Special Collections and Archives opened as a department in Duane G. Meyer Library in 1997 and has continued to increase its diverse holdings. The current exhibit looks at a selection of materials collected over the last twenty years.
The exhibit focuses on some of the major collecting areas of the Archives, such as the University and its history, the Labor Union Archives, rare books, and Ozarkiana, which includes materials related to the history of the Ozarks and the Southwest Missouri region. The cases display memorabilia from the Ozarks Labor Union Archives and the University, as well as other University items collected by Don Landon, the author of Daring to Excel: The First 100 Years of Southwest Missouri State University. The exhibit also highlights photos and artwork, selections from the Rare Books Collection, and materials donated by MSU professors that illustrate both the history of the University and the Ozarks.
Feel free to gently look through the facsimile of Audubon’s Birds of America and talk to the staff about the interesting materials in the Archives! The exhibit will be up through the end of the semester and is open during Special Collections and Archives’ hours.
“1517-2017 – 500 Years of Reformations” is an educational and commemorative event that aims to inform the public about the rise of Protestantism in Europe, to demonstrate its impact on religion, music, and arts, and to narrate its arrival in the Ozarks.
January 24, 2017
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Duane G. Meyer Library, Room 107
Exhibit will remain on display through February 28, 2017. Free and open to the public. For hours open please check Duane G. Meyer Library hours page.
Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department.
Information contact: Mitzi K Kirkland-Ives, 417-836-2344.
Virtual Reality is available to MSU students, staff, and faculty at the Meyer Library! Visit us at the Music and Media desk (Second Level).
MUSIC & MEDIA HOURS – SPRING 2017
More information here.
Beginning January 23 at 3:00 p.m. and continuing through February 3, Meyer Library will offer 30-minute orientation tours of the library’s central service areas and material locations. Attendance is open to individuals on a walk-in basis. No registration is required. All library tours will begin at the front entrance of Meyer Library and last approximately 30 minutes.
Contact Research and Instructional Services at 836-4535 for more information.
|Spring 2017 Tours
Meyer Library will be open 24 hours during finals week with many services inside the building operating on extended hours. To get finals week kicked off, snacks will be available on Sunday night at 9 pm! Outtakes will offer late night coffee pumps Sunday through Tuesday nights in the lobby. On Monday, don’t miss the ever popular Pet Therapy Dogs from 1 to 3 pm! Popcorn will be freshly popped and available during the afternoons all week. And if you just need a break from studying, a puzzle and activity table will be available in the New Books/Research Help Room on the main level.
If you are looking for new or comfortable ways to study, find a bean bag, bean bag chair, or try out one of the fitdesks (a stationary bike with a desk for holding textbooks or laptops located on the third level).
Open Hours During Finals
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||8 a.m.-24 hours
||24 hours-10 p.m.
||7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Attention faculty and staff: come and see “What’s Brewing at Your Library”!
Unwind Friday, December 16th and enjoy beer samples from local breweries, snacks, music from Brookline Station Trio, and see what’s new in Meyer Library from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This is a 21+ event. Please bring ID.
Free (Open to any MSU faculty or staff)
Thomas A. Peters, Dean of Library Services at Missouri State University will give an author talk on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00pm in Meyer Library, Room 107. His new book, “John T. Woodruff of Springfield, Missouri, in the Ozarks: An Encyclopedic Biography” was published in August.
John T. Woodruff, a key figure in the birth and development of Route 66, was born into poverty in the rural Missouri Ozarks shortly after the end of the Civil War. Eventually, he becoming the greatest promoter of civic and regional development in the history of Springfield, Missouri. Schools, colleges, hospitals, hotels, and resorts all owed their existence and location to Woodruff’s clear vision and indefatigable efforts.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the talk.
On Wednesday, September 21, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Special Collections & Archives will host an exhibit opening. “Understanding the Object: Researching and Conserving Art and Artifacts” is a display done in conjunction with Dr. Billie Follensbee’s advanced art classes.
This educational exhibit is the culmination of the best student research from the 2015-2016 Citizenship and Service-Learning (CASL) integrated courses ART 488: Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts of Fall 2015 and of Spring 2016. Under Dr. Billie Follensbee, students researched the objects as part of their course projects. Objects studied are on loan from the Ralph Foster Museum, Drury University, Christian County Historical Society, the Mace collection, and other private collections. Access was also provided to the Union Campground Cemetery in Springfield so students could work at the site.
Special Collections & Archives is pleased to support Dr. Follensbee and her students by providing study space and conservation facilities, as well as developing the current exhibit showcasing the students’ work. The exhibit will continue through December 16, 2016.
Author Laura McHugh will give a talk at Duane G. Meyer Library on Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 in Room 107. Her new novel, “Arrowood,” is gothic mystery set in southern Iowa. McHugh grew up in the Ozarks, and set her first novel in a fictional, small Ozarks-like town called Henbane. The novel, titled “The Weight of Blood,” won a 2015 International Thriller Writers Award.
Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the event.
Calendar event: http://calendar.missouristate.edu/event/92918/170842
Visit Laura McHugh’s website: http://www.weightofblood.com/
Did you see the KY3 story about the 3D Printer in our Music & Media unit?
They’ve printed some amazing, intricate things like an anatomical heart, a replica of the Supreme Court and a miniature recorder that actually plays.
Watch the story and then come check it out for yourself. Music & Media is located on Meyer Library’s lower level.