Vietnam War Research Guide


During the Vietnam War, Americans and Missourians used newspapers as a source for news and information about the conflict in Vietnam. Readers followed news stories about the escalated involvement of the United States, the Tet Offensive, anti-war movements around the country, the Paris Peace Accords, and the capture of Saigon. Missouri newspapers included national news reports, which were accompanied by local reports of wounded. Editorial articles in local newspapers captured local opinions and attitudes towards the war. Other newspaper content included firsthand experiences recounted by journalists and soldiers in Vietnam.

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 Collection Title Date Range
Boone Columbia Missourian 1929; 1966-1985
Carter Van Buren Current Local 1884-1994
Cole Lincoln University Clarion 1935-1975
Franklin Franklin County Tribune/Tribune-Republican 1887-1919; 1923-1966
Franklin Gerald Journal 1922-1928; 1962-1965
Franklin St. Clair Chronicle 1927-1977
Franklin Sullivan News 1910-1966
Franklin Washington Citizen 1905-1939; 1943-1965
Franklin Washington Missourian 1939-1964
Gasconade Bland Courier 1904-1951; 1963-1966
Gascondae Gasconade County Republican 1896-1898; 1903-1922; 1925-1966
Hickory Hermitage Index 1885-1964
Macon Macon Daily Chronicle-Herald/Macon Chronicle-Herald 1926-1956
Macon New Cambria Leader 1914-1958
Marion Palmyra Spectator 1863-1956
Warren Marthasville Record 1901-1966
Warren Warrenton Banner 1868-1872; 1881-1897; 1902-1968