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University Archives
Partial front page of the December 1880 issue of Student Life (Volume IV, number 3).
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University Publications Collections

Repository for publications such as the University newspaper, alumni publications, departmental newsletters, admission publications, and more.

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Local History
A black and white photo of a gentleman in a top hat helping two ladies off the cobblestone street and onto the Wayne & Carpenter #63 Streetcar in Saint Louis.
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St. Louis History

The St. Louis History Collection holds the City of St. Louis Mayor's administrations and board of aldermen files, offering a…

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Isador Mendle Memorial Collection

The collection focuses on developments in printing since the Industrial Revolution with an emphasis on the last 100 years.

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East Asian Library Special Collections
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Japanese Special Collection

The Japanese Special Collection includes: About 15 titles (20 volumes) of pre-Meiji (pre-1867) watoji bon (books in Japanese binding) and…

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Manuscript Collections Modern Literature Collection
Joy Williams wears a collared t-shirt with white shorts and shoulder length hair as she sits in a small rowboat holding herself and her dog, a German Shepherd.
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Joy Williams

Described as one of the masters of the contemporary short story, the Joy Williams Collection spans over five decades consists…

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