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Book Collections

Grace Lewis Miller Book Collection

The Grace Lewis Miller Book Collection consists primarily of books on American history, concentrating on the Jeffersonian era on the American frontier. The collection contains approximately 250 books, most of which were published between 1930 and 1975. The books reflect the JNEM Library's main theme of American westward expansion, and also include materials on Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and other early American historical figures and events. For additional information regarding this collection, contact librarian Tom Dewey at (voice) 314-655-1600.

Mrs. Miller's extensive research/private papers are collected in the JNEM Archives. For further information regarding the Grace Lewis Miller Papers, please contact archivist Jennifer Clark at (voice) 314-655-1600.

Lewis and Clark Book Collection

The Lewis and Clark Book Collection contains a variety of books on the two explorers. Included in the collection are biographies, reprints of the journals, juvenile books, and various scholarly works. As with our main collection, the Lewis and Clark books do not circulate. For additional information contact librarian Tom Dewey at (voice) 314-655-1600.

Did You Know?

Dinosaur cartoon

On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...