The Waterways Journal and Associated Research Materials

Material Description

The Waterway Journal is a weekly news magazine published in St. Louis covering the industries, history, and culture of American waterways. Today it is the leading trade journal for the barge and towing industry. It has been in print continuously since 1892 and traces its founding back to 1887. The larger archival collection generated by more than a century of editors such as Captain Donald T. Wright contains research materials, notes, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and publications related to biographies, boats, channels, locks and dams, ports and terminals, railroads, freight, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other river related topics.

Year Added:



St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis


Mr. Sean Visintainer
St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis


Date Range

1892 - 1892

Geographic Scope

The journal and the larger collection have a particularly strong focus on the Eastern United States and its major rivers such as the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Hudson. The Intercoastal Waterway and Western rivers such as the Columbia and Sacramento are covered as well as intermittent international topics.


  • 22.6 Serials
  • 219 Mixed Archival Collections
  • 22 Rolls Of Microfilm