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Ellis Library

Ellis Library then and now. [Left] Ellis Library ca. 1921 [Right] Ellis Library as seen today. (1921 photo: Olson, James C. The University of Missouri: an Illustrated History. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1988.)
Date designed: 1913
Date constructed: 1915
Architectural consultant: Jamieson & Spearl Architects
Named after: Elmer Ellis, MU President (1954-1963) and first president of the UM System (1963-1966).
Note: For more information on the history of MU Libraries, please see the online exhibit "The Heart of the University", hosted by University Archives.

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