Manuscript Collection


The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) manuscript collection consists of personal papers, photographs, oral histories, correspondence, diaries and journals, church and organization records, and business account books. These materials provide researchers an insight into the lives of Missourians and the development of organizations and businesses through Missouri.

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Description of manuscript collections and the contents you may discover in these collections are available through finding aids. The majority of the finding aids are provided in PDF format for your researching convenience. Manuscript collections are available for research at any of the Society’s Research Centers. For additional information on how to view collection contents, please submit a research request.

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