To help prepare for this year's Missouri Conference on History, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features A.J. Medlock talking about the origins and history of the State Historical Society of Missouri's St. Louis Research Center, as well as his efforts to collect and preserve unique materials related to the region's history.
A.J. Medlock holds a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master of arts in public history from Southeast Missouri State University. Presently, he serves as the Senior Archivist at the St. Louis Research Center.