Research Centers

Contact & Information

G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library
Missouri University of Science & Technology


Research Request

Tours & Group Visits


  • The Rolla Research Center will be closed on Thursday, May 30
  • SundayClosed
    Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Thursday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Friday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    SHSMO Holiday Closings

    Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Missouri S&T

    Curtis Laws Wilson Library [Missouri S&T]


    The Research Center–Rolla's collection focuses on the history of southern Missouri and the Ozark Highland. Major collections include the records of the St. Louis-San Francisco "Frisco" Railway Company, the St. Joe Minerals Corporation, and the American Zinc, Lead, and Smelting Company.

    In addition, the Research Center–Rolla, located on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus, holds the papers of individuals and families throughout many generations. These records, along with those relating to the numerous churches, businesses, schools, and social organizations in the region, help paint a more complete picture of the area's history.

    SHSMO collections are stored at research centers across the state. Please make requests at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

    Highlights of the Rolla collections include:

    Rolla Collecting Area includes central and southeastern Missouri counties