The State Historical Society of Missouri

Partner Type

Arts and Culture

Description and Mission

Founded in 1898 by the Missouri Press Association, the State Historical Society of Missouri is the premier center for the study of Missouri state and local history. The Society, a trustee of the state since 1899, collects, preserves, and publishes materials that enhance research and support learning opportunities in Missouri studies and the history of the Midwest at six research centers around the state, with headquarters on the University of Missouri campus. SHSMO: -Third largest art collection in the state. Experience world class art right on campus for FREE! -100,000+ vintage photographs add context to news articles and research projects as illustrations. -The largest compilation of local newspapers in the country preserves the cultural, political, and social history of Missouri (since before it was a state!). -4,000+ maps that date as far back as the 1700s. Sound impressive? You can too! Intern or volunteer with SHSMO and add credibility that is 115 years in the making to your resume. National History Day in Missouri alone needs hundreds of volunteers to share expertise with students in film-making, performance, web development, writing, and history.

Contact Information:

1020 Lowry Street

Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 882-7083


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.