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Digital Exhibitions Gallery

These online exhibits have been created from photographs, art, and artifacts from Special Collections, the University Archives and/or 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.

    Thomas Hart Benton Painting

    Thomas Hart Benton: Murals in the Missouri State Capitol

    Although the Benton murals are not part of the departmental holdings, this exhibit, completed by the students in the Art Department at Truman State University, is reflective of the Missouriana Collection.

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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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    The Chariton Collector

    The Chariton Collector

    A semi-annual journal of northeast Missouri history and folklore published by the Local History Classes of Kirksville High School in the 1980s. This digitized collection was completed by Katherine Goodwin as part of a folklore minor requirement.

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    Cabinet of Curiosities

    Cabinet of Curiosities

    A collection of objects that reflect the diversity of the natural and human world.

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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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    The Kirksville Cyclone

    The Kirksville Cyclone

    Centennial photo exhibit of the destruction wrought by Kirksville's Apr 1899 tornado

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    Lincoln and the Dome

    Lincoln and the Dome

    The creation and restoration of Allyn Cox's cartoon for a segment of "The Hall of Capitols" mural in the United States Capitol

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    The Big Fire

    The Big Fire

    Narrated slide show of the 1924 fire that destroyed Baldwin and Library Halls at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College

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    Secretary Jackson

    Secretary Alphonso Jackson Collection

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

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    Cuneiform

    Cuneiform

    Explore the objects of ancient Mesopotamia.

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