Guide to Government and Politics in Missouri

Other Resources


Many of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s holdings are included in Merlin, the shared library catalog of the four University of Missouri campuses. Numerous titles can be found by typing the keyword “government” or “politics” into the search bar. The Society has a large collection of government documents and privately published works.

Digital Collections

Missouri Government and Politics

Digitized records of Missouri government at all levels (town, county, city, state, federal) and official records of government officers. Papers and records of politicians, political parties and organizations, political movements, and campaigns at the local, state, and national levels.

Editorial Cartoons

The Society’s collection of editorial cartoons was started in 1946 with an important donation of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Daniel F. Fitzpatrick. The collection continues to grow, with over 8,000 works from Bill Mauldin, Tom Engelhardt, and many others.

Historic Missourians