State Historical Society of Missouri

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State Historical Society of Missouri
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Address: State Historical Society of Missouri
Columbia Research Center
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201


Telephone: 573-882-1187
Fax: 573-884-4950

Hours and holidays: Columbia Research Center hours and holiday closures

Map, parking, and public transportation: Center virtual tour, Parking, Como Transit

Additional SHSMO research centers located in:

Cape Girardeau
Kansas City
St. Louis

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

  • SHSMO collection with historic Missouri manuscripts, maps, reference materials, newspapers, oral history, art, photograph collections.
  • SHSMO digital collection provides access to its genealogy and family history collection; local historical societies newsletters; maps; photographs; war experience materials, and much more.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the State Historical Society of Missouri, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • Missouri History Museum Library, St. Louis, has regional history sources, St. Louis, Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase, American West: indexes, guides, catalogs, photos, genealogy workshops. Many records of Missouri settlers from Illinois.
  • St. Louis County Library, a Missouri collection including the National Genealogical Society, and St. Louis Genealogical Society collections, online databases, federal censuses, births, deaths, cemeteries, church records, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, wills, African American records, yearbooks, and access to FHL microfilms.[3]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. About the Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 15 December 2021).
  3. Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department in St. Louis County Library (accessed 2 February 2016).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 229. WorldCat 812163213; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 393. Ancestry digital copy ($); WorldCat 55947869; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  6. Eichholz, 383 and 393.
  7. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Vital Records in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 2 Feb 2016).
  9. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  10. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  11. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  12. Genealogists in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  13. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  14. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  15. Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.