Missouri State University – Special Collections & Archives

Missouri State University
Special Collections and Archives

Missouri State University
Duane G. Meyer Library
850 S John Q Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: (417) 836-5428

Fax: (417) 836-6799

Email: archives@missouristate.edu

Contact: Anne M. Baker, Head of Special Collections

Web site: http://library.missouristate.edu/archives

Institution Type: University library/archive


Description: In addition to a growing collection of Route 66 related publications, Missouri State University’s Special Collections include archival holdings on businesses, individuals and communities along Route 66, including information on the building and planning of Route 66, Interstates’ effects on Route 66, roadside businesses, and more.

Regions Covered: Primarily southwest Missouri

Type of Materials: Books, Directories, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Maps, Photographs, Oral Histories, Unprocessed/Unknown

Time Periods: 1920s to present


Facility Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Research Hours:
Same as above. The Archives are open to the public. Appointments are not required, though researchers are encouraged to contact the department prior to visiting.

Catalogue System:

General information can be found on the Special Collections website. Published materials can be searched through the library’s online catalog. Finding aids for processed collections can be found in the digital collections site. Researchers may want to speak with staff about relevant unprocessed materials. A growing collection of digital materials can also be found at the site.

Online catalog: http://libraries.missouristate.edu/
Special Collections website: http://libraries.missouristate.edu/archives.htm
Digital Collections: http://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu/