Guide to Frontier and Pioneer Life in Missouri


The Society’s large collection of newspapers on microfilm from the nineteenth century document Missouri’s transformation from a frontier community to an established collection of cities and towns with industry, culture, and educational opportunity.

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
Boone Columbia Missouri Intelligencer Microfilm 1830-1835
Boone Columbia Patriot Microfilm 1835, 1841-1851
Boone Columbia Missouri Statesman Microfilm 1843-1869
Cape Girardeau Jackson Missouri Herald Microfilm 1819-1820
Cape Girardeau Jackson Independent Patriot Microfilm 1820-1828
Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Southern Advocate Microfilm 1836-1844
Cole Jefferson City Jeffersonian Republican Microfilm 1831-1844
Cole Jefferson City Inquirer Microfilm 1840-1852
Greene Springfield Advertiser Microfilm 1844-1850
Greene Springfield South-Western Flag Microfilm 1849-1851
Greene Springfield Springfield Mirror Microfilm 1856-1861
Greene Springfield Weekly Springfield Advertiser Microfilm 1858-1876
Howard Franklin Missouri Intelligencer Microfilm 1819-1830
Howard Fayette Western Monitor Microfilm 1829-1830
Howard Fayette Boon's Lick Times Microfilm 1840-1848
Jackson Kansas City Western Journal of Commerce Microfilm 1857-1865
Jackson Kansas City Journal of Commerce Microfilm 1861-1878
Jackson Kansas City Missouri Whig Microfilm 1839-1856
Jackson Kansas City Messenger Microfilm 1856-1861
Marion Palmyra Missouri Whig Microfilm 1841-1856
Marion Hannibal Hannibal Gazette Microfilm 1846-1859
Scott Commerce Commerce Dispatch Microfilm 1869-1880
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Gazette Microfilm 1815-1818
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Republican Microfilm 1838-1869
St. Louis St. Louis Beacon Microfilm 1829-1832
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Argus Microfilm 1835-1841
St. Louis St. Louis Intelligencer Microfilm 1850-1859
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Gazette and Illinois Advertiser Microfilm 1808, 1809, 1812, 1814, 1818
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser Microfilm 1818-1822