Local History

Missouri Digital Heritage
The Missouri Digital Heritage website gathers together records from the Missouri State Library, the Missouri State Archives, and many other institutions across the state in an effort to further Missourians’ access to information about the history of the state and its many communities.

The Canton Press (1862-1877)
One of the five oldest family newspapers in Missouri, the Canton Press was established by J.W. Barrett in 1862 as a Democratic sheet whose motto was “Pledged but to truth, to liberty and law, no favor sways us, and no fear shall awe.” In the first issue, Barrett claimed that “while giving due attention to National affairs, we shall deem our special province to promote our State and local interests,” and the Press will “grapple with becoming boldness the great questions of the age.” Barrett went on to be the first president of the Missouri Press Association.  View this collection through the State Historical Society of Missouri.

C-SC Megaphone
The Megaphone, formerly the Christian University Record, is the student-­run newspaper of Culver-­Stockton College. This digital archive has scans of every saved issue of the newspaper dating back to 1876.

CSC Archives
The Culver-Stockton Archives, which house historical records and artifacts from 1853 to the present, are located on the first floor of the Carl Johann Memorial Library.  Materials include replica 19th century attire, sports memorabilia, yearbooks, and college catalogs. The archives may be accessed by appointment only – please contact one of the library staff members to make arrangements ahead of time.

Missouri Hub is a partnership between Missouri libraries and museums to share digital content. It is the Missouri service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.  All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.