Established 1935
ArrowheadsBottlesBig Eddy VisitationWhite River points from the Hogan siteClovis and Gainey White River drills from the Hogan siteMAS visitors to the Big Eddy siteShoe from Arnold Research CaveTurkey Tails from the Titterington CollectionscottsbluffPostersgraham cave ditch diggerLone Rock Petroglyphsslides20-25Graham CaveBig Eddy (2)Big Eddy (1)MAS visitors to Ray HouseJakie Open HouseRetallick and Haswell

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See the Excavation and Survey Opportunities page.

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Board of Directors

The Society is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership. Trustees are also elected from around the state.


Would you like to contribute some time to the MAS? Anyone interested in possibly serving on the Board of Directors or the Board of Trustees may download one of the forms below, fill it out, and return it to the MAS at the address below.

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Missouri Archaeological Society
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

75th Anniversary Capital Campaign

The MAS Board of Directors voted to initiate a fundraising activity to coincide with the celebration of our 75th Anniversary. Our funding objectives, as stated in 1935, were to further the scientific and educational understanding of Missouri's past. Additional objectives included dissemination of related information through publications, as well as the recordation and preservation of sites and related materials.

The campaign goal is to raise $20,000 in contributions, so that the resulting yearly interest supports the MAS educational objectives. The educational programs to be supported include: Archaeology Month, school outreach, and membership training. These contributions are fully tax deductible.

It is anticipated that, in future years, the 75th Anniversary Fund will permit increased funding for educational activities due to annual interest growth.

Donors to this important campign will be recognized in subsequent issues of the MAS Quarterly by the Society and issued a comparable certificate. Categories of the 75th Anniversary Capital Campaign Donors are

Make a Gift

Should you choose to make a gift, you can be sure that it will be used to support MAS educational and research objectives. You can direct your gift to a specific fund (see below), or to general operating expenses.


You can deduct cash gifts for up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. On a $1,000 cash gift in a 28% tax bracket, you save $280 in taxes.

Appreciated Stock

Appreciated stock (held more than one year) makes an excellent gift. You avoid all capital gains taxes, receive a tax deduction, and you can deduct up to 30% of your adjusted gross income.


This approach, which covers 1–5 years, allows the MAS to plan on future contributions. If you wish, we can send reminders on the anniversary of your gift. Each annual gift is fully tax deductible.

Bequest through a Will

One of the simplest ways to donate is to give of your estate. After others have been provided for, you can make a gift bequest of a dollar amount, specific property, percentage of the estate, or remaining amount.


If you are interested in making a planned-giving contribution to the 75th Anniversary Capital Campaign and require additional information about gifts of cash, stock, pledges, or bequests, please Contact Us:

Phone: (417) 836–3773


Mailing Address:

Missouri Archaeological Society
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

The MAS office is available to help you plan, suggest language for bequests, and help guide you through the process to accomplish your philanthropic goals for your personal and family objectives.

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