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Chinese-American History in St. Louis

Primary and secondary sources for researching the Chinese-American community of St. Louis, Missouri.

University Archive Collections

This guide is an overview of sources for researching the history and culture of Chinese-Americans in the the St. Louis region.  Collections located at University Archives contain some contextual information relevant to this topic

Busch Stadium and the surounding area, which displaced the St. Louis Chinatown area in 1966, is mentioned in some of the following collections:

St. Louis World's Fair and China

For general sources about the 1904 World's Fair, see also:


Bookshelf: St. Louis Chinese-American Community

City Directories

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.

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