Notable Missourians and Tigers Collection

Missouri pennant flag

The MHCTC is the premiere repository of University of Missouri-related clothing and textiles, and actively collects artifacts with Missouri-related provenance from notable individuals who formerly lived and/or worked in Missouri or attended the University of Missouri as students, faculty, or staff. This collection is important not only to document the roles of Missourians in local, regional and national history, but also for reasons of equity and inclusion by providing opportunities to acquire objects owned and made by diverse individuals. These acquisitions help educate audiences on fashion’s far broader social and cultural heritage. Continue below to view a sampling of MHCTC objects from notable Missourians and Tigers! Click on the images below to explore this collection.

Pictured above: University of Missouri felted wool pennant of former MU student John Dorsey (1921-24) Gift of S. Durrett and M. Krauss

Barbara Buffalo
Barbara Buffaloe, BS ’02, MS ’07
University of Missouri
Second Female Mayor of the City of Columbia
Jean Carnahan
Jean Carpenter Carnahan
First Lady of Missouri and Missouri’s First [Appointed] Female U.S. Senator
Ann Covington
Ann Covington, JD ’77
University of Missouri
First Female Judge and Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court
Simone Esters
Simone Esters, BJ ’20
Miss Missouri 2019, National and World Champion Baton Twirler, U.S. Twirling Ambassador to Peru
Wally Funk
Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk
Pioneering Aviator, First Female Air Safety Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, First Female Inspector for the Federal Aviation Agency, and Second Oldest Person in Space​
Vicki Hartzler
Vicky Hartzler, BA, Political Science; BS, Education
University of Missouri
U.S. Congresswoman
Warren Hearnes
Warren E. Hearnes, JD ’52
University of Missouri

46th Governor of Missouri
Ella Jones
Ella Jones, BA
University of Missouri-St. Louis

First Black and Female Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri
Claire McCaskill
Claire McCaskill, JD ’77
University of Missouri

Missouri’s First [Elected] Female U.S. Senator
Mary Anne McCollum
Mary Anne McCollum, BA ’72, Political Science; BS ’76, Education
University of Missouri

First Female Mayor of the City of Columbia, Missouri
Michael Middleton
Michael Middleton, BA ’68, JD ’71
University of Missouri

Third Black Graduate of MU School of Law and First Black Faculty Member in MU School of Law
Ellen Quinlan Donnelly Reed
Ellen Quinlan Donnelly Reed
Major Kansas City Apparel Manufacturer and One of the First Self-Made Female Millionaires in the U.S.
Carolyne Roehm
Carolyne Roehm, BA ’73
Washington University

Fashion and Floral Designer, Taste Maker, Decorator
Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
Academy Award Winning Entertainer!
George Smith
George W. Smith, JD ’75
University of Missouri

University of Missouri’s First Nobel Laurette Awardee
Kate Spade
Kate Spade
Founder of Kate Spade New York
Barbara Uehling
Barbara Uehling
First and Only Female Chancellor of the University of Missouri Columbia Campus