Here at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, we’re all about the King. And while we couldn’t make it to Graceland to mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death last week, we were still celebrating here in Columbia. If you would like a little more Elvis in your life–and who wouldn’t, really–give a listen to this 1976 copy of Elvis’ The Sun Sessions, available now for check-out.
We’re often awed by the beautiful bookplates and illustrations we find at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, and some of the most impressive we’ve come across of late are from volume 11 of The Odd-Fellows’ Offering. Published in 1852, this volume is part of the series collecting “gems of American literature by distinguished members of the order and other eminent writers.” While we work to make it available for check out, why not have a look at some of the other volumes, available online through https://www.hathitrust.org/.
UPDATE: The Lewis Hall offices of University Archives are now open and available to the public.
The Lewis Hall offices of University Archives are closed due to a building water leak. Please send any information requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 573-882-7567.
Archives staff will offer in-person reference help by appointment in the 4th floor reading room of Special Collections in Ellis Library. Pulling material located in Lewis Hall may take a day or two longer than normal. We will let you know when the Lewis Hall location is open to the public again.
Damage to materials held by the University Archives was minimal.
For more information about the effect of the flooding on the archival materials and on the building, see the link below:
Columbia Missourian article: "Archival material among Lewis Hall flood damage"