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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Archives and Museum Celebrates History of UCM Presidency

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 19, 2010) – The University of Central Missouri’s Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum celebrate the arrival of Dr. Charles Ambrose as the 15th university president with an exhibit titled “The History of UCM’s Presidents.”

Utilizing photos and documentation gleaned from the archives, the exhibit examines the legacies of the men who have occupied the presidency since the university was founded in 1871. The history of the university is intertwined with the progression of the university’s leadership throughout the decades. The exhibit runs through Oct. 1.

The Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum are located in Room 1470 of UCM’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library. The museum also utilizes adjacent display space in the public areas of the South Read and Relax area on the first floor of the library. The archives and museum are jointly a member of the American Association for Museums and maintain an annual listing in the official museum directory.

The McClure Archives and University Museum are open to the public, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays when the university is in session. For more information about donations to the archives or upcoming exhibits, visit, or contact Vivian Richardson, assistant director, at 660-543-4649.