The State Historical Society of Missouri's manuscript collections contain papers of individual practitioners in the social sciences and humanities fields; records of related organizations; and research data. Social sciences and humanities in Missouri include research and education in many academic fields, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, English, and history, as well as organizations promoting the study of these fields. Examples of these collections include the New Santa Fe Historical Society Records, organizational records and research materials concerning south Kansas City, and the Central Slavic Council Records, materials from a regional association focused on Soviet and Eastern European studies.
The history of social sciences and humanities in Missouri includes the history of research and education in many academic fields, including Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, English, History, and more. The history of English, History, and Social Studies education in Missouri’s K-12 schools is included, as well as organizations promoting the study of these fields. As such, the history of these fields is intricately entwined with the history of education in Missouri in general.