More MU demolition announced

According to this Columbia Daily Tribune article, MU added three more buildings to its list of buildings to be demolished. Here’s a link to the June 16, 2022 article. Note the list includes five buildings older than 100 years. Two of the buildings are notable for women’s history. One of the buildings is part of…

Respond to MU’s demolition plans

Interested in letting MU know how you feel about the demolition of eight buildings on campus? Here’s information about how you can have your say. The Univesity of Missouri has announced plans to demolish eight buildings, including several which are historic. The buildings are Parker Hall, Noyes Hall, Old Student Health Building, Columbia Professional Building,…

Coronavirus: Lessons from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

If you’re like me, you’re concerned about ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I stay hopeful by looking at history and how we’re all pulling together by not getting together. Thanks CoMo businesses for curbside pick up! So what can we learn from the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed about 150 people in Columbia, which had a population…

1949 and 1959: Photos of Columbia

Want to see what Columbia looked like to photographers of the Missouri Photo Workshop in 1949 and 1959? I found the images stunning. Photographers come from across the U.S. and around the world to participate in this Workshop at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. Since 1949, Workshop participants have gone to a small town in Missouri…