Help SHSMO Raise $5,000 for Document Conservation this #GivingTuesday

Senior Conservator Erin Kraus removes tape from a print of Memorial Union.

The mission of the State Historical Society of Missouri is to preserve and share the legacy of Missouri history. The Society has been actively collecting historical and noteworthy materials for over 120 years. Six SHSMO research centers, located around the state, provide free access to these historical items. The collections at each center reflect the unique region they represent.

SHSMO locations map: Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Springfield

These treasured manuscripts, letters, postcards, drawings, books, maps, and more often need to be stabilized to ensure their availability now and for generations to come. Conservation has both an immediate and lasting impact, securing the accessibility of Missouri history today and for the future.

To help fund the conservation efforts of the Society and to ensure the availability of these documents into the future, SHSMO has set a goal to raise $5,000 on #GivingTuesday. Will you help?

Number of items conserved each and kinds of items treated

Join the movement to promote and support philanthropy on December 3! Like and follow SHSMO on social media for behind-the-scenes details regarding preservation treatments already underway. Share and promote these stories to help us increase our reach. Finally, consider making a gift on #GivingTuesday in support of our efforts to preserve and share Missouri’s legacy.

What will you help preserve?

Damaged paper documents before treatment

Tune in December 3 to learn about these items, their treatments, and more on SHSMO social media!