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African-American Newspapers

African-American Newspapers

Newspapers published in Oklahoma by and for African-American communities. Titles include The Oklahoma Guide, The People’s Elevator, Tulsa Star, and The Muskogee Citmeter.

Altus Times-Democrat

Altus Times-Democrat

The Altus Times served the town of Altus from c. 1900 to 1917. The weekly The Oklahoma Democrat was published and edited by Bob Williams in 1907. In 1917 the papers merged and became the Times-Democrat.

Altus Weekly News

Altus Weekly News

Starting in 1904, J.P. Orr published The Altus Weekly News every Thursday as an eight-page, five-column newspaper; a subscription to the paper cost $1.00 per year. Orr also served as editor.

Arrow Telephone

Arrow Telephone

The Tahlequah Telephone was a weekly publication established in June of 1887 and was devoted to the "Education, Progress, and Advancement of the Cherokee Nation." B. H. Stone was the editor and publisher.

Bartlesville Enterprise

Bartlesville Enterprise

The Bartlesville Enterprise was a weekly Republican-oriented newspaper founded by William Johnstone in 1904. The paper became an afternoon daily, the Bartlesville Daily Enterprise in 1905. The papers featured local, territorial, and national news along with advertising.

Bartlesville Examiner

Bartlesville Examiner

These daily and weekly newspapers hail from the area encompassing Bartlesville, Osage and Washington Counties, Oklahoma between 1903 and 1910. The papers include local, state, and national news as well as advertising.

Beaver County Democrat

Beaver County Democrat

Edited by Fred C. Tracy and W.H. Willhour, The Beaver County Democrat was published weekly from 1906 until 1912 by the Beaver Publishing Company. It claimed to be the only Democratic newspaper in Beaver County and proudly printed it on each title page of every issue. Its successor was the Forgan Enterprise.

Beaver County Republican

Beaver County Republican

The Beaver County Republican was a weekly newspaper published in Beaver, Ecter, and Plainview in Oklahoma's panhandle, published from 1906 to 1918 by H. W. Hill. It features local, state, and national news along with advertising.

Beaver Herald

Beaver Herald

The fluidity and dynamism of the Oklahoma Territory are mirrored in the history of the Beaver Herald, the state's oldest weekly newspaper. The town of Beaver is located in an area once known as the "Beaver Strip", "No Man's Land", or "Cimarron Territory."

Bixby Bulletin

Bixby Bulletin

The Bixby Bulletin was first published in 1905 in Bixby, Indian Territory. The publishing company Tyler and Stuckey owned the paper with the motto “Equal Rights to all; Special Privileges to None.” It has always claimed independent political views and is still published in Bixby today.

Branding Iron (Atoka, Okla.)

Branding Iron (Atoka, Okla.)

This weekly was the official organ of the Choctaw Nation with the motto “Devoted to Indian and Stock News.” Because a title plate failed to arrive before publication, the Branding Iron debuted nameless on February 23, 1884, in Atoka.

Our Brother in Red

Our Brother in Red

Our Brother in Red was an Indian and religious newspaper. The motto read “Christian Education the Hope of the Indian.” An alternative title to Our Brother in Red was Indian Methodist. It was published in Muskogee, Indian Territory, Oklahoma beginning in 1882. It was also published in Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1897 and in McAlester, Oklahoma in 1898.

The Caddo Banner

The Caddo Banner

J.Y. Schenck founded the Caddo Banner, which was published weekly from 1890 to 1895 in Caddo, Indian Territory.

Canadian Valley News

Canadian Valley News

The Canadian Valley News began publication in 1901, led by Chester A. Keyes in Jones, Oklahoma.

Carney Enterprise

Carney Enterprise

The Carney Publishing Company printed the Carney Enterprise every Friday starting in 1898.

The Chandler News

The Chandler News

The Chandler News was the first newspaper published in Chandler, Oklahoma from 1891 to 1909. Charles E. Hunter established, edited and published the paper every Saturday for $1.50 a year.

The Chandler Publicist

The Chandler Publicist

The Chandler Publicist began publication in 1894 as a weekly newspaper. Mrs. W. H. French published and edited the paper, which consisted of 8 pages at $1.00 per year. This official paper of Lincoln County supported the People’s Party and prohibition.

The Chattanooga News

The Chattanooga News

The Chattanooga News, also known as the Chattanooga Weekly News, served the town of Chattanooga, Oklahoma from the early 1900s until 1929.

Cherokee County Democrat

Cherokee County Democrat

Serving the heart of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, The Cherokee County Democrat came to fruition as a result of a consolidation of The Tahlequah Herald and The Tahlequah Arrow.

Cheyenne Transporter

Cheyenne Transporter

The Cheyenne Transporter was published in Darlington, near present day El Reno. The Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency printed the first issue on December 5, 1879. The paper was the first published in what became Oklahoma Territory and one of the few publications ever issued at an Indian agency.

The Chickasha Express

The Chickasha Express

Established in May in 1892, the Chickasha Express is as old as the town whose name it bears.

The Choctaw Herald

The Choctaw Herald

The Choctaw Herald was a weekly newspaper published out of Hugo, Oklahoma, as the successor of the Soper Herald. Jesse G. Curd was the editor and owner, publishing the paper until 1919.

The Choctaw News and The Wellston News

The Choctaw News and The Wellston News

The Choctaw News began printing at Choctaw, Oklahoma in 1894. It was succeeded by The Wellston News in 1899, which is still printed to this day.

The Cimarron News

The Cimarron News

The Cimarron News, or Cimarron Valley News, was a weekly first printed in Kenton in 1898 by Louis A. Wilkoff, who was editor and publisher and kept the paper politically independent.

Claremore Messenger

Claremore Messenger

Founded in 1895, The Claremore Messenger joined with the Daily Messenger c. 1900. After serving the county seat of Rogers County for many years, the paper ceased publication sometime in the 1930s.

Cleveland County Enterprise

Cleveland County Enterprise

A continuation of the earlier newspaper the People's Voice, the Cleveland County Enterprise published weekly until 1917, when it became the weekly edition of the Daily Transcript. John S. Allen originally operated the paper.

The Cordell Beacon

The Cordell Beacon

The Democratic-leaning The Cordell Beacon began publication in 1909 on a weekly basis by the Beacon Publishing Company. The eight-page, six-column newspaper that was the official county newspaper for Washita County.

Crescent City Courier

Crescent City Courier

Owned and edited by E.F. Widner, the Crescent City Courier debuted on January 12, 1894. It was a Democratic-leaning paper and served Crescent City and Logan County.

Crowder City Guardian

Crowder City Guardian

The Democrat-leaning Crowder City Guardian was published in Crowder City from 1905 until 1916, measuring 11 by 16 inches.

The Curtis Courier

The Curtis Courier

The Curtis Courier was started by C. D. Baxter and Son in 1901. Independent in politics, the Courier was published Thursdays, and in 1907 Baxter reported a circulation of 600. The Curtis Courier ended its circulation in 1927.

The Cushing Citizen and The Cushing...

The Cushing Citizen and The Cushing Independent

Starting in 1906, the Green Print Company published The Cushing Democrat on a weekly basis. The tabloid lasted until 1912 when it converted to The Cushing Citizen. The Citizen favored Republican politics.

The Cushing Herald

The Cushing Herald

Cushing Herald began on July 5, 1895, in Cushing, Oklahoma until 1904, when its name changed to the State Herald. It was published by W.J. Rendall and operated independently in politics.

The Daily Ardmoreite

The Daily Ardmoreite

Established by several local businessmen in October 1893 Ardmore, Carter County, the Ardmoreite was the first daily newspaper in Indian Territory. It was just another small community newspaper in the Chickasaw Nation until Sidney Suggs purchased it in June 1897 for $2,400, turning it into the leading news provider in Indian Territory.

Daily Democrat (Anadarko, Okla.)

Daily Democrat (Anadarko, Okla.)

The daily Anadarko Daily Democrat debuted in Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory on September 30, 1901, with Preston P. Shaw and Russell Monroe listed as publishers. Always called “The Official Paper of Anadarko", the Democrat changed names and publishers several times in its 14-year lifespan.

Daily Oklahoma State Capital

Daily Oklahoma State Capital

This paper was established in April 1889 by Frank H. Greer out of Winfield, Kansas. Greer relocated to Guthrie, where he continued publishing the paper with Republican affiliations. The paper ran until 1911, billed as the first newspaper printed in Oklahoma Territory.

The Duke Times

The Duke Times

W. F. Kane founded the weekly The Duke Times in 1908 by in Duke, Oklahoma. The paper served the town from 1908 and into the 1920s. There is no indication this paper supported any political, religious or ethnic groups.

Durant Weekly News

Durant Weekly News

The Durant Weekly News appeared circa 1901, in Durant, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. It was an eight-page Democratic paper, issued on Fridays and the result of a consolidation of the Durant Times and the Durant Eagle.

Edmond Enterprise

Edmond Enterprise

The Edmond Enterprise was a ten-page newspaper serving Oklahoma County, specifically the Edmond community. Edward R. Felt served as the first editor of the paper, which began publication in 1901.

The Edmond Sun-Democrat

The Edmond Sun-Democrat

The Edmond Sun-Democrat was an Edmond, Oklahoma-based newspaper founded in 1889 that went through multiple changes in name and party affiliation.

The El Reno Democrat

The El Reno Democrat

The El Reno Democrat, first known as the Oklahoma Democrat, was founded in 1891 by Extus Leroy Gay and William A. Clute. The Democrat Publishing Company in El Reno, Oklahoma published the paper, which claimed to be the official city and county newspaper.

Eldorado Courier

Eldorado Courier

James Edwin Kelly published and edited The Eldorado Courier on a weekly basis. He purchased the original paper in 1903 and combined it with Eldorado Light to create the current periodical. The Eldorado Courier is still being printed to this day in Eldorado, Oklahoma.

Enid Eagle

Enid Eagle

The Enid Daily Eagle was published from 1901 until 1989 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma. It began in September of 1901 and was published on a daily basis with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays by Eagle Printing and Publishing Company.

The Enid Echo

The Enid Echo

The Enid Echo was established in 1899-1900 in Enid, Oklahoma, issued every Wednesday.

Enid Weekly Wave

Enid Weekly Wave

The Enid Weekly Wave was started by J. L. Isenburg, the editor, and publisher, in 1893, the first substantial paper in Enid.

Fairland News-Herald

Fairland News-Herald

The first edition of the Fairland News was issued in May of 1892 by manager and editor W. A. Keel. The Fairland Herald was established in 1913, and although short lived, the paper merged with the Fairland News a year later and was known as The Fairland News-Herald. It ceased publication in 1917.

Farmers' Champion

Farmers' Champion

The Farmers’ Champion appeared November 14, 1912, in Elgin, Comanche County, Oklahoma, with the motto, “Free—Fearless—Progressive.”

Fort Supply Republican

Fort Supply Republican

Although the original publication date remains unknown, the Supply Republican began sometime during the early 20th century. The Finch & Herschberger publishing company ran the Republican-leaning newspaper until 1929.

Foss Enterprise

Foss Enterprise

The Foss Enterprise was published on a weekly basis (every Friday) starting in 1901 by George W. Fenley. H.M. Diamond edited and published the paper, which measured 20 by 26 inches and spanned four pages.

Granite Enterprise

Granite Enterprise

The Granite Enterprise was published by James Scarborough in 1900 on a weekly basis. It was a four-page, five-column newspaper measuring at 13 by 20 inches. It was published every Friday with J. W. Ryder as managing editor of the newspaper. The subscription cost one dollar per year in advance and the paper did not support any political parties when it was first founded.

The Guthrie Daily Leader

The Guthrie Daily Leader

In 1892, cowboy turned teacher, Roy Hoffman, established the Daily Leader in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma Territory. One year later, Hoffman added the town’s name to the title. The Guthrie Daily Leader quickly became the leading newspaper in the territory.

Guymon Herald

Guymon Herald

The Guymon Herald was published weekly on Thursdays from 1891 until 1925, and served as the main paper of the town of Guymon in the Oklahoma panhandle.

The Gayly Oklahoman

The Gayly Oklahoman

First published in 1983, the Gayly is still published today and covers LGBT+ community topics as well as state and regional news. RD-T media oversees publication of the paper.

Hennessey Clipper

Hennessey Clipper

Since 1890, this newspaper has served the Hennessey community through weekly distribution of printed information.

The Hennessey Eagle

The Hennessey Eagle

The Hennessey Eagle was owned by the Hennessey Publishing Company and was edited by J. E. Hutchinson. The paper was issued every Thursday and claimed to be independent in politics.

The Hennessey Kicker

The Hennessey Kicker

The Hennessey Kicker was started in 1893 and was issued on Saturdays by the Bert Campbell Printing Company.

The Herald-Sentinel (Cordell and Cloud...

The Herald-Sentinel (Cordell and Cloud Chief, Okla.)

The Herald-Sentinel was published in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma Territory, from April 1893 until September 28th, 1900, and published in Cordell, Oklahoma from January 13, 1905 until February 17th, 1919, every Friday.

Hobart Democrat Chief

Hobart Democrat Chief

Reflective of the changes in the Oklahoma town of Hobart, the Democrat Chief began publication in 1906.

The Hobart News-Republican

The Hobart News-Republican

The Hobart News-Republican began as the Hobart Republican in August of 1901, spanning the area in and around Hobart in Kiowa County.

Hollis Post Herald

Hollis Post Herald

J.B. Randle published the Hollis Post-Herald from 1906 until 1922, serving the southern Oklahoma town of Hollis and the surrounding areas.

The Hooker Advance

The Hooker Advance

Hooker Advance began February 19, 1904. It was a predominately Republican newspaper, edited and published by Jesse S. Moffitt. The paper is still in circulation in the town and Texas County.

The Indian Advocate (Sacred Heart, Okla.)

The Indian Advocate (Sacred Heart, Okla.)

The Indian Advocate was published by the Benedictine order at the Sacred Heart Abbey in Indian Territory, near present-day Shawnee. Father D. Ignatius, the second and last of the Prefect Apostolic in Oklahoma, established the Indian Advocate in 1888.

Indian Chieftain (Vinita, Oklahoma)

Indian Chieftain (Vinita, Oklahoma)

The Indian Chieftain, one of the largest and most influential newspapers in the Cherokee Nation, was established on September 22, 1882, at Vinita, in Craig County, Indian Territory.

Indianola Enterprise

Indianola Enterprise

This newspaper was published in Indianola, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma every Friday, starting in 1904. It was an eight-page, six-column paper measuring 15 by 22 inches. B.W. Williams facilitated the paper's publication.

The Kiowa Breeze

The Kiowa Breeze

The Kiowa Breeze was published for the first time on March 29, 1901, reaching a circulation of roughly 300 people by 1907.

Kiowa and Swanson County Democrat

Kiowa and Swanson County Democrat

Charles M. Wilson and Morris A. Crooks established the Kiowa County Democrat in 1905. The paper issued weekly on Thursdays in Kiowa and Swanson counties until publication ceased in 1910.

The Konawa Chief-Leader

The Konawa Chief-Leader

G. E. Nichols and the Chief Publishing Company started the Konawa Chief in November of 1904. The paper served Kiowa, Indian Territory and included local, territorial, and national news along with advertising.

Lawton Constitution

Lawton Constitution

This pioneering paper of Comanche County was established in 1903 as a successor to the newspaper, the Elgin Eagle. The paper had both daily and a weekly edition and affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Lexington and Cleveland County Leader

Lexington and Cleveland County Leader

The paper was founded June 4, 1891, as a Democratic newspaper. In 1892 the owner, W. D. Covington moved the newspaper from Lexington to Noble, Oklahoma and changed the name. The newspaper as an entity survived until the 1920s.

The Lincoln County Journal and The Stroud...

The Lincoln County Journal and The Stroud Star

The Stroud Star served the town of Stroud, Oklahoma from 1898 to 1907. In 1907 the Stroud Star and Lincoln County Journal joined together to make one publication for the town of Stroud. The publication lasted until an unknown date in 1910.

The Logan County News

The Logan County News

The Logan County News was published by J. H. Maher in 1903. The eight-page, six-column weekly newspaper was published every Thursday, with H. C. Jent credited as editor and proprietor.

Luther Register

Luther Register

Founded in Luther, Oklahoma County, in 1899, the Register was published and edited by G. W. Baer. The paper affiliated with the Republican Party and switched hands in 1906.

The Langston City Herald (Langston City,...

The Langston City Herald (Langston City, O.T.)

The Langston City Herald debuted on May 2, 1891, as the first weekly African American newspaper in Oklahoma Territory. A paramount promoter of African American homesteading in the territory, it circulated throughout the South and Southeast. Its widespread readership was vital to the settlement of African Americans in Oklahoma.

The Manchester Journal

The Manchester Journal

The Manchester Journal was founded in 1893 as a politically independent newspaper. The paper continued to serve the Manchester area until 1928 when it ceased publication.

Mangum Star

Mangum Star

These newspapers served the Mangum, Oklahoma area. The Star merged with several other titles during its long run.

Marmec News

Marmec News

The Maramec News began in 1912 in the town of Maramec, Pawnee County, Oklahoma. It was published by George M. Caldwell on a weekly basis.

The Medford Patriot

The Medford Patriot

The Medford Patriot began in 1901 and was published in Medford, Grant County until 1913. Alternative titles to the paper include Deer Creek Anchor and Patriot. Its geographic coverage included Medford, Grant County, Oklahoma, and it was published on a weekly basis by Palmer & Son.

The Medford Star

The Medford Star

The Medford Star was published in Medford, Grant County, Oklahoma from the 1890s until 1913. Its geographic coverage included Gibbon, Grant County as well as Medford. It was published by F. Bowser, and alternative titles included Gibbon Flyer and Medford Star and Tri-County Index.

The Muskogee Cimeter (Muskgoee, I.T.)

The Muskogee Cimeter (Muskgoee, I.T.)

The Muskogee Cimeter was founded in Muskogee, Indian Territory, in 1901. As a weekly publication devoted to “the interest of the negro” the Cimeter harbored a decidedly Republican point of view, with a focus on educating its readership in politics benefitting African Americans.

Muskogee Phoenix

Muskogee Phoenix

This newspaper was published in Muskogee, Indian Territory by Phoenix Print Company from 1901 until 1971. Alternative titles to Muskogee Daily Phoenix were the Muskogee Phoenix as well as Sunday Muskogee Phoenix and Times-Democrat.

The New Era

The New Era

The New Era was started by J. M. Kimball, who acted as the publisher. The paper was published every Thursday in Davenport, Oklahoma. In 1916 the title changed to The Davenport New Era.

The New State

The New State

This Haileyville newspaper, The New State was given its title because it was started in 1905 and its creators anticipated Oklahoma’s shift from Indian Territory into statehood.

Norman Daily Transcript

Norman Daily Transcript

The Norman Daily Transcript began in 18898, operated by Ed P. Ingle. The newspaper's mission focused on being dedicated to the progression of Norman as well as the prosperity of the residents.

Norman Democrat-Topic

Norman Democrat-Topic

The Democrat Topic was the compilation of the Territorial Topic and the State Democrat. Titles in this collection include Norman Democrat--Topic and Democrat-Topic.

Norman Transcript (Weekly)

Norman Transcript (Weekly)

The Norman Transcript was first published in July, 1889. In his salutary editorial in the first issue, editor, publisher, and owner, Ed P. Ingle, explained the newspaper's mission as being dedicated to the progression of Norman as well as the prosperity of the residents.

Oklahoma City Pointer

Oklahoma City Pointer

Newspapers published in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by the Tucker Publishing Company. Titles in this collection include: Oklahoma City Daily Pointer, Oklahoma City Pointer, Free Pointer, and the Oklahoma Free Daily Pointer.

The Oklahoma City Times

The Oklahoma City Times

The Oklahoma City Times first appeared December 29, 1888. Hamlin Whitmore Sawyer was editor-publisher and B. R. Harrington worked as reporter. The first issues had to be printed in a neighboring state, because it was illegal for non-Indians to establish a business within the Oklahoma Territory. The Oklahoma City Times continued until 1984. It was then incorporated into the Daily Oklahoman and ceased publication.

Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Program

Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Program

The Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Program is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society which has a goal of digitizing and making freely available as many Oklahoma related newspaper titles as possible.

Oklahoma Farmer

Oklahoma Farmer

The weekly Oklahoma Farmer, the "One Down-to-Date Farm Paper of Oklahoma and Ind. Terr.," was established at Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory, in 1890. Edited by Frank H. Greer, president and manager of the Farmer Publishing Company, the newspaper was "Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Livestock."

Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer (Guthrie, Okla.)

Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer (Guthrie, Okla.)

The Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer, of Guthrie and Sapulpa, Oklahoma, was published by the Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer Company beginning in 1909.

Oklahoma German Newspapers

Oklahoma German Newspapers

Newspapers published in Oklahoma by and for German communities. Titles include: Der Courier, Oklahoma Vorwarts, Zions=Bote, Oklahoma Volksblatt, and Oklahoma Neuigkeiten.

The Oklahoma Guide

The Oklahoma Guide

The Oklahoma Guide was the first African-American newspaper founded in Oklahoma. The paper kept a close watch and reported on injustices in both the Oklahoma and Indian Territories.

Oklahoma Historical Society Photography...

Oklahoma Historical Society Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Historical Society presents a collection of photographs featuring individual portraits, street scenes, and pictures of landmarks and buildings taken between 1890 and 1920.

Oklahoma Labor Newspapers

Oklahoma Labor Newspapers

Newspapers published in Oklahoma in the interest of labor unions and practices in the territory/state. Titles include: The Farmers’ Union Advocate, Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer, Oklahoma Labor Unit, and The Labor Review.

Oklahoma Leader (Guthrie, Oklahoma)

Oklahoma Leader (Guthrie, Oklahoma)

The Oklahoma Weekly Leader was established in 1893 in Guthrie, Oklahoma and was the weekly edition of the Guthrie Daily Leader.

Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

The Oklahoma Leader was a weekly socialist newspaper published in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 1918 until 1928.

Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.)

Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.)

The Oklahoma Miner was established on February 28, 1912, in Krebs, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. The Democratic weekly was published by Ed Boyle and managed by Bert Marcum. The paper consisted of five columns and eight pages of local and national news. On September 18, 1913, Marcum took over the publication. Four years later, J. J. Heathcock took over proprietorship. The Miner was the only newspaper at the time serving the almost 3,000 residents of the mining town.

Oklahoma Neuigkeiten

Oklahoma Neuigkeiten

The Oklahoma Neuigkeiten, translated as “Oklahoma News,” was a German weekly started in 1902 in Perry, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Post

The Oklahoma Post

The Oklahoma Post consisted of both a daily and weekly paper. Both were published by the Post Publishing Company and edited by J. E. Jenkins.

Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography...

Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection features over 70,000 photographs spanning a period of over 100 years. The company is the parent company of the Oklahoman newspaper (formerly the Daily Oklahoman) as well as the Oklahoma Times and the Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman. The collection features a wide variety of photographs taken for stories in the newspapers.

The Oklahoma Representative

The Oklahoma Representative

The Oklahoma Representative, established in 1894, was sponsored by the People’s Party out of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Socialist Newspapers

Oklahoma Socialist Newspapers

Newspapers published in Oklahoma in the interest of the Socialist party. Titles include: The Lancet, The Oklahoma Leader, and the Lincoln County Socialist.

Oklahoma State Register

Oklahoma State Register

The Oklahoma State Register was established in 1891 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The paper was connected to the People's Party and was used to promote their policies.

Oklahoma Times-Journal

Oklahoma Times-Journal

In 1889, J. J. Burke and Elmer E. Brown leased the Oklahoma City Journal from A. C. and W. W. Scott and later bought the operation. Hamlin W. Sawyer bought the Oklahoma City Times and the papers were consolidated into the Oklahoma City Times-Journal.

Orlando Clipper

Orlando Clipper

The Orlando Clipper was printed in 1906 and published by D. B. Payne and served the town of Orlando from 1906 until 1935.

Orlando Herald and Orlando Weekly Herald

Orlando Herald and Orlando Weekly Herald

The Weekly Orlando Herald was printed in 1892 with W. B. Ehrman as publisher. The Weekly Orlando Herald ended its publication in 1898 and was replaced by The Orlando Herald.

Weekly Oklahoma State Capital

Weekly Oklahoma State Capital

The Weekly Oklahoma State Capital was a newspaper published in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma and claimed to be “The First Paper Published in Oklahoma.” It was published by the State Capital Printing Company, and was dubbed the official paper of Oklahoma by enactment of the legislature.

Pauls Valley Democrat

Pauls Valley Democrat

The Pauls Valley Democrat, a continuation of the Pauls Valley Sentinel was founded in 1898 by Miles Lasater.

People’s Voice (Norman, Oklahoma)

People’s Voice (Norman, Oklahoma)

The People’s Voice was founded in Norman, Oklahoma in August, 1892. A. T. Ross and M. L. Bixler were the publishers. The paper ceased publication in 1910 after being sold to J. O. Fox, S. W. Hutchin, and Roland Hughes. The trio continued the publication as the Cleveland County Enterprise.

Perry Enterprise-Times

Perry Enterprise-Times

The Enterprise-Times was established in 1895 in Perry, Oklahoma. Both a weekly and daily issue were printed.

Pittsburg County Guardian

Pittsburg County Guardian

The Pittsburg County Guardian was published in McAlester, Oklahoma from 1905 until 1924. It was published on a weekly basis and geographic coverage included McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.

Prague Record

Prague Record

The Prague Record was established in April of 1917 as a weekly newspaper in Prague, Oklahoma. Frank S. Nipper bought the paper from the owners of the Prague News.

The Press-Democrat

The Press-Democrat

The Press-Democrat was established in 1893 by J. E. Hutchinson in Hennessey, Oklahoma Territory. In 1895, W. P. Campbell, owner of the Hennessey Press purchased the subscription books of the Hennessey Democrat. The two papers were consolidated and the price for a year was one dollar.

Quinlan Mirror

Quinlan Mirror

Quinlan Mirror was a weekly Republican paper that began in 1903. In 1907 it had around five-hundred subscribers. It began as a four-page paper, but eventually expanded to eight pages with six columns. It was the official paper of Quinlan.

Ralston Independent

Ralston Independent

Ralston Independent, also known as the Independent, began on December 1, 1910 in Ralston, Pawnee County, Oklahoma. It was the successor to the New Era [LCCN sn94058758] and was published every Thursday until April 5, 1912, when it changed to every Friday (Vol. 7, no. 50). It was a four to eight page, five- to six-column paper that could be purchased for one dollar for a year.

The Red Rock Opinion

The Red Rock Opinion

On July 31, 1903, A. E. Wood started the Red Rock Opinion out of Red Rock, Oklahoma.

The Sayre Headlight-Journal

The Sayre Headlight-Journal

The Sayre Headlight started in Sayre, Oklahoma in 1899 and was published until 1943.

The Searchlight

The Searchlight

The Searchlight was published by James Kirkwood twice a week—on Tuesdays and Fridays. It was the “official organ of the Oklahoma Anti-Horse Thief Ass’n.” A subscription could be purchased for eighty cents for a year of the newspaper. It was also the official paper of the Oklahoma-Indian Territory State Association, as well as the official paper of the Sheriff’s Association of Oklahoma.

Sentinel News-Boy and Sentinel Leader

Sentinel News-Boy and Sentinel Leader

The Sentinel News-Boy was published from 1904 until 1910 in Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma. Will W. Hornbeck served as publisher. He also co-owned the Sentinel Town Site & Realty Company which bought and sold real estate, loaned money and provided insurance to the people of Sentinel, Oklahoma. The Sentinel Leader, the successor to Sentinel News-Boy, was published from 1910 to present on a weekly basis. In 1910, it was a twelve-page, five-column newspaper put out by Sentinel Printing Company.

Shawnee Daily News-Herald

Shawnee Daily News-Herald

The daily edition of the Shawnee Herald was started in 1902 by Charles Barrett. In 1911 the paper merged with The Shawnee News to become The Shawnee News-Herald, and, later, The Shawnee Daily News-Herald.

The Southwest World

The Southwest World

The Southwest World was issued from 1900-1903 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

The State Journal (Mulhall, Oklahoma)

The State Journal (Mulhall, Oklahoma)

The State Journal was started in 1902 by Tom B. Woosley in Mulhall, Oklahoma as a succeeding title to The Orlando Herald. The State Journal lasted until 1919 when it was converted into the Mulhall State Journal.

State Sentinel

State Sentinel

The State Sentinel was established in 1904 in Henryetta, Oklahoma and was moved to Stigler fifteen months later. The paper was issued on Fridays and measured 15 by 22 inches with eight pages.

Stroud Democrat

Stroud Democrat

The Stroud Democrat, established in 1910, was the successor to the Lincoln County Journal.

Tecumseh Republican

Tecumseh Republican

The Tecumseh Republican was created in 1892 for the town of Tecumseh, Oklahoma. In 1937 the Tecumseh Republican ceased and became the Tecumseh Standard.

The Terlton Enterprise

The Terlton Enterprise

Terlton Enterprise was published by Miss L. M. King in Terlton, Pawnee County, Oklahoma from 1912 until 1916. It was published on a weekly basis, and in 1912 its banner read: “A Progressive Paper for a Progressive People.”

Texhoma Argus

Texhoma Argus

The Texhoma Argus was published beginning in 1908 by Joe L. Buckley in Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma.

The Texhoma Times

The Texhoma Times

The Texhoma Times was published on a weekly basis from 1904 to 1983. The Texhoma Times was established by J. E. Kerr in September of 1904. Its motto, printed on the front page of some issues, read “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

Tulsa Daily World

Tulsa Daily World

The Tulsa Daily World appeared on September 14, 1905, in Tulsa, Indian Territory. The Tulsa World continues to be the second largest newspaper in Oklahoma.

Tulsa Democrat

Tulsa Democrat

The Tulsa Daily Democrat was published by William Stryker from 1904 until 1914. It was published every day except Saturday.

Tulsa Star

Tulsa Star

The Tulsa Star came into being in 1912 as the Muskogee Star. The Star was a staunchly Democratic African-American paper in an era when Republican ideals reigned over black communities. It began life as a weekly transitioning to a daily at some point after editor and publisher Andrew Jackson Smitherman moved the paper to Tulsa in 1913. Also known as the Tulsa Daily Star, the paper championed African-American causes, promoting progress and stability within Tulsa's black community until its dramatic and untimely demise following the race riot of May 31, 1921.

The Tyrone Observer

The Tyrone Observer

Tyrone Observer began May 5, 1904 in Tyrone, Oklahoma. It was published every Friday, and a subscription could be purchased for one dollar for a year of the newspaper. In 1904, its banner read “Uphold the Principles of the Republican Party and Thereby Foster and Develop the Wonderful Resources of Tyrone and Beaver County.” (Vol. 1 No. 26).

Valley News

Valley News

The Valley News was published in Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma by Hamm Print Company. It began in 1893 and publication ceased in February of 1904.

Woodward Dispatch

Woodward Dispatch

The Woodward Dispatch was first printed in 1900 and distributed every Friday. W. G. B. Baird and Oscar R. Kellogg were the editors and publishers of the Dispatch and claimed it was “the only Democratic paper in Woodward County.”

Yukon Sun

Yukon Sun

The Yukon Sun was established in 1899 and was made up of consolidated newspapers such as the Frisco Courier, the Yukon Republican, the Mustang Mail, the Yukon Weekly, and the Piedmont Post. The papers’ motto was “If you didn’t see it in the Sun it didn’t happen.”