This list was inspired by a thread on Rootsweb's Cowlitz County Message Board, trying to track down repositories of old Cowlitz County newspapers. Since these newspapers appear to be scattered throughout different libraries and archives, I tried to compile a list here. This list is by no means complete, and focuses on newspapers that are available on microfilm or through other sources.

If you have any additions, corrections or comments, please contact Jenny.

General Information

List of available newspapers: Alphabetical or Chronological

Newspaper title Dates covered Repository
Cowlitz's Advocate
(Castle Rock, Kalama)
3 Jun 1887 - 2 Sep 1904 Washington State Library
Cowlitz Bulletin
(Kalama)
22 Mar 1889 - 4 Sep 1891 Washington State Library
Cowlitz County Advocate
(Castle Rock)
16 Dec 1915 - 20 Oct 1999 Washington State Library
Cowlitz County Advocate
(Castle Rock)
16 Dec 1915 - 26 Dec 1946 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Cowlitz County Advocate
(Castle Rock)
  Castle Rock Exhibit Hall
Cowlitz County News
(Kalama, Kelso)
12 Jun 1914 - 30 Oct 1925 Washington State Library
Cowlitz County News
(Kalama, Kelso)
12 Jun 1914 - 30 Oct 1925 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Cowlitz County Press
(Castle Rock, Kalama)
14 Dec 1900 - 23 Apr 1902 Washington State Library
Cowlitz Valley Journal
(Kelso)
9 Mar 1894 - 23 Nov 1906 Washington State Library
Daily Kelsonian-Tribune 16 Jul 1927 - 27 May 1929 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Daily Kelsonian-Tribune 2 Jan 1928 - 29 Jun 1929 Washington State Library
Daily Kelsonian-Tribune 17 Sep 1934 - 26 Sep 1939 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Daily Kelsonian-Tribune 2 Jan 1935 - 29 Dec 1939 Washington State Library
Daily Tribune and Kelsonian 28 May 1929 - 15 Sep 1934 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Daily Tribune and Kelsonian 1 Jul 1929 - 31 Dec 1934 Washington State Library
Independent
(Castle Rock)
11 May 1917 - 28 Nov 1919 Washington State Library
Investigator
(Kalama)
8 Aug 1895 - 10 Oct 1895 Washington State Library
Kalama Beacon 19 May 1871 - 10 Feb 1874 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Kalama Beacon
(aka Kalama Semi-weekly Beacon)
19 May 1871 - 10 Feb 1874 (no issues 27 Dec 1873 - 20 Jan 1874) Washington State Library
Kalama Beacon April 1872 - May 1873 Cowlitz County Museum
Kalama Bulletin Mar 1889 - Jan 1977 Cowlitz County Museum
Kalama Bulletin 4 Sep 1891 - 27 Jan 1977 Washington State Library
Kalama Bulletin 27 May 1892
3 Jun 1892
7 Oct 1892
24 Nov 1922 - 25 Aug 1925
1 Jan 1926 - 28 Dec 1928
5 Jan 1951 - 18 Nov 1965
University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Kelso Courier
(aka Weekly Courier)
28 Sep 1888 - 29 Mar 1889 Washington State Library
Kelso Courier Mar 1889 - Sep 1889 Cowlitz County Museum
Kelso Journal 21 Jul 1908
18 Sep 1908
14 May 1909
27 Aug 1909
Washington State Library
Kelso Longview Advocate 21 Feb 1996 - 31 Dec 1997
6 Jan 1999 - 20 Oct 1999
Washington State Library
Kelso Tribune Jul 1924 - Jun 1928 Cowlitz County Museum
Kelsonian Sep 1888 - Sep 1926 Longview Public Library
Kelsonian 10 Aug 1906 - 2 Nov 1907 Washington State Library
Kelsonian-Tribune 22 Apr 1925 - 31 Dec 1927 Washington State Library
Kelsonian-Tribune 1 Jan 1926 - 30 Apr 1926 (incomplete)
1 Sep 1926 - 15 Jul 1927
University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Kelsonian-Tribune 29 Sep 1939 - 9 Sep 1954 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Leader
(Castle Rock)
24 Jun 1904 - 17 May 1906 Washington State Library
Lewis River News
(Woodland)
6 Mar 1929 - 12 Dec 1974 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
Lewis River News
(Woodland)
19 Mar 1919 - 28 Dec 1978 Washington State Library
Lewis River News and Kalama Bulletin
(Kalama, Woodland)
4 Jan 1979 - 13 Oct 1999 Washington State Library
Lewis River News and Kalama Bulletin
(Kalama, Woodland)
4 Jan 1979 - 29 Dec 1982 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
The Daily News
(Longview)
Current; online archives go back several years The Daily News website
The (Longview) Daily News 26 Jan 1923 - present Longview Public Library
The (Longview) Daily News 26 Jan 1923 - present Washington State Library
Longview Herald 16 Aug 1929 Washington State Library
People's Weekly Courier
(Kelso)
1889 - 1893 University of Washington (Suzzallo Library)
People's Weekly Courier
(Kelso)
11 Nov 1892 - 18 Nov 1892 Washington State Library
TOWN CRier
(Toledo, Onalaska, Winlock, Napavine, Castle Rock)
5 Sep 2007 - present Washington State Library
TOWN CRier
(Toledo, Onalaska, Winlock, Napavine, Castle Rock)
Current; online archives go back about two months TOWN CRier website
Tribune
(Kelso)
28 Sep 1923 - 22 Apr 1925 Washington State Library
Twice-a-week Kelsonian 2 Nov 1907 - 22 Nov 1924 Washington State Library
Woodland Echo 8 Mar 1907
28 Jun 1907
5 Jul 1907
Washington State Library