MSSU Archives & Special Collections Exhibits: A Thriving Institution

Digital exhibits created by the MSSU Archives and Special Collections department.

A Thriving Institution

Missouri Southern State University is more than just an educational institution, it is a place to cement long and lasting relationships amidst the beautiful scenery, while being provided the opportunity to witness monumental events that are accompanied by astounding speakers and performers.

Campus Events: Activities Through the Ages

Stadium Dedication, 1975

Two guests, a male and a female, have their picture taken at MSSU's 1975 stadium dedication ceremony.

Stadium Dedication, 1975

Speakers are exchanging places at the podium for the 1975 stadium dedication.

Four Year Full State Funding, 1977

Leon Billingsly and Governor Christopher S. Bond standing next to the American Flag, in celebration of MSSU (MSSC at the time) becoming a fully state supported school; (left to right): Leon Billingsly, Gov. Bond.

Four Year Full State Funding, 1977

Trustees, along with other members of MSSU's administration, and Governor Bond, cherish the moment of MSSU becoming a fully state funded college.

Veterans Day Memorial Celebration, 1987

Richard Massa speaking at the podium regarding the proposed veterans memorial; Richard Massa, Gene Taylor (r.)

Veterans Day Memorial Celebration, 1987

Signage exhibiting the flag pole design and location for the proposed veterans memorial.

George Bush Presidential Visit, 1992

George Bush making his way through a crowd at MSSU's oval, during his 1992 campaign.

George Bush Presidential Visit, 1992

George Bush speaking at the podium on MSSU's oval, during his 1992 campaign.

Campus Scenery: A Look Into the Institution's Vibrant Past

Geese at the Mansion, 1989

This image depicts a bountiful number of geese wandering about the surrounding grounds of mansion.

Campus Snow at the Biology Pond, 1990

Bare trees, enveloped in frost, dot the surroundings of the ice-laden biology pond.

Land and Wall Photos, 1995

A close-up photo of one of MSSU's esteemed lanterns.

Campus Life: Previewing the History of the Institution's Student Organizations

Honor Societies: Afro-American Society, 1970s-1980s

Members alongside the faculty representative of MSSU's Afro-American society- promoting academic excellence of black students around the 1970s-1980s.

Honor Societies: Alpha Psi Omega, 1970s-1980s

Members of MSSU's Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society, pose for a group photo; estimated to be within the 1970s-1980s

Honor Societies: Lambda Epsilon Chi, 1970s-1980s

Members of MSSU's paralegal honor society, Lambda Epsilon Chi, pose for a group photo with their faculty representative.

Fraternities & Sororities: Lambda Beta Phi, 1970s-1980s

Members of the sorority, Lambda Beta Phi, pose for a group photo. Estimated to be around 1970s-1980s.

Fraternities & Sororities: Sigma Nu, 1970s-1980s

Members of the fraternity, Sigma Nu, pose for a group photo. Estimated to be around 1970s-1980s.

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