Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Memphis State College President J. Millard Smith (center) points to a display board honoring the forthcoming change in status of the college to a university on July 1, 1957, during a visit to the campus by Tennessee Governor Frank Clement (right) on May 28, 1957. Gene Roper is at left. Clement had signed the bill authorizing the change in status to Memphis State University earlier in the year. Photographer: Barney Sellers.
1957 May 28
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Sellers, Barney, "Memphis State College President Smith and Governor Clement, 1957" (2021). University of Memphis. 61.
Memphis State College., University of Memphis.