- Andrews, Gregg. "A Pike County Lawyer Goes to the Penitentiary: The Strange Case of 'Miss Lou' Collins, 1921-1923."
Missouri Historical Review 113, no. 3 (April 2019): 166-184.
- Ball, Larry D. "Federal Justice on the Santa Fe Trail: The Murder of Antonio José Chavez."
Missouri Historical Review 81 (October 1986): 1-17.
- Blunt, Roy D., and Gary R. Kremer "The 1954 Prison Riot and the Image of the Highway Patrol."
Missouri Historical Review 87 (April 1993): 293-305.
- Bradley, Harold C. "In Defense of John Cummings."
Missouri Historical Review 57 (October 1962): 1-15.
- Breckenridge, A. C., and W. G. Colman "Missouri as a Pioneer in Criminal Court Reform."
Missouri Historical Review 33 (July 1939): 471-476.
- Bushnell, Eleanore "The Impeachment and Trial of James H. Peck."
Missouri Historical Review 74 (January 1980): 137-165.
- Chaney, Walter L. "The True Story of Old Drum."
Missouri Historical Review 19 (January 1925): 313-324.
- Clark, Albert M. "The Supreme Court of Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 37 (January 1943): 162-168.
- Collett, Kay G. "A History of the Selection and Tenure of Supreme Court Judges in Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 59 (July 1965): 439-447.
- Cronan, J. Michael "Trial of the Century! The Acquittal of Frank James."
Missouri Historical Review 91 (January 1997): 133-153.
- Culmer, Frederic A. "Abiel Leonard."
Part I: Missouri Historical Review 27 (January 1933): 113-131.
Part II: Missouri Historical Review 27 (April 1933): 217-239.
Part III: Missouri Historical Review 27 (July 1933): 315-336.
Part IV: Missouri Historical Review 28 (October 1933): 17-37.
Part V: Missouri Historical Review 28 (January 1934): 103-124.
"The Leonard-Berry Duel."
Missouri Historical Review 49 (July 1955): 357-359.
- Davis, Charles B. "Judge James Hawkins Peck."
Missouri Historical Review 27 (October 1932): 3-20.
- Ehrlich, Walter "Was the Dred Scott Case Valid?"
Missouri Historical Review 63 (April 1969): 317-328.
- Fagg, Judge Thomas J. C. "The Pike County Circuit Court."
Missouri Historical Review 1 (April 1907): 191-197.
- Gayler, George R. "Attempts by the State of Missouri to Extradite Joseph Smith, 1841-1843."
Missouri Historical Review 58 (October 1963): 21-36.
- Gentry, N. T. "David Todd."
Missouri Historical Review 21 (July 1927): 527-537.
"Famous Goose Case: First Missouri Justice of the Peace to Deliver Written Opinion-Forty Years Ago."
Missouri Historical Review 8 (January 1914): 100-101.
"Some Missouri Judges I Have Known."
Missouri Historical Review 34 (April 1940): 342-356.
- Grimm, J. Hugo "Pen Pictures of Celebrated St. Louis Lawyers of Bygone Days."
Missouri Historical Review 30 (October 1935): 28-38.
- Grissom, Daniel M. "Personal Recollections of Distinguished Missourians-John B. Clark, Sr."
Missouri Historical Review 21 (January 1927): 243-250.
- Holsinger, M. Paul "Senator George Graham Vest and the Menace of Mormonism, 1882-1887."
Missouri Historical Review 65 (October 1970): 23-36.
- Kremer, Gary and Thomas E. Gage "The Prison against the Town: Jefferson City and the Penitentiary in the 19th Century."
Missouri Historical Review 74 (July 1980): 414-432.
- Larsen, Lawrence H. "A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940."
Missouri Historical Review 86 (July 1992): 396-417.
- Lawson, John D. "A Century of Missouri Legal Literature."
Missouri Historical Review 15 (July 1921): 595-610.
- Loeb, Isidor "The Beginnings of Missouri Legislation."
Missouri Historical Review 1 (October 1906): 53-71.
- Long, Hazel Tutt "Attorney General Herbert S. Hadley versus the Standard Oil Trust."
Missouri Historical Review 35 (January 1941): 171-187.
- Magee, C. H. "General John B. Clark."
Missouri Historical Review 20 (July 1926): 489-494.
- Mangold, George B. "Social Reform in Missouri 1820-1920."
Missouri Historical Review 15 (October 1920): 191-213.
- McCandless, Perry "Punishment under the Law or by the Cudgel: The Case of William P. Darnes, 1840."
Missouri Historical Review 93 (January 1999): 121-132.
- McCurdy, Frances "Courtroom Oratory of the Pioneer Period."
Missouri Historical Review 56 (October 1961): 1-11.
- McLaws, Monte B. "The Attempted Assassination of Missouri's Ex-Governor, Lilburn W. Boggs."
Missouri Historical Review 60 (October 1965): 50-62.
- Mills, Edwin W. "The Career of James Proctor Knott in Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 31 (April 1937): 288-294.
- Munger, George "The Ringer Sale."
Missouri Historical Review 26 (April 1932): 236-240.
- Nickell, Frank "From the Stacks: The Oliver Collection and Allen Laws Oliver."
Missouri Historical Review 109 (October 2014): 62-65.
- Ohman, Marian M. "PWA and WPA Courthouses in Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 96 (January 2002): 93-118.
- Philips, John F. “The Lawyer in Missouri One Hundred Years Ago.”
Missouri Historical Review 13 (July 1919): 377-387.
- Phillips, Christopher "Judge Napton's Private War: Slavery, Personal Tragedy, and the Politics of Identity in Civil War-Era Missouri."
Missouri Historical Review 99 (April 2005): 212-237.
- Piott, Steven L. "Missouri and the Beef Trust: Consumer Action and Investigation 1902."
Missouri Historical Review 76 (October 1981): 31-52.
- Pitcock, Cynthia "The Involvement of William Beaumont, M.D., in a Medical-Legal Controversy: The Darnes-Davis Case, 1840."
Missouri Historical Review 59 (October 1964): 31-45.
- Schwartz, Harold "The Controversial Dred Scott Decision."
Missouri Historical Review 54 (April 1960): 262-272.
- Shackelford, Hon. Thomas "The Shackelford Amendment."
Missouri Historical Review 1 (January 1907): 121-128.
- Shoemaker, Floyd C. "Some Colorful Lawyers in the History of Missouri, 1804-1904."
Part I: Missouri Historical Review 53 (January 1959): 125-131.
Part II: Missouri Historical Review 53 (April 1959): 227-237.
- Smith, Buel Leopard "Advisory Constitutional Opinions of the Missouri Supreme Court."
Missouri Historical Review 24 (April 1930): 343-351.
- Switzler, W. F. "Constitutional Conventions of Missouri, 1865-1884."
Missouri Historical Review 1 (January 1907): 109-120.
- Vandiver, W. D. "Reminiscences of General John B. Clark."
Missouri Historical Review 20 (January 1926): 223-235.
- White, Edgar "Henry Clay Dean, the Orator of Rebel Cove."
Missouri Historical Review 22 (July 1928): 450-455.
- Winn, Kenneth H., and Paul R. Otto "Hack Work: The Making of the Judiciary Article of the 1945 Missouri Constitution."
Missouri Historical Review 111 (October 2016): 44-66.
- “The Rise of the Unelected Bureaucrat: Democracy and Merit in the 1943-1944 Missouri Constitutional Convention.” Missouri Historical Review 110 (January 2016): 87-108.
- Wright, Bonnie, Robert Durant Smith, and Haden D. Smith "And It Was Red: Missouri's New Supreme Court Building, 1907."
Missouri Historical Review 78 (July 1984): 414-427.
"Selections from the Autobiography of Governor T. T. Crittenden."
Part I: Missouri Historical Review 26 (October 1931): 3-11.
Part II: Missouri Historical Review 26 (January 1932): 142-152.
Part III: Missouri Historical Review 26 (April 1932): 241-255.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s editorial cartoon collection began in 1946 with an important donation of works by Pulitzer Prize–winning artist Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The collection has now grown to more than 8,000 works and includes many other well-known cartoonists such as Bill Mauldin and Tom Engelhardt. The works reflect attitudes and opinions on contemporary local, national, and international events. Most of the cartoons in the Society’s collection that touch upon law and judiciary topics were drawn by Fitzpatrick or Engelhardt.
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