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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


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

John T. McCutcheon: A Cartoonist in his Prime, 1930s


Works from American cartoonist John T. McCutcheon in the 1930s.

Leaders and Heroes 2: The Arts


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

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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