Introduction to Special Collections

Introduction to Special Collections Video

An overview of Special Collections and University Archives at Truman State University. Learn about our unique collections, including our museum collection, and about using our Reading Room on the third floor of Pickler Memorial Library.

World War I Posters

Thanks to history professor E. M. Violette, we have a large collection of over 500 World War I posters amassed during the war. Learn about this collection, and explore more in Experiences from the Great War in our digital library.

Harpers Weekly

Special Collections holds bound copies of Harpers Weekly from the time of the Civil War. These weekly illustrated issues from this historic periodical covering culture, clothing and war-time news.

Development and History of the Book

Take a peek at some special treasures from Special Collections through the interdisciplinary JINS course History of the Book.