Newspapers

     The Caldwell Messenger was established as the Caldwell News on March 23, 1887, by Robert T. Simons. The Daily Messenger was founded on February 28, 1920, by A. H. Hammond and Harold A. Hammond. On January 13, 1928, the News was purchased by Harold A. Hammond, editor and publisher of the Caldwell Daily Messenger, and merged with the Messenger under the name of the Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News. The name of the publication was shortened to Caldwell Messenger in September, 1942.

    The Caldwell Post made its first entry upon public life in January, 1879, under the management of J. D. Kelly and T. H. B. Ross. This was practically the second issue, the "Eye Opener" having been printed on December 28, 1878, by the same parties. After just six months, Ross retired from the journal and Kelly continued it alone, until December 11, 1880. It then passed into the hands of J. H. Sain, who held it until April 1, 1881, when it was purchased by Tell W. Walton, who now [1883] runs it. Its first appearance was as a six-column folio, and this form was retained until April, 1879, when it was enlarged to a seven-column sheet. It is now [1883] largely devoted to live stock interests and is recognized as the organ of the cattle men having herds in the Indian Territory, near Caldwell. Its circulation is 1,000.
    The Commercial - The first issue of the Caldwell Commercial appeared May 6, 1880, as an eight-column folio, a form in which the paper still appears [1883]. Its editor and proprietor from the initiatory number to the present time [1883], is W. B. Hutchinson. It is issued Thursdays, is Republican and has a circulation of 500.

The Kansas State History Center in Topeka has an extensive collection of microfilm copies of historical Caldwell newspapers. A listing follows:

Kansas State Historical Society - Microfilm holdings as of October 12, 2009
http://www.kshs.org/library/news.htm
Title Dates Published in County State Reel Number
Caldwell Advance 1/3/1902--12/21/1906 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2378
Caldwell Advance 12/28/1906--11/29/1910 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2379
Caldwell Advance 12/6/1910--11/26/1914 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2380
Caldwell Advance 12/3/1914--12/27/1916 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2381
Caldwell Advance 1/3/1917--1/16/1918 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2423
Caldwell Commercial 5/6/1880--8/31/1882 Caldwell Sumner KS C 11
Caldwell Commercial 9/7/1882--5/3/1883 Caldwell Sumner KS C 4
Caldwell Daily Messenger 2/28/1920--10/4/1920 Caldwell Sumner KS B 915
Caldwell Daily Messenger 10/5/1920--5/21/1921 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2449
Caldwell Daily Messenger 4/4/1923--6/1/1923 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2450
Caldwell Daily Messenger 6/2/1923--12/31/1923 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2451
Caldwell Daily Messenger 1/2/1924--11/3/1924 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2452
Caldwell Daily Messenger 11/4/1924--9/14/1925 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2453
Caldwell Daily Messenger 9/15/1925--7/23/1926 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2454
Caldwell Daily Messenger 7/24/1926--5/21/1927 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2455
Caldwell Daily Messenger 5/23/1927--1/12/1928 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2456
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 1/13/1928--3/13/1928 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2456
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 3/14/1928--12/11/1928 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2457
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 12/12/1928--9/9/1929 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2458
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 9/10/1929--4/12/1930 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2459
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 4/14/1930--9/2/1930 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2460
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 9/3/1930--4/15/1931 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2461
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 4/16/1931--1/6/1932 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2462
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 1/7/1932--10/15/1932 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2463
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 10/17/1932--8/25/1933 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2464
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 8/26/1933--7/6/1934 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2465
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 7/7/1934--5/9/1935 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2466
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 5/10/1935--3/3/1936 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2467
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 3/4/1936--12/28/1936 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2468
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 12/29/1936--10/30/1937 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2469
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 11/2/1937--9/8/1938 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2470
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 9/9/1938--7/17/1939 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2471
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 7/18/1939--5/23/1940 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2472
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 5/24/1940--3/20/1941 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2473
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 3/21/1941--1/19/1942 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2474
Caldwell Daily Messenger and Caldwell News 1/20/1942--9/7/1942 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2475
Caldwell Daily Standard 6/20/1884--7/2/1884 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2475
Caldwell Journal 5/17/1883--11/12/1885 Caldwell Sumner KS C 4
Caldwell Journal 11/19/1885--12/27/1888 Caldwell Sumner KS C 6
Caldwell Journal 1/3/1889--10/8/1892 Caldwell Sumner KS C 7
Caldwell Journal 5/20/1893--2/22/1894 Caldwell Sumner KS C 8
Caldwell Messenger 5/23/1921--12/7/1921 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2449
Caldwell Messenger 12/9/1921--4/2/1923 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2450
Caldwell Messenger 9/10/1942--10/5/1944 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2908
Caldwell Messenger 10/9/1944--11/21/1946 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2909
Caldwell Messenger 11/25/1946--11/1/1948 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2910
Caldwell Messenger 11/4/1948--8/31/1950 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2911
Caldwell Messenger 9/4/1950--7/7/1952 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2912
Caldwell Messenger 7/10/1952--1/11/1954 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2913
Caldwell Messenger 1/14/1954--9/5/1955 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2914
Caldwell Messenger 9/8/1955--5/27/1957 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2915
Caldwell Messenger 5/30/1957--5/4/1959 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2916
Caldwell Messenger 5/7/1959--5/8/1961 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2917
Caldwell Messenger 5/11/1961--5/20/1963 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2918
Caldwell Messenger 5/23/1963--8/2/1965 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2919
Caldwell Messenger 8/5/1965--10/19/1967 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2920
Caldwell Messenger 10/23/1967--12/18/1969 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2921
Caldwell Messenger 12/25/1969--3/30/1972 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2922
Caldwell Messenger 3/23/1972--5/30/1974 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2923
Caldwell Messenger 6/3/1974--7/15/1976 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2924
Caldwell Messenger 7/19/1976--11/9/1978 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2925
Caldwell Messenger 11/13/1978--1/29/1981 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2926
Caldwell Messenger 2/2/1981--4/21/1983 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2927
Caldwell Messenger 4/25/1983--7/4/1985 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2928
Caldwell Messenger 7/8/1985--10/19/1987 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2929
Caldwell Messenger 10/22/1987--1/31/1990 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2930
Caldwell Messenger 2/7/1990--4/15/1992 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2931
Caldwell Messenger 4/22/1992--4/20/1994 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2932
Caldwell Messenger 4/27/1994--4/24/1995 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 7323
Caldwell Messenger 5/1/1996--4/29/1998 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 7324
Caldwell Messenger 5/6/1998--12/27/2000 Caldwell Sumner KS NP10605
Caldwell Messenger 1/3/2001--8/27/2003 Caldwell Sumner KS NP10606
Caldwell News 3/23/1887--5/15/1889 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2029
Caldwell News 5/22/1889--2/18/1892 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2030
Caldwell News 2/25/1892--11/15/1894 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2031
Caldwell News 1/5/1893--12/28/1893 Caldwell Sumner KS C 12
Caldwell News 11/22/1894--10/21/1897 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2032
Caldwell News 10/28/1897--6/21/1900 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2033
Caldwell News 6/28/1900--1/29/1903 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2034
Caldwell News 2/5/1903--11/23/1905 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2035
Caldwell News 11/30/1905--8/6/1908 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2036
Caldwell News 8/13/1908--8/22/1912 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2037
Caldwell News 8/29/1912--10/7/1915 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2038
Caldwell News 10/14/1915--5/2/1918 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2039
Caldwell News 5/9/1918--9/2/1920 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2040
Caldwell News 9/9/1920--7/12/1923 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2041
Caldwell News 7/19/1923--12/31/1925 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2042
Caldwell News 9/14/1942--10/26/1942 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2908
Caldwell Post 1/2/1879--5/10/1883 Caldwell Sumner KS C 10
Caldwell Standard 2/7/1884--9/11/1884 Caldwell Sumner KS C 12
Caldwell Weekly Advance 3/1/1894--4/22/1897 Caldwell Sumner KS C 1
Caldwell Weekly Advance 4/29/1897--3/16/1899 Caldwell Sumner KS C 2
Caldwell Weekly Advance 3/23/1899--12/27/1901 Caldwell Sumner KS C 3
Caldwell Weekly Times 6/5/1886--7/2/1887 Caldwell Sumner KS C 9
Daily Journal 2/22/1887--9/30/1887 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2239
Daily News 10/7/1887--11/29/1887 Caldwell Sumner KS NP 2239
Epworth Lever 1/0/1897--7/0/1898 Caldwell Sumner KS O 1111
Free Press 9/19/1885--5/15/1886 Caldwell Sumner KS C 9
Good Samaritan 6/0/1896--11/0/1896 Caldwell Sumner KS O 1111
Industrial Age 7/29/1887--1/11/1889 Caldwell Sumner KS C 5
Oklahoma War Chief 1/12/1883--8/12/1886 Caldwell Sumner KS C 9
Oklahoma War-Chief 6/18/1885--8/12/1886 Caldwell Sumner KS OKOT-01

 

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