Explore our Collective Past

More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.

We’re always working to help local organizations digitize their collections and share them online. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send them to mdh@sos.mo.gov.

November 1907 Thanksgiving Postcard for Schultz Dry Goods and Carpet Co., Jefferson City, MO. From the collection Historic Postcards of Jefferson City, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

The Harvey Gill family seated on pumpkins in a pumpkin patch. From the collection Charles Elliott Gill Photograph Collection, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

Loading Bundles of Wheat onto wagon in Linn County, Missouri. From the collection Missouri Memories: A History in Photographs, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

Man removes ears of corn from stalks. From the collection Commerce and Industrial Development Photograph Collection, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

After 1907 Chrysanthemum Show at Missouri Botanical Garden. From the collection Illustrated History of the Missouri Botanical Garden, contributed by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Fall festival parade, Dexter, Missouri. From the collection Missouri Memories: A History in Photographs, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

Covers of Missouri Conservationist for October 1957 and November 1956 and October 1946 issues. From the collection Missouri Conservationist, contributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

50th anniversary of the modern archery deer season. From the collection Missouri Conservationist, contributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Man sorts hatched turkeys into box crates. From the collection Commerce and Industrial Development Collection, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

A rafter of white turkeys in a field. From the collection Commerce and Industrial Development Collection, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

A rafter of turkeys surround car in field. From the collection Commerce and Industrial Development Collection, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

President Truman receiving a turkey for Thanksgiving. From the collection Truman Library Photograph Collection, contributed by the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.

Soldiers eating Thanksgiving dinner at Camp Crowder. From the collection Camp Crowder Photograph Collection, contributed by the Missouri State Archives.

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner outside Busch Memorial Stadium. From the collection St. Louis Globe Democrat Images, contributed by the St. Louis Mercantile Library.




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