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Photo-Finish Legacy Society Event, April 26, 2008

When black and white was the only photographic option for newspapers, light was the paintbrush with which the photographer painted his picture. Angus McDougall was a master. David Rees, associate professor and chair of the department of photojournalism, gave a representative slide show of McDougall's work at the Legacy Society Event on April 27.

McDougall is retired from the faculty at MU and is a member of the Jefferson Club. Through outright and deferred gifts, he and his wife, Betty, created the Angus and Betty McDougall Center for Photojournalism Studies at the MU School of Journalism.<./

The center will allow students, photojournalists, historians and community members to view collections of newspaper, magazine and documentary images, including McDougall's personal archive from his career spanning half a century. At the event, new Legacy Society members were also recognized.

Add 9, Mizzou's premier men's a cappella choir provided music for the event. The Legacy Society exists to recognize alumni and friends who have made planned gifts such as bequests or life income arrangements that will benefit MU. The event is held each spring. The next event will celebrate the end of the For All We Call Mizzou campaign.

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