Newspapers.com™ has recently finished a project in partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society to digitize nearly 15 million new pages of Oklahoma newspapers, bringing the total to more than 20 million pages of papers from the Sooner State! These papers date back to 1844, long before Oklahoma became a territory and then later a state.
The project took place over the span of three years, digitizing in batches to not be too disruptive to operations at the historical society. The majority of these images will eventually be available to the public through the Oklahoma Historical Society’s “Gateway to Oklahoma History” site, but are available now on Newspapers.com™.
We would like to thank Oklahoma Historical Society director Chad Williams and Newspaper Department Supervisor Sarah Biller for their assistance over the course of the project. Their efforts have been essential to making this large project come to fruition. Research in the Sooner State just got a whole lot easier!
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Most microfilm of Kentucky Newspapers are controlled by the University of Kentucky library. According to those I have spoken with it is their policy to NOT work with any commercial site like Newspapers.com to digitize their content. So, they have shut down their own digitalization efforts and refuse to work with any third parties. I guess a lot of Kentucky content will be unavailable for a very long time.
Reminds me of Kodak.inc. They believed that ‘digital’ would never be the future and for a long time still kept to film cameras even in the early 00s and found out a bit too late that it doesn’t quite work like that!