Category Archives: Missouri Resources

Duane G. Meyer Library – Missouri State University

Location: Duane G. Meyer Library, 850 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: (417) 836-4700 Web site: https://libraries.missouristate.edu/ Institution Type: Library, Archive Collections Description: Union collections; Greater Springfield CLC (corr. From 1930’s to 40’s) on website full-text; Series I 1920-1979; Ozarkiona, Lang Kirkland 100th Ann. Of AFL-CIU, Nov. 21, 1980:30; Oho Bowies, Nov. 1, 1981: 30; Yesteryears: A study of Missouri’s First Roads” W.A. McVey 98pp, spp index, 1973 reprint; Radio doc. On Rt. 66 “CulturFrancais”, Movie Fraisse

Powers Museum

Location: Powers Museum, PO Box 593, Carthage, MO 64836 Phone: (417) 237-0456 Web site: https://powersmuseum.org/ Institution Type: Museum, Archive Collections Description: Library of Congress Veteran’s Oral History Project (30 interviews) Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri   Type of Materials: Oral history, Route 66 ephemera Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 12PM-4PM Online Resources and Finding Aids: None

Evangel University Libraries

Location: Evangel University Libraries, 1111 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: (417) 865-2815 ext. 7268 Web site: https://library.evangel.edu/home Institution Type: Library Collections Description: War-time records (O’Reilly General Army Hospital on Route 66, World War II to 1952) Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Government records Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM-11:45 PM; Friday 7:30 AM-8 PM, Sunday 4 PM-11:45 PM, closed Saturday. Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online catalog

Curtis Laws Wilson Library – Missouri University of Science & Technology

Location: Curtis Laws Wilson Library – Missouri University of Science & Technology 400 W. 14th St. Rolla, MO 65409 Phone: 573-341-4008 Web site: Curtis Laws Wilson Library Institution Type: Library, College/University, Archive Collections Description: Local History, History of Route 66, Signage on Route 66, Roadside Businesses Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Vertical Files, Monographs, Maps, Newspaper Clippings, Collectibles and Ephemera Time Periods: 20th Century Access Facility Hours: Hours vary with time of year; please check website or call for current

Crawford County Historical Society & Museum

Location: Crawford County Historical Society & Museum 308 N. Smith St. Cuba, MO 65453 Phone: 573-885-6099 Web site: Crawford County Historical Society & Museum Institution Type: Historical Society, Museum Collections Description: Local History Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Photographs Time Periods: Not specified Access Facility Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 12-3pm Online Resources and Finding Aids:  

Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mining Museum

Location: Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mining Museum 7th St. & Schifferdecker Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 Phone: 417-623-1180 Web site: Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mining Museum Institution Type: Museum Collections Description: Local History Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri, Route 66 in Kansas Type of Materials: Oral Histories, Magazines, Vertical Files, Exhibits Time Periods: 20th Century Access Facility Hours: Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Online Resources and Finding Aids:  

Route 66 State Park Visitor Center

Location: Route 66 State Park Visitor Center 97 N. Outer Road E #1 Eureka, MO 63025 Phone: 636-938-7198 Web site: Route 66 State Park Institution Type: Visitor Center Collections Description: Roadside Businesses, Tourism on Route 66, Local History Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Postcards, Manuscript Materials, Exhibits, Photographs Time Periods: 20th Century Access Facility Hours: Daily 9am-4:30pm Online Resources and Finding Aids:  

History Museum on the Square

Location: History Museum on the Square 155 Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806 Phone: 417-832-1200 Web site: History Museum on the Square Institution Type: Museum, Archive Collections Description: Pre-History, Local History, Tourism on Route 66, Roadside Businesses, Route 66 Revival. Most archival material currently housed at Missouri State University Special Collections during museum renovations. Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Photographs, Interviews, Books, Vertical Files, Artifacts, Exhibits, Newspaper Clippings Time Periods: 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries Access Facility Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm Online

Missouri State Archives

Location: Missouri State Archives 600 W. Main St. Jefferson City, MO 63112 Phone: 573-751-3280 Web site: Missouri State Archives Institution Type: Government Agency, Archive Collections Description: Tourism on Route 66, Roadside Businesses Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Photographs Time Periods: 20th Century Access Facility Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-3pm Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online Catalog

Missouri Historical Society Library & Research Center

Location: Missouri Historical Society Library & Research Center 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112 Phone: 314-746-4500 Web site: Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center Institution Type: Historical Society, Museum, Library Collections Description: Local History, History of Route 66, Building and Planning Route 66, Architecture and Art, Roadside Businesses Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Vertical Files, Photographs, Government Documents, Postcards Time Periods: 20th Century Access Facility Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Online Resources and Finding Aids: Collections Search (Partial Holdings)

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