Material Transfer Request

Notice

In response to the declaration of emergency made by the Governor of the State of Missouri and the President of the United States, and to aid in the efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the State Historical Society will temporarily close all its Research Centers.

The Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia and Research Centers in Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Rolla, Saint Louis, and Springfield are closed from March 17 through April 24. Due to the fluid nature of this emergency, the closure may extend beyond April 24. For updates, please monitor the announcements this website.

During this time, if you have a question or a research request, please submit those using the online Research Request form. Telephones in the Research Centers will not be answered during the closure. Please be prepared that it may take significantly longer to receive a response to your inquiry.


Collection materials may be transferred to the research center of your choice from other SHSMO locations via our courier service. There is no charge for this service.

Please request records at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

Submit a Research Request

Please note that transfers between research centers can take between one and three weeks. Please contact the Cape Girardeau and Springfield Research Centers directly for information regarding the next available bi-monthly collection material delivery.