Special Collections and Archives gets a new collection and a new intern

Special Collections and Archives gets a new collection and a new intern

Special Collections and Archives, part of the Missouri State University Libraries, is excited to announce the addition of a new finding guide available online. The Johnson Family Student Ephemera Collection documents the Johnson family’s experiences at State Normal School #4 and Southwest Missouri State Teachers College. Two aunts, an uncle, and the donor’s father all attended what is now Missouri State University in the 1910s and 1920s. The collection includes university bulletins, programs, sports memorabilia, a 1920s football and helmet, documents related to Ozarks history, and materials associated with Ozarko yearbooks.

Photograph caption: Jacob McDaniel photographed with the Johnson Family Student Ephemera Collection in the back stacks.

As part of an internship with Special Collections and Archives, Jacob McDaniel, a recent graduate from the Missouri State University History Department, organized the materials in this collection and created a finding aid. Other internship projects included accessioning new collections, assisting with preparations for class visits to the Archives, and researching curatorial care for leather artifacts. Jacob also assisted in curating and installing a new exhibit focused on the archival collections documenting the Watershed of the Ozarks Committee, the James River Basin Partnership, and historic photographs featuring streams and rivers, titled Water Sources in the Ozarks: Protecting, Improving, and Promoting Awareness.

Please contact Special Collections and Archives at Archives@missouristate.edu with questions about the collection or the exhibit.

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