As part of its ongoing mission to collect, preserve, and make accessible the history of Missouri and the trans-Mississippi West, the Society has assembled thousands of original prints, negatives, postcards, and glass plates of Missouri’s people, urban and rural communities, transportation, and industry.
The collection is an outstanding research source for students, scholars, writers, local historians, genealogists and others interested in images of the people and the events that shaped the development of Missouri and the West.
A sample of the collection has been digitized and is available online. Requests for high-resolution images and publication permissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore additional collections that are available through our research centers in our photographs subject guide.
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