With over 100,000 original photographs, postcards, and other graphic materials, the photograph collection is an outstanding source for students, scholars, writers, local historians, and genealogists researching images of the people, places, and events that shaped the development of Missouri and the west. Photographs are held within manuscript collections at all six research centers, with an additional photograph collection at the Columbia Center for Missouri Studies.
SHSMO staff is working to provide additional information about photographs and digitized images through this website. A small portion of the photograph collection is currently viewable online.
Photograph Collection Descriptions
Information about the photograph collection holdings.
Rights & Reproductions
Many of the images held by SHSMO can be copied for personal use or research, or reproduced for publication, exhibition, or broadcast. Review the guidelines here.
The digital collection includes over 40,000 images and is an outstanding research source for students, scholars, writers, local historians, genealogists and others interested in images of the people and the events that shaped the development of Missouri and the West.
View the digital photograph collection
Historypin is a platform for viewing multimedia objects with geographical data. To view our Historypin collections full screen, click here.