The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis
University of Missouri--St. Louis, 222 Thomas Jefferson Library; 1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/
Repository code: moust
Repository description (extant): The Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a joint collection of the University of Missouri and the State Historical Society of Missouri, supports the research needs of University faculty and students, Missouri residents, and the general public, by collecting, preserving, and making available to them various primary source materials documenting the history of the, the state, and the region. The St. Louis office of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection concentrates on collections documenting the history of St. Louis and the surrounding area.
Due to space considerations WHMC stores some collections off site. WHMC notes this information in its online inventories and advises researchers to check this and contact the office in advance of a research visit. It takes about two work days to retrieve off site records.
Each of the four University of Missouri campuses--Columbia, St. Louis, Rolla and Kansas City--houses a branch of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection. WHMC collections transfer between campuses via the inter-campus courier service. WHMC also loans microfilmed collections through interlibrary loan. WHMC materials may not be removed from the reading room, but the staff will make photocopies and copies of photographs.
WHMC resides in room 222 of the Thomas Jefferson Library.
Repository Notes (CRHP): Until January 2011, this repository was known as University of Missouri--St. Louis, Western Historical Manuscripts Collection. URLs may change as consolidation continues.
Links to collection guides for African American materials at this repository are available here: http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/guides/afrocoll.html.
See also related SHSM collections at University of Missouri campuses in Rolla, Columbia, and Kansas City.
Repository type: University Special Collection; State Historical Society
Calloway, Ernest (1909-1989) papers
Calloway, DeVerne (1916-1993) papers
Dagen, Margaret and Irvin history of St. Louis CORE collection
Drey, Kay papers
Hayes, Bernard (1935- ), papers
Lift every voice and sing oral history project
UM-St. Louis black history project collection
Ora Lee Malone (1918- ) papers
African American pioneers in journalism and broadcasting oral history project
Minority aging project collection
The Ville collection