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German-language Newspapers

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German–language newspapers from seventeen towns or cities are represented in the collection. One of the state's early German–language newspapers, the Licht–Freund, a philosophical journal advocating the abolition of slavery, began publication in Hermann in 1840. The Newspaper Collection includes microfilmed copies of the paper dating from August 23, 1842, through May 21, 1845.

Several of the German–language newspapers were religious in nature, with Lutheran and Catholic publications predominating. Der Lutheraner began publication on September 1, 1844; the Herald Des Glaubens, a Catholic paper is available as early as October 16, 1889. Both papers were published in St. Louis. Other German–language newspapers were published in Boonville, Brinktown, Clayton, Higginsville, Jackson, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Lexington, Marthasville, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Joseph, Sedalia, Vienna and Washington.

German-language Newspapers on Microfilm

Buchanan County

St. Joseph

Cape Girardeau County

Cape Girardeau
Jackson

Cole County

Jefferson City

Cooper County

Boonville

*Supplement to the Central Missourier

Franklin County

Washington

Gasconade County

Hermann

Jackson County

Kansas City

Lafayette County

Higginsville
Lexington

Maries County

Brinktown
Vienna

*Supplement to the Vienna, Home Advisor

Osage County

Westphalia

Pettis County

Sedalia

St. Charles County

St. Charles

St. Louis - Independent City

(The city of St. Louis Separated from the county on August 22, 1876)

*Supplement to St. Louis Amerika

St. Louis County

Clayton

Ste. Genevieve County

Ste. Genevieve

Warren County

Marthasville
Warrenton