1 box. Includes stylebooks for various newspapers; folders of pamphlets,
clippings, articles, etc., for several newspapers, including the Riverfront Times and the Suburban
*St. Louis Public Library holds St.
Louis area daily and weekly newspapers and periodicals in paper and microfilm starting
from Joseph Charlesss publication of the Missouri
Gazette in 1808, including the Missouri Democrat,
Missouri Republican, St.
Louis Republic, St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Star-Times, and many others. Newspaper
collections are especially rich in German-language material, such as the Westliche Post, Anzeiger des
Westens, and St. Louis Arbeiter Zeitung.
Such periodicals as Reedys Mirror, St. Louis Life, Criterion, Freie Blätter, and many others can be found in Library
collections. In addition, a collection of clippings, chiefly from St. Louis newspapers and
ephemera is held in over 100 file drawers. Coverage of the clipping file starts in the
19th century, but is particularly strong for the period of 1910 to 1974.
*A file of historic newspaper issues in the Librarys
Special Collections department holds such examples as the April 8, 1728, New-England Weekly Journal; the November 7, 1783, New-York MorningPost with George Washingtons
farewell orders to the armies of the United States; the May 19, 1864, New-York Times, which reports news from General U.S.
Grants headquarters in Virginia and other Civil War news; the July 26, 1809, Missouri
Gazette; and issues of several St. Louis newspapers, such as the weekly Little Giant (1897), The National
American (1878), the National Review (1888 and
1889), The National Rip-Saw (1921), The Printers Journal (1882), The Sunday-School Evangelist (1889-1890), and the Weekly
St. Louis Evening News1863).
Sample issues of contemporary periodicals and newspapers
published in St. Louis are kept in the St. Louis Media Archives.
Original art work for more than 280 editorial cartoons from St. Louis
newspapers, ca. 1890s-1920s (bulk 1910-1920). Cartoonists Archibald
B. Chapin; Paul S. Berdanier, Sr.; William Byrnes; Robert Minor;
Daniel R. Fitzpatrick; Roy
H. James; Daniel Bishop; Isaac (Ike) Morgan; and others are represented. Themes cover
local, state, and national government; foreign relations; World War I; womens
suffrage. See also St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Framed front pages from St. Louis newspapers are on loan from the
Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Extra Pointer, April
1969-October 1987 (incomplete).
Newsletter of the St. Louis Quarterback.
Fort Leonard Wood News,
v. 1, no. 28-v. 5, no. 37 (Sept. 12, 1941-Nov. 16, 1945).
Published by the United States Army Training Center.
Focus Midwest, v. 1-15,
Monthly published by Charles Klotzer that
covered politics and public affairs in Missouri and Illinois.
Jefferson Barracks Hub,
v. 1, no. 36-v. 4, no. 18 (Dec. 12, 1941-April 30, 1944).
"Official publication of the Air Corps Replacement Training Center,
Jefferson Barracks, Mo."
"Published . . . for the residents of Laclede Park, Laclede
Missouri Times: The Statewide Journal
of Government and Politics. 5 v., 1 storage box.
Collection includes bound volumes of the Missouri Times,
published in Jefferson City, 1979-1984; 1.5 linear feet of business papers,
correspondence, and photographs.
Wochenshrift. St. Louis, 1871-1872.
With political cartoons by Joseph Keppler.
Publication of the periodical continued in New York after 1872.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat:
Includes What Makes the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat a Great Newspaper (1949); The Globe-Democrat Story: Fighting for
St. Louis Since 1852 (1967); the 125th birthday edition, July 1, 1977; a printout of
the "farewell" edition under Newhouse ownership, 1984; the final edition,
February 25, 1984 ("An Old Friend Says Goodbye"); articles and clippings.
Globe-Democrat Special Monthly Edition, 1916-1923.
Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Edition, January 1919 issue.
"Issued twice monthly for the War Camp Community Service."
The Handclasp, issues from 1943-1944.
"For the Globe-Democrat fighting men."
Overset, Oct. 1955 issue.
"Issued by the Globe-Democrat Publishing Co. by and for its
Globe-Democrat Bouquets & Brickbats, 1981-1983.
Womens page special editions, December 15, 1953, and
December 7, 1954.
Type specimen books and style/procedure manuals; staff directories for
1956, 1959, 1960, 1981.
"The editorial that won the Pulitzer Prize,"
1951; promotional pamphlet reprinting Louis LaCosss
editorial, "The low estate of public morals," Aug. 6, 1951, winner of the 1952 Pulitzer Prize; The New Face of St. Louis, by Al Delugach reprint 196-?; 1969 reprint of series on
"Alcohol and highway safety;" and other articles.
Historic editions, St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Contains newspaper front pages and issues from such events as the
invasion of Poland by German troops, September 1, 1939; Japans bombing at Pearl
Harbor and declaration of war, December 8, 1941; Germany surrenders, May 8, 1945;
assassination of President John F. Kennedy, November 1963; St. Louis Baseball Cardinals
winning Pennant and World Series, October 1964; "Men walk on moon," July 21,
1969; President Richard M. Nixons resignation, August 9, 1974; "Seasons
snow is most in 66 years," March 9, 1978; "An old friend says goodbye,"
final edition, February 25, 1984 (reproduction); "Saga of St. Louis revival
soars to national heights," October 29, 1986.
Globe-Democrat marketing, advertising, and promotional materials.
Includes "Reading a Larger St. Louis Market," 1959;
corrspondence with other metropolitan dailies re: upgrading the Globes suburban
sections, 1959; "First in St. Louis," circulation and readership statistics,
Includes Globe-Democrat promotional badges, 1930s; 49th State
Safety Legion certificate of membership, Globe-Democrat school safety promotion,
1936; carrier receipt, 1940; Old Newsboys Day aprons; Globe-Democrat
copy paper; Globe-Democrat press pass; St. Louis Globe-Democrat Semi-annual
Fashion Show programs 1959-1969, for event held at Kiel Auditorium.
Also, typeplates, including "Proposed downtown sports stadium
project," Sept. 1960; "Its Kennedy!," "Its Nixon!,"
prepared for the 1960 presidential election; The Daily Crossword, 4/6/73; " map of
Meramec River basin; movie audience guides; and obituaries.
Telephone console, city room, St. Louis Globe-Democrat ,
Includes Guild ads, Globe-Democrat position papers,
correspondence, the Strike Bulletin; copies of
Globe-Democrat Publishing Company-St. Louis Newspaper Guild
contracts, 1958-1965; pension plan, 1961.
Glider crash, August 1, 1943.
Photograph of the plummeting army glider which carried St. Louis mayor William Dee Becker and nine other prominent St. Louisans
to their deaths at Lambert Field. Photographed by Jack Zehrt,
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, an instant before the plane reached the ground.
St. Louis and Missouri scenes. 27 photos. 1940s-1950s.
Transportation. 10 photos. 1944-1961.
Airlines, airport, railroad, bus depot, etc. Includes scenes at the
Trailways Bus depot, Lambert Field, Union Station, and the St. Louis bus terminal.
Globe-Democrat history. 5 photos. 1941-1942.
"War extra" shows a newsboy with Globe-Democrat with
news of bombing at Pearl Harbor; "Loading dock at night;" and "Newsboys
getting their papers." Also, "Stereotype room," n.d.; and Globe-Democrat
on sale on St. Louis Public Service bus, 1959.
John L. Dengler photographs.
Includes "Farm Scene, Reynolds County;" "The forgotten
man of sports;" "Pumpkins;" "Total loss;" firemen from St.
Charles Township Volunteer Fire Department fighting a fire; and "The Signs of a
Deserted Town," showing empty mailboxes remaining in Kampville Beach, St. Charles
County, following March 1973 floods. Mounted copies of articles illustrated by Dengler
photographs: "Downtown designs," January 7, 1974; "An eerie feeling,"
on Weldon Springs, August 20, 1972; "The exuberance of playing children,"
November 25, 1972; "People watchers delight," on the Festival of the
Little Hills in St. Charles, August 13, 1973.
Globe-Democrat staff photographs.
Beulah Schacht with Imogen Coca; Bob Burnes, Ray Noonan.
Historic photo files.
Frank P. Blair, Jr., editor and
founder in 1852 of the Daily Missouri Democrat, which
later merged with the Globe-Democrat; B. Gratz Brown,
Missouri Democrat editor and later governor of Missouri; Carl
Schurz, editor of the Westliche Post and later
senator from Missouri.
1, 1988-1989. 1 box.
Saint Louis Globe Digest.
v. 1, no. 1- (Oct/Nov. 1970-)
St. Louis Journalism Review.
Reports and critical articles on the local press and other news
media in the title established by Charles Klotzer.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch history.
Includes various editions (1949-1981) of The Story of the
Post-Dispatch; The World, 1883-1903; The St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, 1878-1903: Two Anniversaries, Two Accomplishments (1903);
anniversary editions and anniversary invitations and programs, including the boxed edition
of December 9, 1928, issue of The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, with the Compliments of Joseph Pulitzer; St.
Louis Post and Dispatch, v. 1, no. 286 (December 12, 1878), 15 historic Post-Dispatch
pages (1964?); A Tour of the Post-Dispatch (1962?); Editorials and Cartoons
on the 1952 Republican and Democratic Conventions From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
(1952); Editorial Cartoons, 1913-1965, From the Editorial Page of the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch (1965?). Other pamphlets, ephemera, articles, and clippings.
Three letters (Xerox copies), dated February 14, 1953; February 17,
1953; and March 6, 1953. Two letters from President Harry S.
Truman one to Ray Crowley, managing editor of the Post-Dispatch,
and the other to reporter Ed Woods, one of the few people to
interview Truman. The third letter is a copy of Crowleys response to Truman.
Post-Dispatch Reference Department files, 1942-1982. 1/2
Contains correspondence, memos, policies and procedures, surveys, staff
lists, reports, etc. The department held a reference library, picture file, map file,
clipping files, primarily for staff use.
Post-Dispatch advertising, marketing, and promotional
Includes the St. Louis Radio Directory: A Complete List of
Manufacturers, Manufacturers Agents, Jobbers and Retailers With the Names of Buyers,
Street Addresses and Telephone Numbers, compiled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
(April 10, 1925); full-page ad for The Truman Memoirs, with note, September 6,
1955, from David Pasternak to Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., and Pulitzers initialed
ok; "Announcing the St. Louis Post-Dispatch bicentennial edition
of the City of St. Louis, Sunday, February 16, 1964," published in October
1963; full-page ads, "This man is on his way to a bowling alley," January 4,
1959, and "Staff writer on assignment for the Everyday Magazine,"
December 21, 1958; front page, January 21, 1981, mounted on 9x12 inch plaque; a sample of
mounted front page, a "one-time project of the Post-Dispatch to sell front
pages. It didnt work, however."
Also: "The New Saturday Post," October 1996; promotional
folders for "GetOut, the entertainment magazine of St. Louis," 1996; marketing
materials, 1997; promotional section for "The new Sunday Post-Dispatch," Sunday,
January 31, 1999.
*Daily cartoons from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Artists
32 volumes of proofs from editorial cartoonists Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, 1940-1958; Bill Mauldin, 1958-1962; and Tom
Charcoal drawings for four editorial cartoons by Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, 1953, are in the Media Archives.
*Political cartoons about St. Louis, by Bill Mauldin,
38 original drawings in pen, ink, and brush on board, published in
various editions of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Two framed cartoons drawn for the 1956 Mid-America Jubilee:
"All us red-blooded Yokums is a-goin to th Mid-America
Jubilee thanks to th red-blooded St. Louis Post-Dispatch/drawn for the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch by Al Capp," showing Lil Abner,
Daisy Mae, and baby; "See Reporting a News Event in the Post-Dispatch
exhibit, Mid-America Jubilee, September 1-30," by Amadee.
Weather Bird material:
Matchbooks, napkins, and notepad with Weather Bird holding the Post-Dispatch,
KSD radio microphone and KSD-TV antennae;
"Weather Bird in the family," by Frances Stadler;
clippings; and materials associated with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the
Weather Bird in 1991, including "The Official 1991 Weatherbird Calendar," which
celebrates the first Weather Bird drawn by staff artist Harry B.
Martin in 1901 ("the oldest continuous cartoon in American journalism").
Also: Post-Dispatch sticker book, ca. 1904, with pasted-in
stickers from local businesses, products, and United States stamps from the 1904 Louisiana
Purchase Exposition; Weather Bird and other newspaper stickers; "You get the MOST
when you get the POST " pica/column ruler, no date.
Post-Dispatch"Midget:" Midget a little paper for little people. 12
issues from v. 45 (1893-1894). "Special supplement of the Sunday Post-Dispatch."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch W9XYZ Radio
Newspaper. 1938- .
Daily transmission of specially prepared facsimile newspaper by ultra
high frequency. The receiving set produced the original copy; with brochure explaining the
P-D Notebook, v. 1, no. 1-v. 8, no. 2
(March 1950-March 1957).
Complete run of the Post-Dispatch and KSD radio staff
The Ruffled Feather, v. 1, no. 1-6
(May 13, 1994-week of October 17, 1994).
High and mighty: the flood of
93High and mighty: the flood of 93 / the staff of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch specimen books, manuals, stylebooks, etc.,
1917-1973. 1/2 box.
Includes Type Specimens, Borders, Rules, etc. New Post-Dispatch
Plant (Fall 1917), signed by H.A. Brockland Rotogravure
Historic editions, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Contains front pages, special and commemorative issues, including
anniversary numbers published in 1928, 1953, and 1979; news stories covering the headlines
from Pearl Harbor, V-E Day, victory over Japan, the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy, the 1969 space flight, President Richard M. Nixons resignation, the 1982
St. Louis Cardinals World Series win, the bombing of Iraq in 1991, Mark McGwires
home run sweep in 1998, and the visit of Pope John Paul II to St. Louis in January 1999;
special editions on "The Constitution, the Supreme Court and President Roosevelt," March 1937; an atlas section for
World War II; the summary of events following the Japanese surrender, August 16 to
September 7, 1945; 1950s sections on the development of St. Louis; "The troubled
world," a special atlas section on the Cold War, September1954; the 1976 Bicentennial
edition; a Charles Lindbergh anniversary section in 1977; and the reprint of the Peirce
*Clark McAdams, 1874-1935. 1 photo. Post-Dispatch
"Waiting at the mining disaster," March 1847.
A glossy (8x10," b/w) taken by Sam
Caldwell of the Post-Dispatch staff. One hundred eleven miners were
killed in an explosion at Centralia, Illinois.
"Fireman and child."
The December 31, 1988, photograph by amateur photographer Ron Olshwanger shows firefighter Adam
Long trying to resuscitate toddler Patricia Pettus.
The photograph won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography in 1989.
"Safe---Out!!!" Lynn T.
Spences photograph of the Cardinals vs. Dodgers playing in Busch Stadium,
May 12, 1969.
Arthur Witman photographs,
A collection of approximately 45 photographs taken by Art Witman. Includes
photographs of the Pulitzer family, President Franklin
Roosevelt, President Harry S. Truman walking with Prime
Minister Winston Churchill, and Governor Phil M. Donnelly at the dedication of the Winston Churchill
Memorial in Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946; and the Post-Dispatch staff,
including Witman himself with President Dwight D.
Eisenhower; Julius Klyman; Daniel Fitzpatrick; Marquis Childs; and Robert Hannon
on top of the completed north leg of the Arch, September 1, 1964.
"Reporting an event" story folder.
13 photographs with captions that illustrate in step-by-step pictorial
chronology how the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the story of the 1951 bank
robbery at Southwest Bank, St. Louis. The original photograph of the robbery was taken by Jack January. The photographs were exhibited at the Mid-America
Jubilee in 1956.
*St. Louis Post-Dispatch operational departments. 1899.
16 photos in album.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reference Department.
1949. 6 photos.
In D. Goodrich Gamble papers,
photographs from Gambles retirement from the Post-Dispatch in 1971 show Dorothy Gardner, Martin Oldman,
Dorothy Atwood, Bill Tucker,
Selwyn Pepper, Peggy Johnson,
Albert Schweitzer, Jim Fox,
Bill Plunkett, Jim Woods, Franz Wippold, Paul Stoddard,
Evarts Graham, Ray Kringer,
Bill Talley, and Gamble.
St. Louis Star-Times: 1/2
Includes papers on Star-Times history by Charles R. Suits (1970); "The Star of Our
Times," December 2, 1976; and a brief history by Christopher
Reid, S.J., completed for the newswriting class at St. Louis University under
instructor Dr. Avis Meyer. Also includes an unsigned letter to
Reid about the Star-Times.
"Winning the peace: a series of special articles on post-war
planning," reprinted from the 1944 Star-Times; Catalog of Type Faces . . . / The
St. Louis Star (192-?); Star-Times Employees Telephone Directory, 1949-1951.
Historic editions, St. Louis Star-Times.
Contains editions and sections of the newspaper for May 23, 1941, when
editor Frank Taylor left newspaper; December 8, 1941, Pearl
Harbor; December 11, 1941, War with Axis powers; Franklin D. Roosevelts death on
April 12, 1945; VE Day, May 8, 1945; a 1947 advertising section, "Meet the people . .
. who make your Star-Times;" and the last edition of the Star-Times on June
Letter, 1976, to "Chris" re: history of the Star-Times;
letter, June 15, 1951, from M.L. Brueggeman to R.J.
Noonan re: notice of last paycheck; with printed notice from the Star-Times Publishing
Co., June 15, 1951, of newspapers "permanent suspension;" Bulletin, St.
Louis, June 15, 1951 newspaper sold circulation lists, etc., to the Pulitzer Publishing
Star-Times St. Louis Star©Times promotions, advertising,
"We are pleased to keep you informed . . . ;" map of
"Allied invasion routes?" of Europe, May 1944; St. Louis Star-Times
Fashion Bureau dress pattern, ca. 1945; "Dont say paper, say Star"
No. 47/Local no. 47, ANG. St. Louis Newspaper Guild, Local 47
newsletter, 1951; 1971 reunion correspondence, lists, etc.
Staff photographs: Will Sandeson,
Bruce Boehle, Edward Maxwell,
Reed Hynds, Frank Mueller,
James Flagg, Bill Burchfiel, Arthur Buck, Bernard Walsh, Edward Mills, Mario Cavagnaro,
Milton Ferman. Other photographs show the retirement
party for managing editor Frank Taylor in 1941; a party at the home of Martha Jackson, also 1941; the Star-Times newsroom
Also, in the D. Goodrich Gamble
papers, photographs of the Star-Times, ca. 1947. Persons identified in the
photographs include Aaron Benesch, W.T. Burchfiel,
William Daugherty, William
Foster Eaton, James S. Flagg, D. Goodrich Gamble, Mary Kimbrough, Ray Kringer,
Ed Mills, Bernard Walsh. Also, Helen Marie
Rauth, June Geraghy, Martha Jackson, Seward Van Petten, Mary Clynes, Ed Swift, and Ray Noonan.
1961 Star-Times reunion: John Stewart
, William Foster Eaton, D. Goodrich Gamble , Aaron
Benesch, Barney Walsh, Ralph OLeary,
Jake Schneider, Bob Shulman,
Carl Major, Howard Lipton,
Bill Plowman, Bill Fleishman,
Ray Kringer, Jim Flagg.
St. Louis Sun:
St. Louis Sun, v.1, September 25, 1989-April 25, 1990.
Complete run of newspaper, with "USA Weekend" and
"Fun" sections, Saturday TV guides, and advertising supplements. Also: 3 boxes
of Sun records, including executive correspondence, marketing studies, advertising and
Sun photograph files, 1989-1990 (unprocessed).
Approximately 25 linear feet of photographs from the Sun files.
Photos of Ralph Ingersoll at the
opening of the Sun.
The Sporting News.
Photographs. 1 photo. C.C. Johnson Spink.
Suburban Journals of Greater St.
Old Newsboys Day issues and special
A collection of newspapers published during various newspaper strikes in
St. Louis Daily News.
September 1-5, 1945.
Complete set of the paper published during the 1945 newspaper
St. Louis News, v. 1, no. 1-8
(November 27, 1978-December 9-10, 1978).
Newspaper produced by newspaper workers during the 1978 strike.
St. Louis Post-Dispute,
December 8, 1978.
Newspaper parody put out by St. Louis University students during the
St. Louis Today, v. 1, nos.
1-12 (September 7-8, 1973-October 5-6, 1973).
Newspaper produced by newspaper workers striking against the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1973. This
collection contains the paper published during the strike. However, the paper continued
production until March 1975.