Newspapers

Newspapers in the Local History Room

Historical researchers are fortunate because the Kalamazoo Gazette, the major newspaper serving our area, is the longest continuously published newspaper in the state outside of Detroit. With only a few gaps (notably in the Civil War years), we have a complete run on microfilm from 1834 to the present. The Gazette is part of KPL's Special Collections and is partially indexed in the Local Newspaper Database

Historical Newspapers

 Additional newspaper resources:

Local History Newspaper Collection

  • Newspapers may not be checked out, but photocopy machines are available.
  • Hard copies and microfilm are located in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted.
Allegan County News & Gazette
Mar. 10, 1966 - Dec. 25, 1975 (microfilm)
Allegan County Photo Journal
Aug. 25, 1971 - July 5, 1973 (microfilm)
Allegan County Record
1869 - 1871 (online only)
The Allegan Gazette
May 6, 1882 - 1954 (missing May 1883 - April 1900) (microfilm)
Allegan News
Jan 4, 1901 - Feb. 7, 1955 (microfilm)
Allegan News & Gazette
Mar. 31, 1955 - Mar. 3, 1966 (microfilm)
American Baltic News
May 1991 - Dec. 1994 (microfilm)
Augusta Beacon
Mar. 14, 1902 - Mar. 26, 1952 (microfilm and online)
Business Direct (continued as Business Review)
Jan. 18, 1996 - Dec.2004 (microfilm)
Business Review (formerly Business Direct)
Jan. 2005 - Aug. 2006 (microfilm)
Jan. 2006 - 2011, earlier issues in local history storage (hard copies)
The Climax Cereal (Cont'd as Climax Crescent)
May 25, 1900 - Dec. 1912 (microfilm and online)
Climax Crescent
Jan. 1913 - Dec. 2012 (online)
Jan. 1913 - Aug. 26, 2005 (microfilm)
Jan. 2013 - current, earlier issues in local history storage (hard copies)
Community Courier
May 25, 1972 - Dec. 14, 1974 (microfilm)
Community Voices
Nov. 15, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2009
County Wide Newspaper (see Kalamazoo Weekly)
Enterprise
Jan. 1999 - July 2006
Feb. 1992 - Dec. 1998, local history storage
Focus News
June 10, 1965 - Nov. 1972 (microfilm)
Fort Custer News
Feb 1941 - Mar. 1943, Mar. 24, 1944 - Oct. 13, 1944 (microfilm)
The Forwarder
July 1948 - June 9, 1949 (microfilm)
Galesburg Argus
Mar. 1, 1901 - Dec. 25, 1975 (missing 1912, 1914 - 1916) (microfilm)
Kalamazoo Advocate
Dec. 30, 1921 - June 30, 1922 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo County Rural News & Views
Fall 1985, 1988 - 1993, Sum. 1994, Fall '96
Kalamazoo Downtowner
Jun/Jul 1989 - Dec/Jan 1998
Kalamazoo Evening News
April 1, 1898 - Mar. 20, 1900 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo Evening Press (formerly the Kalamazoo Press)
Feb. 9, 1909 - May 13, 1911 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo Gazette (Daily)
Mar. 26 - Nov. 10, 1872; Mar. 28, 1876 - current (microfilm)
Kalamazoo Gazette (Weekly)
Jan. 23, 1837 - 1897 (gap 11/14/1862 - 9/16/1870) (microfilm)
Kalamazoo Gazette - Portage Edition
Dec. 3, 1990 - Sept. 30, 1994 (microfilm)
Kalamazoo Herald
Jan. 17, 1918 - April 1920 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo Ledger
Jan. 6, 1968 - Dec. 18, 1971 (microfilm)
Kalamazoo News
Feb. 26, 1932 - Sept. 18, 1932 (microfilm)
Kalamazoo News
Aug. 24, 1979 - Feb. 13, 1987 (microfilm)
Kalamazoo News Advertiser
Jan. 3, 1936 - Dec. 28, 1939 (microfilm)
Kalamazoo Press (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Evening Press)
Nov. 20, 1908 - Feb. 6, 1909 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo Saturday Night
Dec. 1919 - Dec. 24, 1921 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo Star
Oct. 9, 1921 - Dec. 31, 1921 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Kalamazoo Telegraph (Daily) (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Telegraph Press)
April 6, 1868 - May 13, 1911 (Gap from Apr. 12 to Oct. 19, 1870) (microfilm and online)
Kalamazoo Telegraph (Weekly)
Oct. 28, 1845 - June 17, 1913 (gap from Sept. 1856 - Aug. 1857 and from May 1859 - June 1866) (microfilm and online)
Kalamazoo Telegraph Press
May 15, 1911 - May 20, 1916 (microfilm and online)
Kalamazoo Times
Jan. 22, 1966 - April 9, 1966 (microfilm)
Kalamazoo Weekly News (Published briefly as County Wide News)
Nov. 3, 2005 - July 29, 2009 (some issues missing)
Kalamazoo Weekly Star (Weekly Star, Star Reporter)
June 28, 1963 - July 17, 1965 (microfilm)
Lawton Leader
June 17, 1887 - Dec. 27, 1968 (microfilm)
Mendon Activator
Jan. 1999 - May 2005
Aug. 1996 - Dec. 1998, local history storage
Michigan Statesman (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Gazette Weekly)
Jan. 24, 1835 - Oct. 15, 1836 (microfilm)
Michigan Statesman & St. Joseph Chronicle (Cont'd as Michigan Statesman)
June 28, 1834 - Jan. 17, 1835 (microfilm)
Michigan Suffragist (on same reel as Woman)
Feb. 1914 - May 1917 (microfilm)
Official Michigan
Jan. 1997 - Feb. 2000, local history storage
The Other Side
Jan. 2, 1995 - Aug. 21, 1995
Otsego Union
1931 - Sept. 1974 (missing 1933 - 1939) (microfilm)
Parchment Journal
May 17, 1954 - Dec. 31, 1955 (microfilm)
Parchment News
Feb. 1924 - May 1952 (microfilm)
The People
Mar. 7, 1918 - June 8, 1922 (microfilm and online - misc. Kalamazoo publications)
Plainwell Enterprise
Feb. 10, 1886 - Sept. 26, 1974 (microfilm)
Progressive Herald
Nov. 30, 1912 - Dec. 27, 1913 (online only)
Schoolcraft Express
Jan 16, 1886 - Dec. 29, 1921 (some issues missing) (microfilm)
Scotts Cereal
Nov. 28, 1905 - Apr. 12, 1906 (online only)
South Side Advocate
July 15, 1932 - June 23, 1933 (microfilm)
South Side Herald
July 21, 1938 - Mar. 2, 1939 (microfilm)
South Side News
May 5, 1927 - Dec. 11, 1931 (microfilm)
South Side News Weekly
Mar. 17, 1927 - Sept. 27, 1928 (microfilm)
South Side Weekly
Mar. 1, 1934 - May 27, 1938 (microfilm)
Southwest Michigan Tribune -The People's Choice
Nov. 16, 1995 -- Jan., 1999
Trench & Camp (Ft. Custer, MI)
Oct. 22, 1917 - Nov. 14, 1918 (microfilm)
Union Enterprise
Jan. 2, 1978 - Dec. 26, 1985 (microfilm)
Vicksburg Commercial
April 12, 1879 - April 25, 1974 (microfilm)
The Weekly Union (Otsego)
1875 - 1888 (online only)
Western Michigan Churchman
Sept. 1982 - Nov./Dec. 1982 (microfilm)
Western Michigan Episcopalian
Sept. 1982 - Fall, 2003, local history storage
Woman
Nov. 21, 1908 - Jan. 23, 1909 (microfilm)