Take a journey back in time, and revisit Wyoming's newspapers for yourself.
Discover the stories that formed Wyoming, through the Wyoming Newspaper Project. For the sheer volume of information they contain, newspapers are the single most important printed record of human activity. Historians, genealogists, and other scholars rely on them to provide a first-hand and sometimes the only account of local news. Available through this website are all the newspapers printed in Wyoming between 1849 and 1922, in an easily searchable format.
More than 800,000 newspaper pages have been converted from microfilm to a digital format. Using the links on the left, you can browse the entire collection or search for newspapers from specified towns or counties, on certain dates, or by a specific title. The text is searchable, including news articles, news briefs, obituaries and other items of interest.
Funding for the project was made possible by the Wyoming Legislature, the support of Governor Dave Freudenthal, and the Library Services and Technology Act federal program. All of the metadata (what makes the newspapers' text searchable) was created by residents of Wyoming.
This project is a work in progress. As of June 15, 2012, we have 828,493 full page newspaper images loaded.
If you experience any problems, please email Erin Kinney