Vertical File Collection
The Vertical File Collection contains approximately 1,500 items, including booklets, pamphlets, brochures, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other materials. These files reflect the major subjects of the library's book collection: U.S. westward expansion history, St. Louis history, and related themes. This collection also contains several files pertaining to the history and building of the Gateway Arch. The files do not circulate, but may be photocopied, (subject to copyright regulations) on the premises.
Did You Know?
The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...