Welcome to the Missouri Southern State University (Joplin) Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

Welcome to History Day 2019 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO!

History day at MSSU will be on Friday, March 8th, 2019

The coordinator for this year's contest is Bill Fischer, Assistant Professor of History at MSSU.

Contact Bill via e-mail at Fischer-W@mssu.edu

This year's theme is Triumph and Tragedy in History

Read more about the theme here

Download the official History Day rules here





Historical Papers Deadline: Postmarked by February 22nd, Hand-Delivered by February 25th

PLUS: E-mail a copy to me (fischer-w@mssu.edu) in Word, PDF, or RTF format by 4:30pm on the 25th.


Deadline for ALL Process Papers and Annotated Bibliographies: Postmarked by February 22nd, Hand-Delivered by February 25th (by 4:30pm, Webster Hall room 234)


Websites Deadline: Websites must be uploaded to the hosting site at http://nhd.weebly.com by midnight on February 25th. Changes cannot be made after that date.

(Note- the process paper and annotated bibliography for websites do not count toward the 1200-word limit in the rules)



ALL papers (historical, annotated bibliographies, process papers) must be mailed in triplicate, that is, THREE COPIES EACH.



Day of the Contest – March 8th, 2019

All times approximate- subject to change with warning

Exhibits must be set up by 8:30am

Opening Ceremony begins at 8:30am

Judging in most categories begins by 9am

Awards ceremony begins approximately 3:00-3:30pm, concludes approximately 4:00-4:30pm


Missouri State History Day                 April 27, 2019 – University of Missouri, Columbia


National History Day                           June 9-13, 2019 – University of Maryland, College Park


Mail or hand-deliver all papers to:


William Fischer, History Day Coordinator

Missouri Southern State University

3950 E. Newman Road

Joplin, MO 64801-1595


Greetings, Students. To register, click on the "Create Account" drop-down menu above.

You must indicate your teacher during registration, so teachers must register first!


Registration Opens November 1st




Greetings, Teachers. To register, click the "Register" drop-down menu above.

Teachers must register before students can register.


Registration Opens November 1st




Judge information coming soon.



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