Newspaper Collection

Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society

To get started, please select the county in which you are interested from the list below or you can search for a town or title using the search box below:

If you are unsure of the county, check our list of towns in Missouri with newspapers on microfilm at SHSMO.

The Newspaper Collection is housed at the SHSMO-Columbia Research Center, but can be viewed at all SHSMO Research Centers upon request. Please allow seven to fourteen business days for delivery of microfilm to the Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis Research Centers. Please contact the Cape Girardeau and Springfield Research Centers directly for information regarding the next available bi-monthly microfilm delivery. 

Microfilm is also available through interlibrary loan.  To request microfilm, see our Interlibrary Loan Policy. When making a request, include the town of publication, title of the newspaper, date or time period needed, and reel number.

click county on this map, or use the alphabetical list below St. Louis City

Alphabetical Listing of Counties

Further information about the Newspaper Library holdings is also available online through the University of Missouri online library catalog, which includes the holdings of the State Historical Society. Newspaper holdings can be found by title or by searching for a county or town name under Keyword. The catalog entries include previous titles, succeeding titles, and information about SHMSO’s holdings of each newspaper.

SHSMO also has a limited collection of out of state newspapers on microfilm, see complete list.