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October 19th – November 29th, 2006

"Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend" is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies, in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It is based on a major exhibition of the same name mounted by the Newberry Library in 2003 to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth I on the four hundredth anniversary of her death.
The exhibition is scheduled to be displayed in 40 locations across the United States during the period 2003-2006.

Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

Ellis Library Hours: October 19th - November 29th             

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 2am               
Fri: 8am – 8pm
Sat: 9am – 8pm
Sun: noon – 2am

November 18 (Sat) 9am-5pm
November 19 (Sun) CLOSED
November 20-22 (Mon-Wed) 8am-5pm
November 23-24 (Thu-Fri) CLOSED
November 25 (Sat) 1pm-5pm

Location: The exhibits are located in the 1st floor colonnade of Ellis Library.

Ellis Library is located at the intersection of Ninth Street and Conley Avenue. It is southeast of Jesse Hall (the building with the dome) and southwest of Memorial Union (the Gothic-style building) on Hitt Street. It is on the south side of Lowry Mall (

Directions to Campus: visit

Parking: Metered parking is available on Hitt Street and in the Turner Avenue and Hitt Street Parking Garages. 

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Michael Holland at (573) 882-4602 or


Exhibit Partners and Credit Information

© Curators of the University of Missouri-Columbia

American Library Association Newberry Library National Endowment for the Humanities University of Missouri Libraries