Research Centers

Contact & Information

573.341.4874
rolla@shsmo.org
G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Staff

Research Request

Tours & Group Visits

Hours

  • All Research Centers are closed from December 22nd through January 1st
  • SundayClosed
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    SaturdayClosed

    SHSMO Holiday Closings

    Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Missouri S&T

    Curtis Laws Wilson Library [Missouri S&T]

    Rolla

    The Research Center–Rolla's collection focuses on the history of southern Missouri and the Ozark Highland. Major collections include the records of the St. Louis-San Francisco "Frisco" Railway Company, the St. Joe Minerals Corporation, and the American Zinc, Lead, and Smelting Company.

    In addition, the Research Center–Rolla, located on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus, holds the papers of individuals and families throughout many generations. These records, along with those relating to the numerous churches, businesses, schools, and social organizations in the region, help paint a more complete picture of the area's history.

    SHSMO collections are stored at research centers across the state. Please make requests at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

    Highlights of the Rolla collections include:

    Rolla Collecting Area includes central and southeastern Missouri counties