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Special Collections and Archives: Digital Projects

An overview of the Special Collections and Archives unit of Kent Library, which houses the Regional History Collection, the University Archives and Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Contact Info:

Kent Library, Room 308

(573) 651-2245 (phone)

(573) 651-2666 (fax)



What's available online?

The digitization of images and documents from Special Collections and Archives is an ongoing initiative.  Some of the collections, or parts of collections, available online are listed below.  Others are available by visiting our digital collections website.

Current Project: "Confluence and Crossroads: The Civil War in the American Heartland"


"Confluence and Crossroads: The Civil War in the American Heartland," is an ongoing initiative to locate, survey, and digitize original, primary source documents pertaining to the time period 1854-1877 for a 28-county region in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.  The counties included in the geographic scope of this project include, in Missouri: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Wayne, and  Washington; and for Illinois: Alexander, Jackson, Pulaski, Randolph, and Union.

If you have original documents pertaining to the project's theme and would be willing to have them digitized for inclusion in this project, please contact Project Manager Ellen Ryan (573-651-2750) for more information.