Mission and Overview
The Center's purpose is to preserve for archival, research and educational use collections of photographs by newspaper, magazine and documentary photographers.
Further, it creates the Missouri Photojournalism Archive, providing educational programming from the archive of Angus McDougall and other individual photographers, while sustaining and expanding educational efforts of existing Missouri programs: the Missouri Photo Workshop, Pictures of the Year International, College Photographer of the Year Competition and the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame. These programs resonate with the Missouri Photojournalism Archive initiative, but each maintains its identity.
The Center is funded through proceeds from an endowment established by Angus and Betty McDougall, with infrastructure support from the Missouri School of Journalism. Additional funding comes from public support. Support the Center >
Materials are stored at University Records Managment; as the work is scanned and readied for the active electronic archive, original materials will be stored in cold storage or best available storage. A goal of the Center will be to construct optimum space for the collection.
Individuals interested in conducting research on archival materials and photographs within the collection should contact the center. Through prior agreement, researchers will be give onsite access to materials as well as a temporary onsite space in which to conduct their research. Special permission for remote access to Digitized materials may be arranged.