Missouri Digital Newspaper Project

The State Historical Society of Missouri is pleased to present a growing collection of digitized historic newspapers. These images are freely available to the public and are keyword-searchable.

Focused on merging meaningful historic content with innovative modern technology, the State Historical Society of Missouri employs the highest national digitization standards: newspapers in our collection are digitized to National Digital Newspaper Program specifications.  Many of Missouri’s digital newspapers are also available through the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America site, which ultimately aims to include newspaper pages from all states and U.S. territories in its collection.

If you are interested in learning more or participating in the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, please see the section Become a Project Partner below.

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The Missouri Digital Newspaper Program was created to coordinate the digitization of historic Missouri newspapers.  Our goal is to provide a freely searchable database of historic Missouri newspapers from every county. By partnering in the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, the State Historical Society of Missouri will provide:

  • Project management
  • Newspaper or microfilm analysis
  • Vendor coordination for digitization and data creation
  • Quality control of data and images
  • Integration of content into the Missouri Digital Newspaper site

Please contact Patsy Luebbert if you are interested in partnering in the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project.

Project Partner List

  • Barry-Lawrence Regional Library
  • Cameron Public Library
  • Carter County Library
  • Caruthersville Public Library
  • Curtis Laws Wilson Library – Unviersity of Missouri Science & Technology
  • Gentry County Librry
  • Henry County Library
  • Hickory County Library
  • Lincoln University
  • Macon Public Library
  • Marion County Library District – Palmyra
  • Mercantile Library – University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Missouri State Library
  • Palmyra Library District
  • Scenic Regional Library
  • Shelbina Carnegie Public Library
  • St. Charles City-County Library
  • St. Joseph Public Library
  • St. Louis Public Library
  • William Jewell College Curry Library/William E. Partee Center

The Missouri Digital Newspaper Project has been made possible through the support of the following organizations:

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