Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T's first 150 years

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Explore the rich backstories and little-known history of Missouri S&T as you get to know this land-grant institution on an entirely new level.

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Meet the Author, Dr. Larry Gragg

Written by Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of history and political science, Forged in Gold tells the tale of our university’s 150-year history, from its hardscrabble “country academy” origins in the 1870s to its position today as one of the nation’s top STEM-focused research universities.

Get your copy and then watch Gragg and St. Louis Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl on Zoom in a fireside interview in the video below.

Forged in Gold Author Interview

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The coffee-table style book weaves iconic campus events and historical photos into a deeper appreciation for the way the campus has shaped the world, from the post-Civil War Industrial Age to the space race and beyond.

  1. Growth of a Miner campus
  2. Miner students
  3. Miner faculty and staff
  4. Making the Miner campus more welcoming
  5. Miner social life
  6. Miners at war
  7. Miner athletics
  8. Miner pranks
  9. Miner scandals
  10. Miner relations with central administration
  11. Miner impact

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Cover and interior view of the book Forged in Gold