Virginia Chronicle, the Library of Virginia’s freely accessible digital newspaper database, has recently added a notable assortment of new titles, including school newspapers, labor newspapers, and additional dailies and weeklies from throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia Chronicle currently offers 3,362,000 pages of Virginia and West Virginia newspapers with 1,200 visitors and 7,000 pages served each day.
We are very excited to announce that a nearly complete collection of the Goodson Gazette and Virginia Guide, published from 1875-2012 by the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, is now available on Virginia Chronicle. A shout-out is in order to our colleagues at Library Development and Networking for making this important initiative possible.
And “Stop the Presses” on the next item as a long list of other school newspapers have been added to Virginia Chronicle, including the student newspapers of Christopher Newport University, Hollins University, Randolph Macon, Richard Bland College, Roanoke College, Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Wytheville Community College. The student newspapers of Emory & Henry, Randolph College, Sweet Briar and the University of Lynchburg will be accessible soon.
Historical dailies Staunton Daily News (1891-1904) and Norfolk Landmark (1873-1911) have also been added to the database, along with the semiweekly Norfolk Journal of Commerce and Twice a Week Virginian Pilot (also called the Twice a Week Virginian Pilot) and the Norfolk Weekly Landmark.
The official newspaper of Richmond Central Trades and Labor Council, the Square Deal (1915-1921) – later called the Richmond Labor Journal (1921-1924) – is also now on Virginia Chronicle.
Newspapers from Buchanan, Fairfax, Fauquier, Middlesex, Strasburg, Westmoreland, and Wise are coming to Virginia Chronicle soon, so check back often to see what’s new!