Given copyright restrictions, the majority of the text searchable issues of newspapers found on Virginia Chronicle were published prior to 1923.
However, thanks to two forward thinking publishers, three Virginia newspapers are now available online from the earliest extant issues right up to the beginning of the 21st century.
This is exciting stuff. The titles that have been digitized and added to Virginia Chronicle are:
The Recorder (formerly the Highland Recorder. Monterey),
The three titles represent over 300 combined years of newspaper publishing. That means newspaper issues from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, right up to the early 2000’s can be searched using the time saving features found at Virginia Chronicle.
The three papers mentioned above have publishing offices that span the Commonwealth, from a few miles from the WV border to publishing offices located in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
These new additions to the Library’s online newspaper database provide readers with free access to the news and stories that helped shape this state over the past 100+ years.
Great news. Hurrah for forward-thinking publishers! May this inspire many more to come.
Not to be too overly particular but these papers do not streach from “from a few miles from the WV border to publishing offices located in the Northern Neck and Southside Virginia.”
The Southside Sentinel is in Urbanna, on the south side of the Rappahannock hence the(somewhat confusing) name.
Thank you for your note. I corrected “Southside Virginia” to the more accurate “Middle Peninsula.”
They just don’t make newspapers like that anymore