The Marceline History Connection is excited to announce that more than 55,000 pages of Marceline and Linn County newspapers are now available to be searched online! The Marceline History Connection, the Marceline Carnegie Library, and the State Historical Society of Missouri worked together to review and confirm available microfilm of newspapers in and around Marceline, Missouri, including “The Marceline News“, “Marceline Mirror”, “Marceline Journal”, “Marceline Herald”, and the “Marceline Press” to get the papers processed into searchable, digital assets.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has an ongoing partnership with Newspapers.com to have film digitized and converted to searchable text, in exchange for exclusive rights for a limited time on their website. Library patrons are encouraged to visit the Marceline Carnegie Library to search the digital archives at no cost, but users can also purchase access on Newspapers.com to be able to do research from home. There is limited access at the Library, so appointments are encouraged.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s “Missouri Digital Newspaper Project” also has papers from Linn and Chariton Counties, such as the “Chariton Courier“, “The Brunswick News“, “The Brunswicker“, “Brookfield Gazette“, and “Laclede Blade” ranging from 1854 to 1922. “Getting easily searchable, digital access to Marceline’s historic newspapers will help anyone who wishes to work on genealogy, or the history of our town, and we couldn’t be happier.” says Joyce Clapp, Library Director of the Marceline Carnegie Library since 1990.
Members of the Marceline History Connection have already put together quite a collection of digital archives on their website – www.Marceline.us – which includes over a hundred audio recordings of Marceline residents dating back to the late 1990s, as well as a digitized, searchable version of the 1888-1963 Diamond Jubilee book.
If you’re interested in Marceline history you’re encouraged to come to the Marceline History Connection meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at the Marceline Carnegie library.