M-112A: St. Louis Globe-Democrat Collection Addendum
DATE: circa 1970 - 1987
CREATOR: Saint Louis Globe-Democrat
SCOPE: This collection is an addendum to collection M-112: St. Louis Globe-Democrat Collection. The collection consists of news clippings, file photographs, records, negatives, film footage, marketing items, and realia.
EXTENT: 75 linear feet
HISTORY: In their earliest days, the predecessor newspapers which eventually merged to form the St. Louis Globe-Democrat were staunch advocates of freedom and anti-slavery in Missouri. The Globe-Democrat eventually became the most widely-read morning paper in St. Louis, with a huge circulation, and used this base of support to promote civic responsibility and great causes regarding urban improvements. For a historical look at St. Louis newspapers see the St. Louis Reference Record by W.A. Kelsoe and A Brief History of the Globe-Democrat by William J. Feustel.
A casualty in the 1980's of dwindling circulation due to competing forms of media, less income from advertising, and crippling strikes, the Globe-Democrat went the way of many urban dailies in the past generation, leaving a record of unmatched documentary and journalistic achievement as represented in its files.
ACCESS: Series 4 of this collection is currently stored off-site. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.
This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-112a may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.
Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.
In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.
Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Collection M-112A has been arranged into seven series, as follows.
Series 1: Historical newspaper morgue clippings for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Series 2: Historical file photographs. Includes Globe-Democrat photos (copyrighted by the Mercantile Library) and also photo services files (such as the AP, Reuters, and the like) which are interfiled with the Globe photographs.
Series 3: Early Records of the Globe-Democrat
Series 4: Vertical File Collections to 1987. Consisting mostly of circulation records, office documents, PR documents, correspondence, subject files. Series 4 has been arranged to the box level.