At MU, the Department of Special Collections and Rare Books is a vibrant laboratory for the humanities, where students and faculty are welcome to research and explore.  Our collections exist to be used, and they are open to everyone.

As part of a class session in Special Collections, your students will have hands-on access to the most inspiring and intriguing materials the Libraries have to offer.  They will learn important primary research skills – the ability to track down sources, make connections among documents, and read the content of the page alongside physical evidence. Most importantly, they will discover an enthusiasm and engagement with their subject that will take their studies far beyond their textbooks.

Special Collections librarians offer several types of instruction services. Faculty and graduate instructors may schedule instruction services through the Request a Class Session form. Learn more about how we can help with your class through our Resources for Instructors guide.

Guides for Instructors
Course Guides