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Digitized St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-2016) (

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been digitized by the subscription database for the years 1874-2016. The Missouri History Museum Library has a subscription to this database only for the years 1874-1922, which allows researchers who are in the library to see the entire articles. (In addition, researchers in the library can also search and view articles in's Missouri Collection, which includes newspapers from selected other Missouri towns and cities.)

The Missouri History Museum Library does not have a subscription to this Post-Dispatch database for years after 1922. For years following 1922, researchers can search the Post-Dispatch in, but results will only include a snippet view of the article and the date and page number of the article.

If you find a reference in this database post 1922, you have the option of looking up the reference at one of the St. Louis-area libraries that holds the Post-Dispatch on microfilm. Please note that although the references in provide the date of the newspaper article, the page number provided does not correlate exactly with the actual page number in the newspaper. A page reference of “page 55,” for example, refers to the 55th newspaper page on that date; yet the actual newspaper page number may be something like Part 3, page 8.

The Missouri History Museum Library holds the Post-Dispatch on microfilm for the years 1881, 1898, 1904, 1917, 1919-1948, and 1961-2015. The St. Louis Public Library's Central Branch (located at 13th and Olive in downtown St. Louis) and the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (located at 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.) have more extensive holdings of the Post-Dispatch microfilm.

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