University of Missouri

University of Missouri, School of Journalism: 120 Neff Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.

The ‘University Missouri’ (September 16, 1912) writes: “The oldest printing press in the Mississippi Valley, probably one of the oldest in the United States, has been presented to the School of Journalism of the Univeristy of Missouri by A.H. Everett of Kansas City. … It was first used in printing this paper in 1808. Before that time it was used for job printing and the printing of notices issued by the Virginia Legislature.”

The University of Missouri Bulletin, 20(9), 1919: The caption on page 8 of this article states: “A Ramage hand printing press, similar to that upon which Benjamin Holliday and Nathaniel Patten “jerked off” the 100 to 400 copies of the Intelligencer which they printed each week. The press illustrated here is on exhibition at the School of Journalism of the University of Missouri. It was built in 1796.” (Stephens, E.W. 1919. The Missouri Intelligencer and Boon’s Lick Advertiser. The University of Missouri Bulletin, 20(9), May 1919. pp 5-18).

University Missourian. February 8, 1922 Page 2, Column 2 contains an article with “History and picture of Ramage Press in Neff Hall.” (unconfirmed.)

Bob Oldham provides number Ramage #106.