Tuesday, April 22, 2008


From their website:

Welcome to the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative website. Missouri’s cultural heritage is unique and diverse, with many of the state’s crucial historical events playing key roles in the history of the nation.

Through the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their records and placing them online for easy access. We invite you to explore our website and to join with us in celebrating our collective past.

What kind of subjects are covered?


Agriculture: Records about farming, ranching, cultivating crops and raising livestock

Archives and Manuscripts Collection Guides: Resources, such as finding aids, guides and indexes, that provide descriptions of specific groups of Missouri records

Art, Architecture, Literature, Music, and Theater: Documents related to artists, composers, musicians, authors, playwrights, architects and their works

Books, Pamphlets, and Monographs: Books and diaries related to Missouri

Business, Commerce, Industry, and Manufacturing: Collections that demonstrate the diversity of Missouri’s economic activities

County and Municipal Records: Records created by and related to local governments

Cultures and Communities: Documents regarding Native Americans, African Americans, immigrant groups and urban and rural neighborhoods

Exploration and Settlement: Documents referring to French and Spanish settlers, fur traders, native tribes, explorers, land speculators, miners and other early residents

Family and Faith: Genealogical resources that include birth, marriage, death, church and cemetery records and family papers

Government and Political Records: Territorial, state and federal records from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government

Maps: Topographic, highway, railroad, insurance, demographic and historical maps

Medicine, Science, Technology, and Nature: Collections that reflect the variety of Missouri's scientific pursuits

Military Records and Resources: Military records of Missourians who served in domestic and foreign wars

Newspapers: Missouri Newspapers

Photographs and Images: Original photographs, postcards, drawings, posters, engravings, paintings and political cartoons

Sports and Recreation: Records on athletes, athletic events, hunting, fishing, tourism and tourist attractions

Transportation: Documents concerning automobiles, aviation, railroads, river traffic, bridges and highways

Women: Collections that focus on the lives and activities of women in Missouri

Email comments or suggestions to mdh@sos.mo.gov


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