Collections & Research

Research and Copy Fees

Research Fees

Fees include the costs of staff-conducted research, up to 10 photocopies and mailing costs. Research fees are charged per 30 minutes of staff time for a maximum of two hours per request. Research fees are nonrefundable and do not guarantee that relevant information will be found. Research is conducted in the order requests are received.
SHSMO Members $5.00 per 30 minutes
Missouri Non-Members $10.00 per 30 minutes
Out-of-State Non-Members $15.00 per 30 minutes

Rush Fee

Rush orders are accepted at the discretion of senior staff.

$25.00 plus research fee

Newspaper Search Fees

Request copies of items documenting specific events such as deaths, births, and marriages found in newspapers from Missouri held in the Society's Newspaper Collection. Generally, a request will take 2-3 weeks to complete. Research fee is non-refundable. It is for the search time involved and does not guarantee that information will be found.
SHSMO Members $5.00 per request
Missouri Non-Members $10.00 per request
Out-of-State Non-Members $15.00 per request

Shipping Charges

Shipping charges may be applied for large items or orders.
FedEx, UPS, Parcel Post or other services Cost of shipping + $2.00 handling fee

Interlibrary Loans

Microfilm may be available for loan through your local library.  Up to two reels of microfilm can be requested at a time.  Loan period is two weeks.  Society members with memberships at the Supporting level or higher can borrow microfilm directly.  Shipping and handling charges may be applied.
SHSMO Members $13.50
Non-Members $15.00

Reproduction Fees


Print Materials
Double-sided copies are charged per side. Add $.05 per side for color copies.
  8.5 x 11 $.25 per page
  11 x 17 $.50 per page
  8.5 x 11 $.25 per page
  11 x 17 $.50 per page
Staff assistance for in-house patrons $1.50 per page


Shipping and handling charges may be applied.

Print materials (PDF or JPEG) $.25 per image
Microfilm (Self-service) $.25 per image
Microfilm (staff-assisted with exact citation) $1.50 per image
Photographs $20.00 per image
Audio recordings $20.00 per media source
Video recordings $20.00 per media source
Oversize items Cost of reproductions may vary by Research Center.


Shipping and handling charges may be applied.

Reproduction on photo paper up to:
  8.5 x 11 or smaller $10.00
  14" wide $20.00
  16" wide $30.00
  24" wide $40.00
  26" wide $60.00
  42" wide $80.00


Shipping and handling charges may be applied.

Per roll $100.00