World War I Research Guide


During World War One, Americans relied on newspapers for the latest information about the conflict. Readers followed news stories about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the outbreak of hostilities in Europe, the widely condemned German sinking of the British passenger ship Lusitania, and America's entry into the war. Local newspapers published the names of men who entered the military, printed letters home from servicemen overseas, reported casualty information, and informed readers of efforts to support the war on the home front. The newspapers from World War One provide a detailed record of how the war was viewed from local, national, and international perspectives, and how it affected the daily lives of Americans.

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
Audrain Mexico Missouri Message 1899-1918
Boone Columbia Missourian 1908-1922
Buchanan St. Joseph Observer 1915-1922
Cape Girardeau  Jackson Herald/Cape County Herald/Cape Weekly Tribune 1901-1918
Franklin Franklin County Observer 1893-1926
Franklin Franklin County Tribune 1899-1966
Franklin New Haven Leader 1903-1918
Franklin Pacific Transcript 1895-1933
Franklin Sullivan News 1910-1950
Franklin Sullivan Sentinel 1901-1914
Franklin Union Republican Headlight 1904-1919
Franklin Union Republican Tribune 1919-1922
Franklin Washington Citizen 1905-1923
Gasconade Bland Courier 1904-1951
Gasconade Gasconade County Republican 1903-1922
Gasconade Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier 1875-1922
Greene Walnut Grove Tribune 1904-1918
Holt Oregon Holt County Sentinel 1865-1921
Jackson Kansas City Sun 1914-1920
Jasper Jasper News 1901-1922
Jasper Webb City Register 1903-1910; 1914-1917
Macon Bevier Appeal 1901-1921
Macon La Plata Republican 1913-1925
Macon Macon Daily Chronicle 1910-1926
Macon Macon Daily Herald 1913-1916
Macon Macon Times 1889-1916
Macon New Cambria Leader 1914-1958
Monroe Monroe City Democrat 1898-1919
Montgomery Montgomery Tribune 1900-1910
Morgan Versailles Morgan County Democrat and Morgan County Republican 1903-1914
Pemiscot Hayti Herald 1909-1922
Pulaski Pulaski County Democrat 1902-1917
Sainte Genevieve Sainte Genevieve Fair Play 1872-1921
Saline Marshall Republican 1898-1914
Scott Benton Scott County Kicker 1901-1917
Warren Marthasville Record 1901-1966
Warren Warrenton Banner 1902-1968