The Western Historical Manuscript Collection is owned jointly
by the State Historical Society and the University of Missouri.
There are WHMC branches at the Columbia, St. Louis, Rolla and
Kansas City campuses of the University of Missouri. Collections
housed on one campus are available at the other branches via a one
day courier service. We also loan microfilmed collections through
interlibrary loan. WHMC materials may not be removed from the reading
room, but the staff is available to make photocopies and copies of
The Western Historical Manuscript Collection is open, free to
the public, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and
on Tuesdays until 9:00 p.m. contingent on the library hours. WHMC
is located in room 221 of the Thomas Jefferson Library.