Alexander Doniphan Community History Project

The Alexander Doniphan Community History Project seeks to create an anthology of essays that chronicle the life, times, and influence of Alexander William Doniphan (1808-1887). Contributors of any age were welcome to participate by submitting original written work on important aspects of Doniphan’s life, social histories that depict life in the time of Alexander Doniphan, and essays that illustrate Doniphan’s influence today and his lasting significance. The project is now at the editorial stage. The project is community-based and volunteer lead, with help from Mid-Continent Public Library and Woodneath Press.

If successful, this pilot project will serve as a model for a way for people to celebrate and commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial driven by community-sourced submissions.