Created by the legislature in 1965, the Missouri State Archives serves as the repository for state records of permanent historical value. Its holdings date from 1770 and include: executive, legislative, and judicial records; records of state departments and agencies; land records; military records; state publications; photographic collections; county and municipal records on microfilm; and manuscript and reference collections.
The Missouri State Archives identifies, collects and preserves these records and makes them available to state government officials, historians, students, genealogists and the general public. Currently, the Archives holds more than 336 million pages of paper; 500,000 photographs; 9,000 maps; 61,000 reels of microfilm; 560 cubic feet of published state documents; and over 1,000 audio/video items. Many of these records are available online through the Missouri Digital Heritage website.
Access to the Missouri State Archives is also provided through the research room. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Saturday hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
600 W Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65102