One Writer’s Journey

March 31, 2009

Missouri Digital Heritage

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:50 am

missouriLast week while I was poking around on-line looking for folktales, I stumbled upon Missouri Digital Heritage.  This project makes documents, photographs, maps and more available on-line.  The originals are held by various institutions throughout the state.

Some actual items (such as newspapers) are available on-line.  Others provide indexes vs the actual material.

I found a variety of newspapers including publications from Hannibal and Rolla as well as Sandborne fire insurance maps.  Exhibits include:

  • Carrie Watkins cookbook ca 1870
  • A photo exhibit of the Kirksville Cyclone, 1899
  • Quest for the Cure, photographs depecting Missouri’s first mental hospital ca 1844
  • St. Charles Postcards
  • The first 25 years of the Missouri State Fair

Take a look.  You might find something you can use for your current project.  Or you may find the inspiration you need for something new.



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