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Northwest Missouri State University Archives & Special Collections serves as the institutional memory of the University. It fosters a learning environment, acquires, preserves, and makes accessible materials that document the history of the institution.

Items We Are Currently Seeking

  • Any items or records related to Student Senate.
  • Items related to the Maryville Seminary (1889-1905) or its founding organization, the Northwest Missouri Educational and Scientific Association.
  • Photographs taken by F. Ralph Marcell, Marcell Photography Studio, sometimes stamped "Photo by Marcell." 

The archivist would like to talk with anyone willing to donate records, memorabilia, photographs, or other items related to the Fifth District Normal School (1905-1919), Northwest Missouri State Teachers College (1919-1949), Northwest Missouri State College (1949-1972), and Northwest Missouri State University (1972-Present).

Online Museum Content

Northwest History content is primarily taken from three sources and used with permission:

  • Original documents and images from the Northwest Missouri State University Archives housed in B.D. Owens Library.
  • Transitions: A Hundred Years of Northwest by Dr. Janice Brandon-Falcone
  • Towers in the Northwest: A History of Northwest Missouri State Univeristy, 1956-1980, by Dr. Virgil Albertini and Mrs. Dolores Albertini.

All Northwest information, including images, on this website are the property of Northwest Missouri State University and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Copyright © 2009 Northwest Missouri State University.

Transitions was compiled and written by Dr. Janice Brandon-Falcone on behalf of Northwest Missouri State University, edited by Colleen M. Cooke, and published by Northwest's Office of University Marketing and Communication.

Transitions: A Hundred Years of Northwest History
Copyright © 2005 Office of University Marketing and Communication
Northwest Missouri State University

Any other content not specifically owned by Northwest Missouri State University is either in the public domain or used with permission of the copyright holder and may only be reproduced for educational, non-commercial purposes.

Questions or concerns about online content should be directed to the University Archives & Special Collections. If you would like to contribute content or have any suggestions for what you would like to see included, please contact us. All suggestions and contributions are welcome.

Contact Us

The Northwest Missouri State University Archives & Special Collections office is located on the second floor of B.D. Owens Library in Room #237. For more information on the holdings or campus history, stop by the office or contact us via one of the methods below. 





Northwest Missouri State University
Archives & Special Collections
B.D. Owens Library
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468