Oklahoma Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Oklahoma is one of the states that does have a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently, Oklahoma has several newspapers available on that site. There are lots of free online newspapers also available on other sites and there are 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 3,600 newspapers that have been published in the Sooner State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Oklahoma 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 May 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Oklahoma Newspapers

Google News Archive

Gateway to Oklahoma History 1840s-1920s 

County and Library Collections:

Bryan County
Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library

  • Blue County Democrat 
  • Bryan County Democrat 
  • Caddo Banner 
  • Calera Enterprise
  • Calera News 
  • Duncan Banner 
  • Durant Daily Democrat 
  • Durant Daily News 
  • Durant Statesman 
  • Durant Times 
  • Durant Weekly News 
  • Durant Weekly News And Bryan County Democrat
  • Durant Weekly News Bryan County And Democrat
  • Independent Farmer
  • Saturday Morning Advertiser 
  • Southeastern
  • Southeastern Oklahoma Citizen And Bryan County Democrat
  • Sterrett Banner
  • The Banner-Ledger
  • Weekly News And Bryan County Democrat 

Kingfisher County
Hennessey Public Library 

Texas County
Guymon Public Library 

Eastern Oklahoma Library District Newspaper Archives

Roger Mills County/Cheyenne Newspapers 

  • Cheyenne Star
  • Cheyenne Sunbeam
  • Hammon Newspapers

Student Collections:

Bacone College – Muskogee

Cameron University – Lawton

East Central University – Ada

Langston University – Langston

Mid American Christian University – Oklahoma City

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College – Miami

Northeastern State University – Tahlequah

Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Alva

Oklahoma Baptist University – Shawnee

Oklahoma Christian University – Edmond

Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Panhandle State University – Goodwell

Oklahoma State University Student Publications – Stillwater

Oklahoma Wesleyan University – Bartlesville

Oral Roberts University – Tulsa

Rogers State University – Claremore

Rose State College – Midwest City

Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant

Southern Nazarene University – Bethany

Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford

University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond

University of Oklahoma – Norman

University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma – Chickasha

University of Tulsa – Tulsa

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1941​

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • Barrage

Small Town Papers

Southern School News Archive 

The Olden Times – Oklahoma

Newspaper Abstracts – Oklahoma

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Bartlesville

Guthrie

Guymon

Muskogee

Oklahoma City

Perkins

Tulsa

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 23 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Oklahoma Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 105 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Oklahoma Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 154 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Oklahoma

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 2,815 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Oklahoma.

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Program site from time to time, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to online newspaper availability. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local or state library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Oklahoma Links, click on the category of interest:​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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1 Comment

  1. Is there a way to know which are the 16 new papers that have been added? If not, I hope such a feature can be added in the future. Still, this is a fantastic service you’re doing. Thank you!

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