Missouri Over There, WWI Traveling Exhibit

MoOverThereExhibition: January 16- February 23, 2018
Gallery Reception and Guest Lecture: January 30, 5:00 – 7:00 PM


Over 156,000 Missourians went “over there” to serve in World War I, resulting in more than 11,000 casualties.  Prominent Missourians who fought in the War include Generals John J. Pershing and Enoch Crowder, future President Harry S. Truman, and Walt Disney. The last surviving U.S. veteran from World War I, Frank Buckles, was a Missouri native.

As part of a larger exploration of Missouri’s contribution to WWI (1914-1918), this traveling exhibit is touring five community college campuses across the state to give residents a closer look at the local war effort. The exhibit features 7 double-sided panels with end caps featuring notable Missourians who served in WWI, as well as two interactive kiosks & a short documentary film curated by Missouri Over There staff.

Visit missourioverthere.org to view an extensive digital collection of historical documents, photographs, artifacts, oral histories and other primary source material from museums, archives, libraries, and private collections from across Missouri.  Funding and logistical support is provided in part by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Springfield-Greene County Library.




1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager