The mission of the University Archives is to serve as the "institutional memory" of Missouri State University. Archivists work with the campus community to identify, acquire, and maintain records that document the history of the University. They reflect a wide range of topics, formats, and time periods. Included are materials from campus departments, research centers, student groups, and faculty. Records also provide insights into the social, cultural, and political changes of Springfield, Missouri, and the surrounding Ozarks region.
Note to Researchers
As collections are processed, information about the material is added to the online list of collections. Some University publications and collections can also be found by searching the library's online catalog.
Many records in the University Archives are currently unprocessed. They are generally available to researchers but have not yet been arranged according to archival standards. Anyone doing research on the history of Missouri State University is encouraged to contact the Archives.
Note to the University's Record Keepers
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