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English 2030 Professional Writing: Guide to Resources: Local & Regional Resources

A guide to resources for a problem-solving paper.


Besides the usual media outlets reporting on the University, there are a lot of internal reports and data collection that may be available via the University Archives or by directly contacting the office responsible for compiling data or providing a service. Note that some of this information may be restricted due to privacy regulations.

University Archives
The Archives collect information related to MU history and activities, including official documents. Please call (573) 882-7567 or send an email to before visiting the Archives.  Most of their materials are located off-campus and must be brought to their office to use. ***The Archives are moving into Ellis Library during the fall semester 2021! It may take a little longer than usual for them to gather information for you, so plan ahead.***

Campus Data Hub
Look here for data related to MU including enrollment, first-time students, majors, etc.

Vox Magazine

The Maneater

MIZZOU Magazine (This link has more recent issues.)

Inside Mizzou podcasts from the Office of the President.


REDI, Regional Economic Development Inc.
REDI produces an annual Factbook and a variety of other publications on Columbia.

All Things Missouri
Interactive mapping, data, reports, statewide.

Government & Community Organizations

Columbia News

Historical Organizations

Center for Missouri Studies (Formerly the State Historical Society)
Good for information on Missouri history, will have some on local and Mizzou history.  They are located just north of Peace Park at 605 Elm Street.  During COVID-19, they are open by appointment.  Reserve a time at least two business days in advance,

Boone County Historical Society
They collect information related to Boone County history.

Daniel Boone Regional Library Community History Archive