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University of Missouri Archives

University Archives is the depository of official records of the University of Missouri as well as of the administrative records of the University of Missouri System. University Archives also houses and preserves private papers, organizational records, and manuscripts that relate to the history of the University, the University community, and the University System. More about University Archives

Special Collections and Rare Books

The collections are diverse and range from a substantial rare book collection with material dating to the eighth century to the comic arts collection, focused on underground comics, classic comic strips, and graphic novels. More about Special Collections and Rare Books

Digital Collections

Digitized materials from Special Collections and Archives are available in several online repositories. Users can access rare and archival material from anywhere in the world. More about Digital Collections

Digital Exhibits

Below are some of our most recent exhibits.

Places in the World: Treasures from the Venable Collection

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Maps tell us where we are. The most obvious way they do this is geographical, but there is also a...

Leaders and Heroes 2: The Arts

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This exhibit was born out of a desire to showcase materials within Special Collections at the University of Missouri that...

Collective Voices

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October 2 – November 19, 2020 ​ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Fine Arts Building, School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri...

The Art of Cartography: Cartes-à-figures

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Cartography is the art and science of map-making. During the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Cartography was experiencing a peak of...

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