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January 7, 2014

Historic newspapers gifted to historical society

OKLAHOMA CITY — Twenty thousand pages of Oklahoma newspapers dating as far back as the 1800s have been donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society.

The Kansas Historical Society donated the papers after discovering the newspapers among its collections.

Director of Research Chad Williams says in a news release that the titles are all from pre-statehood Oklahoma. He says the papers are a wonderful addition to the society’s newspaper archives.

The collection will be digitized and put online for researchers.

 

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