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Archives and Historical Societies

State Historical Society of Missouri

American Civil War in Missouri

American Civil War in Missouri

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The American Civil War in Missouri collection includes manuscripts (letters and diaries) offering valuable insight into how Missourians - both civilians and those in the military - experienced the Civil War.

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Bland Courier

Bland Courier

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Bland Courier started its long history on May 6, 1904 with W. F. Phelps as its editor and proprietor. The paper is still currently being published. This collection covers issues published from 1914-1924.

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Bolivar Free Press

Bolivar Free Press

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Bolivar Free Press was a weekly newspaper published at Bolivar, Mo. It was first published on June 04, 1868. This collection includes issues from 1868-1875.

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Boonville Weekly Observer

Boonville Weekly Observer

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Boonville Weekly Observer was a weekly newspaper published at Booville, MO. The paper ceased publication in 1861, ending its run due to the Civil War. This collection includes issues from 1854-1856.

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Border Star Newspaper [also Weekly Border Star]

Border Star Newspaper [also Weekly Border Star]

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

This collection includes issues of the Border Star newspaper published weekly in Westport, Missouri from the years 1858 to 1860, covering various concerns of Westport, especially slavery.

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Brookfield Gazette

Brookfield Gazette

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Brookfield Gazette was first published on April 23, 1867 and continued its run until January 20, 1927 when it merged with the Linn County Budget to form the Linn County Budget-Gazette. This collection includes issues from 1867-1874.

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Brunswick Weekly Brunswicker

Brunswick Weekly Brunswicker

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Weekly Brunswicker was published from 1853 to 1857. It was preceded by "The Brunswicker" and succeeded by "The Central City and Brunswicker". This collection includes issues from 1854-1857.

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Buffalo Reflex

Buffalo Reflex

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Buffalo Reflex began publication in August 1869. Although it changed hands and politics often over the years, the Reflex maintained its presence in Buffalo, Mo. This collection includes issues from 1869-1873.

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Butler Bates County Record

Butler Bates County Record

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Bates County Record, the first paper established post-Civil War in Bates county, Missouri, presented its inaugural issue in 1866. This collection covers issues from 1868-1878.

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Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri; University of Missouri School of Journalism

This collection includes issues of the Columbia Missourian daily newspaper for the years 1908, 1909, 1929, 1966, and from January 2, 1966 through December 31,1985.

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Franklin County Observer

Franklin County Observer

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Franklin County Observer began publishing in 1861 in Washington, Mo. and ended 1926 when it was succeeded by the Washington Missourian. This collection covers issues published from 1893-1926.

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Franklin County Tribune

Franklin County Tribune

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

Dr. William Moore started the Franklin County Progress, which later became the Franklin County Tribune, in Union, Missouri on May 15, 1865. This collection covers issues published from 1899-1916.

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Gasconade County Republican

Gasconade County Republican

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Gasconade County Republican printed its first issue in 1905 in Owensville, Mo. This collection covers issues published from 1905-1922.

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Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier

Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Advertiser-Courier printed its first issue in 1873 under the name of The Hermann Advertiser. This collection covers issues published from 1875-1922.

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Hezzie Goes to War: World War I through the Eyes of a Mid-Missourian

Hezzie Goes to War: World War I through the Eyes of a Mid-Missourian

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology; State Historical Society of Missouri

World War I through the eyes of John Hezekiah ("Hezzie") Pattrick through his letters home to Mother and Dad, his photographs and postcards, and items worn, used and collected by him.

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Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers

Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

Index to selected Missouri newspapers, compiled by The State Historical Society of Missouri. With the exception of the Liberty Tribune, which is available on Missouri Digital Heritage, the newspapers are not available online. Index entries include newspaper title, subject, description, and notes.

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Kansas City Deaconess

Kansas City Deaconess

Contributed by: Saint Paul School of Theology; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Kansas City Deaconess was published by the Kansas City National Training School for Deaconesses and Missionaries (KCNTS) monthly from 1908 to 1943. The newsletter contains stories of young women who brought educational and social services to poor and immigrant populations of Kansas City in the early 20th century. Also Included are reports of the ministries of graduates of KCNTS in other parts of the United States and the world.

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Life in St. Louis: The Matthews Family 1811 - 2000

Life in St. Louis: The Matthews Family 1811 - 2000

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

Life of Leonard Matthews (1828-1931) and his family in St. Louis at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries through letters, autobiographies, journals, and newspaper articles.

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Lincoln University Clarion, 1935-1975

Lincoln University Clarion, 1935-1975

Contributed by: Lincoln University; State Historical Society of Missouri

Published weekly during the fall and spring semesters, the Lincoln Clarion is the student newspaper of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Begun in 1932, it continues to serve the campus community today.

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Local Historical Societies Newsletters

Local Historical Societies Newsletters

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

Local historical and genealogical societies in Missouri provide a wealth of information about the history and culture of the people in their communities.

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Main Street

Main Street

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

These photographs show main streets in Calhoun, Henry County; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County; De Soto, Jefferson County; Fulton, Callaway County; Greencastle, Sullivan County; Irondale, Washington County; Knox City, Knox County; Poplar Bluff, Butler County; Savannah, Andrew County; and Weston, Platte County.

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Marthasville Record

Marthasville Record

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The first issue of the Marthasville Record was published in 1898 and the newspaper is still published today. This collection covers issues published from 1901-1922.

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Medicine in the Jungle: Dr. Thomas Dooley and Earl Rhine in Laos

Medicine in the Jungle: Dr. Thomas Dooley and Earl Rhine in Laos

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

An digital exhibit documenting how Dr. Thomas A. Dooley and his American assistants, Earl Rhine and Dwight Davis, took medical care, American friendship and humanitarian aid to people in Laos.

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Missouri County Plat Books

Missouri County Plat Books

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Missouri County Plat Books collection is a selection of county atlases and plat books from all over the state published from 1875-1930.

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Missouri Historical Review

Missouri Historical Review

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

This richly illustrated journal features recent scholarship on all facets of the state's history. The Missouri Historical Review also contains reviews of and notes on recently published books about the history of the state and local areas and the lives of Missourians.

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M.S.U. Independent

M.S.U. Independent

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri; University of Missouri School of Journalism

The M. S. U. Independent was an early newspaper in Columbia, Missouri issued by students of the University of Missouri (March 1894-Dec. 1895, by a society known as the M. S. U. Barb). It was named M. S. U. independent from March 3, 1894 to May 27, 1904 and later named The Independent. This collection covers March 3, 1894-May 27, 1905 with some issues missing.

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New Haven Leader

New Haven Leader

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The New Haven Leader has a long history, the first issue was published in 1895 and it is still being published today. This collection covers issues published from 1903-1918.

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Pacific Transcript

Pacific Transcript

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Pacific Transcript is a weekly newspaper published at Pacific, Mo. This collection covers issues published from 1895-1921. Like most newspapers during World War One, the Pacific Transcript supported the war effort.

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Politics in Missouri Oral History Collection

Politics in Missouri Oral History Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

This collection contains 160 full-text transcripts and fifty-five full-audio recordings of oral histories given by Missouri political leaders and activists.

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Riches From the Earth

Riches From the Earth

Contributed by: Powers Museum; Joplin Museum Complex; Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Library Archives and Special Collections; State Historical Society of Missouri

A basic introduction to the geological and industrial heritage of the Tri-State Mineral District. This district encompasses southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma and was one of the United States' richest mineral districts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican, 1854-1872

St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican, 1854-1872

Contributed by: Missouri History Museum, University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis Public Library, State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri State Library

The Daily Missouri Republican was one of the few daily Missouri newspapers publishing continuously through the Civil War. A leading urban newspaper, it covered developments in St. Louis as well as major state news items and national politics.

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State Historical Society - Civil War eBook Collection

State Historical Society - Civil War eBook Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

This collection contains various documents related to the Civil War in Missouri.

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State Historical Society of Missouri - Civil War Manuscripts

State Historical Society of Missouri - Civil War Manuscripts

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

A selection of Civil War era documents from various collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Art collection focuses on images of Missouri, works by Missouri artists, and works related to Westward expansion. Of particular importance are over fifty paintings, drawings, and prints by George Caleb Bingham and the collection of over 300 Thomas Hart Bentons.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Editorial Cartoon Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Editorial Cartoon Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Editorial Cartoon Collection graphically reflects the attitudes and opinions of the artists and the citizens of Missouri from the early days of the twentieth century through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and later events that saw the United States develop into a world leader.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Images of Missouri Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Images of Missouri Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Photograph Collection consists of thousands of images of Missouri's people, urban and rural communities, transportation, and industry digitized from collections of print, negative, and glass plates.

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Sullivan News

Sullivan News

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

On June 10, 1910 Thomas E. Dotter published the first issue of the Sullivan News. This collection covers issues published from 1910-1950.

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Sullivan Sentinel

Sullivan Sentinel

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

Thomas E. Dotter purchased the Sullivan Sentinel on January 1, 1899 from its founder, E. A. Pigg. In 1914 Sullivan Sentinel consolidated with Sullivan News. This collection covers issues published from 1901-1914.

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Union Republic Headlight

Union Republic Headlight

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Union Republican Headlight commenced on March 4, 1904 and was published every Friday. The paper ran from 1904 to 1919 when it consolidated with the Franklin County Tribune and became the Republican Tribune. This collection covers issues published from 1904-1919.

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Union Republican Tribune

Union Republican Tribune

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The first issue of the Republican Tribune was published on March 7, 1919. The new paper was a consolidation of The Republican Headlight and The Franklin County Tribune. This collection covers issues published from 1919-1922.

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Ward Parkway "A Grand American Avenue"

Ward Parkway "A Grand American Avenue"

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

History of the Ward Parkway in Kansas City including its land donors, development process participants, and landmarks and nearby houses, businesses and churches.

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Warrenton Banner

Warrenton Banner

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Warrenton Banner was one of the first papers in the area and it is still published today. The paper started in 1857 as The Nonpareil. It changed publishers and names several times before becoming the Warrenton Banner in 1890. This collection covers issues published from 1902-1924.

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Washington Citizen

Washington Citizen

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Washington Citizen presented its inaugural issue on August 25, 1905. The paper was published on Fridays and ran for almost 80 years. This collection covers issues published from 1905-1923.

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