May 17, 2012
Columbia Research Center and galleries are closed on MondaysThe Society’s Research Center-Columbia, associated art galleries, and administrative office headquarters are closed to the public on Mondays to allow staff members time for collections management and care, completion of special projects, preparation of exhibitions and displays, and additional internal matters.
The Columbia Research Center is open to researchers and gallery visitors, Tuesday-Friday, 8:00-4:45, and Saturday, 8:00-3:30.
posted @ 9:23 AM
February 14, 2012
SHSMO and Missouri State University partner to make collections available in Springfield, Missouri
SHSMO and Missouri State University are partnering to make SHSMO manuscript, book, and microfilm collections available for use at the MSU Special Collections and Archives on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Collections from all SHSMO Research Centers (Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis) are available for retrieval and researchers may request up to three boxes of material each month. Requests must be made at least one week in advance—by the third Wednesday of each month.
Check out the collection listings and complete the request form. The first run will be February 22, 2012.
Call the SHSMO (573) 882-1187 or the MSU Special Collections and Archives (417) 836-5428 for more information.
posted @ 9:39 AM
January 23, 2012
New membership club: George Caleb Bingham Annual Giving Society
One of the nineteeth century’s best-known artists, George Caleb Bingham, preserved on canvas some of our most iconic images of commerce and politics during the turbulent period of westward expansion and the Civil War. The Historical Society is proud to have in its collection several of his most important works, including masterpieces General Order No. 11 and Watching the Cargo.
Not only was Bingham an eminently talented artist, he was also a man of high ideals. Therefore, it is fitting that the Society name its new annual giving club at the $1,000 level in his honor—the George Caleb Bingham Society—to help uphold our high ideals in preserving our great heritage. Bingham Society members will enhance our ability to collect, publish, and preserve material that is vital to the study of the history of Missouri and the settling of the West. Please consider this highest level of membership.
All members receive the Missouri Historical Review quarterly scholarly journal, the Missouri Times quarterly newsletter, a discount on publications and Benton-Bingham Gift Shop items, a reduced fee on research assistance and workshops, and an invitation to the Annual Meeting. To learn about increased benefits at higher levels of membership visit our Web site or telephone (573) 882-7083.
posted @ 10:29 AM
New National History Day BlogNHD Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn has started a new blog, "The Voice of NHD," at which she will be writing about her travels to places and meetings with people involved in NHD and about important news related to education and history. In September Gorn wrote about her visits to the programs in Indonesia and China. Find the link at http://www.nhd.org or at http://thevoiceofnhd.wordpress.com.
posted @ 10:26 AM
St. Louis radio history project begunThe Research Center-St. Louis has started an oral history project to document the history of St. Louis radio. The first interviews included Ron Elz, known as "Johnny Rabbit" to St. Louis radio listeners growing up in the 1960s. Another renowned St. Louis DJ, Terry Houston, on the air since 1970, also agreed to be interviewed. Many more interviews are planned in the future.
posted @ 10:22 AM