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Special Collections


Special Collections


The University of Missouri Special Collections is primarily focused on the history and development of the written word, printing, publishing, and journalism. 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. The collections include books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, posters, printed ephemera, and artifacts. Materials in Special Collections total over 200,000 items.

Collection Strengths

See our subject guides for more information on areas of strength in the collections. A complete alphabetical listing of collections can be accessed below.


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