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Historical Local and Regional Publications


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.

See also: Local Historical Newspapers Online
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 (Local History Storage)

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)
  • Sept. 2006-2011, Local History Room
  • 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
  • 2013-current, Local History Room
  • 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

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 and online)

Good News

2014-current

Horizon News

2003-2004

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

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)

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 and online)

Parchment News

Feb. 1924–May 1952 (microfilm and online)

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 County News

2013-current

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 Spark

2012-current

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)

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