Encyclopedias, Directories & General Research

Foundation Directory Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use within the library, is limited to one user at a time and requires a password. Please ask a staff member to log you in to this database.)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Contains over 25,000 records on an array of topics. It also contains various images and brief biographies.

Historic Yearbooks & Directories Guide


All copies of these historic yearbooks and directories are available at the Columbia Public Library or the Callaway County Public Library branches of the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Digital Yearbook Project

    • Daniel Boone Regional Library has digitized almost 100 years of yearbooks from Douglass, Hickman, Rock Bridge, and Southern Boone County R-1 High Schools. The books have been scanned and uploaded in full resolution to Google+. Browse the pages and even download an entire yearbook to your computer! A directory can be found in our Community School Yearbook Archive.

Columbia Area High School Yearbooks–Print Collection

    • Douglass High School
      1960
    • Hickman High School (Cresset)
      1913; 1915; 1916; 1918; 1921; 1922; 1924; 1925; 1926; 1927; 1928; 1929; 1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934; 1935; 1937; 1938; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2006;
    • Spring Supplements
      1963; 1964; 1965
    • Rockbridge High School
      1974; 1975; 1976; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005
    • University High School (Tiger Claw)
      1928; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1971-72; 1973

  • Columbia Independent School
    2003
  • Gentry Middle School
    1999-2000
  • Jefferson Junior High School
    1966; 1967; 1968; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1989; 1992
  • Oakland Junior High School (Eagle Crest)
    1972-73; 1975; 1979; 1981-82
  • West Junior High School (SAGA)
    1973; 1978-79; 1980

College Yearbooks

    • University of Missouri (SAVITAR)
      1894-5; 1895-96; 1898; 1901-02; 1903; 1904; 1905; 1907; 1908: 1909; 1910; 1911; 1912; 1913; 1914; 1915; 1916; 1917; 1918; 1919; 1920; 1921; 1922; 1923; 1924; 1925; 1926; 1928; 1929; 1930; 1031; 1932; 1933; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; Class of 1940 Memories (printed 1990); 1941; 1942; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1950; 1951; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1985; 1986; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998-99; 1999-2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004-2005; 2005-2006
    • Commencement Program 1921; 1894-1994-100 Years
    • Reflections, Fall 1992, Spring 1993
    • Christian College (now Columbia College)
      1945 and 1963 (as College Widow), 1964 (as Ivy Chain)
    • Columbia College (Centaurian)
      1975; 1976; 1977

  • Stephens College (Stephensophia)
    1943; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1953; 1955; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1974-1975; 1989
    Stephensophia has also been uploaded to Missouri Digital Heritage. 58 yearbook titles have been downloaded between the years 1900 – 1965.
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine (Mutations)
    1976
  • Westminster College (Blue Jay)
    1940; 1941; 1943; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1990
  • Missouri Showme
    Sept. 1950; Dec. 1950; Sept. 1951 (2 different issues); Nov. 1951; Dec. 1951; Jan. 1951; Feb. 1951; Mar. 1951; Apr. 1951; May 1951
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
    1962

Boone, Callaway and Cole County Directories

  • Columbia City Directories
    1936; 1947; 1949; 1951; 1954; 1956; 1958; 1961; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1967; 1969-70; 1971; 1972; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1976; 1977; 1978-79; 1979 – 80; 1980-81; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; Jul. 2001; Dec. 2002; Dec. 2003; Jan. 2005; Jan. 2006; Jan. 2007; 2008; 2009; 2011; 2012; 2013
  • Boone County Rural Residences
    1976; 1982; 1984
  • Fulton City Directories
    1987; 1988; 1990; 1993; 1995; 1999
  • Jefferson City Directories
    1990; 1995; 1996; 1999; 2000; 2011; 2012; 2013

Historic Telephone Directories

  • City of Columbia
    Winter 1935; Jul. 1946; Jan. 1948; Jan. 1949; Jul. 1949; Jan. 1950; Jan. 1951; Jan. 1952; Jul. 1953; Jan. 1955; Jan. 1957; Dec. 1968; Dec. 1969; Dec. 1970; Dec. 1972; Dec. 1973; Dec. 1974; Dec. 1975; Dec. 1976; Dec. 1977; Dec. 1978; Jan. 1980; Jan. 1981; Jan. 1983; Mar. 1984; Feb. 1985; Feb. 1986; Feb. 1987; Dec. 1987; Feb. 1988; Feb. 1989; Feb. 1990; Feb. 1992-93; Feb. 1993-94; Feb. 1995 – 96; Feb. 1996 – 97; Apr. 1997; Apr. 1998; Apr. 2002-03; Jul. 2004; Jul. 2005; Jul. 2007; Jul. 2008; Jul. 2009; Jul. 2010; Jul. 2011; Jul. 2012
  • Columbia/Jefferson City
    2005-06; 2008 – 09; 2012 – 13

University of Missouri–Columbia: Student, Faculty and Staff Directories

  • 1961-62; 1970-71; 1971-72; 1972-73; 1973-74; 1974-75; 1975-76; 1976-77; 1977-78; 1978-79; 1979-80; 1980-81; 1981-82; 1982-83; 1983-84; 1984-85; 1986-87; 1987-88; 1989-90; 1990-91; 1991-92; 1992-93; 1993-94; 1994-95; 1995-96; 1996-97; 1997-98; 1998-99; 1999-2000; 2000-01; 2001-02; 2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06; 2008-09; 2009-10; 2010-11

Callaway County High School Yearbooks (all held at the Callaway County Public Library)

  • Fulton (Vespa)
    1949; 1951; 1957; 1960; 1961; 1964; 1965; 1970; 1974; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 2002; 2003; 2004
  • Fulton Junior High/Middle School
    1980; 1981; 1982; 1995; 1997
  • Missouri School for the Deaf (Memories)
    1981; 1987; 2000
  • South Callaway (Callawegian)
    1968; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1984

Fulton City Directories (all held at the Callaway County Public Library)

  • Fulton City Directories
    1967; 1969; 1971; 1973; 1975; 1976; 1978; 1980; 1982; 1984; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1993; 1995; 1996; 1999; 2002; 2004; 2005

Fulton and Callaway County Telephone Books (all held at the Callaway County Public Library)

  • Fulton Telephone Books
    1972; 1975; 1976; 1977; 1979; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 2000; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2011
  • Callaway County Telephone Books
    1968; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1993; 1994; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006

World Book Online Reference Center

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