Our Collection - Lincoln University Picture Collection
University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center
Lincoln University of Missouri
Collection Number: LUPC
Records Title: Lincoln University Picture Collection
Creator: Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.)
Volume/Linear Feet: c.20
Location: Vault; Cabinet1; Drawers 1A-1E
Total Boxes: 5 cabinet drawers
Other Storage Formats: oversized map drawer, 2 drawers
Primary Language: English
Prepared by: Jessica Shines
Last Updated: 18 Dec 2008
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Scope and Content
Images contained in this collection chronicle the history of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo. The images range from candid images of student life to formal images of building dedications and commencements.
For a brief history of Lincoln University, please visit www.lincolnu.edu/pages/211.asp.
Consists of images of soldiers of the 62nd and 65th U. S. Colored Infantries, as well as John W. Draine of the 67th Infantry. Also shown are Richard Baxter Foster, the founder and first principal of LU, and a daughter of one of the founders of LU.
The President’s Office in the early 20th century and images of every president and interim president, including J.H. Garrett whose 1902 nomination to the post was rescinded the same day.
Shown here are individual and group pictures of members of the Board of Curators, the oldest one taken circa 1946. Also included are group images of the recipients of Board of Curator scholarships in the 1959-1960 school year.
Lincoln University School of Law was organized in the summer of 1940 in response to the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the Gaines vs. Canada, Missouri case. The school was located in the old Poro Building in St. Louis and this record group has several photos of men and women entering the school as well as an image of Margaret Bush Wilson, who went on to become the second woman of color admitted to the bar in Missouri. The school was closed in 1955 after the Brown vs. Board decision rendered segregation illegal.
Pictures of the vocational school extension of Lincoln University begun around 1937 and located in Dalton, MO. It closed in 1956. Shots of the main building, the farmhouse, and the shop building as well.
Images of graduates, faculty, and alumni at LU commencement ceremonies, dating back, with interruption, to 1909.
This record group is composed of images of several aspects of the Lincoln University School of Journalism, which later became the Journalism Department. This includes images of Headliners Week in the 1960s, the Unity Media Awards in the 1980s and 1990s, the campus radion station, JCTV, and the staffs of both the Clarion newspaper and Archives yearbook. Also included are images produced by the photojournalism classes of Lincoln University.
This record group is composed largely of photos of the LU chapter of the National Education Association from 1957 until 1963, with one image from the organization in 1940. Faculty, miscellaneous classroom scenes and images of student teachers at a 1962 Christmas Dance in the Lab School Gym in 1962 round out this category.
Photos of faculty, cadet classes, Miss ROTC, and men’s and women’s rifle teams are supplemented by images of the Civil Pilots Training School, begun in 1940 to aid the war effort, and action shots from WWI, WWII, and the Gulf War.
This record group shows nursing students working at a health fair, in the classroom, and at pinning ceremonies.
These images of classroom scenes show students learning to type and operate various office equipment. Group photos of the Business League circa the 1960s and images of faculty are included as well.
This group contains classroom scenes (including several of animal dissection), faculty and one photograph of the Chemistry lab in the early 20th century.
In addition to pictures of classroom scenes and faculty, this group contains images of the Sewing and Millinery Department in the early 20th century, the Home Economics Cottage, and several field trips of the Fashion Merchandising Department to Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta in the 1990s.
These photos depict the staff, the old and new buildings of the Page library, as well as artwork that has been put on temporary or permanent exhibit, including that of Thomas Hart Benton. Students browsing and studying in the 1930s are also shown.
This record group is varied, containing pictures of all the student organizations on campus, including the Student Government Association, the Wesley Foundation and the Newman Center, honor societies, international groups, and the NAACP. Also, civic and non LU groups such as the Women’s Federation of Clubs and the Chamber of Commerce are included.
There are four main subgroups in this record group. The first is that of dorm life; these images, which date back to the 1930s, portray students playing cards and styling hair, as well as group photos of Dorm Council. The second is that of candid photographs of students around campus, both indoors and outdoors. The third subgroup is that of miscellaneous classroom scenes where the department could not be determined. Lastly, Who’s Who and Campus Personalities (both yearbook photos) pictures are included.
This record group contains photos of the various LU Dance troupes, including the 1930s troupe, Orchesis.
The group consists of photos of Miss Lincolns, various Homecoming Parades, including the band and the majorettes, and visiting alumni. Notable are images that portray alumni returning for their 50th year and curators riding in the Homecoming parade.
This group is comprised of images of each building on campus, including the old Student Union, Yates Hall, and all three Memorial Halls. Includes rare images of the Blue Tiger Café, aerial views of the campus, and a 1930 group shot of the erection of Young Hall, with Logan Bennett holding the cornerstone.
Includes images of football, basketball, soccer, track, baseball and cheerleading. Team and individual photos as well as action shots that date back to the 1930s. Includes a rare photo from the early 1900s of the football team in top hats.
These images are composed mainly of National Alumni Association Conventions and local chapter meetings. Alumni at Homecoming and Founders’ Day can be found in those respective folders.
This group consists of photos of individual faculty as well as entire departments. Also featured are pictures of Christmas faculty parties in the 1950s.
Images of fraternities and sororities as well as their pledge offshoot organizations, such as Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Ivy Leaf Club.
This record group is comprised of pictures of theatrical productions of the Stagecrafters and other groups. The date range covered by this group is approximately 1912-2008.
Includes photos of archery, gymnastics, modern dance, fencing, and other physical education activities at Lincoln University.
This record group contains photos of students painting as well as images of Thomas Hart Benton and the instructor, James D. Park
This record group covers the agriculture department, the farms (including Greenberry), horticulture, and the cooperative extension program. In addition to faculty, the Farmer’s Conference in 1959 and activity in the Small Animal Research Facility is shown.
This record group includes images of accounting machines, the Math Club, faculty and classroom scenes in the computer lab.
Includes photos of students in woodworking and drafting classes, practicing bricklaying and using the linotype machine. Faculty members are also profiled.
These images could not be neatly placed into any other record group and include a photo of a local Juneteenth celebration, promotional materials for LU from the 1980s, and the cover of an LU catalog from the early 20th century.
Contains images of students being examined by doctors and dentists in the student infirmary. One of the doctors, William Ross, was also head of the Jefferson City chapter of the NAAC. Several staff shots of nurses from the 1950s through the 1970s are included.
All images of these two occasions are housed here including those of returning alumni. Arranged by date.
Images of the discontent on the campus of Lincoln University during the late 1960s and early 1970s due to the turbulent political landscape and local concerns. In one image, police patrol outside of the Student Union.
This record group contains photos of the 1949 Basketball team, 1931 woodwork class, and a group shot of Lincoln University student teachers outside this grammar school where they did their practicums.
This record group contains photos of faculty and classes in the history, sociology, psychology, and philosophy departments, as well as yearbook shots from the 1960s of the related extracurricular clubs.
In the 1950s and 1960s, touring performers and lecturers regularly visited Lincoln University. They included dancers, sopranos, and political thinkers. These pictures are mostly publicity shots and pictures taken from the audience during their performances.
This group shows entertainers and statesmen, including Jesse Jackson (who made two separate visits), Paul Robeson, and Duke Ellington. Local Missouri politicians are also included.