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MU Columns and Boone County Courthouse: Home


When searching online or looking through book indices, we found in varying places that “Academic Hall,” columns or “Jesse Hall” worked.

MU Columns

Rothwell’s report to the governor is available from the Hathi Trust
Pages 11-27, with the “Let them Stand” comment on page 27

Search within:
Alumni Magazine;c=alum
Missouri Digital Heritage
Chronicling America

The University of Missouri: An Illustrated History  by James and Vera Olson
Copy located in the Ready Ref collection – Ready Ref LD3468.O47 1988
Check “Academic Hall” in the index

MU in Brick and Mortar  - online Archives exhibit
Click on General Information for drawings of the original structure


“The Burning of the University” Mizzou Magazine   13 Nov. 2013
This has some interesting text and pictures

MU Archives
Open 8-5 Monday through Friday
Schedule a visit to view a vertical file (Buildings, Landmarks .. Columns) in the Archives’ Reading Room

Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library
315 Lee Hills Hall
Open 8-5 Monday through Friday

  • Photos of the columns
  • A few articles


Boone County Courthouse Columns

Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library
315 Lee Hills Hall
Open 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Photos of the Boone County Courthouse Columns
  • Articles about restoration of the columns

State Historical Society
Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday