The digitization of images and documents from Special Collections and Archives is an ongoing initiative. Some of the collections, or parts of collections, available online are listed below. Others are available by visiting our digital collections website.
"Confluence and Crossroads: The Civil War in the American Heartland," is an ongoing initiative to locate, survey, and digitize original, primary source documents pertaining to the time period 1854-1877 for a 28-county region in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The counties included in the geographic scope of this project include, in Missouri: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Wayne, and Washington; and for Illinois: Alexander, Jackson, Pulaski, Randolph, and Union.
If you have original documents pertaining to the project's theme and would be willing to have them digitized for inclusion in this project, please contact Project Manager Ellen Ryan (573-651-2750) for more information.