Missouri Digital Newspaper Project Grows to Over 4 Million Pages

We continue to expand the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project with 267,000 pages from seven Missouri counties recently added online and made available to audiences everywhere. Six counties in northwest Missouri and one from the Missouri Bootheel saw additions: Atchison, Caldwell, DeKalb, Harrison, Mercer, Sullivan, and Mississippi counties.

Newspapers are the first draft of history serving as primary sources for historical research and providing a glimpse into society at the time of publication. The latest addition adds value for communities now able to access their local history more easily and for researchers everywhere exploring the role and impact of Missouri and Missourians in state and national events.

New content from 16 titles (listed below) spanning the years 1859 through 1947 has been added through grant funding supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library. The new titles expand SHSMO's digital Missouri newspapers to over 4 million pages!

The collection now includes over 350 titles from 108 of Missouri’s 114 counties and the city of St. Louis.

These recently digitized newspapers are freely available to the public and are keyword searchable from our MDNP webpage.

Digital newspapers are hosted through a partnership agreement with Newspapers.com and can only be accessed freely through links on the SHSMO website.

Recently Added Newspaper Titles

Atchison County

  • Fairfax Forum, 1901-1946
  • The Atchison County Mail, 1880-1946

Caldwell County

  • Braymer Bee, 1898-1947
  • Hamilton Advocate-Hamiltonian, 1916-1946
  • The Hamilton News, 1876
  • The Hamilton Farmer’s Advocate, 1890-1919

DeKalb County

  • DeKalb County Herald, 1889-1946
  • Osborn Enterprise, 1901-1946

Harrison County

  • Bethany Clipper, 1883-1929
  • Bethany Republican-Clipper, 1880-1946

Mercer County

  • The Princeton Telegraph, 1892-1944

Sullivan County

  • The Milan Republican
  • The Milan Standard, 1875-1946

Mississippi County

  • Charleston Courier, 1859-1876
  • Enterprise-Courier, 1879-1945

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Header image: Enterprise-Courier (Charleston, Missouri) front page from November 7, 1918, with the headline "Germany Quits" in large print. The premature and inaccurate announcement ran in newspapers and was transmitted over telegraph lines across the U.S. four days before an armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed on November 11, 1918.