UM-St. Louis Libraries

Amy Arnott, Dean of Libraries
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Gregory Ames, Curator, John W. Barriger National Railroad Library
M.L.S., State University of New York, Genesco
Clinton Berry, Reference Librarian
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Cheryle Cann, Head, Ward E. Barnes Library
M.S.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Lisandra Carmichael, Reference Librarian
Interim Head of Access Services
M.A.I.S.L.T., University of Missouri-Columbia
Christopher Dames, Reference Librarian
M.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis
M. L.S., Kent State University
Mary Doran, Reference Librarian
M.L.S., University of California-Los Angeles
Judith Friedrich, Technical Services Librarian
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Bette Gorden, Curator, Herman T. Pott Inland Waterways Library
M.A., University of Oregon; M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
John H. Hoover, Director, St. Louis Mercantile Library, Associate Director of Libraries for Special Collections
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Joan Miller, Reference Librarian
M.S.I.S., University of North Texas
Raleigh Muns, Reference Librarian
M.L.S., University of California-Los Angeles
Christopher Niemeyer, Reference Librarian
M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin
David Owens, Head, Technical Services
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Frances Piesbergen, Reference Librarian/Government Documents
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
James Rhodes, Manuscript Curator
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Marilyn Rodgers, Reference Librarian
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Helen Shaw, Reference Librarian
M.Ed., University of Illinois-Champaign;
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia

The University Libraries support the educational  objectives of the university and meet the teaching, research, and informational needs of the campus community.  House in three locations—the Thomas Jefferson Library and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM-St. Louis (North Campus) and the Ward E. Barnes Library (South Campus)--the Libraries' collections consist of more than one million volumes, 2,900 periodical subscriptions, one million U.S. government documents, over one million items in microform, and numerous special and manuscript collections. 

Materials from the libraries of all campuses of the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University can be identified in the MERLIN online catalog. Through the MERLIN catalog, users can request that items at other institutions be transferred to UM-St. Louis to be checked out.  A full range of services, including interlibrary loan, reference assistance, library instruction and access to a large number of databases are also available through the Libraries. 

Western Historical Manuscript Collection and University Archives 

Kenneth F. Thomas, Senior Manuscript Specialist, Western Historical Manuscript Collection
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
William M. (Zelli) Fischetti, Associate Director
Western Historical Manuscript Collection and UniversityArchives
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Linda J. Belford, Senior Manuscript Specialist, University Archives
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Western Historical Manuscript Collection contains primary source materials for research in many fields, including local history, the environment, labor history, women's history, politics, and black history. The collection is open to the university community and the general public. Material from the other three campuses in the WHMC system may be borrowed for research use at UM-St. Louis. A catalog of the holdings of the other branches of WHMC is available.

The archives contain official records, campus publications, student newspapers, photographs, and other material. Located on Level II in the Thomas Jefferson Library, the office is open for reference service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Archival and manuscript material does not circulate.