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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.

Fancy Magazines for Pet Fanciers: Birds, Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets


In this exhibit, we are showcasing fourteen pet-centric magazines from the Samir Husni Magazine Collection. Many of these magazines are...

No Bones About It: An exhibit of spooky skeletons


On October 24, 2023, Special Collections held a spooky exhibit! From 11am until 2pm, we were in Ellis 114a with...

Cartas Ejecutorias

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The documents on display in this exhibition were created for one purpose: to prove their owners’ nobility, or hidalguía. In...

Masks, Hells, and Books: The Nuremberg Schembartlauf (1449-1539)

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The Schembartlauf (“the running of the masked men”) was a traditional element of Carnival in Nuremberg in Franconia. Celebrated on...

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