Ellis Library of the University of Missouri displays a short history of the Civil War in Missouri on the main floor.

“I did this initially because it’s the 150th anniversary of the Civil War,” Amy Nickless, the organizer of this display, said. She is a Graduate Reference Assistant at Ellis Library and Historian.

Most of the relics have come from Nickless’s grandfather. Visitors can also see relevant books, photographs and manuscripts alongside the colonnade. Other materials on display have come from the University’s holdings, the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Library of Congress’s American Memories Project.

The exhibit will last to July 27.

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Top picture: A display of the Civil War in Missouri is held alongside the colonnade on the main floor of Ellis Library in Columbia, Mo. on Tuesday, June 16, 2011. Visitors can see relevant books, photographs, manuscripts and historic relics in the exhibit.

Bottom picture: Amy Nickless, the organizer of the Civil War in Missouri Exhibit, introduces her grandfather’s private collections in Ellis Library in Columbia, Mo. on Tuesday, June 16, 2011. She said she wanted to trigger people’s interest in this period of history in Missouri through this event.

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