Research Centers

Contact & Information

314.516.5853 (fax)

Physical Address

One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Campus Location

222 Thomas Jefferson Library
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Research Request

Tours & Group Visits


Tuesday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SHSMO Holiday Closings


UMSL Visitor Parking Passes
Thomas Jefferson Library, UMSL

Thomas Jefferson Library [UMSL]

St. Louis

Supporting the study of Missouri and the Midwest, the Research Center–St. Louis, located on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus, focuses on preserving the diverse history of the city and its surrounding area within a statewide context.

The Center's rich holdings trace the evolution of greater St. Louis through unique collections that document important groups ranging from labor organizations to environmental activists. Other primary sources offer a window into minority groups and the many diverse communities that make up the growing metropolis.

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

Noteworthy resources include:

St. Louis Collecting Area includes St. Louis City and its surrounding counties