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:

County and Library Collections:

Allen County
Humboldt Public Library

  • Humboldt Union
  • Union
  • Marketplace News
  • Humboldts Marketplace New
  • Market Place
  • Tri City Herald

Anderson County
Garnett Public Library

  • Advocate Community News 
  • Advocate Free Press
  • Advocate Free Press And Community News
  • Advocate 
  • Advocates Community News Press
  • Anderson County Advocate Advisor News
  • Anderson County Advocate And Advisor News 
  • Anderson County Advocate And Community News 
  • Anderson County Advocate 
  • Anderson County Area Community News
  • The Advocates Community News-Press
  • The Advocates Community News-Press And Advisor News
  • The Anderson County Advocate Advisor News
  • The Anderson County Review

Bourbon County

Old Fort Genealogical Society

  • Bourbon County Monitor
  • Garnett Plaindealer
  • The Daily Monitor
  • The Daily Morning Monitor
  • The Fort Scott Bulletin
  • The Fort Scott Democrat
  • The Fort Scott Tribune And The Fort Scott Monitor
  • The Union Monitor
  • The Weekly Union Monitor
  • Western Volunteer

Brown County
Morrill Public Library

  • Brown County World 
  • Daily Brown County World 
  • Hiawatha Daily World 
  • Hiawatha World 

Butler County

Douglass Historical

  • Douglass Tribune
  • The Burden Eagle
  • The Burden Enterprise
  • The Church Record
  • The Douglas Index
  • The Douglass Tribune
  • The New Enterprise

Chase County
Chase County Historical Society

  • Chase County Leader-News

Coffey County
Lebo Branch-Coffey County Library

  • Allegre Rexall Capsule 
  • Gridley Star 
  • Halls Summit News 
  • Hampden Expositor 
  • Lebo Courier 
  • Lebo Enterprise 
  • Lebo Leader 
  • Lebo Light 
  • Lebo Star 

Coffey County Library-Gridley Branch

  • The Gridley Light
  • The Gridley Gleam

Cowley County
Arkansas City Public Library

  • Arkansas City Traveler 
  • Arkansas City Daily Traveler 
  • Arkansas City Daily Republican 
  • Daily Republican Traveler 
  • Arkansas City Republican Traveler 
  • The Arkansas City Traveler
  • Cowley Courier Traveler

Winfield Public Library

  • Winfield Daily Courier

Ford County