- Archaeology and Anthropology
Collections relating to the study of world cultures.
- Art, Architecture, Literature, Music, and Theater
Documents related to artists, composers, musicians, authors, playwrights, architects and their works.
- Business, Industry and Agriculture
Collections that demonstrate the diversity of Missouriís economic and agricultural activities.
- Cultures and Communities
Materials pertaining to Native Americans, African Americans, immigrant groups, urban and rural neighborhoods, regional cultures, and religious communities of Missouri.
- Education in Missouri
Collections documenting the history of schools and education in Missouri.
- Exploration and Settlement
Documents referring to French and Spanish settlers, fur traders, native tribes, explorers, land speculators, miners and other early residents.
Genealogical resources that include birth, marriage, death, church and cemetery records and family papers.
- Government and Politics
Collections documenting the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government at the territorial, local, state, and federal levels.
- Military and Conflicts
Materials related to the military, wars and other conflicts.
- Missouri History
Pivotal events in Missouri history or famous Missourians.
- Recreation and Tourism
Records on athletes, athletic events, hunting, fishing, tourism and tourist attractions.
- Science and Nature
Collections that reflect the variety of Missouri's pursuits in medicine, technology, and science.
Documents concerning automobiles, aviation, railroads, river traffic, bridges and highways.
Collections that focus on the lives and activities of Missouriís women.