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The Missouri State Archives identifies, collects and preserves state records of permanent historical value. To inquire about donating such materials, contact the Archives today at (573) 751-3280 or archives@sos.mo.gov.

Please know that due to potential conflicts of interest, the Missouri State Archives does not perform appraisals.  

Volunteer Opportunities

From processing Missouri’s state and local records to facilitating records access, volunteers are essential to the work of the Missouri State Archives. Contact them today for a volunteer experience tailored to your individual interests and skills!

Areas of Interest

eVolunteer Program
The Missouri State Archives has operated a successful eVolunteer program since 1999. Participants work from home indexing and/or transcribing records from images, which are then made accessible online. Some eVolunteer projects, including indexing death certificates, are completed through web-based applications, while others involve offline data-entry.

Current Projects:
Missouri Death Certificates, 1962
Missouri Marriage Records, Territorial Period–1969

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Each month, the Missouri State Archives welcomes hundreds of visitors and receives more than six hundred information requests. Volunteers help staff answer general reference questions; conduct microfilm, printed materials and original document research; reshelf books; photocopy materials; and answer telephones.

Onsite Processing
Volunteers assist Missouri State Archives staff with the arrangement and description of historic state records. Projects may include both paper records and visual materials, such as photographs, negatives or slides. Typical tasks include flat-folding materials; removing foreign objects (staples, paper clips, etc.); and labeling folders.

Current Projects:
National Guard Enlistment Contracts, 1900s–1940s

Every spring, thousands of fourth- and fifth-grade students attend Archives Alive! performances and tours at the Missouri State Archives. Volunteer docents assist staff by leading tours of the lobby, stacks and reference room.

These tasks are all integral to the operation of the Missouri State Archives. Contact them today for further information!

Missouri State Archives
600 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 1747
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-3280
Email: archref@sos.mo.gov