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The Library and Research Center will be closed on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Holiday Hours

Thursday, November 27th -- CLOSED
Friday, November 28th -- CLOSED
Saturday, November 29th -- CLOSED
Thursday, December 25th -- CLOSED
Thursday, January 1st -- CLOSED

The Higgins map 1893Missouri History Museum Library holds over 90,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and microfilms, including:


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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