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M-258: St. Louis Business Journal Photograph Collection

DATE: ca. 1980 - 2001

CREATOR: various photographers, compiled by the St. Louis Business Journal.

SCOPE: This collection comprises of the photographs obtained by the newspaper for use in publication. The collection has been divided into five separate series:

Series 1: People
This series comprises the bulk of collection M-258 as is primarily images of individuals or groups of individuals organized alphabetically by name.

Series 2: People-Supplementary
Comprised of a few images that arrived after the initial organization of individual photos was completed

Series 3: General Subject
A relatively small series that was organized into very general subjects. Use of the printed finding aid is recommended for locating images by general subject.

Series 4: Locations
Contains images of various locals primarily in the St. Louis Metropolitan areas. Also contains images of various business buildings.

Series 5: Organizations/Corporations
Primarily images of groups of individuals pertaining to various corporations or non profit entities. Generally speaking the individuals are not specifically named.

A finding aid for this collection is available for download: M-258 St. Louis Business Journal Photograph Collection (.rtf)

Approximately 10,000 separate entries and 30,000 photos housed in 31 boxes approximately 45 linear feet.

HISTORY & PROVENANCE: Acquired by the Mercantile Library in 2001. The St. Louis Business Journal began publishing a weekly newspaper in January 1980, with the intent to specifically serve the information needs of the St. Louis Business Community.

ACCESS: This collection is stored off-site and is not available for walk-in visits. Please contact the staff at least one week in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

When available, This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-258 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.