Research Library

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Research materials in the WCHS Research Room and the Schowengerdt Library at the Museum are available for study by the public.  There is no charge for private personal study or research.  Reproduction fees and museum-assisted research are listed below.

  • Atlas: Warren 1877 & 1901, Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery, St. Charles
  • Community Histories: Dutzow, La Charrette, Marthasville, Warrenton, Washington
  • Church Records:
    Big Spring, Case, Chamois, Femme Osage, Friedens-Warrenton, Harmonie-Stracks Church, Hartsburg, Hochfeld, Holstein, Lippstadt, Pinckney, Smith Creek, Steinhagen, Sunnyside, Warrenton Methodist Circuit
  • Family histories and surname files
  • Historic Sites of Warren County
  • Marriage transcripts: Warren 1833-1881, Montgomery 1864-1901, St. Charles 1805-1844, St. Louis
  • Microfilm of county records and newspapers
  • Missouri Historical Reviews: 1907-2005 plus indexes 1906-1976
  • Obituary files
  • Official Manual of Missouri (Blue Book): 1907, 1913-current
  • Probate index: Warren 1833-1900
  • Tombstone inscription files
  • Yearbooks: Central Wesleyan College and Warrenton and Wright City
    Schools (not all years)

Click here to view items currently on Microfilm

PHOTOCOPIES and other Reproduction/Usage Fees

Black & White Color Copies
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
8 1/2 x 11 $0.10 $0.20 $0.25 $0.50
8 1/2 x 14 $0.15 $0.30 $0.50 $1.00
11 x 17 $0.25 $0.50 $1.00 $2.00
OTHER FEES Member Non Member
Photographs on plain paper $1.00 $2.00
Photographs on photo paper $2.00 $4.00
Photographs on CD/DVD $2.00 $3.00
Shipping of CD/DVD $4.00 $5.00
Photographs by email or self-produced $1.00 $2.00

(Applicant and Fee per image)

  • Private, personal study or research No Charge
  • Non-profit use (print or web) $ 5.00
  • Commercial publications under 5000 copies $ 15.00
  • Commercial publications over 5000 copies $ 35.00
  • Decorative display in commercial location $ 20.00
  • Book, video, CD jacket or cover $ 50.00
  • Commercial motion picture, video or television $100.00

Museum-Assisted Research

The Warren County Historical Society responds to research requests. When requests are received, either via e-mail, surface mail or telephone, the request is entered in a log. The research is then conducted in chronological order by date of request. Typically, research will be completed within 60 to 90 days of receipt of the request. Volunteers conduct the research and their availability varies.

A minimum research fee of $25 is charged. Photo copies are 20¢ each for non-members and 10¢ each for members. Once the WCHS has completed its research and advised the person making the request of the total cost, payment must be received by the WCHS before information or copies of documents will be forwarded.If it appears that the required research will exceed the amount deemed “minimum” by the Society, the person making the request will be notified of the anticipated further cost before that cost is incurred.

Making a Request

You may stop by the Museum and fill out a Research Request Form, or simply fill out and submit the electronic form HERE