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Newspaper Archives

Originally organized as part of the Oklahoma Press Association, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) has been collecting Oklahoma newspapers since 1893. The newspaper archives include approximately 4,000 titles dating from 1844 to the present, and it continues to grow with the collection of more than 150 current titles every week. It is the oldest, largest, and most complete collection of Oklahoma newspapers available.

Newspapers on Microfilm

The Newspaper Archives consist of more than 42,000 reels of microfilm. All microfilm is available for viewing, free of charge, at the Research Center. If you are interested in viewing newspapers published from 2015 to the present, please contact the Newspaper Department in advance of your visit at 405-522-0868 or sarah.biller@history.ok.gov.

OHS materials are non-circulating, and we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.

Search Holdings on Microfilm

The Gateway to Oklahoma History

View thousands of digitized newspapers on The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Visitors can search by keyword, browse, and read issues online for free. We are continually adding to the online collection, so check back often for new issues.

Don’t see your local newspaper on The Gateway? Contact the Newspaper Archives for more information at sarah.biller@history.ok.gov

Visit The Gateway to Oklahoma History

 “How to Search The Gateway” Video Tutorial


Visit the Research Center inside the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City for free access to the Newspapers.com database.

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Newspapers

The Newspaper Archives include 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


Obituaries and Death Notices from the Oklahoman

This index includes obituaries published in the Oklahoman, an Oklahoma City newspaper. Copies are available for a $15 express fee.


Orders and Fees

Order Digitized Microfilm

Orders a searchable PDF of any newspaper microfilm roll for $100 per roll.

Order online

You may also order by mail using our printable order form. To request newspaper research, including articles and obituaries, please visit the research requests page.

Contact the Newspaper Archives

Sarah Biller, newspaper archivist


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.

Current Newspapers Collected

The OHS collects more than 150 current newspaper titles.

  • Ada News
  • Allen Advocate
  • Altus Times Democrat
  • Alva Review Courier
  • American (Afton)
  • Anadarko Daily News
  • Antlers American
  • Apache News
  • Ardmoreite
  • Atoka County Times
  • Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma City)
  • Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
  • Beckham County Record
  • Black Chronicle (Oklahoma City)
  • Blackwell Journal-Tribune
  • Blanchard News
  • Boise City News
  • Bristow News
  • Broken Bow News
  • Buffalo Weekly News
  • Carnegie Herald
  • Chelsea Reporter
  • Cherokee Messenger & Republican
  • Cheyenne Star
  • Choctaw Times
  • Christian Chronicle (Oklahoma City)
  • Claremore Daily Progress
  • Clayton Today
  • Cleveland American
  • Clinton Daily News
  • Coalgate Record
  • Collinsville Times-Star
  • Comanche Times
  • Cordell Beacon
  • Country Connection (Eakly)
  • County Democrat (Shawnee)
  • County Times (Cache)
  • Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
  • Cushing Citizen
  • Cyril News
  • Davis News
  • Delaware County Journal
  • Dewey County Record
  • Drumright Gusher
  • Duncan Banner
  • Durant Democrat
  • Eastern Times Register (Roland)
  • Edmond Life & Leisure
  • El Reno Tribune
  • Elk City News
  • Ellis County Star
  • Enid News & Eagle
  • Eufaula Indian Journal
  • Express-Star (Chickasha)
  • Fairfax Chief
  • Fairview Republican
  • Frederick Press Leader
  • Freedom Call
  • Garber Billings News
  • Garvin County News Star
  • Grove Sun
  • Guthrie News Leader
  • Guymon Herald
  • Harper County Leader
  • Healdton Herald
  • Heavener Ledger
  • Hennessey Clipper
  • Henryetta Free Lance
  • Herald Democrat (Beaver)
  • Hobart Democrat-Chief
  • Holdenville News
  • Hominy News-Progress
  • Hooker Advance
  • Hughes County Times
  • Hugo News
  • Inola Independent
  • Johnston County Sentinel
  • Journal Record (Oklahoma City)
  • Kingfisher Times & Free Press
  • Kiowa County Democrat
  • Konawa Leader
  • Latimer County News-Tribune
  • Lawton Constitution
  • Lincoln County News
  • Lindsay News
  • Logan County Courier
  • Madill Record
  • Mangum Star-News
  • Marietta Monitor
  • Marlow Review
  • McAlester News-Capital
  • McCurtain Gazette
  • McIntosh County Democrat
  • Medford Patriot-Star
  • Miami News-Record
  • Midwest City Beacon
  • Minco-Union City Times
  • Monthly New Era (Davenport)
  • Moore Monthly
  • Mooreland Leader
  • Mountain View News
  • Muskogee Phoenix
  • Mustang Times
  • Newcastle Pacer
  • Newkirk Herald Journal
  • Norman Transcript
  • Northwest Oklahoman (Shattuck)
  • Nowata Star
  • O’Colly (Oklahoma State University)
  • Okarche Warrior
  • OKC Friday (Oklahoma City)
  • Okeene Record
  • Okemah News Leader
  • Oklahoma Banker (Oklahoma City)
  • Oklahoma City Herald
  • Oklahoma Eagle (Tulsa)
  • Oklahoma Observer (Oklahoma City)
  • Oklahoma Publisher (Oklahoma City)
  • Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
  • Okmulgee Times
  • Oologah Lake Leader
  • Owasso Reporter
  • Paper (Pryor)
  • Pauls Valley Democrat
  • Pawhuska Journal-Capital
  • Pawnee Chief
  • Perkins Journal
  • Perry Daily Journal
  • Piedmont-Surrey Gazette
  • Ponca City News
  • Poteau Daily News
  • Prague Times Herald
  • Purcell Register
  • Ringling Eagle
  • Rush Springs Gazette
  • Sand Springs Leader
  • Sapulpa Herald
  • Seminole Producer
  • Sentinel Leader
  • Sequoyah County Times
  • Shawnee News-Star
  • Skiatook Journal
  • Sooner Catholic (Oklahoma City)
  • Southeast Times (Idabel)
  • Southwest Ledger (Lawton)
  • Spiro Graphic
  • Stigler News-Sentinel
  • Stillwater News-Press
  • Stilwell Democrat-Journal
  • Sulphur Times-Democrat
  • Tahlequah Daily Press
  • Talihina American
  • Thomas Tribune
  • Tonkawa News
  • Tribune (Bethany)
  • Tulsa Beacon
  • Tulsa World
  • Tuttle Times
  • Valliant Leader
  • Vian Tenkiller News
  • Vici Vision
  • Vinita Daily Journal
  • Wagoner County American Tribune
  • Walters Herald
  • Watonga Republican
  • Waurika News-Journal
  • Weatherford News
  • Westville Reporter
  • Wewoka Times
  • Wilson Post-Democrat
  • Woods County Enterprise
  • Woodward News
  • Wynnewood Gazette
  • Yale News
  • Yukon Progress

More Sources for Newspapers Online

Chronicling America from the Library of Congress
Digital Public Library of America