Missouri Digital Heritage
The Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative is a collaborative effort that dramatically expands the amount of information available online about Missouri’s past. In 2007, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan proposed this landmark initiative to further Missourians’ access to information about the history of our state and local communities. Through the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative, the Missouri State Library and the Missouri State Archives, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri, are assisting institutions across the state in digitizing their historical materials and placing them online for easy access.
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The Missouri Digital Heritage web site provides access to Missouri’s digital collections in several different ways:
- Browsing by categories under Topics, Media Type, or Institution;
- Browsing all collections alphabetically;
- Simple Keyword Search
- Advanced Search
Links to collections listed under the Browse Pages have been contributed by institutions all around Missouri, including the Missouri State Archives.
Collections searchable with the simple or advanced search function come from several sources:
- Collections digitized by the Missouri State Archives and housed on the MDH server at: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/ordb.asp.
- Collections housed at select outside institutions, such as the Kansas City Public Library.
- Collections hosted by Missouri Digital Heritage on its CONTENTdm server at http://cdm.sos.mo.gov.
These collections come from a variety of institutions across Missouri.
Libraries may submit collections for appraisal and possible inclusion in Missouri Digital Heritage by sending a Letter of Intent to Carl Wingo at the Missouri State Library. He may be contacted at 800-325-0131, ext. 9 or Carl.Wingo@sos.mo.gov.
Instructions for the Letter of Intent are contained in the document “MDH Outreach Letter” immediately below.