This biography resource for students creates a virtual research experience of primary source material. The name has also changed, from Famous Missourians, to reflect a focus on historically significant individuals rather than celebrities.
American Civil War In Missouri
The American Civil War In Missouri collection includes letters and diaries offering valuable insight into how Missourians, both civilians and those in the military, experienced the Civil War.
World War I
Collection of letters, diaries, and photographs exploring Missourians serving in the war and Missourians at home during the war.
Missouri Digital Newspaper Project
The Missouri Digital Newspaper Project is a growing collection of digitized historic newspapers published in Missouri from the eighteen hundreds through the early 1920s.
National Women and Media Collection
The National Women and Media Collection documents the roles women have played and are playing in media fields, both as media employees and as objects of coverage, how those roles have altered over time, and how attitudes of and towards women have changed.
Midwest Disc Sports Collection
Since 1997 the Midwest Disc Sports Collection has preserved and made available primary resources documenting the history of the flying disc (Frisbee) and development of disc sports.
Ike Skelton Collection
The papers of Democratic congressman Ike Skelton, who represented Missouri's 4th District from 1977 to 2011, consist of 270 boxes of materials including correspondence, appointment books, Congressional Research Service files, election files, photographs, and speeches.
Digital Collections and Indexes
Directories & Guides
The Society’s circulating microfilm collections include newspapers, selected high-demand county history books, city and county directories, land ownership maps, periodicals, and other materials. Several online indexes, directories and guides help the researcher locate these resources.