Sapulpa Historical Society digitizes area newspapers

The money needed for the project was short…until this family stepped in to help.

The Sapulpa Historical Society recently completed the process of digitizing Sapulpa area newspapers from 1904-2017. The project was made possible through a grant.

The amount of the grant was fifteen thousand dollars, however, the final cost exceeded that by five thousand dollars. The children of the Late Ed Livermore, revered owner and publisher of the “Sapulpa Daily Herald” (now the Sapulpa Herald), donated the remaining $5,000 needed to complete the project.

The Sapulpa Historical Society has obtained a grant for five thousand dollars to incorporate the digitally archived Sapulpa papers into the database of the Oklahoma State Historical Society’s “Gateway” which is a portal to digitally archived Oklahoma Newspapers. The process is expected to be completed in a few weeks, allowing public access to all digitally archived content.

Learn more about the job that the Sapulpa Historical Society does in our recent feature story about “Preserving our Legacy”.

About the Author

Long-time Sapulpa resident, Charles Betzler, followed his father, Charlie, into the radio and TV repair business. At age 9, he fixed his first broken radio and his first love is vintage audio equipment. In his 50 + years of technical work, graduation from OSUIT, and years of Continuing Education, Charles, in his capacity as Emergency Management Director of nearby city, designed the Emergency Operations Center, and the radio-activation system for the sirens. In his long career, he has repaired every type of consumer electronics from black-and-white TVs to the latest lap-top.

  • Avatar Jack says:

    Love to see the Kiefer paper digitalized. Sapulpa library has them microfilm

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