Are you interested in donating unpublished business, community, or family records to The State Historical Society of Missouri? We are interested in all types of material - correspondence, records from local businesses, photographs, oral histories, recordings of community events. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make available materials documenting the history of our state and its people.
If you are interested in donating materials, feel free to contact us using this form or at the phone number or address listed at the bottom of the page.
Once the form has been submitted, an archivist will contact you to make arrangements to examine the material, discuss the donation process, and, if necessary, discuss any concerns you may have. Please provide as much information as possible, since this will help us establish whether our repository or another Missouri repository would be most suitable for your materials.
If you have questions about the value of your material, the SHSMO cannot perform a formal appraisal for tax purposes due to potential conflicts of interest.
Be sure to complete this form completely and accurately with your full name, e-mail, and mailing address. This information will not be shared with any other entities.
If you wish, you may also contact us at the address or phone number listed at the bottom of the page.