Guide to Education in Missouri

Resources for Education in Missouri Research

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s manuscript collections contain papers of educators and education administrators as well as the records of school districts, parent-teacher associations and other affinity and promotional groups, and institutions and individual students.

In addition to primary and secondary education collections, the Society holds administrative records of the University of Missouri-Columbia, which include papers of faculty, administrators, staff, and students, and records of university organizations. When the University of Missouri was founded in 1839, it became the first state university west of the Mississippi and was given land-grant status in 1870. It later expanded into a four-campus system with campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis.

For more information about archives and special collections throughout the University of Missouri System, visit Missouri University of Science and Technology Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City Archives, and University of Missouri-St. Louis Archives.