Beginning with the July 26, 1808, issue of the St. Louis Missouri Gazette, SHSMO’s Newspaper Collection offers researchers a wealth of information about the day-to-day lives of Missourians and the political, cultural, economic, and religious events that have influenced them. Available in 1,270 bound volumes and on over 56 million pages of microfilm, these Missouri newspapers document events and public opinion from the state’s rural environs to its largest metropolitan areas. A dynamic collection, some three hundred current newspapers, from every Missouri county, are added to the collection each week.
Index of personal and institutional names, topics, and locations mentioned in selected nineteenth-century Missouri newspapers
This online resources provides a listing of every newspaper title and dates available for each title.
Information about the Newspaper Collection holdings is also available through SHSMO's catalog. The catalog entries include previous titles, succeeding titles, and information about the SHSMO's holdings of each newspaper.
Staff will research specific one-time events such as births, deaths, marriages and the like
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. Note: SHSMO microfilm duplication service is suspended until fall 2019 due to the Columbia Research Center closure and move.