Truman State University has gone
through many changes and accumulated numerous traditions since its
founding in 1867. Some interesting bits and pieces of our rich heritage
may be found on the following pages and more will be added in the
future. Click away and enjoy!
Sources for these stories
include the Archives files and University publications such as The Index,
The Echo, and The Bulletin, as well as published school histories:
A Brief History of the Bulldogs. Kirksville: Northeast Missouri
State Teachers College, 1940.
Ryle, Walter H.
The Centennial History of the Northeast Missouri State Teachers
College. Kirksville: the College, 1972.
Simmons, Lucy. History of Northeast Missouri
State Teachers College. Kirksville: Auten Print,
Violette, E.M. History of the First District
State Normal School. Kirksville: Journal
Printing Company, 1905.
Quotations used are from the
McWilliams and Ryle books.