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Located in the Missouri Ozarks  

For more information, contact:

Greene County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 3466 GS
Springfield, MO 65808

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This site was last
updated on
December 1, 2009


Records of the GCHS....

Throughout its history, the Society has worked to preserve and document the history of Greene County, Missouri. These efforts are part of the archives of the Society. Housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department at Missouri State University, the collection is available to researchers from both on- and off-campus.

In five boxes, researchers will find the official records of the Society, divided into six groups or “series.” The series include Articles and By-Laws; Meeting Minutes; Legal/Financial; Membership Information; Publications of the Society; and Subject Files.

In addition, there is one box of archival materials that were given to the organization over the years. Under the series “Research Files,” researchers will find a variety of items, including photographs, some newspapers, interviews with local historians, and research compiled on assorted topics.

The records of the Society are not necessarily complete. If former officers have correspondence, minutes, treasurers reports or other items of potential interest, please contact Anne Baker, Archivist at MSU. She can be reached at 417-836-4298 or by email.

View the guide to the collection.

Learn more about using archival collections at Missouri State University.


Recent donations

In 2009 the Society received two panoramic photographs that will be added to the archival collection. They have also been scanned and are available here.

  • The first shows students at Springfield’s York School in 1927.
  • The second shows employees of the Springfield Traction Company shortly before streetcar service was discontinued on August 29, 1937. A number below each name indicates years of service.



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