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Missouri State University
Special Collections and Archives

Missouri State University
Duane G. Meyer Library
901 S National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: (417) 836-5428

Fax: (417) 836-4764


Contact: David E. Richards, Head of Special Collections

Web site:

Institution Type: University library/archive


Description: In addition to a growing collection of Route 66 related publications, Missouri State University’s Special Collections include archival holdings on businesses, individuals and communities along Route 66.

Regions Covered: Primarily southwest Missouri

Type of Materials: Books, Directories, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Maps, Photographs, Unprocessed/Unknown

Time Periods: 1920s to present


Facility Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
(with extended hours on Tuesdays when classes are in session)

Research Hours:
Same as above. The Archives are open to the public. Appointments are not required, though researchers are encouraged to contact the department prior to visiting.

Online Research/Catalogue System:
Published materials can be searched through the library’s online catalog. Finding aids for processed collections are on the department’s website. Researchers may want to speak with staff about relevant unprocessed materials.

Online catalog:
Finding aids:


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