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3, October 2016

What's an Archivist Anyway?

Over the years, I’ve gotten a wide range of reactions when I tell people I’m an archivist. One lady told me not to say that too loudly. To this day I don’t know why she responded that way, but I suspect she misunderstood me and thought I’d said I was an anarchist. Read more »

11, August 2016

Miss Nettie's Notebooks and the MHS Story

The Missouri Historical Society officially turns 150 years old today. That’s a remarkable milestone to reach, and it begs the question “How does a museum thrive for 150 years?” It must have a solid collection and tell compelling stories, certainly, but it must also have a long line of dedicated staff who both preserve the past and push the institution forward. Few of us here now will leave the mark on the Society that a woman named Nettie Beauregard did. Read more »

26, July 2016

Library Preservation Meets Fate

This is a library-preservation story. Really, it is. I promise. It’s also the chance to show off a really cool cover of an issue of Fate Magazine: True Stories of the Strange and the Unknown, a magazine first published in Evanston, Illinois, in 1948. Read more »

20, July 2016

St. Louis's Compliments to Sherman

If you’ve ever attended a formal dinner in a grand location for the express purpose of paying homage to the featured guest, you’ve attended the modern equivalent of a mid-19th-century complimentary dinner—but probably with fewer speeches to sit through. Read more »

3, June 2016

More Than Just Black Paper

Although the focus of Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night is on the dresses and the way the color black has evolved in women’s fashion over the years, the exhibit also highlights Victorian-era expressions of grief that went beyond clothing, such as mourning stationery. Read more »

15, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 5

Our final list of favorite things for National Library Week 2016 comes from Emily Jaycox, librarian for the Missouri History Museum. Here she is! Read more »

14, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 4

Our librarians aren’t the only ones with favorites at the Missouri History Museum Library! Today’s lists come from two staff members who work in different departments housed within the LRC building. Are you ready to learn what Lauren Mitchell, director of publications, and Gwen Moore, curator of urban landscapes and community identity, love in the library? Then read on! Read more »

13, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 3

Today’s lists come from Edna Smith, assistant librarian, and Debra Schraut, catalog librarian. So without further ado, here they are! Read more »

12, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 2

Yesterday I shared my favorite things in the library. Today, let’s see what Jason Stratman, assistant librarian, and Kelly Brown, acquisitions librarian, find fascinating! Read more »

11, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 1

Welcome to National Library Week 2016! All this week, the Missouri History Museum Library, housed in the Museum’s Library and Research Center at 225 South Skinker Boulevard, will join the American Library Association and libraries throughout the United States in celebrating how libraries transform lives and communities. Read more »