New Location Takes History Into the Future for State Historical Society

The Center for Missouri Studies is the new home of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Photo courtesy Janet Saidi/KBIA.

KBIA—The State Historical Society of Missouri houses the state’s largest collection of oral histories, newspapers dating back to the year 1808, 12,000 Civil War manuscript pages, and more than 30,000 pieces of artall adding up to more than 74 football fields worth of material, according to SHSMO.

Until now, these collections were housed in the basement of Ellis Library on the campus of the University of Missouri.

That’s all about to change...

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