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The Missouri History Museum Library holds over 90,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and microfilms, including:

Higgins map 1893

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)

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Please Note:
The Library and Research Center will be closed on Saturday, July 2 for the holiday.