Kansas Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Kansas is one of the states that has an excellent single central online state repository for historical newspapers, There are many free online newspapers on other sites and collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are over 6,000 newspapers that have been published in the Sunflower State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. So go for it – find your Kansas ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated February 2024; recently added links are in BOLD)

Kansas Historical Newspapers

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Kansas Newspapers

Google News Archive

Kansas Digital Newspapers – collaboration with newspapers.com; for Kansas residents only for all titles –  However, there is Open Access for  Kansas Historical Society content published on Newspapers.com for more than three years; no residency verification required.  Here is the list of Open Access titles that are available to all: