University Archives, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
A cartoon drawn by Memphis "Commercial Appeal" cartoonist Cal Alley celebrating the change in status of Memphis State College to Memphis State University in 1957. The drawing is inscribed by Alley to J. Millard Smith, the president of the university. Governor Frank Clement signed the Bill approving the change in status for Memphis State College on January 24, 1957 and Memphis State University came into being on July 1, 1957.
Alley, Carl, "Cal Alley cartoon on university status for Memphis State College, 1957" (2021). University Archives Publications Images. 6.
Memphis State University.; Alley, Cal, 1915-1970.; University of Memphis.