, accessed September 8, 2017 identity standards update May 17, 2017 (The words University of Missouri must appear on covers of publications directed to external audiences. Do not use the acronym UMC as a reference to the University of Missouri in Columbia. Do not use Columbia campus to refer to the University of Missouri in Columbia)
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