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HISTORY: Acquired by the Mercantile Library in 2001. The St. Louis Business Journal began publishing a weekly newspaper in January 1980, with the intent to specifically serve the information needs of the St. Louis Business Community
SCOPE: This collection comprises of the photographs obtained by the newspaper for use in publication. The collection has been divided into five separate series:
Series 1: People
This series comprises the bulk of collection M-258 as is primarily images of individuals or groups of individuals organized alphabetically by name.
Series 2: People-Supplementary
Comprised of a few images that arrived after the initial organization of individual photos was completed
Series 3: General Subject
A relatively small series that was organized into very general subjects. Use of the printed finding aid is recommended for locating images by general subject.
Series 4: Locations
Contains images of various locals primarily in the St. Louis Metropolitan areas. Also contains images of various business buildings.
Series 5: Organizations/Corporations
Primarily images of groups of individuals pertaining to various corporations or non profit entities. Generally speaking the individuals are not specifically named.
HOLDINGS: Approximately 10,000 separate entries and 30,000 photos housed in 31 boxes approximately 45 linear feet.
ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-122 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and size.
Copies of the finding aid are available for download.
M-258 St. Louis Business Journal Photograph Collection (.rtf)
*Important* this collection is housed at an off site location and is therefore not available on demand. Patrons are urged to contact the library before their arrival. Contact information is provided below, or by calling 314-516-7247.
An online database for the St. Louis Business Journal Photograph Collection is currently under construction.