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The following is a list of some local, state, and national resources for historical information.  Please e-mail the archives to suggest additions to this list.

Local Historical, Museum, and Genealogical Agencies
State Resource Agencies and Historic Sites
National Resource Agencies


Local Historical, Museum, and Genealogical Agencies

(Multi-county Agencies)

 West-Central Counties

West-Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library 

(Alphabetical by county)

Resource Listing

Adair County Historical Society Museum and Library

Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 

Novinger Coal Miners Museum 

Ruth W. Towne Museum 

Barry Barry County Missouri Genealogical & Historical Society
Benton Benton County Historical Society

Boone County History & Culture Center

Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri

Buchanan Glore Psychiatric Museum

Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society

Pony Express Historical Museum

St. Joseph Museum

Winston Churchill Memorial and Library

Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society

New Bloomfield Area Historical Society and Museum


Camden County Genealogical Association

Camden County Historical Society/Camden County Museum

Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau County Archive Center

Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society


Carroll County Genealogical Association

Carroll County Historical Society

Cass County Historical Society

Cass County Public Library - Genealogy Branch

Chariton Chariton County Historical Society and Museum

Clay County Archives and Historical Library

Mid-Continent Public Library


Clinton County Historical and Genealogical Society


Cole County Historical Society


Dade County Genealogical Society


Four Rivers Genealogical Society

Franklin County Historical Society

Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society

St. Clair Historical Museum

Washington Historical Society


Greene County Archives and Records Center

Greene County Historical Society

Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives

Ozarks Genealogical Society

Grundy Grundy County Genealogical Society

Arabia Steamboat Museum

Jackson County Historical Society

Kansas City Landmarks Commission

Mid-Continent Public Library

Oregon-California Trails Association


Jefferson County Genealogical Society

Missouri Pacific Historical Society

Jefferson County Missouri Historical Society


Johnson County Historical Society


Laclede County Genealogical Society


Lawrence County Historical Society

Harold Bell Wright Museum in Pierce City


McDonald County Historical Society


The Miller County Historical Society

Monroe Monroe County Historical Society
Osage Osage County Historical Society
Perry Perry County Genealogical Research Library and Archive Center
Pettis State Fair Community College Library
Phelps Phelps County Genealogical Society
Platte Mid-Continent Public Library
Polk Polk County Genealogical Society

Ray County Museum and Historical Society

St. Charles 

Boone-Duden Historical Society

St. Charles County Historical Society

St. Louis

Brentwood Historical Society

Carondelet Historical Society

Jennings Historical Society

Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Missouri Historical Society

St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation

St. Louis Genealogical Society

Wildwood Historical Society

Saline Friends of Arrow Rock
Scott Commerce Historical and Genealogical Society



White River Valley Historical Society

Washington Mine Au Breton Historical Society


State Resource Agencies and Historic Sites

(Alphabetical by agency name)

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks

Missouri Humanities Council

Missouri State Archives

State Historical Society of Missouri

Links to State Historical Society Collection by Area
Cape Girardeau
Kansas City
St. Louis

Still National Osteopathic Museum
& National Center for Osteopathic History


National Resource Agencies

American Association for State and Local History

American Association of Museums

Council of State Archivists

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Archives-Central Plains Division

National Archives and Records Administration

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Historical Preservation and Records Commission

National Society of Colonial Families in America

Smithsonian Institution

Harry S Truman Library