Research Centers


The State Historical Society of Missouri - Research Center, Rolla

The Research Center-Rolla's collection focuses on the history of southern Missouri and the Ozark Highland.  The Rolla holdings are particularly strong in the areas of mining, transportation, and technology; major collections include the records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company, the St. Joe Minerals Corporation, and the American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company. In addition, the Research Center-Rolla holds the papers of individuals and families and items and  records relating to numerous churches, businesses, schools, and social organizations in the region.

Manuscript collections are available for research at any of the Society's Research Centers.


Phone: (573) 341-4874


Research Center
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Holiday Closures
Labor Day September 7, 2015
Thanksgiving Noon November 25 - November 27, 2015
Christmas Noon December 24 - 25, 2015
New Year's Day January 1, 2016


G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library
Missouri University of Science & Technology
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400 W 14th Street, Rolla, Missouri, 65409-1420

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John F. Bradbury Jr., Assistant Director
Beth Lane, Secretary