Collections & Research

Research Request Form

The State Historical Society of Missouri offers research assistance. To learn more about the types of research assistance offered by SHSMO, including fees for services, please see the Research Services page.

It is recommended that manuscript patrons consult with SHSMO staff regarding the date and time of their visit. Providing this information allows us to make certain the desired materials will be available since numerous collections are stored offsite.

Materials from the manuscript, photograph, audio\visual, and map collections may not be available on Saturdays unless previous arrangements have been made to place them on reserve. This is due to limited staffing and access to restricted areas on the weekends. Saturday hours apply to the Columbia research center only.

Learn More about Research Services and Fees

If you are unable to complete and send your request using this form, please put the information requested above in an e-mail and send it to