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 April 2022; recently added links are in BOLD)

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

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 

Cowley County
Arkansas City Public Library

  • Arkansas City Traveler 
  • Arkansas City Daily Traveler 
  • Arkansas City Daily Republican 
  • Daily Republican Traveler 
  • Arkansas City Republican Traveler 

Ford County

Dodge City Public Library

  • Dodge City Daily Journal
  • Dodge City Democrat
  • Dodge City Messenger
  • Dodge City Reporter
  • Dodge City Times
  • Ford County Globe
  • Kansas Cowboy
  • The Dodge City Daily Globe
  • The Dodge City Globe
  • The Dodge City Journal
  • The Dodge City Kansas Journal
  • The Dodge City Times
  • The Dodge City Times-Ensign
  • The Globe Live Stock Journal
  • The Globe-Republican
  • The Journal-Democrat
  • The Live Stock Farmer
  • The New Deal
  • The Southwest News

Franklin County
Ottawa University

  • Tauy Talk 
  • The Boxer
  • The Ivy Leaf 
  • The Le Loup News 
  • The Mahsinegun 
  • The Ottawa Bulletin 
  • The Ottawa Campus 
  • The Ottawan
  • The Sagamore 

Geary County
Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

  • Daily Union 
  • Union 
  • Junction City Sunday Union 
  • Junction City Daily Union 
  • Junction City Union 
  • Blue Jay 
  • Conference Daily Tribune 
  • Davis County Republican 
  • Junction City Republican 
  • Smoky Hill and Republican Union 
  • Junction City Tribune 
  • Daily Junction City Tribune 
  • Junction City Weekly Union 
  • Junction City News 

Gove County
Grinnell-Angelus Heritage Center

  • Golden Belt 
  • Golden Belt Advance 
  • Gove County Golden Belt 
  • Gove County Record 
  • Grainfield Cap Sheaf 
  • Grainfield Record 
  • Grainfield Republican 
  • Grinnell Record 
  • Grinnell Record Leader 
  • Grinnell Town and Country 
  • Hardware News 
  • Record Leader 
  • Smoky Globe 

Harvey County
Bethel College

  • Christlicher Bundesbote 
  • Evening Kansas-Republican 
  • Newton Anzeiger 
  • Newton Kansas 
  • Newton Republican 
  • The Halstead Independent 
  • The Kansas Chronicle 
  • The Newton Democrat 
  • The Newton Republican 
  • The Newton Weekly Journal 
  • Zur Heimath 

Newton Public Library

  • The Newton Kansan 
  • Newton Kansan 

Logan County
Oakley Public Library

  • Oakley Graphic 
  • Logan County Clipper 
  • Winona Clipper
  • Graphic
  • Logan Republican

Lyon County
Emporia Public Library

  • Emporia Gazette
  • Emporia Gazette Weekend
  • The Emporia Gazette

Lyon County Library

  • Admire City Free Press 
  • Admire Free Press 
  • Admire Independent 
  • Admire Journal 
  • Admire News 
  • Advance 
  • Allen Enterprise 
  • Allen Herald 
  • Allen Journal 
  • Allen Tidings 
  • Emporia Times 
  • Lyon County Journal 
  • Northern Lyon County Journal
  • Northern Star 
  • Tidings
  • Weekly Herald 

Marion County
Peabody Township Library

  • Gazette Bulletin 
  • Marion County Record 
  • Peabody Gazette 
  • Peabody Gazette-Bulletin 
  • The Peabody Gazette 
  • The Peabody Gazette-Herald 
  • The Peabody Herald 

Marshall County
Waterville Public Library

  • Waterville Telegraph
  • Telegraph
  • The Telegraph
  • Parish Pages
  • Blue Valley Telegraph 
  • Frankfort Index 
  • Blue Valley Clipper 
  • Blue Rapids Times

Montgomery County
Independence Public Library

  • Independence Daily Reporter 

Nemaha County
Mary Cotton Public Library

  • Bern Gazette 
  • Bern Press 
  • Centralia High School Scoop 
  • Centralia Scoop 
  • Corning Chief
  • Corning Clipper 
  • Home Press 
  • Nemaha County Republican 
  • Sabetha Herald 
  • Sabetha Republican Herald 
  • Sabetha Weekly Herald 

Seneca Free Library

  • Corning Gazette 
  • Courier Democrat 
  • Courier Tribune 
  • Elk City Sun 
  • Kansas Nemaha Courier 
  • Semi Weekly Courier Tribune 
  • Seneca Courier Democrat
  • Seneca Tribune 
  • Seneca Weekly Courier 
  • Seneca Weekly Tribune 
  • Thayer News 

Osborne County
Osborne Public Library

  • The Alton Empire 
  • The Osborne County Key 
  • Western Empire 
  • Bull City Post
  • The Downs Chief 
  • The Downs Daily Chief
  • Downs Times 
  • Natoma Independent 
  • The Farmer’s Aid 
  • Downs Headlight
  • Saturday Eve Lamp 
  • The Downs World 
  • The Downs Globe 
  • The Natoma Courier 
  • Osborne County Farmer 
  • Our Messenger 
  • Portis Independent 
  • Portis Patriot 
  • The Whisperer 
  • The Rustler 
  • The Downs Times 
  • The Downs News 
  • The Downs News and The Downs Times 
  • Natoma Luray Independent
  • Daily News 
  • The Osborne County Farmer 
  • Osborne County Journal 
  • Osborne County News 
  • Osborne Evening News 
  • Osborne Farmer Journal 
  • Osborne Journal 
  • The Friend 
  • The Kansas Prohibitionist 
  • The Truth Teller 
  • The Western Odd Fellow 
  • Downs News And The Downs Times 
  • Downs News 
  • News And Times 
  • Downs News And Times 
  • Waverly Gazette 

Pawnee County
Jordaan Memorial Library

  • The Tiller and Toiler 

Pottawatomie County
Wamego Public Library

  • Wamego Reporter 
  • Kansas Agriculturalist 
  • Kansas Agriculturist 
  • Wamego Times 
  • Kansas Reporter 
  • Louisville Lyre 
  • Pottawatomie County Times 
  • Pottawatomie Gazette 
  • Wamego Blade 
  • Kansas Reporter 
  • Kansas Valley 
  • Kansas Weekly Valley 
  • Weekly Kansas Valley 
  • Wamego Semi Weekly Tribune 
  • Wamego Tribune 
  • Tribune Extra 
  • Wamego Weekly Tribune 
  • Wamego Weekly Times 
  • St George News

Republic County
Belleville Public Library Newspaper Archives