Civic Affairs & Leaders in Missouri

Newspapers

The newspapers found in this list represent papers with a civic-minded agenda. Included here are labor titles, or papers that advocated for certain populations such as farmers or immigrants.

Additional newspapers found on SHSMO's Digital Collections website also share news relating to civic engagement and community leaders.

For a list of all digitized newspapers, visit the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project.

For a list of newspapers on microfilm at The State Historical Society of Missouri, visit the newspaper catalog.

County City Title Also Available On Date Range
Caldwell Hamilton Farmers' Advocate Microfilm April 5, 1893-December 20, 1906
Caldwell Hamilton Hamilton Farmer's Advocate Microfilm April 26, 1890-February 27, 1919
Christian Billings Reformer Microfilm March 8, 1876
Christian Ozark Free Silver Herald Microfilm January 15, 1897-May 21, 1897
Greene Springfield Equal Rights Gazette Microfilm August 25, 1860-September 21, 1861
Greene Springfield Springfield Labor Record Microfilm August 31, 1979-March 21, 1985
Greene Springfield Springfield Laborer Microfilm December 12, 1916-June 15, 1917
Greene Springfield Union Labor Record Microfilm October, 20 1937-August 24, 1979
Jackson Independence Equality Microfilm November 15, 1909-November 1, 1911
Jackson Kansas City Kansas City Labor Microfilm January 12, 1895-March 16, 1895
Jackson Kansas City Kansas City Labor News Microfilm March 7, 1924-May 27, 1938
Jackson Kansas City Labor Herald Microfilm February 5, 1904-September 27, 1940
Jackson Kansas City Labor Journal Microfilm September 25, 1942-December 24, 1962
Jackson Kansas City Liberator Microfilm January 2, 1903-December 24, 1903
Jackson Kansas City People's Advocate Microfilm April 10, 1902-April 15, 1902
Jackson Kansas City Reform Microfilm March 17, 1900-June 19, 1909
Jasper Carl Junction Socialist News Microfilm October 2, 1906-April 16, 1907
Jasper Joplin Labor Record Microfilm April 1, 1900-September 15, 1901
Jasper Joplin Missouri Trades Unionist Microfilm January 13, 1908-March 16, 1921
Laclede Lebanon Lebanon Anti-Monopolist Microfilm August 4, 1876-March 5, 1880
Lawrence Mount Vernon Immigrant's Guide Microfilm November 1, 1878-March 31, 1880
Lewis Canton Missouri Plebeian Microfilm June 16, 1848-April 27, 1849
Macon Macon Missouri Granger Microfilm March 3, 1874-May 12, 1876
Marion Hannibal Hannibal Labor Press Microfilm December 11, 1915-January 1, 1971
Pettis Sedalia Liberator Microfilm August 27, 1910-August 22, 1914
Pettis Sedalia Missouri Dry Microfilm January 1, 1916-December 1, 1916
Pettis Sedalia Social Messenger Microfilm September 7, 1913-November 30, 1918
Phelps St. James Progressive News Microfilm December 12, 1912-December 25, 1913
Randolph Higbee Altruist Microfilm August 1, 1895-November 30, 1895
Reynolds Centreville Centreville Reformer Microfilm March 3, 1904-December 26, 1907
St. Clair Osceola Voice of the People Microfilm January 6, 1880-November 21, 1883
St. Louis St. Louis Altruist Microfilm April 1, 1885-May 1, 1917
St. Louis St. Louis Communist Microfilm December 1, 1868-February 28, 1885
St. Louis St. Louis Equality Microfilm April 3, 1905
St. Louis St. Louis Gas House Worker Microfilm April 6, 1935-June 19, 1935
St. Louis St. Louis Gay News-Telegraph Microfilm October 6, 1981-November 8, 1996
St. Louis St. Louis Illinois Labor Tribune Microfilm May 23, 1963-April 7, 1966
St. Louis St. Louis Indiana Labor Tribune Microfilm June 1, 1955-January 9, 1970
St. Louis St. Louis Labor Microfilm April 29, 1893-April 22, 1899
St. Louis St. Louis Labor Campaign Microfilm October 7, 1894-October 28, 1894
St. Louis St. Louis Labor Compendium Microfilm July 28, 1901-March 31, 1911
St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis/ Southern Illinois Labor Tribune Microfilm November 1, 2012-October 30, 2014
St. Louis St. Louis Labor’s Call Microfilm April 25, 1977-June 15, 1979
St. Louis St. Louis Lesbian and Gay News-Telegraph Microfilm June 1, 1988-December 9, 1994
St. Louis St. Louis Midwest Labor World Microfilm May 12, 1943-May 15, 1963
St. Louis St. Louis Milwaukee Labor Microfilm September 3, 1894
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Labor Microfilm February 20, 1897-January 7, 1906
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Socialist Microfilm January 5, 1901-November 1, 1902
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Teamster Microfilm June 7, 1963-December 31, 1937
St. Louis St. Louis Nation-Wide Protest Microfilm July 1, 1937-July 31, 1937
St. Louis St. Louis Progressive Press Microfilm December 12, 1930-January 31, 1932
St. Louis St. Louis Social Revolution Microfilm March 1, 1917-February 28, 1918
St. Louis St. Louis Southern Illinois Labor Tribune Microfilm January 1, 1954-May 16, 1963; April 14, 1966-December 25, 1970
St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Labor Microfilm January 3, 1903-December 6, 1930; December 7, 1895-July 25, 1896
St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Labor Tribune Microfilm June 25, 1937-August 29, 1985
St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Progressive Woman Microfilm May 1, 1995-March 31, 2003
St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Union Labor Advocate Microfilm September 3, 1934-August 29, 1958
St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune Microfilm September 5, 1985-October 25, 2012
St. Louis St. Louis Troy Labor Microfilm July 21, 1894-August 18, 1894
Scotland Memphis Farmer's Union Microfilm February 5, 1891-January 24, 1895
Scotland Memphis People's Messenger Microfilm March 19, 1896-February 17, 1898
Washington Caledonia Rural Progressive Microfilm October 6, 1977-January 26, 1978