Although many newspapers are available in digital form, some are still only in paper or on microfilm. The Oklahoma Historical Society collects all Oklahoma newspapers. See their Newspaper Catalog for a complete list. Many of their newspapers are available through the Gateway to Oklahoma History (listed below) while others are available on-site at the OHS Research Center.
1887-1888. Available in Newspapers.com from the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City. (See entry below for details on getting a library card.) Official monthly of "Buckskin Joe's Texas Oklahoma Colony."
1912-1949. "Information on Oklahoma political, industrial, commercial, social, and economic developments as well as an organ of historical and literary expression." Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
Includes these U.S. papers:
-Chicago Tribune, 1849-within days of the current issue;
-Los Angeles Times, 1881-within days of the current issue;
-New York Times, 1851-one month ago;
-Wall Street Journal, 1889-within days of the current issue;
-Washington Post, 1877-2006, 2008-within days of the current issue.
(The UK's Guardian and Observer, 1791-2003, is also included in this search as are papers from the Historically Black Newspapers collection.)
A Metropolitan Library (OKC public) database. Sign up for a library card if you don't have one. U.S. and international newspapers. NOTE: Sometimes if a paper is not in Newspapers.com, it will be in this database.
A Metropolitan Library (OKC public) database. Sign up for a library card if you don't have one. Full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. NOTE: The library edition does not have all newspapers that the personal subscription includes.
A Pioneer Library System (Norman) database. Sign up for a library card if you don't have one. The Oklahoman, formerly The Daily Oklahoman. Full text of images to 1991. Text only 1992-2019. NOTE: Scroll down and click on Oklahoman Archive - Newsbank. Click link for additional login options, type Pioneer for library name, and then enter your library card number. This database may not work on the OU campus.
—Update: as of 10-6-23, the database is still available. Due to the large size of the archive, searches may need to be limited with a date range in order to return results.
Because Gannett found this database unprofitable, beginning February 3rd, 2022, the full Oklahoman Archives will no longer be available. Access to 1981-present. For other ways to access online content see this blog post.