The "Dictionary of Missouri Biography" stands on display at the University of Missouri Press on Friday, June 1, 2012, in Columbia, Mo. The dictionary is one of many books that have been published by the University of Missouri Press whose focus has been to preserve the cultural history of Missouri. The original illustrations for the book remain on display at the offices. The planned closing of the University of Missouri Press comes as academic publishers struggle with the shift to digital-first information. (AP Photo/Missourian, Carrie Anne Durkee)
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