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Newspapers in Missouri

 Newspaper Genealogy Research

Every genealogist and family researcher has their own favorite sources for information. An often overlooked window into the past is use of newspapers in genealogical research. Some newspapers date back to the 1830's and are found in state archives, libraries, and historical societies. For example, the State Historical Society of Missouri has an excellent newspaper collection -- ILL. A Catalogue of Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm is available for $10.  The Missouri Historical Society, Jefferson Memorial Building Forest Park, in St. Louis, MO 63112-1099 has obituary clippings dating back more  than 100 years--mostly from eastern Missouri newspapers and an almost complete collection of the Missouri Republican, which began in 1808 and the Missouri Gazette, which was published until 1919.
Of all the sources of research material, nothing can compare with old newspapers. If you want to get a good feel for the lives and times of the families you're investigating,  consider reading some old newspapers. Further information on using newspapers for genealogical information can be found by clicking this link: Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Included below are links to help you in research in the newspapers of Missouri. 

Postal Addresses of Newspapers in Missouri
Blue Springs Examiner 
Stauffer Communications Inc.
500 W. R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs MO 64015
Carthage Press 
527 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 678
Carthage MO 64836 
Clinton Daily Democrat 
P.O. Box 586 
Clinton MO 64735
Columbia Daily Tribune
P.O. Box 798
Fourth & Walnut
Columbia MO 65201 
818 Washington Street
P.O. Box 707
Chillicothe MO 64601 
Daily American Republic 
206 Poplar Street
P.O. Box 7
Poplar Bluff MO 63901
 Daily Dunklin Democrat 
 212-4 N. Main Street
 Kennett MO 63857
Daily Standard 
 417 Thompson Street
 P.O. Box 70
 Excelsior Springs MO 64024 
Daily Star-Journal 
135 E. Market 
Warrensburg MO 64093 
121 N. Lafayette
Box 100 
Marshall MO 65340 
410 S. Liberty Street
P.O. Box 458
Independence MO 54051 
Express & News 
P.O. Box 809
Kirksville MO 63501
Fulton Sun 
Tribune Publishing Co. 
115 E. Fifth Street
Fulton MO 65251 
117 E. Fourth Street
Box 7
Joplin MO 64801 
Jefferson County Journal 
27 Fox Valley Center
Arnold MO 63010 
 Kansas City Star 
 1729 Grand Avenue
 Kansas City MO 64108 
Lebanon Daily Record 
 290 S. Madison
 P.O. Box 192
 Lebanon MO 65536 
300 N. Washington
Mexico MO 65265 
 Maryville Daily Forum 
 111 E. Jenkins 
  P.O. Box 188 
  Maryville MO 64468 
Box 336
14 W. Main
Washington MO 63090
 Missourian Weekly 
 301 S. Ninth Street
 P.O. Box 917
 Columbia MO 65205 
Moberly Monitor-Index and Democrat 
 218 N. William
 Moberly MO 65270 
Neosho Daily News 
1006 W. Harmony
Neosho MO 64850 
Nevada Daily Mail 
131 S. Cedar
Nevada MO 64772 
101 W. Seventh Street
Rolla MO 65401 
News Democrat 
Jefferson County Newspapers Inc. 
3 Industrial Drive 
Festus MO 63028 
651 Boonville Avenue
Springfield MO 65801 
News Tribune 
210 Monroe Street
Jefferson City MO 65101 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 900 N. Tucker Blvd.
 St. Louis MO 63101
122 E. Eighth Street
P.O. Box 548
Trenton MO 64680 
St. Charles-Journal 
340 N. Main Street St.
St Charles MO 63301 
St. Joseph News-Press/ Gazette 
9th & Edmond Streets
St. Joseph MO 64502 
Sedalia Democrat 
700 S. Massachusetts
Sedalia MO 65301 
Southeast Missourian 
Cape Mississippi Dev. Co.
301 Broadway
Cape Girardeau MO 63701 
205 S. New Madrid Street
Sikeston MO 63801 
33 S. Walnut
P. O. Box 579
Dexter MO 63841 
West Plains Daily Quill 
125 N. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 110
West Plains MO 65775

Other NewspaperLinks

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More Postal Addresses of MO Newspapers

St. Louis American

Missouri Press Clipping Bureau

History of University of Missouri School of Journalism

Newspaper Article Search Tools

Missouri Digital News

Missouri Press Association

Using Newspapers in Genealogical Research - Links

Missouri State Historical-Using Newspapers in Your Research

State Historical Society Newspaper Indexes

The creation and maintenance of the Missouri newspaper collection

Researching in Newspapers

United States Newspaper Program - National Union List

Newspaper Search Tips

Primer on Collecting & Preserving Newspapers

MO State Historical Society - Newspaper Library

Finding Residences with Newspapers

Preserving Newspaper Articles & Clippings
Dissolve a Milk of Magnesia tablet in a quarter cup of club soda overnight. Pour into a pan large enough to hold the flattened clipping. Soak the clipping for one hour, then pat dry. Do not move the clipping until completely dry. Estimated life: 200 years. 

Tips For Newspaper Preservation

If you want to include newspaper clippings in a scrapbook, there are steps you can take to counteract the acidic nature of newspaper. See the tips below

When clipping articles from the newspaper, leave as much border as possible. Be sure to include the title and date of the publication. Take the acid out by spraying a light coating of Archival Mist on both sides of the paper. Archival Mist deposits an alkaline buffer on the paper that removes acid. (Note: Washing is only recommended for newspapers over 10 years old.) Always store the newspaper clippings flat. Never fold the paper, as paper tends to break where the folds are. Adhere your newspaper clippings with a small amount of water-soluble glue stick on the corners. Avoid using double-sided tape directly on the newspaper as it could cause the newspaper to tear.

Prefer another method? Consider these other methods of preservation: