Guide to Environment, Conservation, & Wildlife History Research

Published Sources

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s collection of print sources includes conservation focused records and magazines, as well as books on Missouri wildlife.


Environmental publications held within the State Historical Society’s holdings are included in Merlin, the shared library catalog of the four University of Missouri campuses. Included in these publications are issues of Missouri Conservationist Magazine and ornithological books written by John James Audubon.

Vertical Files

The vertical files contain magazine and newspaper clippings, handwritten information donated by patrons, bibliographies, programs, brochures, flyers, and other materials that, by reason of their physical formats, cannot be placed on the shelves with books. SHSMO's Columbia Research Center has the following vertical files with materials focused on Missouri conservation, environment, and wildlife.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Tourist brochures and travel guides of Mark Twain Lake, Mark Twain National Forest, and Mark Twain State Park.

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Consumer Affairs
Hunting and Fishing regulations and licensing.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Environmental Quality