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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,…

University of Missouri Collection

The University of Missouri Collection is comprised of publications emanating from the University of Missouri System and the Columbia campus…

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…

Thomas Moore Johnson Collection of Philosophy

Thomas Moore Johnson (1851-1919) was an attorney, collector, and student of philosophy in Osceola, Missouri. Though his formal training in philosophy…

MU Libraries General Collections

The MU Libraries include Ellis Library (the main library on campus), Health Sciences, Veterinary Medical, Geology, Engineering, Math, Journalism,…

Comic Collection

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

Closed Collection

The Closed Collection had been part of the Art, Archaeology, and Music Library, but it was moved to Special Collections in 1988 when departmental…

Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection is diverse. Holdings span the eighth to the twentieth centuries and include early manuscripts and manuscript fragments,…