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Switzler Hall

General Information on the Building

Photograph of Switzler Hall ca. 1900
(courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:0/47/12)
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Photograph of Switzler Hall and the Engineering building ca. 1910
(courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:0/47/12)
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Photograph of the Switzler Bell Tower, 2003
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Photograph of the Switzler Bell, 1909
(courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:0/47/3)
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Photograph of the Switzler Bell as Seen Today
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Automatic Striking Device Plans for Switzler Bell, 1966
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Switzler Bell Specifications, 1966
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Student with Switzler Hall Bell, 1909. Note: it was a longstanding campus gag to steal the Switzler Bell's clapper, so that the signal for classes to start would not be sounded.
(courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:0/47/3)
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Article from The Columbia Missourian, April 30, 1929: "M.U. Bell Rung By Goat in 1880"
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Article from Mizzou Weekly, October 12, 2004: "A Mizzou Mystery"
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