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Regional Collections on Ferguson

Collecting initiatives of materials related to events in or in the name of Ferguson, Shaw, and #BlackLivesMatter in the greater St. Louis metro area

Conducting History Research

Listed on this page are collections preserved by libraries, museums, and archives that are available to everyone -- student, scholar, or any interested person.  Some materials are available freely online (indicated with an unlocked icon).  Other collections of physical materials require visiting the organization to consult the materials. Please contact each organization directly for full information about access, or with questions about the materials.


Ferguson Collecting Initiative

Joined together as a collective of institutions made up of individuals from different St. Louis communities, this collecting initiative exemplifies that we all have a stake in making sure that our individual and collective stories are represented in all of their diversity and complexity.  These materials show the development of a movement that stems from the unfortunate death of Michael Brown, Jr. and supports the healing of the Ferguson community and surrounding area. Our intent is to use these collections to create opportunities for engagement and learning, and we are committed to making these collections broadly available for the benefit of all.

This research guide is maintained by Washington University Libraries. For question regarding the page, including link updates, please contact

Ferguson Municipal Public Library

Ferguson Commission

Missouri History Museum

University of Missouri

St. Louis Community College

Washington University in St. Louis

National / Other Collections