Research Centers

Contact & Information

302 Newcomb Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City


Research Request

Tours & Group Visits


Tuesday8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


UMKC Metered Parking Information

UMKC Parking Lot Map

Single-day parking hang-tags can also be purchased at the SHSMO-KC office.

Newcomb Hall, UMKC

Newcomb Hall [UMKC]

Kansas City

The Kansas City Research Center, located on the campus of the University of Missouri–Kansas City, collects, preserves, and makes available for study many unique materials related to the history and culture of the Kansas City metropolitan area, western Missouri, and the Midwest. The Center's approximately 14,000 cubic feet of holdings cover a wide range of topics, including architecture and the built environment, minority communities, municipal government, religion, and transportation, to name a few.

SHSMO collections are stored at research centers across the state. Please make requests at least one week in advance of your visit.

Highlights of the Kansas City collections include: