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Welcome to the Missouri Encyclopedia demonstration website!

The online Missouri Encyclopedia is a project of the State Historical Society of Missouri and will provide an authoritative and freely accessible resource for understanding the history and culture of Missouri. A full public launch of the site is expected to coincide with the Missouri Bicentennial in 2021. 

A set of sample articles is provided here for prospective authors to familiarize themselves with the format and style expected by Missouri Encyclopedia editors. Writer's Guidelines and Sample Manuscript Submissions are also provided. If there is a topic that you would like to see covered by the Missouri Encyclopedia, please use the Suggest a Topic form after reviewing the Guidelines for Article Topics.

This site is provided for demonstration purposes and as a proof-of-concept. Usability, look-and-feel, content, and features will continue to evolve as the site is developed. Questions and feedback about the Missouri Encyclopedia should be directed to

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