State Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry St.
Columbia, MO 65201
Located in the Ellis Library, University of Missouri–Columbia, this is a public institution that holds federal population censuses, newspapers, county histories, genealogies, city directories and county atlases in its wide collection. A former print publication of the society entitled Directory of Local Historical Societies, Museums, and Genealogical Societies in Missouri is now being maintained online at www.system.missouri.edu/shs/DirectoryMap.htm. The directory lists addresses, hours, special collections, and publications of these various organizations, most of which exist on a county level and publish their own materials.