Missouriana Digital Text Collection

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This collection was the first to be added to the legacy UM Libraries Digital Library. It is very broad in scope and includes material on Missouri history, geology, literature, and the Civil War. Most of the items were contributed by the University of Missouri libraries, but other Missouri institutions also furnished material. The collection is added to as additional material is found. It is one of the more popular collections we have, especially for genealogists, historians, and geologists.

Additional Missouriana resources are available in MOspace, the University of Missouri Institutional Repository. Two collections that may be of interest are:

The MU Digital Library map collection includes Missouri maps, including Plat books and Sanborn maps for Missouri. The Works Projects Administration History Records Survey collection includes inventories of county archives for several Missouri counties.


Missouriana: Counties and Cities (Collection)
Missouriana: Counties and Cities (Collection)
These documents detail information about states, cities, and counties. The histories of several Missouri counties are included in this collection, in addition to events of import in Missouri cities.
Missouriana: Geology (Collection)
Missouriana: Geology (Collection)
This collection contains information about the geology, landscape, and natural resources of Missouri and the surrounding areas, focusing on the geology of various counties in Missouri.
Missouriana: History (Collection)
Missouriana: History (Collection)
This collection contains a variety of documents detailing events in Missouri’s past. Topics include Missouri’s role in the Civil War, such as slavery, as a Border State, and battles fought; histories of Missouri counties; exploration; encyclopedias; and more.
Missouriana: Literature (Collection)
Missouriana: Literature (Collection)
This collection of Missouriana contains novels, poetry, educational materials, and songs that take place in and around Missouri and/or have Missouri authors.