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Newspaper Archive

The Oklahoma Historical Society has served as the centralized repository for records dealing with the history of Oklahoma since before statehood. OHS has the largest collection of Oklahoma newspaper titles on microfilm. Titles date from 1819 to the present.

Newspapers on Microfilm

The Newspaper Archive consists of more than 4,400 titles on approximately 33,000 reels of microfilm (of which 28,000 reels were produced in-house.) The OHS has the oldest, largest, and most complete collection of newspapers available within the state. All microfilm is available for viewing, free of charge, at the Research Center. OHS materials are non-circulating; we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.

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The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Select newspapers published before 1923 are available online through The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Visitors can search keyword, browse, and read issues online for free. We are continually adding to the online collection, so check back often for new issues.

The Gateway to
Oklahoma History

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Newspapers

The Newspaper Archive includes many publications pertaining to different ethnicities, religions, cultures, and political groups. Click on the links to browse by topic. All of these publications are available on microfilm; some are also online through The Gateway to Oklahoma History.

African American
American Indian
Chinese
Czech
German

Labor
Vietnamese
Socialist
Spanish
Religious

Obituaries from The Oklahoman

This index includes obituaries published in The Oklahoman. Copies are available for a $15 express fee.



    
    
    




Orders and Fees

Microfilm

Item Price
Microfilm $85 per roll
Shipping $5 minimum

All microfilm orders are custom-made to fill each request. Note that once an order in process, it may not be possible to change or cancel the order.

Order online You may also order by mail using our printable order form.

When you receive your order, please inspect all reels thoroughly. OHS will only replace microfilm that has been duplicated improperly. If you believe you have received an improperly duplicated reel, please return it to the OHS Research Division, attention: Newspaper Department. Returns must be postmarked within thirty days of the invoice date. The OHS reserves the right to make the final judgment on the quality of duplicated film.

Newspaper Articles and Obituaries

To request newspaper research including articles and obituaries please visit the research requests page.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the Newspaper Archive and donations:
Sarah Biller
405-522-0868
newspaper@okhistory.org

Questions about digital newspapers:
JA Pryse
405-522-0858
japryse@okhistory.org

Donations

Oklahoma-related newspapers are accepted. No articles or clippings, please.

Preservation Tips

To find out more about caring for your own historic newspapers, visit the Library of Congress Preserving Newspapers page: loc.gov/preservation/care/newspap.html.
Another useful resource is the Oklahoma Cultural Heritage Trust: culturalheritagetrust.org




More Sources for Newspapers Online

Multi-State Repositories
Chronicling America from the Library of Congress
Digital Public Library of America
ProQuest
Researchguides.net
Wikipedia, list of newspaper titles

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

TitleYearsSource
Altus Times1981–2004Google Newspaper Archive
Altus Times-Democrat 1920–1980Google Newspaper Archive
American 2008–2012Small Town Newspapers
Beaver City Pioneer1886Guymon Public Library
Beaver City Tribune1890Guymon Public Library
Beaver Journal1904–1907Guymon Public Library
Benton County Banner1889Guymon Public Library
Blue County Democrat1904–1907Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Boise City News 1938–2009Google Newspaper Archive
Bryan County Democrat1907–1917Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Calera News1917Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Carthage Enterprise1910–1911Guymon Public Library
Cashion Independent1936–1939Hennessey Public Library
Cherokee Chieftain1893Hennessey Public Library
Cheyenne Star1901–1917, 1959Roger Mills County Newspapers
Cheyenne Sunbeam1894–1900Roger Mills County Newspapers
Daily Leader 1975–1987Google Newspaper Archive
Daily Times Democrat 1927Google Newspaper Archive
Dover News1904–1918Hennessey Public Library
Dover Times1894Hennessey Public Library
Drumright Gusher1998, 2001–2004Small Town Newspapers
Drumright Gusher 2005–2008Google Newspaper Archive
Duncan Banner1981Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Durant Daily Democrat1911–1981Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Durant Daily Democrat 1982–2003Google Newspaper Archive
Durant Daily News1905–1906Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Durant Statesman1906–1907Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Durant Times1898Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Durant Weekly News1904–1979Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Durant Weekly News & Bryan County Democrat1944–1985Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Farmers Voice1909Guymon Public Library
Forgan Advocate1951–1952Guymon Public Library
Frederick Daily Leader1968–1987Google Newspaper Archive
Gate Valley Star1914–1922Guymon Public Library
Goodwell News1908–1919Guymon Public Library
Guthrie Daily Leader1954, 1970, 1984Guymon Public Library
Guymon Daily Herald1950–2014Guymon Public Library
Guymon Daily News1934–1938Guymon Public Library
Guymon Democrat1907–1919Guymon Public Library
Guymon Gazette2005–2006Guymon Public Library
Guymon Herald1904–1928Guymon Public Library
Guymon Observer1946, 1948Guymon Public Library
Guymon Tribune1924–1926Guymon Public Library
Hammon Advocate1911Roger Mills County Newspapers
Hardesty Herald1893–1896Guymon Public Library
Hardesty Times1931–1932Guymon Public Library
Heavener Ledger1967–1969, 1977, 2001–2014Small Town Newspapers
Heavener Ledger 1971–2009Google Newspaper Archive
Hennessey Clipper1893–2016Hennessey Public Library
Hennessey Reformer1904Hennessey Public Library
Hooker Advance1904–1906, 1918–1920Guymon Public Library
Hooker Republican1906Guymon Public Library
Immigrants Guide1910–1913Guymon Public Library
Independent Farmer1905–1906Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Kiel Record1915–1916Hennessey Public Library
Newkirk Herald Journal1928–1929Guymon Public Library
Norse Wind1948–2007Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Nowata Star1943, 2003–2017Small Town Newspapers
Nowata Star 1943–2009Google Newspaper Archive
Oklahoma Farmer1917HathiTrust Digital Library
Old Timers News1974–1979Guymon Public Library
Optimist1907, 1909–1918Guymon Public Library
Oslo Posten1910–1913Guymon Public Library
Panhandle Collegian1927–1935Guymon Public Library
Panhandle Daily News Herald1949–1950Guymon Public Library
Panhandle Herald1925–1941Guymon Public Library
Panhandle News Herald1941–1948Guymon Public Library
Panhandle Times1995–1997Guymon Public Library
Perkins Journal1932–2017Small Town Newspapers
Perkins Journal 1915–2009Google Newspaper Archive
Press Democrat1895–1914Hennessey Public Library
Saturday Morning Advertiser1914Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
South & West1894–1897Guymon Public Library
Southeastern Oklahoma Citizen & Bryan County Democrat1932–1937Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library
Stillwater Journal2008–2016Small Town Newspapers
Stillwater Journal 2005–2009Google Newspaper Archive
Tenant Farmer1912–1915Hennessey Public Library
Texas County News1933–1940Guymon Public Library
The American 2005–2009Google Newspaper Archive
The Daily O'Collegian1895–1939Digital Collections @ OSU Library
Thomas Tribune1902–1903, 1954, 1969, 1971, 1981, 2001–2017Small Town Newspapers
Thomas Tribune 2005–2009Google Newspaper Archive
Tyrone Observer1911–1946Guymon Public Library
Tyrone Progress1904Guymon Public Library
Valliant Leader 2005–2007Google Newspaper Archive
Vista1903–2015University of Central Oklahoma