Our mission is to expose our readers—through the books we publish, our magazine, Gateway, and our online publications, History Happens Here and Voices—to perspectives of St. Louis and Missouri not usually introduced in simple history lessons. Mining both the historical and contemporary cultural, social, and political issues of our region, we strive to publish stories that resonate with our community and highlight the common heritage we all share.
We invite you to peruse our online book catalog. We have covered the birth of St. Louis in 1764, the 1998 home-run record of Mark McGwire, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Civil War, the 1904 World’s Fair, the local civil rights movement and African American history, and many more topics. Biographies, memoirs, art books, children’s books, guidebooks, songbooks—the history of Missouri comes to life within these pages!
MHM books and magazines have won awards from the American Association of Museums, the Missouri Conference on History, the American Association of State and Local History, the Independent Book Publishers Association, Independent Publisher Online, the Western History Association, the American Association for State and Local History, and the American Historical Print Collectors Society.
Desk and Examination Copy Policy
Desk Copies: If you have adopted a Missouri History Museum title for course use, and your textbook store has ordered at least 10 copies of the book, you are entitled to one free copy of the book for your own use. Desk copy requests must be on departmental letterhead. Please include the name and enrollment of the relevant course, as well as the name of the bookstore who handles your textbook requirements.
Exam Copies: Our distributor, the University of Chicago Press, will gladly send you an examination copy of any MHM book you wish to consider for course use. Please mail or fax your request on your department letterhead specifying the title of the course, your expected enrollment, the semester or quarter in which the course will be offered, the course level (undergraduate or graduate), and any textbooks now currently being used for this course. According to our 90-day policy, UCP will also send you an invoice at a 20% academic discount, plus shipping charges, payable in 90 days. Should you adopt the book, the invoice will be cancelled. If you choose not to adopt the book, you may return it and have the invoice cancelled or purchase it at the 20% discount price for your own use.
Please send desk and examination copy requests to:
The University of Chicago Press
Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628 USA
Fax: (800) 621-8476 or (773) 702-7212
[No e-mail requests, please.]