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Virginia Chronicle, the Library of Virginia’s digital newspaper database, has recently added a host of noteworthy titles to the growing list of newspapers available on the site.

Among the new offerings, Virginia Chronicle users can now find a selection of Fauquier County newspapers, including the Banner, Flag of ’98, Independent Register, New York Ninth, Piedmont Whig, Remington Booster, and the Remington Press, along with many others. Another important addition among the Fauquier newspapers are 1907-1935 issues of the Fauquier Democrat, with 1936-1963 coming soon.

New titles from Northern Virginia include the Fairfax County Independent (1932-1933), the Belvoir Castle (1941), and the Arlington Chronicle (1941-1950). Heading slightly west to Strasburg, 1936-1963 issues of the Northern Virginia Daily are also now on Virginia Chronicle.

Moving southwest to Botetourt County, Virginia Chronicle has two fantastic additions from the towns of Fincastle and Buchanan, including 1868-1963 of the Fincastle Herald and 1909-1973 of the Buchanan News. The database also has some great new contributions from Southwestern Virginia like the Wise Gazette, Vagabond Gazette, the Liberal, and the Dickenson County Moon.

There are new additions from the eastern region of the commonwealth as well with the arrival of 1948-1963 of the Westmoreland News, published in Montross and serving the Northern Neck. Virginia Chronicle users can also now find both the Hampton Monitor, and the Daily Monitor of Hampton.

And last, but certainly not least, 2000-2021 of the Northside—later called North of the James—a monthly regional magazine “serving greater Richmond north of the James” can now be searched on Virginia Chronicle with 1994-1999 issues being added soon to make the run complete. Big thanks to Charles G. McGuigan, its editor and publisher, for donating a complete collection to the Library for digitization.

Visit Virginia Chronicle to explore the over 3.5 million newspaper pages and check back often to see what’s new!

Kelley Ewing

Senior Project Cataloger

One Comment

  • +I have mined a great deal of information about early railroads (specifically the Norfolk & Western) and Virginia Tech from this site (and I need to up my correction stats to climb back up the list). What is the criteria for adding newspapers to the collection? Later editions of the Roanoke Times and the Roanoke World-News would be a great addition, as would any editions of the Montgomery News-Messenger (in all its variations). The Virginia Tech/Collegiate Times is on microfilm and would be a nice look into college life in Virginia along with other student newspapers.

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