For more than 100 years, Missouri has published the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, commonly known as the "Blue Book." Here, you can find detailed information on local, state and federal governments, as well as stories, essays and pictures that help preserve the state's heritage.
The 2019-2020 Official Manual is available for purchase for $25 by completing and submitting this Order Form or by calling (573) 751-4218. This stunning 1,444-page hard cover book is a collector’s item and is the most current Official Manual in a series dating back to 1891-1892. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft sought out female legislators to provide their thoughts on the significance of the amendment. These quotes appear throughout the book.
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