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Newspapers, News Magazines, and Television News: Newspapers

Contemporary Newspapers

Historic Newspapers

American Newspapers

Richmond Times-Dispatch and its preceding papers available online from 1850--1922 via Chronicling America (see entry below) as Daily Dispatch, 1850--1884; Richmond Dispatch, 1884--1903; Daily Times, 1886--1889; Times, 1890--1903; Times-Dispatch, 1903-1914, Richmond Times-Dispatch 1914-1922.

Chronicling America (1789--1963; dates vary for selected papers; most prior to 1923)

Based at the Library of Congress, this is an online newspaper collection millions of pages; includes several Virginia,newspapers including the Richmond Times-Dispatch and its predecessors, and several DC newspapers.

Ashland Herald-Progress - microfilm, 1919--2018, no index.
 [Ashland] Herald Progress (1919-1963) - online through Chronicling Virginia (Library of Virginia)

Richmond Christian Advocate - microfilm, 1869--1939, index on first reel of microfilm; 1869-2010 in Special Collections & Archives.

Richmond Daily Dispatch (1860--1865)

Electronic full-text access to primary Richmond newspaper during the Civil War years.

Virginia Gazette Online - 1736--1780, some known issues missing from the online version (digitized by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). Also available in Accessible Archives database (see below).

Birth of America - microfilm, 1763-1783, various newspapers; index volume at Ref. E187 .J65 




Most Accessible Archives subject collections include newspaper content from the colonial era through the early 20th century.

British Newspapers


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NBC: WWBT (channel 12)
PBS: WCVE (channel 23)

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