Start or Continue Your Research with SHSMO Digital Resources

While State Historical Society of Missouri locations remain closed through January 2 for the winter break, the Society hosts digital and on demand resources that are available anytime and from anywhere. Start or continue your online research today!

SHSMO On Demand

The State Historical Society of Missouri has produced more than three dozen on demand programs through its virtual program series and past recorded events. Freely available through the Society's website, on demand topics include genealogy, art, scholarship, signature lecture series, and more. Watch now.

SHSMO Digital Collections

As part of its mission to preserve and share the history of Missouri, the State Historical Society of Missouri maintains vast digital collections that are freely available to researchers anywhere, anytime. SHSMO provides online access to photographs, art, maps, diaries, letters, newspapers, books, articles, and oral histories telling the story of Missouri’s history, people, and culture. View SHSMO digital collections.

Our Missouri Podcast

Our Missouri is a free podcast about the people, places, culture, and history of the 114 counties and independent city of St. Louis that comprise the great state of Missouri. Hosted by SHSMO oral historian and lifelong Jefferson City resident Sean Rost, each episode focuses on a topic related to the state's complex history and culture. Currently 60 episodes strong, Our Missouri has something for everyone! Listen now.

SHSMO Research Guides

Organized by topic, the Society's free research guides help with locating resources. In addition to aiding in discovery, many guides also include a brief history of the subject and its ties to the Show-Me State. View the guides online on the SHSMO website.

Missouri Encyclopedia

The online Missouri Encyclopedia is a freely accessible, engaging, and authoritative resource for understanding the history and culture of Missouri. A project of the State Historical Society of Missouri and launched in conjunction with the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial, the Missouri Encyclopedia is intended for educators, students, and the general public. Visit the Encyclopedia today.

Historic Missourians

Historic Missourians is a free website created by the State Historical Society of Missouri to assist students of all ages in their study of Missouri history. Providing biographical entries on remarkable individuals who contributed to the state's history, Historic Missourians explores the Show-Me State and its people. Read Historic Missourians now.