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Listed here include a major representative newspaper from the Virginia cities of Roanoke, Danville, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Richmond. Each entry is accompanied by a "Historical Chronicle" PDF, which tracks the history of the paper in each of its iterations, and includes a list of locations in Virginia that have original copies of the paper or microfilm.
For locating Virginia newspapers not listed here, the Library of Virginia - Virginia Newspaper Project and the Virginia Chronicle newspaper database links below are especially helpful.
A part of the United States Newspaper Project and sponsored by the Library of Virgina, this initiative seeks to catalog and preserve newspapers of Virginia. Contains a list of every known newspaper in Virginia organized by city.
"The Virginia Chronicle is a historical archive of Virginia newspapers, providing free access to full text searching and digitized images of over 2.5 million newspaper pages. This collection contains 326,485 issues comprising 2,875,494 pages."
Originally published in 1886 as the "Roanoke Daily Times". Published under current name 1995-present. The Salem Public Library houses a microfilm collection spanning from 1897-1977. The Library of Virginia's Virginia Chronicle newspaper database offers online access to the Roanoke Daily Times (Roanoke, VA, 1889-1890). Fintel Library's Newsbank subscription offers online access to content from 1990 - present.
Originally published in 1850 as "Daily Dispatch". Published under current name 1914-present. Virginia Tech and the Library of Virginia have complete microfilm collections from 1914-present. The Library of Virginia's Virginia Chronicle newspaper database provides online access to the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA, 1914-1922).