The Gateway to Oklahoma HistoryLatest additions
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.
The newspaper collection currently consists of over 4,400 titles on approximately 33,000 reels of microfilm (of which 28,000 reels were produced in-house.) 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 OHS Research Center located in the Oklahoma History Center. OHS materials are non-circulating; we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.
The Gateway to Oklahoma History
The OHS Research Division is pleased to announce the Gateway to Oklahoma History is now online. Visitors can search historic Oklahoma newspapers by keyword, browse, and read issues online for free. We are continually adding to the online collection, so check back often for new issues. gateway.okhistory.org
OHS Research Division Receives Newspaper Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the OHS Research Division a $630,000 grant to digitize approximately 200,000 page of historical newspapers.
The National Digital Newspaper Program represents a major effort to digitize millions of microfilmed pages of historically significant newspapers and make them available in a searchable online database. Through this program, the National Endowment for the Humanities intends to fund the digitization of historically significant newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. Currently NDNP has 28 state partners.
More than 100,000 pages of Oklahoma newspapers are currently available to search and view online in the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers section of the Library of Congress website.
Searching the Newspaper Archives
To explore newspaper titles in our collection visit the Online Catalog.
Orders & Fees
Oklahoma-related newspapers are accepted. No articles or clippings, please.
Contact the Newspaper Archives
Note: OHS does not participate in the interlibrary loan program. Questions regarding the Newspaper Archives and donations should be directed to:
Angela Spindle (405) 522-0868
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
More Sources for Newspapers Online
The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Search & view historic Oklahoma newspapers online at gateway.okhistory.org
Library of Congress - Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers
Numerous titles from 1836-1922 are available to view online through this website. For tips on searching see the
Guide to Using Chronicling America (PDF).
View Oklahoma newspapers available online
Digital Collections @ OSU Library
The Daily O'Collegian 1895-1939
Google Newspaper Archive
Altus Times 1981-2004
Altus Times-Democrat 1920-1980
The American (Delaware & Ottawa Co.) 2005-2009
Boise City News 1938-2009
Daily Leader (Frederick) 1975-1987
Daily Times Democrat (Altus) 1927
Drumright Gusher 2005-2008
Durant Daily Democrat 1982-2003
Frederick Daily Leader 1968-1987
Heavener Ledger 1971-2009
Nowata Star 1943-2009
Perkins Journal (also under Stillwater Journal) 1915-2009
Stillwater Journal 2005-2009
Thomas Tribune 2005-2009
Valliant Leader 2005-2007
Obituaries from the Oklahoman
This index includes obituaries published in the Oklahoman. Additional years will be added as they become available.