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Local and state libraries, as well as the Library of Congress, have microfilm of St. Louis newspapers. The State Historical Society in Columbia, Missouri, is the state newspaper repository. They have the largest collection of St. Louis newspapers.
Missouri Historical Society has necrology scrapbooks, which contain obituaries, death notices, and probate announcements clipped from St. Louis newspapers, circa 1880–1970s.
The first known St. Louis newspaper was the Missouri Gazette, with the first available issue dated 26 July 1808. The most popular St. Louis German newspapers for genealogical research are Anzeiger des Westens and Westliche Post.
Researchers should check the various library catalogs for further information on their newspaper collections and their research policies.
St. Louis Newspapers
Abend Schule, 1854–1940
Amerika, (German) 1872–1924
Anzeiger des Westens, (German) 1835–1912
Arbeiter Zeitung, 1898–1912
Carondelet News, 1900–1935
Daily Missouri Democrat, April 1853–December 1853
Free Press, (Jewish) 6 March 1885–25 November 1887
Herold des Glaubens, 1850–1920
Jewish Light, 1947–current
Jewish Tribune, 29 August 1879–17 June 1881
Journal, 1857–1876 / 1895–1908
Missouri Democrat, 1852–1875
Missouri Gazette, 1808–1822
Missouri Republican News, 1822–1919
Naborhood Link News, 1930–1969
News, 1852–1867 / 1898–1908
Patriote et le Phare des Lac, 1878–1887
Post, 1846–1847 (weekly)
Przewodnik Polski, 1899–1920 (weekly)
Randschau, 1880–1895 (weekly)
Register, 1821–1957 (weekly)
Reveille, 1941–current (daily & weekly)
Revue de l’Ouest, 1854–1865 (weekly)
Star, 1884–1905 / 1908–1932
St. Louis Argus, (African-American) 1912–current
St. Louis Catholic Review, 1941–current (weekly)
St. Louis Countian, 1951–1985
St. Louis Daily Globe, 1872–1875
St. Louis Daily Times, 1867–1879
St. Louis Daily Record, 1890–1985
St. Louis Democrat, 1842–1875 (Daily Missouri Democrat)
St. Louis Dispatch, 1864–1878
St. Louis Evening Post, 1878
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1875–1986
St. Louis Paladium, (African-American) 1903–1907
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1878–current
St. Louis Star-Times, 1885–1951
St. Louis Weekly Reveille, 1844–1846
South Side Journal,
Times, 1866–1881 (weekly)
Tribucie, 1869–1871 / 1880–1897 (weekly)
Volksstimme des Westens, 1877–1880
Watchmen Advocate, 1881–1985
Westliche Post, 1857–1938
Inaugural Edition of the St. Louis Star, 1904
Gregory, Winifred. American Newspapers, 1821–1936. New York: Society of America, Kraus Reprint, 1967.
Missouri Newspaper Project, Newspapers in Missouri: A Union List. 3 volumes. Kansas City, Missouri: University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994.
State Historical Society of Missouri. Newspapers in Missouri: A Union List, 1999. Columbia, Missouri: State Historical Society, 1999.
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