Many of the State Historical Society’s holdings are included in Merlin, the shared library catalog of the four University of Missouri campuses. The State Historical Society holds numerous books on the history of performance and visual art in Missouri, the Midwest, and the United States. Use the term “arts.” For a more specific search, simply add the subject term “Missouri” to your search.
The State Historical Society’s Historic Missourians website provides biographies of artists and entertainers in Missouri. Each biography includes images, primary resources, and other references for further study.