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

 Additional newspaper resources: 

Local History Newspaper Collection

  • Newspapers may not be checked out, but photocopy machines are available.
  • Hard copies located in the Local History Room.
  • Microfilm is located in the Tech Center.
Allegan County News & Gazette
Mar. 10, 1966 - Dec. 25, 1975, Location: Tech Center
Allegan County Photo Journal
Aug. 25, 1971 - July 5, 1973, Location: Tech Center
The Allegan Gazette
May 6, 1882 - 1954 (missing May 1883 - April 1900), Location: Tech Center
Allegan News
Jan 4, 1901 - Feb. 7, 1955, Location: Tech Center
Allegan News & Gazette
Mar. 31, 1955 - Mar. 3, 1966, Location: Tech Center
American Baltic News
May 1991 - Dec. 1994,  Location: Local History
Augusta Beacon
Mar. 14, 1902 - Mar. 26, 1952, Location: Tech Center
Business Direct (continued as Business Review)
Jan. 18, 1996 - May 5, 2004, Location: Tech Center
May 6, 2004 - Dec. 2004, Location: Local History
Business Review (formerly Business Direct)
Jan. 2005 - current, Location: Local History
The Climax Cereal (Cont'd as Climax Crescent)
May 25, 1900 - Dec. 1912, Location: Tech Center
Climax Crescent
Jan. 1913 - Aug. 26, 2005, Location: Tech Center
Dec. 7, 2007 - current, Location: Local History
Community Courier
May 25, 1972 - Dec. 14, 1974, Location: Tech Center
Community Voices
Nov. 15, 2006 - Mar. 15, 2009, Location: Local History
County Wide Newspaper (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Weekly)
Feb. 7, 2007 - April 11, 2007, Location: Local History
Enterprise
Feb. 1992 - July 2006, Location: Local History
Focus News
June 10, 1965 - Nov. 1972, Location: Tech Center
The Forwarder
July 1948 - June 9, 1949, Location: Tech Center
Galesburg Argus
Mar. 1, 1901 - Dec. 25, 1975 (missing 1912, 1914 - 1916), Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Advocate
Dec. 30, 1921 - June 30, 1922, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo County Rural News & Views
Fall 1985, 1988 - 1993, Sum. 1994, Fall '96, Location: Local History
Kalamazoo Evening News
April 1, 1898 - Mar. 20, 1900, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Evening Press (formerly the Kalamazoo Press)
Feb. 9, 1909 - May 13, 1911, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Gazette (Daily)
Mar. 26 - Nov. 10, 1872; Mar. 28, 1876 - current, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Gazette (Weekly)
Jan. 23, 1837 - 1897 (gap 11/14/1862 - 9/16/1870), Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Herald
Jan. 17, 1918 - April 1920, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Ledger
Jan. 6, 1968 - Dec. 18, 1971, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo News
Feb. 26, 1932 - Sept. 18, 1932, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo News
Aug. 24, 1979 - Feb. 13, 1987, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo News Advertiser
Jan. 3, 1936 - Dec. 28, 1939, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Press (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Evening Press)
Nov. 20, 1908 - Feb. 6, 1909, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Saturday Night
Dec. 1919 - Dec. 24, 1921, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Shopper (formerly Kalamazoo Weekly)
Aug. 26, 2009 - March 31, 2010
Kalamazoo Star
Oct. 9, 1921 - Dec. 31, 1921, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Telegraph (Daily) (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Telegraph Press)
April 6, 1868 - May 13, 1911, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Telegraph (Weekly)
Oct. 28, 1845 - June 17, 1913 (gap from Sept. 1856 - Aug. 1857 and from May 1859 - June 1866), Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Telegraph Press
May 15, 1911 - May 20, 1916, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Times
Jan. 22, 1966 - April 9, 1966, Location: Tech Center
Kalamazoo Weekly (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Shopper)
April 18, 2007 - Aug. 19, 2009, Location: Local History
Kalamazoo Weekly Star (Weekly Star, Star Reporter)
June 28, 1963 - July 17, 1965, Location: Tech Center
Lawton Leader
June 17, 1887 - Dec. 27, 1968, Location: Tech Center
Mendon Activator
Jan. 1999 - May 2005, Location: Local History
Michigan Statesman (Cont'd as Kalamazoo Gazette Weekly)
Jan. 24, 1835 - Oct. 15, 1836, Location: Tech Center
Michigan Statesman & St. Joseph Chronicle (Cont'd as Michigan Statesman)
June 28, 1834 - Jan. 17, 1835, Location: Tech Center
Michigan Suffragist (on same reel as Woman)
Feb. 1914 - May 1917, Location: Tech Center
The Other Side
Jan. 2, 1995 - Aug. 21, 1995, Location: Local History
Otsego Union
1931 - Sept. 1974 (missing 1933 - 1939), Location: Tech Center
Parchment Journal
May 17, 1954 - Dec. 31, 1955, Location: Tech Center
Parchment News
Feb. 1924 - May 1952, Location: Tech Center
The People
Mar. 7, 1918 - June 8, 1922, Location: Tech Center
Plainwell Enterprise
Feb. 10, 1886 - Sept. 26, 1974, Location: Tech Center
Schoolcraft Express
Jan 16, 1886 - Dec. 29, 1921 (some issues missing), Location: Tech Center
South Side Advocate
July 15, 1932 - June 23, 1933, Location: Tech Center
South Side Herald
July 21, 1938 - Mar. 2, 1939, Location: Tech Center
South Side News
May 5, 1927 - Dec. 11, 1931, Location: Tech Center
South Side News Weekly
Mar. 17, 1927 - Sept. 27, 1928, Location: Tech Center
South Side Weekly
Mar. 1, 1934 - May 27, 1938, Location: Tech Center
Southwest Michigan Tribune -The People's Choice
Nov. 16, 1995 -- Jan., 1999, Location: Local History
Trench & Camp (Ft. Custer, MI)
Oct. 22, 1917 - Nov. 14, 1918, Location: Tech Center
Union Enterprise
Jan. 2, 1978 - Dec. 26, 1985, Location: Tech Center
Vicksburg Commercial
April 12, 1879 - April 25, 1974, Location: Tech Center
Western Michigan Churchman
Sept. 1982 - Nov./Dec. 1982, Location: Tech Center
Western Michigan Episcopalian
Sept. 1982 - Fall, 2003, Location: Local History
Woman
Nov. 21, 1908 - Jan. 23, 1909, Location: Tech Center