For a list of all Special Collections exhibits, visit our Online Exhibits.
Collections of primary resources and valuable research materials have been grouped together in Special Collections. Special Collections contains two primary areas:
Increasingly, a third area is evolving: that of Digital Collections that enable materials to be accessed around the world.
Special Collections is part of the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB), of the University of Missouri Libraries at the University of Missouri.
Recently we have created a blog, "Scripta Manent," that features a variety of content on Special Collections' holdings and activities. Our Facebook page is growing in popularity, and it regularly highlights unique items from the collection--just for fun! Please, friend us on Facebook for a dose of Rare Books and Special Collections. You can find links to these sites in the lower right hand portion of the Special Collections homepage.
Many of the books in our collections are fragile, others need minor repairs, still others require extensive help if they are to survive this century. Please consider sponsoring a book. All monies will go directly to the care and maintenance of rare, fragile and just plain good books. As our thanks, your adoption will be noted in the MERLIN online catalogue, and you will be invited to an annual Celebration of the Book event, sponsored by the Friends of the MU Libraries.