Many of the most significant items in the collections are the result of donations from individuals or were purchased through funds provided by the Friends of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries and the State Historical Society of Missouri Library. These donations have provided resources to make Special Collections a vital center of research for the MU campus, the State of Missouri, and the national and international scholarly communities.
If you would like to discuss a potential donation to Special Collections, please contact MU Libraries Director of Development, Matt Gaunt.
You may also wish to consider participating in the Adopt-A-Book Program. Many of the books in our collections are fragile, others need minor repairs, still others require extensive help if they are to survive this century. Please consider sponsoring a book. All monies will go directly to the care and maintenance of rare, fragile and just plain good books.