Research Centers


The State Historical Society of Missouri - Research Center, Springfield

SHSMO and Missouri State University are partnering to make SHSMO manuscript, book, and microfilm collections available for use at the MSU Special Collections and Archives. SHSMO collections are delivered to the MSU Special Collections and Archives on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Researchers may request up to three boxes of material, and requests must be made at least one week in advance—by the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Research materials can remain at MSU for up to two weeks and can be recalled.

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


SHSMO Phone: (417) 836-3782
MSU Special Collections and Archives: (417) 836-5428


Research Center
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours on Tuesdays to 9:00pm*

*Evening hours are reduced during intersessions and holiday breaks.
Holiday Closures
Labor Day September 7, 2015
Thanksgiving November 25 - 27, 2015
Christmas and New Year's December 21 - January 1, 2015
Material Requests Due By
Requests for materials must be made at least one week in advance—by the first and third Wednesdays of each month.**

** Research materials will not be delivered on the fourth Wednesdays of November and December due to MSU campus closures.


Special Collections and Archives Room 306
Duane G. Meyer Library
Missouri State University
Campus Map

850 South John Q Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65897


Erin Smither, Manuscript Specialist