This page is an overview of primary and secondary sources available about local history in St. Louis, with an emphasis on community groups and urban planning.
Materials listed in the guides below are accessed at Special Collections in Olin Library:
Each directory is slightly different in contents and layout to search for a name or address. They are a good primary source for St. Louis history. (Note: not all directories are available online)
Please contact organizations directly for newspapers not located at Olin Library (WUSTL).
Online access and search-ability is available for the noted African-American newspaper, Chicago Defender, which often covered national news as well as Midwest news