Missouri Newspapers

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Resources for Missouri Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

The State Historical Society of Missouri -- in the collection are Missouri newspapers from about 1800, and card indexes by name and subject to some of the early papers. The Society and the Family History Library also have several published abstracts and indexes of obituaries and marriages from 1808 to 1870.

St. Louis Public Library - list of newspapers owned by the Library in its microfilm collection; covers 1808-2008.

Newspaper Directory

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives


  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary Index - created by the St. Louis Public Library. Index covers obituaries, death notices, and burial permits. Years indexed thus far include: 1880-1927, 1942-1945, 1992-2005
  • St. Louis Argus Index -- an African-American newspaper;index created by the St. Louis Public Library. Years indexed include 1915-1927, 1942-1945.
  • Westliche Post Obituary Index - (St. Louis German-language newspaper) Years indexed: 1879-1890.

Print Resources

  • William H. Taft, Missouri Newspapers, When and Where, 1808-1963 (Columbia: University of Missouri, 1964; Family History Library book 977.8 B3t). Find In A Library

Web Sites