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.
This biography resource for Missouri students has received a facelift. The student-friendly redesign creates a virtual research experience with more primary source material and historical context.
December 1, 2015 – June 18, 2016
December 15, 2015 – July 2016
May is an important month in SHSMO history. The State Historical Society of Missouri was founded by the members of the Missouri Press Association on May 26, 1898, and it was established as a trustee of the state of Missouri a year later on May 4, 1899.
Simply stated, SHSMO was created to preserve Missouri's heritage, and the organization's mission is to collect, protect, and share Missouri's history and culture. Over its first century, the State Historical Society has done just that by building a nationally significant repository of newspapers dating to 1808. Titles from all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis are preserved as well as an evolving collection of maps, personal correspondence, rare books, family papers, and photographs.
You can be a part of continuing this important mission. Help ensure the second century of State Historical Society of Missouri.