The History Department provides scholarship and teaching in the public interest. Our partnerships with schools, historical agencies, and communities serve the university’s land grant mission. We help make UMSL a Carnegie Foundation designated Community Engaged Campus.


Our partners include: 

UMSL is home to the Mercantile, the oldest library west of the Mississippi. Its world-class collections of manuscripts and artifacts make it an exciting place to do research projects or complete an internship.
We host the regional competition for National History Day, a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th to 12th grade students
We partner with the Missouri History Museum in the Museum Studies Program, student internships, the Primm Lecture, and special projects.
Located in the Thomas Jefferson Library, the State Historical Society of Missouri focuses on preserving the diverse history of the city, its people, and the region within a statewide context. Its collections provide students the opportunity to develop their own research projects.
The UMSL History Department collaborates with the History Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to offer students diverse on-line course offerings.