Quick Search Service

For this research service, SHSMO staff will spend up to 30 minutes searching for specific reference questions that can be answered from all Society collections.

  • Newspaper requests that extend beyond thirty minutes will be charged the extended research request fee.
  • Newspaper items will be checked that have a particular date associated with them, such as deaths, births, marriages, local events, natural disasters, etc., found in newspapers from Missouri held in the Society's Newspaper Collection.
    • Accurate name, location and date of event are required.
    • Only one name may be submitted at a time.
    • Additional requests may be submitted once the previous request has been completed.
    • Requests that do not contain all the required information cannot be processed.
    • Before submitting a newspaper search request, patrons should consult the newspaper catalog, and verify that a newspaper exists for the time and place in question.

Includes up to 10 photocopies

  • $10 for SHSMO members
  • $20 for Missouri residents
  • $30 for non-Missouri residents

Submit a Research Request