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Primary Sources: News Sources

Guide to finding and using primary sources in the McGraw-Page Library.

Historic Newspapers

American Newspapers

Local Newspapers:

  • Yellow Jacket (Randolph-Macon College) - microfilm and Special Collections, 1915--present, no index.
  • Ashland Herald-Progress - microfilm, 1919--2018, no index.
  • Richmond Christian Advocate - microfilm, 1869--1939, index on first reel of microfilm.
  • Virginia Gazette Online:1736-1780: See Accessible Archives Database. 

British Newspapers

  • London Gazette Archive (selected indexing from 1665 to present, with results in PDF format.)
    Official newspaper of record for UK. Portal also includes Edinburgh Gazette and Belfast Gazette.
  • Northern Star - microfilm, 1838-1852, no index.
    • Publication location is Leeds for 1838--1844 and London for 1845--1852. Also known as: Northern Star, and Leeds General Advertiser (1838 - Nov. 23, 1844); Northern Star, and National Trades' Journal (Nov. 30, 1844 - Mar. 13, 1852); Star and National Trades' Journal (Mar. 20, 1852 - May 1, 1852); and Star of Freedom (May 8, 1852 - Nov. 27, 1852).
  • People's Paper (London) - microfilm, 1852--1858, no index.

Contemporary Newspapers

News Magazines (Contemporary and Historic)


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