Collections & Research

Citizens, officials and students interested in Missouri history, biography, and genealogy will find in the Society’s Research Centers unsurpassed collections. The reference collection of books, pamphlets, and official state publications total more than 165,000 items. The Society also holds more than 9,000 manuscript collections, more than 8,000 maps, and over 56,000 rolls of newspapers on microfilm.

b/w photo of Minnie Organ, the Society's first paid staff member and a native of Dent County

Minnie Organ, the Society's first paid staff member, was a native of Dent
County. Hired as assistant librarian in 1901, Organ remained with the Society until 1910.

Research Information

Research Requests

Please read the Research Procedures before submitting a request.

Prepayment of Research Fee is required and does not guarantee success.

Research requests can be submitted by: