The SHSMO-Research Center, a joint collection of the University of Missouri and the State Historical Society of Missouri, supports the research needs of University faculty and students, Missouri residents, and the general public, by collecting, preserving, and making available to them various primary source materials documenting the history of the city, the state, and the region. The SHSMO-Research Center-St. Louis office concentrates on collections documenting the history of St. Louis and the surrounding area.
Due to space considerations SHSMO-Research Center stores some collections off site. SHSMO notes this information in its online inventories and advises researchers to check this and contact the office in advance of a research visit. It takes about two work days to retrieve off site records.
Each of the four University of Missouri campuses--Columbia, St. Louis, Rolla and Kansas City--houses a research center of the State Historical Society of Missouri. WHMC collections transfer between campuses via the inter-campus courier service. WHMC also loans microfilmed collections through interlibrary loan. SHSMO-Research Center materials may not be removed from the reading room, but the staff will make photocopies and copies of photographs. Please consult the fee schedule via the link below.
SHSMO-Research Center remains open and free to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.. WHMC resides in room 222 of the Thomas Jefferson Library.
State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-St. Louis
222 Thomas Jefferson Library
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: (314) 516-5143
Fax: (314) 516-5853 (mark all documents "WHMC/Archives")
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