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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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William Peden Short Story Collection

Scope and Contents The Peden Collection includes volumes of short story collections and anthologies. Included are review copies as well as works by…

William Least Heat-Moon Papers

Scope and Contents

Material by Wililam Least Heat-Moon (b. 1939). Manuscripts and additional materials from six of the author’s…

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Walter Williams Library

History

Walter Williams (1864-1935) was President of the University of Missouri from 1930 – 1935 and served as Dean of the School of Journalism…

Walter Miller Library

Biographical Sketch Walter Miller (1864-1949) was a classicist and archaeologistresponsible for the first American excavation in Greece. He received…

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V. T. Hamlin Collection

Biographical Sketch Vincent Trout Hamlin was born May 10, 1900 in Perry, Iowa to Erma Garland and Frederick Clarence Hamlin. He enlisted in the Army…

Twentieth-Century Political Pamphlet Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of ephemeral political materials distributed by and for members of national organizations and…

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Theatre Program Collection

Scope and Contents The majority of the programs are for performances dated from 1945 to the present in New York, London, Washington D.C., and St.…

September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of domestic and internationalmagazines and newspapersthat show how the September 11th…

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Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection

History

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company, established in 1867, compiled and published maps of U.S. cities and towns for the fire…

Press Ephemera Collection

Scope and Contents The collection contains material on private and specialty presses, dating primarily from the 1980s to the present. Many items in…

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Poster Collection

Scope and Contents The collection consists of posters from both World War I and World War II with a few tourist and other miscellaneous posters from…

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Plat Books of Missouri Counties Collection

In 1930 W.W. Hickson and Co. of Rockford, Illinois published plat books of townships in counties throughout Missouri. Documenting the ownership and…

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Pages from the Past Collection

Pages from the Past is a collection of manuscript and rare book leaves compiled and sold by a New York book dealer Alfred W. Stites from 1964 to 1967.…

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Modern Manuscripts and Correspondence, ca. 1700-1992

Special Collections holds modern manuscript materials in the form of books, correspondence, and personal papers. These materials were collected at…

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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

The collection is available to all researchers. Request materialsfor use in the Special Collections reading room. These materials have been collected…

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Mary Lago Collection

Biographical Sketch Mary McClelland Lago (1919-2001) was on the University of Missouri Department of English faculty from 1977 to 1991. From 1989…

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Martin and Margaret Hiller Collection of Audiovisual Materials on China, 1945-1948

Biographical Sketch

Martin Hiller was a captain in the Army Air Corps, the predecessor to the Air Force, and later retired as an Air…

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Lanford Wilson Collection

Biographical Sketch Lanford Wilson (1937-2011) was born in Lebanon Missouri to Ralph and Violetta Tate Wilson. In 1942 his parents divorced, and he…

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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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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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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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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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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…