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St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographs

 Collection 0162-MMC

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is a daily newspaper published in St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph Pulitzer founded the paper in 1878. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photographs are a morgue of over 3,500 entertainment photos from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The photos date from approximately 1930 to 1965 with bulk dates of approximately 1940 to 1965. Most photos are promotional images. Many contain editors' marks and cropping. The collection contains photos of celebrities, television programs, and movies.


  • circa 1930 - circa 1965
  • Majority of material found within circa 1940 - circa 1965

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


31.25 Linear Feet


This collection is arranged in five series:

Series 1
Series 2
Television Programs
Series 3
Series 4
Musicals for Television
Series 5
Unidentified, Miscellaneous, Etc.
Guide to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographs
Processed by Michael Henry and Ashley Behringer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742