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  Polk County Newspapers on microfilm    

The following newspapers are available on microfilm in the library. The years given below indicate general coverage; many papers in the 19th century contain gaps of weeks, months, or years. Most papers are weekly and only the Monmouth Herald has some indexing.


Years Published
      Name and City of Publication
1868-1869    Polk County Signal, Dallas, OR
1870-1874    Liberal Republican, Dallas, OR
1870-1881    Monmouth Pacific Christian Messenger, Monmouth, OR
1876-1926    Polk County Itemizer, Dallas, OR
1882-1887    Monmouth Christian Herald, Monmouth, OR
1884-1901    Independence West Side, Independence, OR
1888-1917    Polk County Observer, Dallas, OR
1890-1901    West Side Enterprise, Independence, OR
1894-1969    Independence Enterprise, Independence, OR
1903-1913    Polk County Itemizer, Dallas, OR
1908-1969    Monmouth Herald, Monmouth, OR
1912-1918    Independence Monitor, Independence, OR
1918-1918    Western Youth, Independence, OR
1918-1921    Polk County Post, Independence, OR
1922-1927    Polk County Observer, Dallas, OR
1924-1974    Willamina Times, Willamina, OR
1924-1989    LAMRON (WOU student newspaper) Monmouth, OR;
continued by Western Star
1927-    Polk County Itemizer-Observer, Dallas, OR
1938-1939    West Side Mail, West Salem, OR
1969-1975    Independence Enterprise/Monmouth Herald,
Independence and Monmouth, OR
1970-1978    Polk Sun, Monmouth, OR
1972-1975    Independence Enterprise Herald, Independence, OR
1979-1992    Sun Enterprise, Monmouth, OR
1989-    Western Star (WOU student newspaper) Monmouth, OR

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