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Addison Morton Walker Papers, 1946-2001

Biographical Sketch [information supplied by Walker] Addison Morton Walker was born in Eldorado, Kansas in 1923, reared in Kansas City and graduated…

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Albert and Mary Louise Lord Collection

Albert Bates Lord and Mary Louise Lord’s private libraries were donated by the Lord family to the University of Missouri Libraries in 2010. John Miles…

Allen C. Bluedorn Comic Collection

The collection was donated by MU faculty member Allen Bluedorn in February 1991 and consists of microform copies of Golden Age era comic books. For…

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Center for the Literary Arts Collection

Scope and Contents These materials were donated to the University of Missouri Libraries by the Center for the Literary Artsin 2006. The materials…

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Comic Collection

The Comic Art Collection has particular strength in underground comic books, graphic novels, and published reprints of classic comic strips and…

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Council of National Defense Collection

The Council of National Defense was created in 1916 to coordinate the U.S. war effort during World War I. Members consisted of the Secretary of War,…

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Cuneiform Tablets

Special Collections holds eight cuneiform tablets whose exact provenance is unknown. Seven of the tablets were donated to MU Libraries by the…

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Daniel Webster Speeches Collection, 1806-1932

The Daniel Webster Speeches Collection contains pamphlets of speeches made by and about Daniel Webster, for the most part published during or shortly…

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Diane Gorodnitzki Photographs of Lanford Wilson

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Photographs, negatives, and color slides of Lanford Wilson in his house and garden, taken in the 1980s and 1990s…

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Dime Novels

Dime novels were published from the middle nineteenth century through the early twentieth century and were largely pulp fiction aimed at a…

 “Heliotrope cyanosis” in an influenza patient. “The patient is not in physical distress, but the prognosis is almost hopeless.”

Donald Silver Rare Book Room, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

The Rare Book Room was given to the library by the Department of Surgery and is dedicated to Dr. Donald Silver, an Emeritus professor of the…

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Edgar Everett Martin Papers, 1926-1972; 1935-

Biographical Sketch Edgar Everett ("Abe") Martin (1898-1960) was born in Indianapolis. His family later moved to Monmouth, Illinois where his father…

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Fine Press Materials in Special Collections

Scope and Content A fine press is a printing establishment that adheres to particularly high standards in terms of the skill of the workers, the…

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Fourth of July Orations Collection

The Fourth of July Orations Collection contains published pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics…

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Fragmenta Manuscripta

​Fragmenta Manuscripta is a collection of over 200 manuscript leaves and fragments dating from the eighth to the seventeenth century. Originally…

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Frank Luther Mott Collection of American Best Sellers, 1662-1945

In 1965, shortly after Frank Luther Mott’s death, his family presented his personal library to the University. The private papers, manuscripts, and…

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Frank Stack Papers, 1957-

Biographical Sketch Frank Stack was born October 31, 1937 in Houston, Texas. He was educated at the University of Texas (B.F.A.), University of…

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Gary E. and Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas & Map Collection

The Venable Collection documents the history of cartography, geography, and exploration from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century.…

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Helen Montgomery Jenkins Collection

Helen Montgomery Jenkins (1913-2013) was born in Topeka, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Journalism in 1935. She…

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Historic Textbook Collection

The Education Library of the University Libraries began collecting textbooks in 1968. Donations were solicited and members of the Friends of the…

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Incunabula

The Department of Rare Books and Special collections maintains a small collection of incunabula (European books printed before 1501) and early printed…

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Jacques Flach Collection

Biographical Sketch GeoffroiJacques Flach(1846-1919) was born in Strasbourg, France, the capital of the Alsace region, on February 16, 1846. His…

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John G. Neihardt Collection

Biographical Sketch John Gneisenau Neihardt (1881-1973) accepted a position at the University of Missouri-Columbia's Department of English in 1949…

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John Tinney McCutcheon Collection of Editorial Cartoons

Biographical Sketch John Tinney McCutcheon (1870-1949) is often referred to as “the Dean of Cartoonists” and is best known for his political and…