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History: A Guide to McFarlin Library Resources: Newspapers

A guide to online and print sources available through McFarlin Library

Primary Sources: Newspapers

Historic Newspapers

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Newspapers have been called "the first rough draft of history".  McFarlin Library provides access to a number of important databases of historical newspapers.  These are listed below this box.

In addition, the library has a number of newspapers available on microfilm.  These include:

  • Tulsa World (Nov. 1, 1906 - Dec. 31, 2014)
  • The Tulsa Tribune (Jan. 1, 1920-Sept. 30, 1992)
  • The Daily Oklahoman (1968-1997)
  • The New York Times (1851-2009)
  • The Washington Post (1985-2009)
  • The Wall Street Journal (1956-2010)

These microfilmed newspapers are available on the Lower Level North of McFarlin Library.  Three reader/printers are available.  Two of these will print a paper copy of articles.  The third will make a copy to save as a PDF.  Ask for assistance at the Plaza Level Check-Out Desk.

U.S. Newspapers

Below are some some online resources for accessing historic American newspapers.

Local and Regional Newspapers

Newspapers are an excellent resource when you're trying to track down information on local history.  This list is by no means exhaustive.

International Newspapers

Below are some resources for accessing historic newspapers published outside the United States.