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.

View Digital Newspapers

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:

Digital Newspapers

Title Start Year End Year City County
Kirksville North Missouri Tribune & Register 1870 1879 Adair Adair
Kirksville Weekly Graphic 1880 1896 Adair Adair
Savannah Andrew County Republican 1871 1876 Andrew Andrew
Mexico Missouri Message 1899 1918 Audrain Audrain
Mexico Weekly Ledger 1876 1922 Audrain Audrain
Cassville Republican 1890 1946 Cassville Barry
Monett Times 1909 1922 Barry Barry
Wheaton Journal 1919 1994 Wheaton Barry
Lamar South-West Missourian 1870 1874 Barton Barton
Butler Bates County Record 1868 1878 Bates Bates
Butler Weekly Times 1881 1918 Bates Bates
Butler Weekly Times & Bates County Record 1918 1922 Bates Bates
Rich Hill Tribune 1901 1910 Bates Bates
Warsaw Saturday Morning Visitor 1848 1849 Benton Benton
Marble Hill Press 1889 1922 Bollinger Bollinger
Centralia Courier 1915 1934 Centralia Boone
Centralia Fireside Guard 1886 1945 Centralia Boone
Columbia Missourian 1908 1922 Boone Boone
Columbia Missourian 1929 1985 Boone Boone
Columbia Professional World 1901 1903 Boone Boone
Our Fireside Guard 1871 1885 Centralia Boone
Adventure 1850 1851 St. Joseph Buchanan
Catholic Tribune 1889 1924 St. Joseph Buchanan
Eye 1855 1916 St. Joseph Buchanan
Fraternalist 1923 1927 St. Joseph Buchanan
Journal for Progressive Stockmen, Farming and Businessmen 1940 1966 St. Joseph Buchanan
Saint Joseph Daily Union 1869 1870 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Commercial Cycle 1855 1856 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Gazette-Herald 1878 1902 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Herald 1882 1900 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Journal 1939 1950 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Morning Herald 1862 1865 Buchanan Buchanan
St. Joseph Observer 1906 1932 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Standard 1871 1873 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Times-Review 1954 1955 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Union-Observer 1933 1950 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Union-Observer 1909 1966 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Weekly Free Democrat 1859 1861 St. Joseph Buchanan  
St. Joseph Weekly Gazette 1879 1900 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Weekly Herald 1880 1900 St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Joseph Weekly Union 1869 1890 St. Joseph Buchanan
Weekly Herald and Tribune 1862 1864 St. Joseph Buchanan  
Weekly West 1859 1860 St. Joseph Buchanan
Evening Citizen 1905 1907 Poplar Bluff Butler
Poplar Bluff Citizen 1878 1908 Poplar Bluff Butler
Poplar Bluff Republican 1915 1945 Poplar Bluff Butler
Weekly Citizen Democrat 1908 1938 Poplar Bluff Butler
Fulton Telegraph 1863 1880 Callaway Callaway
Reveille 1932 1944 Camdenton Camden
Cape Girardeau Democrat 1891 1901 Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Jackson Herald/Cape County Herald/Cape Weekly Tribune 1901 1918 Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau  
Jackson Missouri Cash Book 1871 1878 Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Carrollton Wakenda Record 1872 1878 Carroll Carroll
Carter County Journal 1914 1914 Van Buren Carter
Carter County News 1921 1926 Ellsinore Carter
Current Local 1884 1994 Van Buren Carter
Grandin Herald 1905 1909 Grandin Carter
Van Buren Echo 1904 1905 Van Buren Carter
Pleasant Hill Leader 1869 1873 Cass Cass
Cedar County Republican 1890 1942 Stockton Cedar
El Dorado Springs Sun 1895 1946 El Dorado Springs Cedar
Stockton Journal 1888 1940 Stockton Cedar
Chariton Courier 1878 1922 Chariton Chariton
Weekly Brunswicker 1854 1857 Chariton Chariton
Billings Times 1900 1945 Billings Christian
Christian County Republican 1898 1945 Ozark Christian
Cameron Sun 1887 1974 Cameron Clinton
Lathrop Optimist 1911 1964 Lathrop Clinton
Plattsburg Leader 1895 1964 Plattsburg Clinton
Jefferson City Missouri State Times 1863 1870 Cole Cole
Jefferson City Peoples' Tribune 1865 1878 Cole Cole
Jefferson City State Journal 1872 1878 Cole Cole
Jefferson City State Republican 1890 1896 Cole Cole
Lincoln University Clarion 1935 1975 Cole Cole
Word and Way 1896 1979 Cole Cole
Boonville Weekly Observer 1854 1856 Cooper Cooper
Crawford County Democrat 1896 1905 Crawford Crawford
Crawford Mirror 1872 1922 Steelville Crawford
Cuba Review 1903 1945 Cuba Crawford
Cuba Times 1966 1966 Cuba Crawford
Steelville Ledger 1896 1922 Steelville Crawford
Dade County Advocate 1874 1945 Greenfield Dade
Greenfield Vidette 1889 1945 Greenfield Dade
Lockwood Luminary 1901 1945 Lockwood Dade
Buffalo Reflex 1869 1873 Dallas Dallas
Gallatin North Missourian 1864 1874 Daviess Daviess
Democrat Bulletin 1903 1909 Salem Dent
Democratic Bulletin 1901 1911 Salem Dent
Salem Monitor 1872 1920 Salem Dent
Salem Post and Democrat-Bulletin 1912 1946 Salem Dent  
Western Success 1875 1875 Salem Dent
Douglas County Herald 1887 1923 Ava Douglas
Franklin County Observer 1893 1926 Franklin Franklin
Franklin County Tribune 1896 1966 Union Franklin
Gerald Journal 1922 1965 Gerald Franklin
Gerald Journal 1915 1964 Gerald Franklin
Meramec Valley Transcript 1933 1936 Pacific Franklin
New Haven Leader 1918 1924 New Haven Franklin
New Haven Leader 1918 1964 New Haven Franklin
Our County Paper 1882 1887 Pacific Franklin
Ozark News 1940 1952 St. Clair Franklin
Pacific City Herald 1889 1891 Pacific Franklin
Pacific Transcript 1923 1933 Pacific Franklin
Plowman-Transcript 1931 1932 Pacific Franklin
Republican Tribune 1923 1937 Union Franklin
St. Clair Chronicle 1927 1977 St. Clair Franklin
Sullivan Sentinel 1901 1914 Franklin Franklin
Sullivan Tri-County News 1951 1966 Sullivan Franklin
Tri-County News 1966 1966 Sullivan Franklin
Tribune 1887 1891 Union Franklin
Tribune-Republican 1890 1896 Union Franklin
Union Record 1874 1890 Union Franklin
Union Republican Headlight 1904 1919 Franklin Franklin
Union Republican Tribune 1919 1922 Franklin Franklin
Washington Citizen 1924 1973 Washington Franklin
Washington Missourian 1939 1964 Washington Franklin
Advertiser-Courier 1875 1880 Hermann Gasconade
Bland Courier 1921 1966 Bland Gasconade
Die Gasconade Zeitung 1873 1874 Hermann Gasconade
Gasconade County Republican 1897 1966 Owensville Gasconade
Hermanner Volksblatt 1875 1928 Hermann Gasconade
Hermanner Volksblatt und Gasconade Zeitung 1872 1873 Hermann Gasconade
Hermanner Wochenblatt 1845 1855 Hermann Gasconade
Licht-Freund 1843 1845 Hermann Gasconade
Owensville Argus 1903 1904 Owensville Gasconade
Owensville Republican 1896 1897 Owensville Gasconade
Albany Capital 1901 1961 Albany Gentry
Albany Ledger 1868 1966 Albany Gentry
Darlington Record 1891 1907 Darlington Gentry
King City Chronicle 1893 1947 King City Gentry
King City Democrat 1898 1918 Gentry Gentry
King City Times 1898 1918 King City Gentry
McFall Mirror 1894 1920 McFall Gentry
McFall New Mirror 1914 1917 McFall Gentry
McFall Weekly Mirror 1903 1905 McFall Gentry
Stanberry Headlight 1914 1975 Stanberry Gentry
Stanberry Headlight 1898 1910 Stanberry Gentry
Stanberry Herald 1914 1925 Gentry Gentry
Stanberry Owl-Headlight 1902 1913 Stanberry Gentry
Tri-County News 1920 1975 King City Gentry
Springfield Leader 1867 1878 Greene Greene
Springfield Mirror 1856 1859 Greene Greene
Springfield Missouri Weekly Patriot 1865 1876 Greene Greene
Walnut Grove Tribune 1904 1918 Walnut Grove Greene
Grand River/Trenton Republican 1869 1878 Grundy Grundy
Calhoun Clarion 1902 1918 Calhoun Henry
Clinton Advocate 1874 1891 Clinton Henry
Clinton Daily Democrat 1965 1965 Clinton Henry
Clinton Eye 1885 1966 Clinton Henry
Daily Advocate 1886 1887 Clinton Henry
Deepwater World 1901 1918 Deepwater Henry
Henry County Democrat 1875 1966 Clinton Henry
Henry County Republican 1891 1910 Clinton Henry
Montrose Tidings 1901 1943 Montrose Henry
Republican 1911 1917 Clinton Henry
Urich Herald-Montrose Tidings 1957 1966 Henry Henry
Urich Herald-Montrose Tidings 1893 1970 Urich Henry
Windsor Review 1876 1966 Windsor Henry
Hermitage Gazette 1895 1898 Hermitage Hickory
Index 1885 1964 Hermitage Hickory
Oregon Holt County Sentinel 1865 1921 Holt Holt
Missouri Intelligencer 1819 1830 Franklin Howard
Missouri Intelligencer and Boon's Lick Advertiser 1827 1830 Fayette Howard
Journal-Gazette 1898 1946 West Plains Howell
Mountain View Standard 1909 1924 Mountain View Howell
West Plains Journal 1905 1945 West Plains Howell
West Plains Journal 1946 1946 West Plains Howell
Iron County Register 1867 1879 Iron Iron
Iron County Register 1880 1922 Iron Iron
Kansas City Daily Journal of Commerce 1865 1878 Jackson Jackson
Kansas City Journal 1895 1899 Jackson Jackson
Kansas City Rising Son 1903 1907 Jackson Jackson
Kansas City Sun 1914 1920 Jackson Jackson
Word and Way 1896 1980 Kansas City Jackson
Carthage Banner 1866 1879 Jasper Jasper
Jasper County News 1924 1944 Jasper Jasper
Jasper News 1901 1924 Jasper Jasper
Silver Review 1897 1939 Carthage Jasper
Webb City Register 1903 1917 Webb City Jasper
Edina Sentinel 1869 1875 Knox Knox
Laclede County Republican 1889 1893 Lebanon Laclede
Laclede County Republican 1911 1938 Lebanon Laclede  
Laclede County Sentinel 1898 1907 Lebanon Laclede
Lebanon Anti-Monopolist 1880 1917 Lebanon Laclede
Lebanon Republican 1893 1910 Lebanon Laclede
Lebanon Rustic 1880 1934 Lebanon Laclede
Intelligencer 1887 1891 Lafayette Lafayette
Lexington Intelligencer 1901 1922 Lafayette Lafayette
Lexington Missouri Valley Register 1866 1869 Lafayette Lafayette
Lexington Weekly Intelligencer 1872 1887 Lafayette Lafayette
Weekly Caucasian 1866 1875 Lafayette Lafayette
Weekly Intelligencer 1891 1901 Lafayette Lafayette
Lawrence Chieftain 1876 1922 Mount Vernon Lawrence
Marionville Free Press 1952 1952 Marionville Lawrence
Menace 1911 1919 Lawrence Lawrence
Mt. Vernon Fountain and Journal 1874 1880 Lawrence Lawrence
Canton News 1907 1919 Canton Lewis
Canton Press 1877 1928 Canton Lewis
Canton Press-News 1928 1939 Canton Lewis
Lewis County Journal 1881 1929 Monticello Lewis
Hawk Point Transcript 1870 1918 Hawk Point Lincoln
Troy Lincoln County Herald 1866 1878 Lincoln Lincoln
Brookfield Gazette 1867 1874 Linn Linn
Laclede Blade 1902 1922 Linn Linn
Crisis 1877 1878 Livingston Livingston
Weekly ChillicoCrisis 1878 1885 Livingston Livingston
Bevier Appeal 1901 1921 Bevier Macon
Daily Times 1890 1890 Macon Macon
Daily Times-Democrat 1916 1916 Macon Macon
La Plata Home Press 1876 1945 La Plata Macon
La Plata Republican 1913 1925 La Plata Macon
Macon Argus 1867 1870 Macon Macon
Macon Chronicle-Herald 1916 1990 Macon Macon
Macon Citizen 1898 1901 Macon Macon
Macon Daily Chronicle 1910 1916 Macon Macon
Macon Daily Herald 1913 1916 Macon Macon
Macon Democrat 1898 1900 Macon Macon
Macon Gazette 1862 1865 Macon Macon
Macon Republican 1871 1929 Macon Macon
Macon Times 1889 1901 Macon Macon
Macon Times-Democrat 1901 1916 Macon Macon
Missouri Granger 1874 1876 Macon Macon
New Cambria Leader 1914 1958 New Cambria Macon
Vienna Banner of Liberty and Vienna Courier 1873 1875 Maries Maries
Daily Spectator 1895 1898 Palmyra Marion
Hannibal Journal 1853 1853 Marion Marion
Hannibal Journal/Western Union 1850 1853 Marion Marion
Hannibal Messenger 1854 1859 Marion Marion
Marion County Herald 1883 1925 Palmyra Marion
Marion County Standard 1925 1941 Palmyra Marion
Palmyra Spectator 1880 1956 Palmyra Marion
Palmyra Weekly Whig 1846 1856 Palmyra Marion
Independent 1890 1890 Pineville McDonald
McDonald County Republican 1894 1894 Pineville McDonald  
Pineville Democrat 1899 1945 Pineville McDonald
Pineville Herald 1894 1919 Pineville McDonald
Pineville Herald 1919 1943 Pineville McDonald
Pineville News 1880 1896 Pineville McDonald
Pineville Record 1886 1886 Pineville McDonald
Tuscumbia Osage Valley Banner 1879 1881 Miller Miller
Charleston Courier 1859 1875 Mississippi Mississippi
California Loyal Missourian/Loyal Journal/Moniteau Journal 1866 1875 Moniteau Moniteau
Californial Maniteau County Democrat/Californial Democrat 1870 1876 Moniteau Moniteau
Californial Weekly News and Central Missourian 1858 1868 Moniteau Moniteau
Monroe City Democrat 1898 1919 Monroe Monroe
Montgomery Tribune 1900 1910 Montgomery Montgomery
Rhineland Record 1885 1952 Rhineland Montgomery
Versailles Morgan County Democrat and Morgan County Republican 1903 1914 Morgan Morgan
Neosho Times 1870 1876 Newton Newton
Maryville Nodaway Democrat 1869 1877 Nodaway Nodaway
Oregon County Democrat 1901 1905 Alton Oregon
Oregon County Times-Leader 1903 1946 Koshkonong Oregon  
South Missourian-Democrat 1898 1923 Alton Oregon
Thayer News 1918 1945 Thayer Oregon
Osage County Volksblatt 1899 1917 Osage Osage
Ozark County News 1883 1904 Gainesville Ozark
Ozark County Times 1901 1923 Gainesville Ozark
Caruthersville Journal 1917 1964 Caruthersville Pemiscot
Critic 1915 1915 Hayti Pemiscot
Democrat-Argus 1891 1966 Caruthersville Pemiscot
Missouri Herald 1909 1966 Hayti Pemiscot
Pemiscot Argus 1905 1921 Caruthersville Pemiscot
Pemiscot Press 1901 1908 Caruthersville Pemiscot
Steele Enterprise 1849 1966 Steele Pemiscot
Sedalia Weekly Bazoo 1877 1893 Pettis Pettis
Sedalia Weekly Conservator 1903 1908 Pettis Pettis
Sedalia Weekly Democrat 1870 1926 Sedalia Pettis
Missouri Sharp Shooter 1900 1911 Rolla Phelps
Rolla Herald 1877 1953 Rolla Phelps
Rolla Weekly Herald 1869 1876 Phelps Phelps
Bowling Green Salt River Journal/Radical/Democratic Banner 1839 1851 Pike Pike
Platte County Reveille 1866 1871 Platte Platte
Weston Border Times 1864 1870 Platte Platte
Bolivar Free Press 1868 1875 Polk Polk
Pulaski County Democrat 1902 1917 Pulaski Pulaski
Pulaski County Democrat 1902 1917 Waynesville Pulaski
Higbee News 1949 1949 Higbee Randolph
Randolph Citizen 1855 1861 Randolph Randolph
Richmond Democrat 1879 1888 Ray Ray
Ellington Press 1906 1926 Ellington Reynolds
Doniphan Prospect 1874 1878 Ripley Ripley
Ripley County Democrat 1905 1918 Ripley Ripley
St. Charles Demokrat 1852 1878 Saint Charles Saint Charles
Wentzville Union 1914 1968 Wentzville Saint Charles
Osceola Herald 1866 1873 Saint Clair Saint Clair
Farmington Times 1898 1902 Saint Francois Saint Francois
Farmington Times 1905 1922 Saint Francois Saint Francois
Farmington Times & Herald 1902 1905 Saint Francois Saint Francois
Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser 1808 1822 St. Louis Saint Louis  
St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican 1854 1869 Saint Louis Saint Louis
St. Louis Missouri Republican 1869 1872 Saint Louis Saint Louis
St. Louis Republic 1900 1905 Saint Louis Saint Louis
St. Louis Republican 1873 1876 Saint Louis Saint Louis
St. Louis Tribune 1898 1898 St. Louis Saint Louis
Western Watchman 1849 1859 St. Louis Saint Louis
Western Watchman 1899 1899 St. Louis Saint Louis
Sainte Genevieve Fair Play 1872 1921 Sainte Genevieve Sainte Genevieve
Marshall Democrat 1858 1861 Saline Saline
Marshall Republican 1898 1914 Saline Saline
Marshall Saline County Progress 1868 1876 Saline Saline
Lancaster Excelsior 1866 1875 Schuyler Schuyler
Farmers' Union 1891 1895 Scotland Scotland
Memphis Reveille 1865 1877 Scotland Scotland
Benton News Boy 1894 1897 Scott Scott
Benton Scott County Kicker 1901 1917 Scott Scott
Commerce Dispatch 1867 1872 Scott Scott
Current Wave 1884 1922 Eminence Shannon
Shannon County Democrat 1903 1946 Winona Shannon
Clarence Courier 1901 1922 Clarence Shelby
Clarence Republican 1898 1913 Clarence Shelby
Hunnewell Graphic 1896 1956 Hunnewell Shelby
Independent-Courier 1925 1929 Clarence Shelby
Shelbina Daily Democrat 1884 1884 Shelbina Shelby
Shelbina Democrat 1878 1922 Shelbina Shelby
Shelbina Torchlight 1890 1923 Shelbina Shelby
Shelby County Herald 1871 1926 Shelbyville Shelby
Bloomfield Vindicator 1884 1945 Bloomfield Stoddard
Dexter Messenger 1917 1945 Dexter Stoddard
Dexter Statesman 1910 1945 Dexter Stoddard
Vindicator 1880 1884 Bloomfield Stoddard
Crane Chronicle 1906 1945 Crane Stone
Stone County News 1903 1917 Galena Stone
Stone County News-Oracle 1917 1945 Galena Stone
Stone County Oracle 1902 1917 Galena Stone
Taney County Republican 1895 1920 Taney Taney
World's Cresset 1903 1918 Texas Texas
Daily Democrat 1881 1881 Nevada Vernon
Evening Post 1899 1900 Nevada Vernon
Industrial Review 1890 1890 Nevada Vernon
Metz Times 1904 1943 Metz Vernon
Nevada Daily Democrat 1893 1893 Nevada Vernon
Nevada Herald 1905 1945 Nevada Vernon
Nevada Noticer 1886 1894 Nevada Vernon
Southwest Mail 1882 1922 Nevada Vernon
Southwest Mail and Weekly Post 1922 1944 Nevada Vernon  
Vernon County Democrat 1880 1880 Nevada Vernon
Weekly Democrat 1888 1890 Nevada Vernon
Weekly Post 1901 1917 Nevada Vernon
Daily Banner 1886 1886 Warrenton Warren
Der Missionar 1881 1883 Marthasville Warren
Marthasville News 1896 1897 Marthasville Warren
Marthasville Record 1923 1966 Marthasville Warren
Warren County Economist 1887 1888 Warrenton Warren
Warrenton Banner 1868 1968 Warrenton Warren
Warrenton Herald 1898 1905 Warrenton Warren
Warrenton Volksfreund 1902 1918 Warrenton Warren
Potosi Journal 1894 1922 Washington Washington
Greenville Sun 1896 1945 Greenville Wayne
Piedmont Banner 1896 1898 Piedmont Wayne
Piedmont Weekly Banner 1913 1919 Piedmont Wayne
Wayne County Journal 1902 1919 Greenville Wayne
Wayne County Journal and Piedmont Weekly Banner 1919 1925 Piedmont Wayne
Wayne County Journal-Banner 1924 1945 Piedmont Wayne
Marshfield Chronicle 1877 1920 Marshfield Webster
Marshfield Mail 1893 1945 Marshfield Webster
Seymour Citizen 1923 1945 Seymour Webster
Grant City Star 1871 1877 Worth Worth
Mansfield Mirror 1912 1922 Wright Wright
Mansfield Press 1908 1909 Wright Wright