Here at the Allegan District Library we house the nearly complete collections of several historical Allegan County newspapers—the Allegan Journal, the Allegan Journal and Tribune, the Allegan Gazette, and the Allegan News. In the past, access to these valuable newspapers has been limited due to poor microfilming and a lack of digitization.
We are proud to say we have partnered with Sanilac Computer Products and have had our historic newspaper collection digitized and re-microfilmed. The Allegan Gazette and Allegan Journal from 1856 through 1918 is now available both at the library and right here on our website. ADL and Sanilac will be working together over the next few years to make our entire collection available online.
You—our community—identified conservation of our local history as an important core value. The history of Allegan County is significant not only to our residents, but Michigan residents in general; a properly microfilmed and digitized collection allows us to deliver on our mission to connect you to a wealth of local resources.
Find these newspapers at the link below or on the drop down menu under “Local History”. They are searchable by you online and you can download the PDF to your own computer. There are links to other libraries with digitized newspapers done by Sanilac; go to the top left of the newspaper search screen where it says “0.0 miles Allegan District Library and click the black down arrow.
Digitized Allegan Newspapers, 1856-1918 http://alleganlibrary.org/digitized-allegan-newspapers-1856-1918/