Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications

This Week in Kalamazoo History


“While a steam wood saw was in operation in the road opposite Dry Prairie burying ground Wednesday, a team owned and driven by Geo. Pike, took fright in passing and ran away, colliding against a tree, and severely injuring one of the horses. There were four women in the wagon, and only one was thrown out and none injured, a termination that was lucky in the extreme. The habit of running steam engines by the roadside is unlawful and very dangerous, and should be put a stop to.”

— Kalamazoo Gazette, 7 December 1877

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Kalamazoo Public Library now provides access to historic issues of the Kalamazoo Gazette via a custom collection of select titles from the “America’s Historical Newspapers” collection, powered by NewsBank.

Explore a keyword searchable database of Gazette issues from 1837 through 1922, plus 2005 to current.



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The Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications database is designed to allow online keyword search of historic newspapers, photographs, and other Kalamazoo Public Library holdings that were previously only available on microfilm. Additional publications will be added as resources allow.

The Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications database includes the library’s holdings of: 

  • Kalamazoo Telegraph (1844-1916)
  • Miscellaneous Kalamazoo Publications (1864-1922)
  • (Kalamazoo) Progressive Herald (1912-13)
  • Allegan County Record (1869-71)
  • Augusta Beacon (1902-1952)
  • Climax Cereal (1900-1912)
  • Climax Crescent (1913-2012)
  • Otsego Union (1897-1922)
  • Otsego Weekly Union (1875-1888)
  • Scotts Cereal (1905-06)

...and more.

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Local Information Database »

KPL’s Local Information Database combines indexing of local newspapers, magazines, historical photos, and other Local History resources, including the Kalamazoo Gazette. Library staff add new records to this rich resource of more than one million items every day. Visit the Local Information Database.


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