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Digital Exhibitions Gallery

These online exhibits have been created from photographs, art, and artifacts from Special Collections and the E. M. Violette Museum Collections. Some feature all or parts of a single collection while others bring together items from two or more collections to tell a story.

    Tiger and Lion Poster

    Beneath White Tents

    This exhibition, consisting primarily of objects held by Truman State University’s Special Collections and Museums, tells the story of the traveling circus in its heyday, and how its legacy has impacted our collective memory.

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    The Big Fire

    The Big Fire

    Information about the 1924 fire that destroyed Baldwin and Library Halls at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, which is now Truman State University

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    Book of Hours

    Book of Hours

    Explore our Book of Hours to interact with the manuscript, learn historical information, and read a transcription and translation of the book.

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    Cabinet of Curiosities

    Cabinet of Curiosities

    A cabinet of curiosities is collection of objects that reflects the diversity of the natural and human world. View each item in our cabinet!

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    Chinese Export Porcelain

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    An online exhibit on Truman State University's Special Collections and Museum's Chinese export porcelain collection.

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    Cuneiform

    Cuneiform

    Learn more about our collection of objects from ancient Mesopotamia which include baked and unbaked clay tablets, Palestinian oil lamps, a Babylonian cylinder seal, and a votive cone.

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    Naga Dao

    Cutting Across the Map

    Truman is fortunate to be home to many fascinating tools and weapons from across the world. This interactive map illustrates their cultural significance.

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    Hornbook

    History of the Horn Book

    This early teaching tool fell into obscurity after the advent of the primer. Learn about the hornbook, its various uses, and the modern day references it has inspired.

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    Secretary Jackson

    Secretary Alphonso Jackson Collection

    Photographs, awards, and memorabilia acquired by alumni Secretary Jackson during his tenure as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2004-2008.

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    The Kirksville Cyclone

    The Kirksville Cyclone

    A centennial photo exhibit of the destruction wrought by Kirksville's April 1899 tornado.

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    Lincoln and the Dome

    Lincoln and the Dome

    Learn about the creation and restoration of Allyn Cox's cartoon (at Pickler Memorial Library) for a segment of "The Hall of Capitols" mural in the United States Capitol.

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    Schwengel Collection

    Schwengel Lincoln Collection: a tribute to the Honorable Fred Schwengel, 1906-1993

    This collection is one of the largest "special collections." Learn more about donor Fred Schwengel, the Lincoln Foundation and Collection, and the Annual Lincoln Contest.

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    Rural Model School

    Rural Education Innovations in Adair County, Missouri

    Explore the groundbreaking work of progressive educators, John R. Kirk and Marie Turner Harvey in rural Missouri education, 1870-1924.

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    Sewing_machine

    Victorian Domesticity

    This exhibition tells about life for families in the 19th century. Explore day-to-day home life in Victorian America.

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    Kirksville in the 1890s

    Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

    A tour of the sites and introduction to the citizens of Kirksville at the end of the 19th Century

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