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In the Spring of 2008 the McGraw-Page Library acquired the historical photo archive of the local newspaper, the Herald-Progress, published in Hanover County since 1881 under a variety of titles. The collection of over 40,000 items consists primarily of photographs, but also contains many documents, articles, histories, and memoirs documenting the history of Hanover County, Virginia, and the Town of Ashland from colonial times to the present. Dating from 1810 through 1999, the majority of the photos are from the 1960s to 1999.

Please note: Special Collections & Archives is closed to the public until Monday, May 4. Faculty, staff and students with immediate needs for assistance should contact Laurie Preston ( or 804-752-4718)

Appointments are strongly recommended for use of this collection to ensure access and availability.  The McGraw-Page Library also has the Herald-Progress on microfilm from 1919-present, and the microfilm edition is available at all times when the library is open.

The subject index for the collection and a list of written histories and articles in the collection may be viewed from the links below.

Subject Index (People, Places, etc. - Searchable PDF)

Written Histories and Articles (Some are unpublished manuscripts - PDF)

For an appointment or for more information about this collection, contact:

Laurie Preston, Head of Reference, or (804)752-4718
Archives Assistant, or (804)752-3203

Please note: Permission and proper crediting is required for reproduction of all materials from the Herald-Progress Collection.

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