Stavanger Avis was started in 1888 as Rogalands Folkeblad, its name changed in 1889. The first editors were Oddmund Vik and Alexander Kielland. In 1899 the newspaper absorbed a competitor, Stavangeren.
Vik left the position as chief editor in 1908. The new editor, Lars Kleiveland took a stance against temperance and prohibition. The populace did not take kindly to this, and Stavanger Avis went defunct in 1911, survived by a competing Liberal newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad which still exists.
- List of historical newspapers
- Oddmund Vik — Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
- Alexander Kielland biography
- Excerpt from the book Byen og menneskene, by Theodor Dahl (1947).