Pickler Memorial Library



Brashear-Henderson Mark Twain Collection

Henderson Twain Collection


Dr. Minnie Brashear, a Normal school alumna, long-time University of Missouri faculty member and well-known Mark Twain scholar, donated her personal Twain library to Pickler Library shortly before her death in 1963. Three years later, the University purchased the extensive collection of Moberly attorney Roswell Henderson to supplement Dr. Brashear's.  Both collections contain many first and foreign language editions of Mark Twain's works as well as works about the author. Although a subset of Missouriana, this combined collection is maintained separately and is designated on the catalogue as "Brashear" or "Henderson".