Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment
LOCATION: Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus
REQUESTS / APPOINTMENTS: 314-935-5495 firstname.lastname@example.org
*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use
Questions about a specific topic? Contact:
University Archives: Sonya Rooney
Rare Books: Cassie Brand
Manuscript: Joel Minor
Local History: Miranda Rectenwald
Modern Graphic History Library: Skye Lacerte
Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich
This page is an overview of primary and secondary sources available about local history in St. Louis, with an emphasis on community groups and urban planning.
Materials listed in the guides below are accessed at Special Collections in Olin Library:
Each directory is slightly different in contents and layout to search for a name or address. They are a good primary source for St. Louis history. (Note: not all directories are available online)
Please contact organizations directly for newspapers not located at Olin Library (WUSTL).
Online access and search-ability is available for the noted African-American newspaper, Chicago Defender, which often covered national news as well as Midwest news
Some information is on-line for citing in Chicago Manual format:
Or, try this handy guide book: