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Resources for Oklahoma Newspapers

By 1900, 10 daily papers, 80 weekly papers, and 12 monthly newspapers were being published in the Oklahoma Territory. Several more were published in the Indian Territory.  The Oklahoma Historical Society has a large collection of newspapers. They are indexing obituaries, marriage notices, and many other items on their Internet site, www.okhistory.org/research . For a guide to their holdings, consult:

John Stewart and Kenny Franks, State Records, Manuscripts, and Newspapers at the Oklahoma State Archives and Oklahoma Historical Society. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: State Department of Libraries and Oklahoma Historical Society, 1975. (not at Family History Library.)

The Family History Library does not have copies of Oklahoma newspapers, but it does have some abstracts of vital statistics published in newspapers. Genealogical and historical periodicals such as Chronicles of Oklahoma (see Oklahoma Periodicals have published obituaries and lists of newspapers that have been preserved on microfilm.

A helpful guide to locating early newspapers is Grace Ray's, Early Oklahoma Newspapers: History and Description of Publications from Earliest Beginnings to 1889. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1928. (not at Family History Library.)

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Oklahoma newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name Access NewspaperArchive.

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Web Sites

http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgs/records.htm

http://www.okhistory.org/research/collections/newspapers.html



 

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