The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Columbia offers a reference library, manuscript collections, and art galleries. The Columbia Center is located in Ellis Library, on the University of Missouri campus. The Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries feature rotating exhibits, with selected paintings by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton on permanent display.
The SHSMO holds one of the largest collections of paintings by George Caleb Bingham, including Order No. 11. The Thomas Hart Benton Collection contains the Year of Peril series, lithographs and other works. Many other Missouri artists are represented in the SHSMO holdings.
SHSMO's extensive editorial cartoon collection includes original drawings by Daniel Fitzpatrick, S.J. Ray, Bill Mauldin, Don Hesse, Tom Engelhardt, among others.
Closed Mondays, holidays, and for special events.