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Bail, Philip Milo

 Person

Philip Milo Bail (1898-1984), commonly referred to by his middle name, was president of the Municipal University of Omaha from 1948 until 1965. During his time at OU, he oversaw the expansion of the physical campus from two buildings to five and the creation of the College of Education, College of Business Administration, and the College of Adult Education. He is credited with bringing OU into a "Golden Age" and improving OU's status and prestige within and beyond Omaha, Nebraska.

Milo Bail was born in Boonville, MO, in 1899 and received his undergraduate degree from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. Bail moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1928 where he earned his Master's and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Iowa. Before assuming the presidency of the Municipal University of Omaha in 1948, Milo Bail served as Dean of Education at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Before that, from 1935 to 1940, he served as president of Chevy-Chase Junior College in Washington, D.C. He held a Ph.D. (1931) and A.M. (1928) from the University of Iowa and an A.B. (1920) from Missouri Valley College.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 Scrapbook Presented to OU President Milo and Josephine Bail Upon the Retirement of Milo Bail, 1965

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0088
Scope and Contents

The Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 Scrapbook Presented to OU President Milo and Josephine Bail Upon the Retirement of Milo Bail, 1965, is a single cloth-covered binder containing photographs and letters to the Bails from members and alumni of AFROTC Detachment 470. The letters express congratulations for Milo Bail's retirement, some sharing memories of experiences at the University of Omaha.

Dates: 1965

Awards and Plaques of President Milo Bail, circa 1948-1966

 File — Box: Awards [4]
Scope and Contents Various plaques and awards given to University of Omaha president Milo Bail.
Dates: circa 1948-1966

Commemoration of the Retirement of Milo Bail Plaque, circa 1965

 Item — Box: Awards [5]
Scope and Contents The retirement ceremony of University of Omaha President Milo Bail is commemorated in this plaque that includes the remarks of then-Major DeReef Greene representing the Pen and Sword, which stressed the importance of education in the military and thanked Dr. Bail "for allowing bootstrappers to study at OU."
Dates: circa 1965

King of Ak-Sar-Ben Goblet Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: UNO-0085
Scope and Contents

The King of Ak-Sar-Ben Goblet Collection consists of four silver goblets awarded to University of Omaha Presidents and University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellors by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben. Philip Milo Bail received two in 1955 and 1974, Ronald W. Roskens received one in 1980, and Delbert D. Weber received one in 1990.

Dates: 1955-1990

Milo Bail Collection

 Collection — Volume: 1-6
Identifier: UNO-0091
Scope and Contents The Milo Bail Collection is comprised of commemorative albums related to Bail's service as Municipal University of Omaha President, 1948-1965, with most materials gathered for the occasion of his retirement, 1964-1965. The collection includes a 1964-1965 "Milo Bail Information Notebook" containing newspaper clippings, event programs, brochures, and mailers; a 1965 script for the "North of Pacific" tribute to Bail; a bound volume of 1964 letters to Milo Bail with greetings...
Dates: 1958-1959,1964-1965

Milo Bail, University of Omaha President, 1948-1965, OU Board of Regents Selection Process Records, 1947-1948

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0089
Scope and Contents The Milo Bail, University of Omaha President, 1948-1965, OU Board of Regents Selection Process Records, 1947-1948, comprise a bound volume labeled "Operation N.P." (for "New President") and an assortment of loose papers and photographs. The bound volume contains original records, including information about the Board of Regents, meeting minutes, notes, telegrams, memoranda, correspondence, biographical information of candidates, photographs, schedules, call lists, rating...
Dates: 1947-1948

Reflections in Time: Interview with Milo Bail, 1979

 Item
Identifier: UNO-0021-rfit-milo-bail
Scope and Contents In 1979 Milo Bail, retired president (1948-1965) of the Municipal University of Omaha, was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Biography: Milo Bail was born in Boonville, MO, in 1899 and received his undergraduate degree from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. Bail moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1928 where he earned his Master's and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Iowa. Before assuming the presidency of the Municipal University of Omaha in 1948 Milo Bail served as Dean...
Dates: 1979

Tangerine Bowl Watch of President Milo Bail, 1955

 Item — Object: Football [10]
Scope and Contents Tangerine Bowl wristwatch presented to OU President Milo Bail.
Dates: 1955