For more than 100 years, Missouri has published the Official Manual State of Missouri, commonly known as the "Blue Book." In this manual you will find detailed information on local, state and federal governments, as well as stories, essays and pictures that help preserve the state's heritage.

This hard cover Bicentennial Edition is a collector’s item and celebrates 200 years of vibrant Missouri history. Containing 1,424-pages, this Official Manual is part of a series dating back to 1891-1892. The 2021-2022 Official Manual is available for purchase for $35 by completing and submitting this Order Form or by calling (573) 751-4218.

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* PLEASE NOTE: The online version of the Official Manual is a book depicting a "picture-in-time" and will not be updated.


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Years 1878 to 2000 are available on Missouri Digital Heritage

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