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Jefferson County History Center at Jefferson College: Home



Mission and Purpose

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Jefferson County History Center is to encourage an interest in the Historical Culture of Jefferson County by collecting, preserving and making available materials of historical value related to the development of Jefferson County and the history of its people.


  • Provide access to materials of genealogical and historical value
  • Promote historical preservation
  • Encourage interest in the history of the county and its people


Research Hours:   Appointment Required 

Monday - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday- 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday - 8:00 am -1:00 pm

Thursday - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Before you come

Collection Development Policy and Donation Form

The Jefferson County History Center will collect, organize, catalog and make accessible books, public records, family histories, city and town histories, and other printed and digital materials on the people, events, activities, places, organizations, and services of  Jefferson County, MO.   Due to space limitations, 3-dimensional artifacts will not be accepted. Some printed materials such as newspapers, yearbooks, and photographs will be evaluated for relevancy to the scope of the collection and the condition of the materials before acceptance.   Any materials donated to the Jefferson County History Center will be accepted with the understanding that the donated items become the property of the Jefferson County History Center at Jefferson College Library.   The items are subject to be deaccessioned according to the guidelines of the Jefferson College Library Collection Development Policy.


Appointments are required to do research in the History Center.   Please call 636-481-3161 or fill out the form below. Please look at the materials available under Resources and indicate in your request the items you would like to view.  For probate files, please indicate the file number and the person's name.    This will allow library staff time retrieve the items for your visit.


Research Services

For those unable to make a visit to the History Center, copies of materials can be sent to you.   Request will be limited to 4 items at one time. e.g. 2 probate files,   Printed copies will be 20₵/page + $8.00 for processing and shipping.   In lieu of printed copies, some materials can be scanned and emailed in pdf format.    Email or call 636-481-3161 for more information.

Equipment provided

  • Digitial Microfilm Reader
  • Copier
  • Scanner
  • Lockers