Photograph Collection

Memorial Union from Lowry Street


As part of its ongoing mission, the Society has gathered over 100,000 original photographs, postcards, and other graphic materials. The collection is an outstanding source for students, scholars, writers, local historians, and genealogists researching images of the people, places, and events that shaped the development of Missouri and the West. Photographs are held within manuscript collections at all four Research Centers, with an additional photograph collection at the Columbia Research Center. The SHSMO staff is working to provide additional information about photographs and digitized images through this website. A small portion of the photograph collection is currently viewable online.

Photograph Collection Descriptions

Information about the Photograph Collection holdings.

Digital Collections

Rights & Reproductions

Many of the images held by the Society can be copied for personal use or research, or reproduced for publication, exhibition, or broadcast.
Review the guidelines here.