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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection is the default designation for materials in Special Collections that are acquired as individual items. Like Special…

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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…

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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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.…

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Thomas Moore Johnson Collection of Philosophy

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

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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University of Missouri Collection

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

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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…

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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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…

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…

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…