Missouri Historical Society
The Missouri Historical Society operates the Missouri History Museum. The museum’s library, located at 225 S. Skinker Blvd., across from Forest Park, holds over 90,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and microfilms, including St. Louis-area newspapers, fire insurance maps for St. Louis, business and trade catalogs and St. Louis city directories. Subject strengths include:
• St. Louis people, places and events, neighborhood history, urban development, ethnic culture, politics, architecture, business, religion, art and education
• Western fur trade, travel and exploration, river transportation
• Missouri history to 1900
• Native American history and culture
• Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 St. Louis World’s Fair)
Please visit mohistory.org/lrc-home for more information.