University Archives, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Tennessee Governor Frank Clement signs the bill that renamed Memphis State College as Memphis State University on January 24, 1957. Seated (left to right): Francis Andrews, Governor Frank G. Clement, Memphis State University President J. Millard Smith. Standing (left to right): Commissioner Buford Ellington, Damon R. Headden, Gerald Murley, William S. Cobb, Doyle Blackwood, J. Weldon Burrow, James L. Bomar, William Van Hersh, Jared Maddux, J. Alan Hanover, Mrs. C. Frank Scott, John Dozier, Ross Dyer, Thomas Mitchell, James J. Bertucci, Jesse Vinyard, L.T. Hughes, Kenneth Woods.
1957 January 24
"Memphis State College becomes Memphis State University, 1957" (2021). Campus. 109.
Memphis State University.; University of Memphis.