Newspapers on Microfilm

The collection and preservation of Missouri newspapers has been a primary mission of the State Historical Society since its founding by members of the Missouri Press Association who, in 1898, saw a need to establish a repository for Missouri's heritage of newspapers. The SHSMO newspaper collection now comprises over fifty-six million pages and is the largest collection of state newspapers in the nation.

Missouri newspapers document events and public opinion from the state’s rural environs to its largest metropolitan areas. The State Historical Society of Missouri has over 56,000 reels of newspapers on microfilm available to researchers. Titles can be browsed by county and town below.

Accessing Newspapers on Microfilm

Newspaper microfilm is primarily housed at the Columbia Research Center, but reels can be viewed at all SHSMO research centers for free upon request. If you are planning to visit a SHSMO research center, please submit a research request to ensure the microfilm you'd like to view can be transferred to your preferred center and will be available on the dates of your visit.

Please note that transfers between research centers can take between one and three weeks. Please contact the Cape Girardeau and Springfield Research Centers directly for information regarding the next available bi-monthly collection material delivery.

For researchers who would like to complete research remotely, interlibrary and direct loan services are available for microfilm. When making a microfilm loan request, include the town of publication, title of the newspaper, date or time period needed, and reel number.

Remote researchers can also submit a request for research services and a research center staff member will assist with research for a fee.

Submit a Research Request

Microlfilm Duplication

Positive duplicate microfilm of newspapers microfilmed by SHSMO can be purchased for $135 per reel. Purchasers must agree not to reproduce the film, and advance payment is required. Contact us for further information and to place duplication orders.

Browse Newspaper Titles by County

To start browsing for a newspaper title, please select the county from the list below.

If you are unsure of the county, check our list of towns in Missouri with newspapers on microfilm at SHSMO.

Browse Newspaper Titles by Town

Once you have found a town, click on the corresponding county name and you will be taken to a list of newspapers from that county arranged alphabetically by town and title.

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Town County


Adrian Bates
Advance Stoddard
Affton St. Louis
Albany Gentry
Alexandria Clark
Allendale Worth
Alma Lafayette
Altamont Daviess
Alton Oregon
Amoret Bates
Amsterdam Bates
Anderson McDonald
Annapolis Iron
Appleton City St. Clair
Archie Cass
Armstrong Howard
Arnold Jefferson
Arrow Rock Saline
Ash Grove Greene
Ashland Boone
Atlanta Macon
Augusta St. Charles
Aurora Lawrence
Aurora Springs Miller
Auxvasse Callaway
Ava Douglas
Avalon Livingston
Avondale Clay


Baden St. Louis
Bakersfield Ozark
Ballwin St. Louis
Barnard Nodaway
Belle Maries
Belleview Iron
Bellflower Montgomery
Belton Cass
Benton Scott
Bernie Stoddard
Bethany Harrison
Bevier Macon
Bigelow Holt
Billings Christian
Birch Tree Shannon
Bismarck St. Francois
Blackburn Saline
Blackwater Cooper
Bland Gasconade
Bloomfield Stoddard
Bloomington Macon
Blue Springs Jackson
Blythdale Harrison
Bolckow Andrew
Bolivar Polk
Bonne Terre St. Francois
Booneville Cooper
Boonville Cooper
Bosworth Carroll
Bourbon Crawford
Bowers Mill Lawrence
Bowling Green Pike
Branson Taney
Branson West Stone
Brashear Adair
Braymer Caldwell
Breckenridge Caldwell
Brentwood St. Louis
Bridgeton St. Louis
Brinktown Maries
Bronaugh Vernon
Brookfield Linn
Browning Linn
Brownsville (Sweet Springs) Saline
Brunswick Chariton
Brushy Knob Douglas
Bucklin Linn
Buckner Jackson
Buffalo Dallas
Bunceton Cooper
Bunker Reynolds
Burlington Junction Nodaway
Butler Bates


Cabool Texas
Cainsville Harrison
Caledonia Washington
Calhoun Henry
California Moniteau
Callao Macon
Camden Point Platte
Camdenton Camden
Cameron Clinton
Campbell Dunklin
Canton Lewis
Capaha Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Carl Junction Jasper
Carondelet St. Louis
Carrollton Carroll
Carthage Jasper
Cartmell Newton
Caruthersville Pemiscot
Cassville Barry
Caudle Grove (Mountain Grove) Wright
Cedar City Callaway
Center Ralls
Centerville Reynolds
Centralia Boone
Chaffee Scott
Chamois Osage
Charleston Mississippi
Chesterfield St. Louis
Chilhowee Johnson
Chillicothe Livingston
Chula Livingston
Clarence Shelby
Clark Randolph
Clarksdale DeKalb
Clarksville Pike
Clarkton Dunklin
Clayton St. Louis
Clearmont Nodaway
Clifton Hill Randolph
Clinton Henry
Clyde Nodaway
Coffeyburg Daviess
Cole Camp Benton
Collins St. Clair
College Mound Macon
Columbia Boone
Commerce Scott
Conception Junction Nodaway
Concordia Lafayette
Conway Laclede
Corder Lafayette
Corning Holt
Cowgill Caldwell
Craig Holt
Crane Stone
Creighton Cass
Crocker Pulaski
Crystal City Jefferson
Cuba Crawford


Danville Montgomery
Darlington Gentry
Dearborn Platte
Deepwater Henry
DeKalb Buchanan
Desloge St. Francois
De Soto Jefferson
Dewitt Carroll
Dexter Stoddard
Dexter City Stoddard
Diamond Newton
Dixon Pulaski
Doniphan Ripley
Downing Schuyler
Drexel Cass
Durham Lewis


Eagleville Harrison
East Prairie Mississippi
Easton Buchanan
Edgerton Platte
Edina Knox
Eldon Miller
El Dorado Springs Cedar
Ellington Reynolds
Ellisville St. Louis
Ellsinore Carter
Elmer Macon
Elmo Nodaway
Elsberry Lincoln
Elvins St. Francois
Eminence Shannon
Essex Stoddard
Ethel Macon
Eugene Cole
Eureka St. Louis
Everton Dade
Excelsior Springs Clay


Fairfax Ray
Fair Grove Greene
Fairmount Jackson
Fair Play Polk
Fairport DeKalb
Farmington St. Francois
Faucett Buchanan
Fayette Howard
Fenton St. Louis
Ferguson St. Louis
Ferrellview Platte
Festus Jefferson
Festus/Crystal City Jefferson
Fillmore Andrew
Flat River St. Francois
Florissant St. Louis
Forest City Holt
Forsyth Taney
Fort Leonard Wood Pulaski
Foster Bates
Fowler Texas
Frankford Pike
Franklin Howard
Fredericktown Madison
Freeburg Osage
Fremont Carter
Friendship Community Dallas
Fulton Callaway


Gainesville Ozark
Galena Stone
Gallatin Daviess
Garden City Cass
Gasconade Gasconade
Gayoso Pemiscot
Gerald Franklin
Gibson Dunklin
Gideon New Madrid
Gilliam Saline
Gilman City Harrison
Gladstone Clay
Glasgow Howard
Glen-Allen Bollinger
Glenwood Schuyler
Golden City Barton
Goodman McDonald
Gorin Scotland
Gower Clinton
Graham Nodaway
Granby Newton
Grandin Carter
Grandview Jackson
Granger Scotland
Grant City Worth
Gravois St. Louis
Green Castle Sullivan
Green City Sullivan
Greenfield Dade
Green Ridge Pettis
Greentop Schuyler
Greenville Wayne
Greenwood Jackson


Hale Carroll
Hallsville Boone
Hamilton Caldwell
Hancock Pulaski
Hannibal Marion
Hardin Ray
Harris Sullivan
Harrisonville Cass
Hartsburg Boone
Hartville Wright
Hawk Point Lincoln
Hayti Pemiscot
Herculaneum Jefferson
Hermann Gasconade
Hermitage Hickory
Hickman Mills Jackson
Higbee Randolph
Higginsville Lafayette
High Hill Montgomery
Hillsboro Jefferson
Hodiamont St. Louis
Holden Johnson
Hollister Taney
Holt Clay
Holt Clinton
Holts Summit Callaway
Hopkins Nodaway
Hunter Carter
Houston Texas
Houstonia Pettis
Humansville Polk
Hume Bates
Hunnewell Shelby
Huntsville Randolph
Hurdland Knox


Iberia Miller
Illmo Scott
Independence Jackson
Indian Springs McDonald
Ironton Iron


Jackson Cape Girardeau
Jameson Daviess
Jamesport Daviess
Jasper Jasper
Jefferson Barracks St. Louis
Jefferson City Cole
Jennings St. Louis
Jerico Springs Cedar
Jonesburg Montgomery
Joplin Jasper
Joplin Newton


Kahoka Clark
Kansas City Jackson
Kearney Clay
Kennett Dunklin
Kent Crawford
Keytesville Chariton
Kidder Caldwell
Kimberling City Stone
King City Gentry
Kingston Caldwell
Kirksville Adair
Kirkwood St. Louis
Kirkwood Station St. Louis
Kissee Mills Taney
Knob Noster Johnson
Knox City Knox
Koshkonong Oregon


La Belle Lewis
Laclede Linn
Laddonia Audrain
La Grange Lewis
Lake St. Louis St. Charles
Lamar Barton
La Monte Pettis
Lancaster Schuyler
La Plata Macon
Laredo Grundy
La Russell Jasper
Lathrop Clinton
Laurie Morgan
Lawson Ray
Leadwood St. Francois
Lebanon Laclede
Lee's Summit Jackson
Leeton Johnson
Lemay St. Louis
Lewiston Lewis
Lexington Lafayette
Liberal Barton
Liberty Clay
Libertyville Madison
Licking Texas
Lilbourn New Madrid
Lincoln Benton
Linn Osage
Linn Creek Camden
Linneus Linn
Livonia Putnam
Lockwood Dade
Louisiana Pike
Lowry City St. Clair
Lucerne Putnam
Ludlow Livingston
Lutesville Bollinger


Macks Creek Camden
Macon Macon
Madison Monroe
Maitland Holt
Malden Dunklin
Malta Bend Saline
Manchester St. Louis
Manila Pettis
Mansfield Wright
Maplewood St. Louis
Marble Hill Bollinger
Marceline Linn
Marionville Lawrence
Marshall Saline
Marshfield Webster
Marthasville Warren
Martinsburg Audrain
Maryville Nodaway
Maysville DeKalb
McFall Gentry
Meadville Linn
Memphis Scotland
Mendon Chariton
Mercer Mercer
Meta Osage
Metz Vernon
Mexico Audrain
Mexico/Kansas City Audrain
Miami Saline
Middletown Montgomery
Milan Sullivan
Miller Gentry
Miller Lawrence
Millersburg Callaway
Mirabile Caldwell
Missouri City Clay
Moberly Randolph
Mokane Callaway
Monett Barry
Monroe City Monroe
Montgomery City Montgomery
Monticello Lewis
Montrose Henry
Morehouse New Madrid
Morley Scott
Morrisville Polk
Mound City Holt
Mount Olive St. Louis
Mountain Grove (Caudle Grove) Wright
Mountain View Howell
Mount Vernon Lawrence


Natural Bridge St. Louis
Neosho Newton
Nevada Vernon
New Bloomfield Callaway
Newburg Phelps
New Cambria Macon
New Florence Montgomery
New Franklin Howard
New Hampton Harrison
New Haven Franklin
New London Ralls
New Madrid New Madrid
Newtonia Newton
Newtown Sullivan
Niangua Webster
Nixa Christian
Noel McDonald
Norborne Carroll
Normandy St. Louis
North Kansas City Clay
North St. Louis St. Louis
Northwoods St. Louis
Norwood Wright
Novinger Adair


Oak Grove Jackson
Oak Ridge Cape Girardeau
Odessa Lafayette
O'Fallon St. Charles
Oran Scott
Oregon Holt
Oronogo Jasper
Orrick Ray
Osage Beach Miller
Osborne DeKalb
Osceola St. Clair
Otterville Cooper
Overland St. Louis
Owensville Gasconade
Ozark Christian
Ozark/Nixa Christian


Pacific Franklin
Palmyra Marion
Paris Monroe
Park Hills St. Francois
Parkville Platte
Parma New Madrid
Parnell Nodaway
Pattonsburg Daviess
Perry Ralls
Perryville Perry
Pickering Nodaway
Piedmont Wayne
Pierce City Lawrence
Pilot Grove Cooper
Pineville McDonald
Platte City Platte
Plattsburg Clinton
Pleasant Hill Cass
Polo Caldwell
Pomona Howell
Poplar Bluff Butler
Portageville New Madrid
Portland Callaway
Potosi Washington
Powersville Putnam
Princeton Mercer
Principia Polk
Purdy Barry
Puxico Stoddard


Queen City Schuyler
Qulin Butler


Ravanna Mercer
Ravenwood Nodaway
Raymore Cass
Raytown Jackson
Rea Andrew
Reeds Spring Stone
Republic Greene
Reunion Community Jasper
Revere Clark
Rhineland Montgomery
Richfield Clay
Rich Hill Bates
Richland Pulaski
Richland Camden
Richmond Ray
Richwoods Washington
Ridgeway Harrison
Rocheport Boone
Rockport Atchison
Rockville Bates
Rocky Comfort McDonald
Rogersville Webster
Rolla Phelps
Roscoe St. Clair
Rosendale Andrew
Rothville Chariton
Russellville Cole


St. Charles St. Charles
St. Clair Franklin
Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve
St. James Phelps
St. Joseph Buchanan
St. Louis St. Louis
St. Louis/Southern Illinois St. Louis
St. Marys Ste. Genevieve
St. Peters St. Charles
St. Robert Pulaski
St. Thomas Lafayette
Salem Dent
Salisbury Chariton
Sarcoxie Jasper
Savannah Andrew
Schell City Vernon
Scott City Scott
Sedalia Pettis
Seligman Barry
Senath Dunklin
Senath/Manila AR Dunklin
Seneca Newton
Seymour Webster
Shelbina Shelby
Shelbyville Shelby
Sheldon Vernon
Sheridan Worth
Sikeston Scott
Silex Lincoln
Skidmore Nodaway
Slater Saline
Smithton Pettis
Smithville Clay
South St. Louis St. Louis
Southwest City McDonald
Sparta Christian
Spickard Grundy
Springfield Greene
Stanberry Gentry
Steele Pemiscot
Steelville Crawford
Stella Newton
Stewartsville DeKalb
Stockton Cedar
Stotts City Lawrence
Stoutland Laclede
Stoutland Monroe
Stoutsville Monroe
Stover Morgan
Strafford Greene
Sturgeon Boone
Sugar Creek Jackson
Sullivan Franklin
Sulphur Springs Jefferson
Summersville Texas
Sumner Chariton
Sweet Springs (Brownsville) Saline


Taney City Taney
Tarkio Atchison
Tebbetts Callaway
Thayer Oregon
Tipton Moniteau
Town & Country St. Louis
Trask Howell
Trenton Grundy
Troy Lincoln
Turney Clinton
Tuscumbia Miller


Union Franklin
Union Star DeKalb
Unionville Putnam
University City St. Louis
Urich Henry
Utica Livingston


Valley Park St. Louis
Van Buren Carter
Vandalia Audrain
Verona Lawrence
Versailles Morgan
Viburnum Iron
Vienna Maries


Wakenda Carroll
Walker Vernon
Walnut Grove Greene
Warrensburg Johnson
Warrenton Warren
Warsaw Benton
Washington Franklin
Watson Atchison
Watson St. Louis
Waverly Lafayette
Wayland Clark
Waynesville Pulaski
Weaubleau Hickory
Webb City Jasper
Webster Groves St. Louis
Wellington Lafayette
Wellston St. Louis
Wellsville Montgomery
Wentzville St. Charles
Westboro Atchison
Weston Platte
Westphalia Osage
West Plains Howell
Westport Jackson
Wheatland Hickory
Wheaton Barry
Wheeling Livingston
Whitesville Andrew
Willard Greene
Willow Springs Howell
Winchester St. Louis
Windsor Henry
Windsor Pettis
Winona Shannon
Winston Daviess
Worland Bates
Worth Worth
Worthington Putnam
Wright City Warren
Wyaconda Clark

Use the Online Catalog

Further information about the SHSMO newspaper collection can be found online through the University of Missouri online library catalog, which includes the holdings of the State Historical Society. Newspaper listings can be found by title or by searching for a county or town name as a keyword. The catalog entries include previous titles, succeeding titles, and information about SHMSO’s holdings of each newspaper.

View the Online Catalog