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. The State Historical Society holds published sources on social reform and welfare that researchers can locate in the catalog. Specific search terms to use include "social reform," "temperance," "abolition," and "Missouri education reform."
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. Ask staff members about vertical files on education and the temperance movement.