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University of Missouri - Columbia

American Regionalism: Visions from the Heartland

American Regionalism: Visions from the Heartland

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

This online exhibition presents important American Regionalist paintings, prints, and drawings in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Archaeology. This artistic movement represented everyday life in the heart of the United States during the 1920s through the 50s and later.

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Archer's Thumb Rings

Archer's Thumb Rings

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

This exhibit presents selections from the Museum's collection of over 500 archer's thumb rings in the Grayson and Browne collections. Highly decorated rings were often made for ornamental purposes and as symbols of status rather than for actual use in shooting the bow and arrow.

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Civil War in Missouri - Monographs

Civil War in Missouri - Monographs

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Books about the Civil War in Missouri from several University of Missouri libraries.

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Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri; University of Missouri School of Journalism

This collection includes issues of the Columbia Missourian daily newspaper for the years 1908, 1909, 1929, 1966, and from January 2, 1966 through December 31,1985.

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Come Home Tigers

Come Home Tigers

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

These photographs depict the homecoming traditions at the University of Missouri. The 1911 University of Missouri football game against the University of Kansas began an enduring Tiger tradition.

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Cows on the Lawn

Cows on the Lawn

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

This collection depicts the beginnings of dairy husbandry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The program gained national recognition with its championship dairy cattle, notably world record holder Missouri Chief Josephine and her descendants.

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Cuneiform Tablets in the Cuneiform (Digital Library Initiative at UCLA)

Cuneiform Tablets in the Cuneiform (Digital Library Initiative at UCLA)

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

A collection of eight rare cuneiform tablets including a messenger tablet; a letter tablet; a large contribution list tablet; a business contract tablet; a butcher's bill tablet; a temple offerings tablet; a delivery recording tablet; and a tablet purchased in Amuda, Syria whose contents have not been translated.

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Devil's Island Paintings

Devil's Island Paintings

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

These 24 paintings of Francis Lagrange, a prisoner on the Devil's Island, depict life within the penal colony off the coast of French Guiana. Lagrange was held on Isle Royale for 20 years under charges of art forgery and currency counterfeiting.

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Diamond Vision, Missouri Tigers on the Field

Diamond Vision, Missouri Tigers on the Field

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

An exhibit depicting history of the baseball Tigers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It includes photographs of Missouri Tiger coaches and Champions team photos, and lists of Missouri Tiger All-Americans, Professionals and Hall of Fame members.

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Dramatic Images

Dramatic Images

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia University Archives

Exhibit drawn from a collection of action, still, and cast photograph negatives from plays performed by the UMC Missouri Workshop Theatre between 1927 and 1951.

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Early Manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë: "The Secret" and "Lily Hart"

Early Manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë: "The Secret" and "Lily Hart"

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

An example of a Bronte manuscript written in the tiny handwriting that is a characteristic of almost all the Brontë juvenilia.

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Equatorial Africa: Material Culture from Peoples of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya

Equatorial Africa: Material Culture from Peoples of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

An exhibit presenting items related to the lifeways of a number of agricultural and pastoral groups of Equatorial Africa region. These materials from the Museum's ethnographic collections include a variety of weapons, musical instruments, and personal and domestic items.

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Ethnographic Collection

Ethnographic Collection

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

The collection documents historical cultures of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

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Fourth of July Speeches

Fourth of July Speeches

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

A collection containing published pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics central to the developing United States in the first 150 years of its existence.

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Getting Physical: Women's Athletics at MU

Getting Physical: Women's Athletics at MU

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

An exhibit showing history of women's sports and women's athletics at University of Missouri.

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Grayson Archery Collection

Grayson Archery Collection

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of archery-related artwork collected by Charles E. Grayson. It includes an assemblage of long bows dating from 1850 to the present and the world's only complete collection of flight bows

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Guides to Special Collections at Ellis Library - UMC

Guides to Special Collections at Ellis Library - UMC

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

Digital books of catalog, guide and directory to special collections at University of Missouri Ellis Library.

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Heart of the University: MU Libraries

Heart of the University: MU Libraries

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

A digital exhibit on the history of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries.

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Hezzie Goes to War: World War I through the Eyes of a Mid-Missourian

Hezzie Goes to War: World War I through the Eyes of a Mid-Missourian

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology; State Historical Society of Missouri

World War I through the eyes of John Hezekiah ("Hezzie") Pattrick through his letters home to Mother and Dad, his photographs and postcards, and items worn, used and collected by him.

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Japanese Ivory Carvings

Japanese Ivory Carvings

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

An exhibit presenting a selection of netsuke, okimono, and other Japanese ivory carvings that depict archery-related themes.

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Lewis & Clark Across Missouri

Lewis & Clark Across Missouri

Contributed by: Geographic Resources Center, Department of Geography, University of Missouri; Missouri State Archives

Specific campsite maps, photo-realistic images of important river landmarks, animated virtual Missouri River travel, and an interactive map server offering various layers of geographical data on the Expedition's outward and homeward journeys joined with the natural and cultural history of the Missouri River corridor.

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Louisiana Purchase Exposition: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

A collection of materials produced in connection with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, including broadsides; lithographic views; photographic view books; The World’s Fair Bulletin, a monthly publication running from 1900 through 1904; and James Buel’s eleven-volume Louisiana and the Fair: An Exposition of the World, Its People and Their Accomplishments.

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Masks Around the World

Masks Around the World

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

This online exhibit presents examples of masks from the MU Museum of Anthropology's ethnographic collections and demonstrates the wide variety of masks made and used throughout the world.

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Meet Me at the Union

Meet Me at the Union

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

Images of the University of Missouri Memorial Union from its planning and construction to its completion.

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Missouri County Plat Books

Missouri County Plat Books

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Missouri County Plat Books collection is a selection of county atlases and plat books from all over the state published from 1875-1930.

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Missouri Fire Insurance Maps

Missouri Fire Insurance Maps

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections; Washington University; Missouri History Museum

Three collections of Missouri fire insurance maps, including collections of Sanborn maps for Kansas City and Missouri as a whole, and Whipple fire insurance maps for St. Louis.

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Missouri: Its History, Geology, Culture

Missouri: Its History, Geology, Culture

Contributed by: University of Missouri Libraries

Digital book collection of Missouri's history, geology, literature and agriculture at University of Missouri Libraries.

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Missouri Platbooks, circa 1930

Missouri Platbooks, circa 1930

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

In 1930 W.W. Hixson and Co. of Rockford, Illinois published plat books of townships in counties throughout Missouri. These volumes document the ownership and locations of plots of land in Missouri counties, plot sizes, and the owner's name for each plot of land within the townships.

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Missouri Tigers: The many faces of Mizzou's mascot

Missouri Tigers: The many faces of Mizzou's mascot

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia

Exhibit featuring images of the University of Missouri's mascot from its beginnings in the 1890s through the end of the 20th century.

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Mizzou from the Air

Mizzou from the Air

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Images from a scrapbook compiled by 1920 MU Civil Engineering graduate, Warren G. Fowler. Fowler's text describes the photographs as "Airplane views of the University of Missouri and Columbia. Taken Sept. 1919 from Fred Neidermeyer's airplane."

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Mizzou in 1900

Mizzou in 1900

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Materials from the University Archives at the University of Missouri in Columbia that examine the decade prior to and after 1900. The materials highlight significant changes and innovative measures in the history of the University of Missouri, which at the time was called Missouri State University.

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Mizzou on Canvas: A Portrait of Leadership

Mizzou on Canvas: A Portrait of Leadership

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

Some oil paintings of University of Missouri curators, deans and faculty, presidents and contributors that can be found in many of the buildings on campus.

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Mizzourah! MU Football: The Early Years

Mizzourah! MU Football: The Early Years

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

History of University of Missouri football from 1890 to mid-twentieth century.

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Molas: Textile Art of Panama

Molas: Textile Art of Panama

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Collection of molas which are colorful, multi-layered appliqué panels of blouses worn by Kuna women of Panama. These molas date from the early to late 20th century.

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M.S.U. Independent

M.S.U. Independent

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri; University of Missouri School of Journalism

The M. S. U. Independent was an early newspaper in Columbia, Missouri issued by students of the University of Missouri (March 1894-Dec. 1895, by a society known as the M. S. U. Barb). It was named M. S. U. independent from March 3, 1894 to May 27, 1904 and later named The Independent. This collection covers March 3, 1894-May 27, 1905 with some issues missing.

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MU in Brick and Mortar

MU in Brick and Mortar

Contributed by: Space Planning and Management Building and Infrastructure Archives, University of Missouri

Scans of building elevations and architectural renderings providing a historical progression of changes that have occurred on University of Missouri campus.

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Nang: Thai Shadow Puppets

Nang: Thai Shadow Puppets

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Collection of two dozen figures dated from the 1980s, providing examples of the forms and characters used in modern Nang performances.

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Otomi Cutout Figurines

Otomi Cutout Figurines

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Exhibit of different varieties of Otomi cutout figurines dated to the late 1970s.

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Over There: Missouri and the Great War

Over There: Missouri and the Great War

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District and Partners

Over There: Missouri and the Great War contains letters, diaries, memoirs, photographs, postcards, and other materials documenting the lives of Missouri soldiers and civilians during the First World War.

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Roman Imperial Coin Portraits

Roman Imperial Coin Portraits

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

Roman coins exhibited here show examples of Roman Imperial portraits of the 1st and 2nd centuries after Christ.

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Savitar - The University of Missouri Yearbook (1895-1903, 1905-2005)

Savitar - The University of Missouri Yearbook (1895-1903, 1905-2005)

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

The Savitar is the University of Missouri yearbook, which began publication in 1894 and continues to the present.

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Tigers Through the Hoop

Tigers Through the Hoop

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Materials shown here document basketball at the University of Missouri, courtesy of the University Archives at the Columbia campus.

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University High School Yearbooks

University High School Yearbooks

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

Tiger Claw, yearbooks of the University High School at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1923 through 1973.

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University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station Publications

University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station Publications

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia

Special reports, research bulletins, circulars, and other bulletins published by the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1888 to 2005. The subjects covered range from agricultural education, legislation, agribusiness, and farm management to livestock, insects, soil research, crops, and orchards.

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University of Missouri Bulletin Journalism Series

University of Missouri Bulletin Journalism Series

Contributed by: University of Missouri School of Journalism

Digital copies of The University of Missouri bulletin, Journalism series from 1912 to 1968 (incomplete).

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University of Missouri Sports Posters

University of Missouri Sports Posters

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

A collection of several sports publicity posters for University of Missouri Football coaches, teams, and players. Among the teams are the Big Six Champions of 1939, 1941, and 1942.

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Y1.9K: Mizzou in 1900

Y1.9K: Mizzou in 1900

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia, University Archives

A glance at the year 1900 highlights significant changes and innovative measures in the history of the University of Missouri.

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