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Includes full-text articles from the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1985-current)*, digital issues of the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1903-1986), as well as digital issues beginning January 1, 2019 (with a 90-day embargo) for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bristol Herald Courier, Culpeper Star Exponent, Daily Progress (Charlottesville), Danville Register & Bee, News & Advance (Lynchburg), News Virginian (Waynesboro), News-Gazette (Lexington), Roanoke Times, and Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk).
*Due to the inclusion of some Richmond News Leader articles in this database, please check the microfilm to confirm the source for articles published August 19, 1985 - May 30, 1992.
Free access to select Ancestry.com materials from the Library of Virginia's collections. Available to Virginia residents who are authenticated using GeoIP validation. Users may need to enable geolocation services on their browser to gain access. Please note: The 'Ancestry for Virginians' content is included in Ancestry.com personal subscriptions.
Digital collection of Virginia newspapers with some content dating back to the 1700s. Titles with extensive coverage include the Bee (Danville, VA), Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Danville Register, Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Progress Index (Petersburg, VA), Pulaski Southwest Times, Radford News Journal, and Winchester Star.
A digital collection that includes the Atlanta Daily World (1931–2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893–1988), Chicago Defender (1909–1975), Cleveland Call and Post (1934–1991), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934–2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922–1993), Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916–2003), Philadelphia Tribune (1912–2001), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911–2002).