Northwest Stories

Northwest Stories tells the stories of Northwest Missouri State University through new technology and archival traditions to educate past, present, and future Bearcats. 

Through this website and the companion app, users can more deeply explore and understand the rich history of our university. The website explores the history beginning with the buildings of Northwest. Users will find pictures, stories, and companion histories of Northwest. 

Northwest Missouri State University, located in Maryville, Missouri, focuses on student success – every student, every day. This project was conceived and implemented as part of the Digital Humanities class in the fall of 2018. In less than half of a semester, students researched and wrote histories, compiled images, and built a digital archive of locations on the Northwest campus. It was expanded in the spring of 2023 with continued work incorporating  Explore the history of Northwest and see the amazing campus. 

If you are on campus, you can use the embedded QR codes on your smartphone to see the history of the building you are in. 

If you are an alum of Northwest Missouri State University, we want to know your story. Click here to get in contact with us to include your story.

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