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.I mentioned that while the Missouri Death Certificate collection is perhaps the best known part of this collection, there is a whole lot more there. Following is a sample of some of the things you will find there of genealogical or historical interest
We will start with collections housed at the Missouri State Archives:
The Digital Heritage collections also includes links to collections elsewhere that have been ‘contributed’ by outside sources.
Contributed by: University of Missouri Libraries
Electronic books from University of Missouri Digital library. [Includes St. Louis Social Registers of 1916, 1922. 1924 and 1925, Missouri Plat books from 1930, Sanborn Maps, and more]
Contributed by: Washington University Libraries
Collection of one hundred and eleven documents, over 400 pages of full-text searchable resource that represents the full case history of the Dred Scott Case.
Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District
Collection of full text indexes and abstracts to records including circuit court record books, coroner's records, alms house records, justice of the peace records and others.
Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library
Polk City Directories 1859 - 1925.
Contributed by: Blue Springs Historical Society
Historical photograph collection depicting life in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Collection of 90 documents of President Truman's 1948 Presidential Campaign covering years 1946-1968This is still a small sampling, but should give an idea of the diverse materials available through this collection. I am hopeful that the initiative, the brainchild of our current Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, will continue expanding unabated if in 2010 she wins her Senate campaign.