Newspapers on microfilm

Newspapers on Microfilm in the Missouri Valley Room


A large number of early newspapers are on microfilm (listed below). Runs of the major local newspapers, like the Journal-Post, The Kansas City Star and Times, and The Call, may be found in the Reference Department at the Central Library.

The State Historical Society of Missouri has an extensive collection of Missouri newspapers including some indexing online and a list of those they hold on microfilm.

In addition, Newspapers on Microfilm [REF 016.070 U58N V.1948-1966], a reference set that may be used to verify which libraries own old newspapers, is kept in the Reference Department.

Note: some runs of an individual title in the list below may not be complete.

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Missouri

Bethany
Bethany Star Aug. 4, 1859 - June 6, 1861
Columbia
Dollar Missouri Journal Jan. 4, 1855 - Dec. 13, 1855
Weekly Missouri Sentinel Mar. 4, 1852 - Dec. 8, 1853
Fayette
Missouri Democrat Apr. 2, 1845 - Dec. 17, 1845
Western Monitor Feb. 21, 1829 - Dec. 15, 1830
Independence
Evening & Morning Star June 1832 - Sept. 1834
Jackson
Independent Patriot Dec. 23, 1820 - Dec. 15, 1826
Missouri Herald Apr. 13, 1819 - Aug. 26, 1820
Jefferson City
Jeffersonian Republican Apr. 30, 1831 - Dec. 26, 1840
Joplin
Labor Record
On reel with Kriterion (Kansas City, MO)
Apr. 1900 - Apr. 1901
Kansas City
El Cosmopolita Aug. 22, 1914 - Nov. 15, 1919
Jewish World
On reel with Kriterion (Kansas City, MO)
Sept. 15, 1901 - current
Kansas City American Aug. 14, 1902 - Oct. 30-1902
Kansas City Daily Journal of Commerce Dec. 17, 1858 - Mar. 31, 1877
KansasCity Enquirer & Star Dec. 8, 1860 - Dec. 22, 1860
Kansas City Enterprise Nov. 10, 1855 - Oct. 3, 1857
Kansas City Evening News Mar. 17, 1887 - Oct. 3, 1890
Kansas City Evening Times Oct. 9, 1890 - Feb. 28, 1891
Kansas City Globe Feb. 10, 1889 - Apr. 28, 1891;
Sunday ed. Apr. 1 - July 29, 1900
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle 1920 - present
Kansas City Mail - Daily Mar. 22, 1875 - Oct. 24, 1881;
July 11, 1892 - Oct. 11, 1902
Kansas City Presse (German language) Jan. 1898 - April 1920
Kansas City Presse und St. Joseph Volksblatt
(German language)
May 1920 - May 1929
Kansas City Star - Weekly Jan, 5, 1949 - Dec. 26, 1951
Kansas City Rural World Jan. 28, 1904 - Dec. 28, 1905
Sunday Sun
On reel with Chicago Sunday Sun (Chicago, IL)
Feb.23, 1890 - Jan, 17, 1892
Kansas City World Jan,11, 1894 - Apr. 11, 1908
Kriterion 1905 - 1907
Labor Herald Feb. 5, 1904 - Jan. 24, 1908
People’s Advocate
On reel with Kriterion (Kansas City, MO)
Apr. 10, 1902
Rising Son Jan. 16, 1903 - Dec. 28, 1907
Weekly Star Farmer Jan. 2, 1952 - May 24, 1961
Western Journal of Commerce Oct. 17, 1857 - June 23, 1866
Liberty
Far West
On Reel 3 of Weekly Tribune (Liberty, MO)
Aug. 11, 1836 - Oct. 6, 1836
Liberty Banner
On Reel 3 of Weekly Tribune (Liberty, MO)
Mar. 3, 1844
Liberty Tribune Apr. 15, 1853 - Apr. 17, 1903
Upper Missouri Enquirer Jan. 11, 1834 - Jan. 25, 1834
Weekly Tribune Apr. 4, 1846 - Apr. 8, 1853
Western Pioneer June 21, 1844
Western Star June 15, 1838 - Apr. 9, 1841
Lindley/Trenton/Chillicothe
Christian Pioneer June1861 - Nov. 1870
Saint Charles
Missourian June 24, 1820 - Oct. 24, 1822
Saint Joseph
Adventure May 5, 1848 - Apr. 21, 1854
Saint Joseph Daily Gazette July 1, 1868 - June 30, 1874
Saint Joseph Weekly Gazette July 9, 1868 - Dec. 25, 1873;
Jan. 6, 1887 - Nov. 24, 1892
Winners of the West Dec. 1929 - Jan. 1939
Saint Louis
Bible Advocate (also published in Paris, TN) Aug. 1842 - Feb. 1850
Church News Jan. 1870 - Dec. 1892
Leader Mar. 10, 1855 - Sept. 1, 1855
Library Docket Sept. 28, 1875
Missouri Argus May 22, 1835 - Nov. 22, 1839
Missouri Army Argus Nov. 30, 1861
Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser July 26, 1808 - Mar. 6, 1822
Missouri Republican Mar. 1822 - Dec. 29, 1829
Rainbow July 4, 1875
Saint Beacon Feb. 2, 1832 - Dec. 6, 1832
Saint Louis Christian Advocate 1850 - 1876
Saint Louis Daily Union Aug. 17, 1846 - Oct. 26, 1846
Saint Louis Democrat Mar. 2, 1843 - Sept. 2, 1844
Saint Louis Enquirer Mar. 17, 1819 - Dec. 18, 1824
Saint Louis Free Press Jan. 3, 1833 - Oct. 24, 1833
Saint Louis Palladium Jan. 10, 1903 - Oct. 5, 1907
Sedalia
Sedalia Times Aug. 31, 1901 - Feb. 4, 1905
Westport
Border Star 1858-1860
Westport - Examiner Aug. 19, 1893 - Apr. 29, 1899

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Kansas

Atchison
Atchison Daily Globe Jan. 1, 1919 - June 9, 1919
Squatter Sovereign Feb. 3, 1855 - Dec. 5, 1857
Chanute
Morning Sun Sept. 10, 1897 - June 28, 1901
Galesburg
Galesburg Enterprise Oct. 27, 1899 - June 28, 1901
Kansas City
American Citizen July 26, 1889 - Aug. 2, 1907
Daily American Citizen Dec. 15, 1898 - Apr. 24, 1900
Western Christian Recorder Feb. 26, 1898 - Aug. 19, 1899
Lawrence
Daily Tribune June 28, 1877 - July 23, 1880
Herald of Freedom Oct. 21, 1854 - Dec. 17, 1859
Kansas Daily Tribune July 24, 1880 - Jan. 5, 1883
Kansas Tribune Nov. 29, 1863 - June 27, 1877
Lawrence Republican May 28, 1857 - Nov. 13, 1862
Leavenworth
Kansas Weekly Herald Sept. 15, 1854 - Dec. 26, 1857
Leavenworth Daily Times June 21 1862 - Nov. 2, 1867
Leavenworth Turnverein 1857-1923
Leavenworth Weekly Times Mar. 7, 1857 - June 20, 1862
Olathe
Olathe Mirror Nov. 4, 1880 - Dec. 30, 1920
Osage Mission
Osage Mission Journal Aug. 17, 1893 - Aug. 1, 1845
Saint Paul
Kansas Knight On reel with Morning Sun (Chanute, KS) Jan. 1926 - Dec. 1930
Neosho County Journal Aug. 8, 1895 - March 7, 1901
Saint Paul Journal Dec. 26, 1901 - Apr. 24, 1952
Wyandotte
Wyandotte Commercial Gazette Weekly June 4, 1859 - July 6, 1888

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Other States
Dakota Territories
Lafoon County
Lafoon Record Feb. 23, 1883 - Mar. 3, 1883
District of Columbia
Washington
Constitutional Union Apr. 1,1865 - December 30, 1865
Daily Morning Chronicle May 1, 1865 - Aug. 31, 1865
Evening Star Dec. 20, 1864 - July 24, 1865
Illinois
Alton
AltonTelegraph & Democrat Review Nov. 18, 1843 - Dec. 27, 1850
Alton Weekly Courier June 4, 1852 - Dec. 31, 1852
Chicago
Sunday Sun
On reel with Kansas City Sunday Sun (Kansas City, MO)
February 7, 1892 - Dec. 31, 1893
Nauvoo
Times and Seasons (also published in Commerce, IL) Nov. 1839 - Feb. 1846
Hancock Eagle Apr. 10, 1846 - Aug. 28, 1846
Nauvoo Expositor June 7, 1844
Nauvoo Neighbor Dec. 27, 1843 - Oct. 1, 1845
Nauvoo New Citizen Dec. 23, 1846
New York
New York
Mormon Feb. 17, 1855 - Aug. 9, 1856
New York Herald Apr.-Sept. 1865
New York Tribune May-Aug. 1865
New York Times Historical Front Pages Sept. 18, 1851 - Jan. 11, 1946
Virginia
Williamsburg & Richmond
Virginia Gazette Sept. 3, 1736-Dec. 9, 1780

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