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Digital Collections

Digitized materials from Special Collections and Archives are available in several online repositories. 

The following collections have been fully or partially digitized.

Confederate Currency Collection

This collection includes 50 cent, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills. All the bills in this collection were printed in Richmond, Virginia, the…

Council of National Defense Collection

The Council of National Defense was created in 1916 to coordinate the U.S. war effort during World War I. Members consisted of the Secretary of War,…

Cuneiform Tablets

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Special Collections holds eight cuneiform tablets whose exact provenance is unknown. Seven of the tablets were donated to MU Libraries by the…

Daniel Webster Speeches Collection, 1806-1932

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The Daniel Webster Speeches Collection contains pamphlets of speeches made by and about Daniel Webster, for the most part published during or shortly…

Fourth of July Orations Collection

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The Fourth of July Orations Collection contains published pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics…

Fragmenta Manuscripta

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​Fragmenta Manuscripta is a collection of over 200 manuscript leaves and fragments dating from the eighth to the seventeenth century. Originally…

Gary E. and Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas & Map Collection

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The Venable Collection documents the history of cartography, geography, and exploration from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century.…

John Tinney McCutcheon Collection of Editorial Cartoons

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Scope and Contents The majority of the items in this collection are original pen and ink cartoons drawn for theChicago Tribunefrom 1903 to 1944.…

Martin and Margaret Hiller Collection of Audiovisual Materials on China, 1945-1948

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Scope and Contents The Hiller Collection documents cities, industries, farming, and everyday life in China during the second phase of the Chinese…

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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The collection is available to all researchers. Request materialsfor use in the Special Collections reading room. These materials have been collected…

Pages from the Past Collection

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Pages from the Past is a collection of original manuscript and rare book leaves compiled and sold by a New York book dealer Alfred W. Stites from 1964…

Plat Books of Missouri Counties Collection

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In 1930 W.W. Hickson and Co. of Rockford, Illinois published plat books of townships in counties throughout Missouri. Documenting the ownership and…

Poster Collection

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Scope and Contents The collection consists of posters from both World War I and World War II with a few tourist and other miscellaneous posters from…

Rare Book Collection

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The Rare Book Collection is the default designation for materials in Special Collections that are acquired as individual items. Like Special…

Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection

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History The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company, established in 1867, compiled and published maps of U.S. cities and towns for the fire…

Twentieth-Century Political Pamphlet Collection

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Scope and Contents The collection consists of ephemeral political materials distributed by and for members of national organizations and…

University of Missouri Archives

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University Archives is the depository of official records of the University of Missouri as well as of the administrative records of the University of…