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Resources for Instructors in Special Collections: Preparing for Your Visit

Information for faculty and graduate students who use Special Collections in their teaching. This guide includes printable handouts, assignment and activity ideas, collection descriptions, and links to further resources.

Resources for Instructors in Special Collections

Know Before You Go

Make a research appointment with MU Libraries Special Collections in MU Connect.

Bring a photo ID!  Your MU student ID or a driver's license will be fine.

Most materials can't be checked out, but you can put them on hold in the reading room.

Allowed at the reading tables: pencils, paper, laptop computers, mobile devices (silenced), and cameras.  You'll be asked to store your backpack, coat, and other personal belongings elsewhere.

You can take pictures with your phone or a camera.  But remember - no flash!  Special Collections staff can make photos or scans for you for a fee.

More information on using Special Collections


Printable Handouts

It's helpful to make sure your students know where they're going and what to do before they get here.  These are some handouts you can print or email to your classes.