Explore our Collective Past

More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.

We’re always working to help local organizations digitize their collections and share them online. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send them to mdh@sos.mo.gov.

Over There: Missouri and the Great War is a statewide digitization initiative to document Missouri's role in World War I. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the Springfield-Greene County Library District and Partners.

War posters (U.S. Marines: active service on land and sea). From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by University of Missouri Libraries Special Collections and Rare Books.

117th Field Signal Battalion aboard a train. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Putting a gas mask on a mule. 137th Ambulance Company. Camp de Galbert, Germany. August 31, 1918. From the collection National World War I Museum Online Collection Database, contributed by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

42nd Division soldiers in gas masks marching toward Fere-en-Tardenois,July 29,1918. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Photograph of the USS South Carolina. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Photograph of German Submarines. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Ruby Garrett on horseback with Richard T. Smith [right] in Germany. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Soldiers pointing guns over the top of a sandbag trench. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Soldiers holding musical instruments. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Officers on horseback passing through the ruins of an unidentified town. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Uniformed soldiers carrying wooden caskets, March 9, 1916. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

French children laying flowers on the graves of Allied soldiers. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

American Red Cross Kansas City Chapter Booth, 1918. From the collection National World War I Museum Online Collection Database, contributed by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Women's Troop Train Service. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the Missouri History Museum.

Parade held in downtown St. Louis welcoming the soldiers home from the War. From the collection Over There: Missouri and the Great War, contributed by the Missouri History Museum.




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