As Southern Utah State College nears its transition to university status this year, and with its centennial approaching, parts of its history are missing.

Blanche Clegg, coordinator of the SUSC library's special collections department, said a variety of memorabilia from the college's past is being sought to fill in gaps in the collection.For example, she said, six yearbooks are needed from SUSC's years as Branch Agricultural College. The years of the missing Agricolas are 1928, 1929, 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1944.

Also, collections of campus newspapers, especially from the era it was called the Bacian, are incomplete. In fact, Clegg noted, there are very few Bacians from the 1930s in the collection, and the 1920s and 1940s are noticeably incomplete as well.

"We're looking for all types of published memorabilia," she said, "even things such as programs from dramatic and musical productions."

SUSC alumni or their relatives may donate the materials to the special collections room, or loan to it under specific, written terms, she said. In order to protect historically valuable items, materials are not allowed to be taken out of the special collections room, she added.

"We're trying to build up our files so that we will have a more complete history of the college," she said. "Any materials contributed will be greatly appreciated."

For further information, call 586-7945.