Special Collections and Rare Books is part of the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books at the University of Missouri Libraries. Materials in Special Collections total over 90,000 items. The collections are diverse and range from a substantial Rare Book Collection with material dating to the eighth century to the Comic Art Collection, focused on underground comics, classic comic strips, and graphic novels. The collections include books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, posters, printed ephemera, and artifacts. Learn more about our collections.