Current Funding Priorities
Gifts designated for mission-critical expenses pay for daily operations, new accessions, and other ongoing costs. They directly support the State Historical Society of Missouri's efforts to collect, protect, and share the history of Missouri.
The Newspaper Collection is SHSMO's most frequently used documentary resource. The foundation for many family and local histories, it is believed to be the largest collection of state newspapers in the nation. Gifts to the Newspaper Collection support its continued preservation and growth.
Demand for online and digital materials continues to grow rapidly. Gifts to Technology Resources allow SHSMO to enhance its web presence and expand its digital collections.
The premier quarterly journal of Missouri history has been in continuous publication since 1906 and now reaches SHSMO members and research libraries from England to California.
Missouri's National History Day contest promotes history education in schools throughout the state and attracts several thousand young participants each year. NHD teaches students in grades six through twelve how to conduct primary research and present their findings.