Guide to Mass Media in Missouri

Resources for Research in Mass Media

The State Historical Society of Missouri manuscript collection documents the roles of news and broadcast media professionals throughout the state. The mass media collection features founding records of public television stations and newspaper morgues, records of media and public relations organizations such as press associations, and papers of journalists, announcers, station managers, and photojournalists. Some examples of available collections include the personal and professional papers of Donald Dwight Davis, president of WHB radio and KMBC-TV; the papers of Robert Hyland, general manager for KMOX radio and CBS senior regional vice president; and the Missouri Broadcasters Association Radio Archives Collection, part of a pilot program for the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force.

For information regarding roles women have played in media fields, please see the National Women in Media research guide.