Ellis Library, the main library on the MU campus, contains the principal resources for research in the humanities, the social sciences, and the basic sciences. Six additional branch libraries hold most material pertaining to health sciences, veterinary medicine, geology, engineering, math, and journalism. Two off-site storage facilities hold the bulk of the libraries' older volumes. All together, the holdings of the main library, branches and off-site storage facilities amount to over three million volumes and six million microforms.

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

    (2021)
    Scope and Content Note: The Venable Collection documents the history of cartography, geography, and exploration from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century. Materials in the collection include maps on loose ...
  • Amphibious, ambiguous, anguished : Chicana emotion represented in Sandra Cisneros's "Woman Hollering Creek" 

    Bush, Audrey (2022)
    One of the honorable mentions for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Project Contest was awarded for this paper by Audrey Dae Bush.
  • Kenneth W. Leish Theatre Reviews, 1961-68 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2022)
    "Variety" Newsprint clippings of reviews of off-Broadway openings, or follow-up reviews of long running Broadway shows, or shows with a new cast. Includes annotations by the author-donor. Occasionally includes letters and ...
  • V.T. Hamlin Collection II: Hamlin, Vincent Trout, 1900-1993, Papers, 1900-2016 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2022)
    The collection consists of material from a variety of sources by and about V.T. Hamlin and his career. Also included are works by and about Hamlin's Alley Oop successors, Dave Graue, Jack and Carol Bender. [Hamlin material ...
  • Hamlet and his solution: "How all occasions" as objective correlative on page and screen 

    Colvin, Kathryn (2022)
    One of the prizes for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Project Contest was awarded for this paper by Kathryn Colvin.
  • Love laws : trauma and transgression in Morrison and Roy 

    Korte, Zoe (2022)
    One of the prizes for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Project Contest was awarded for this paper by Zoe Korte.
  • Betty Winfield Newspaper Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    Scope and Content Note: The Betty Winfield Newspaper Collection is composed of a variety of U.S. newspapers and magazines covering 1850-2010. The collection includes scans, facsimiles, and original publications from national ...
  • Underground Newspaper Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    Scope and Content Note: The Underground Newspaper collection contains independent publications produced by community and student associations throughout North America. Collection spans from 1880-2013. Bulk of the collection ...
  • Edgar E. Martin Collection II 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    Included in the Edgar E. Martin Collection II is material related to Martin and his comic strip Boots and Her Buddies that have been added since the Martin I collection was placed on deposit in 1991 and 1992. Material from ...
  • Modern Manuscripts, c. 1700-1992 

    (2021)
    Special Collections holds modern manuscript materials in the form of books, correspondence, and personal papers. These materials were collected at various times and from various sources; see individual item records for ...
  • Miss Mizzou Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    Newspapers, magazines, calendars, bookmarks, comics, photographs of material focusing on Miss Mizzou, a character created by cartoonist Milton Caniff and used in his popular Steve Canyon comic strip. Also included is The ...
  • Lanford Wilson Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2020)
    This collection contains personal and professional papers created and received by Lanford Wilson throughout his life and career as a playwright. The vast majority of the collection consists of manuscripts in various forms ...
  • Dime Novel Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    Dime novels were published from the middle nineteenth century through the early twentieth century and were largely pulp fiction aimed at a young male audience. This guide lists the dime novels held in Special Collections. ...
  • Confederate Currency Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    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 capital of the Confederacy. They were printed from 1861-1864 and were ...
  • Walter Williams Library 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2020)
    Walter Williams (1864-1935) was President of the University of Missouri from 1930-1935 and served as Dean of the School of Journalism from its founding in 1908. The Alumni Association of the School of Journalism established ...
  • Ralph Barton Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2009)
    Caricature drawings of artist Ralph Barton, containing copies of work he did for newspapers, various theater and entertainment magazines and periodicals, such as Puck, The New Yorker, Collier's, Photoplay, Vanity Fair, ...
  • Bonnet-Brown Comic Art Syndicate Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    BONNET-BROWN COMIC ART SYNDICATE COLLECTION: Published strips, cartoons, and features by various comic strip artists of the 1930s, including Burne Hogarth, V.T. Hamlin, Leon A. Beroth, Ken Reynolds and Art Helfant. The ...
  • Underground Comics Syndicate Proofs Collection 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Special Collections (2021)
    UNDERGROUND COMICS SYNDICATE PROOFS COLLECTION: The collection consists of a sample of underground comics published by Rip Off Press, and includes the work of comic artists Ted Richards, Fran Stack (Foolbert Sturgeon), ...
  • Student vision project 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Student Advisory Council (University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries, 2018)
    "University of Missouri Libraries are the heart of academic success at Mizzou, providing vital resources that allow Mizzou students to learn, research, and collaborate. It is imperative that the University Libraries have ...
  • bookmarks 

    (2012)

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