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 the Society.
The Newspaper Collection is housed at the SHSMO-Columbia Research Center but can be viewed at all SHSMO research centers upon request. Please allow two to three days for delivery of microfilm to other Research Centers. 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.
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 the Society’s holdings of each newspaper.
Positive duplicate microfilm of newspapers microfilmed by the society can be purchased for $100 per reel. Purchasers must agree not to reproduce the film, and advance payment is required. Contact Lauren Leeman, Newspaper Reference Specialist, for further information and to place duplication orders.
Please read the Research Policy before submitting a request.
Prepayment of Research Fee is required and does not guarantee success.
Research requests can be submitted by:
- Newspaper Research Request Form for births, deaths, marriages and the like
- Research Request Form for other research
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- US Postal Service: The State Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Policies & Procedures
Please read our policies and procedures regarding use of the Society's facilities.