Virginia Chronicle: Digital Newspaper Archive

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Virginia Chronicle is a historical archive of Virginia newspapers, providing free access to full text searching and digitized images of over a million newspaper pages.
This collection contains 157,440 issues comprising 1,142,249 pages and 183,885 articles.

December 2017: We have made a slight change to accessing PDFs. Now, in order to download a PDF, you must be logged in to the site. The change was made in order to provide improved security to the images and data held in the Virginia Chronicle database. Once logged in, you can download as many PDFs as you need during that session. If you are not a registered member of the VA Chronicle community, we encourage you to register in order to take advantage of all available features.

In addition to the growing collection of newspapers found at Virginia Chronicle, the Library of Virginia offers access to a wide array of resources for researching newspapers, from its broad collection of over 3,000 Virginia and West Virginia imprints, both in original ink press copy and on microfilm, to a suite of online resources that provide gateways to a significant range of historical newspapers.

Please refer to the Project's Research Guides and Indexes on the Library of Virginia site for a comprehensive overview of the available resources for newspaper research. To search specific newspaper titles and holdings here at the Library, as well as holdings at select repositories, visit the Newspapers in Virginia Bibliography

The Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP), established in 1993, has worked to locate, describe, inventory, preserve, and provide public access to United States imprint newspapers housed not only at the Library of Virginia but throughout the commonwealth.

The Virginia Newspaper Project regularly contributes to a blog, The Uncommonwealth: Voices from the Library of Virginia. The Uncommonwealth features posts on the Library’s collections, conservation efforts, programs & education, digital projects and public library news. Additionally, it highlights Library of Virginia staff members and offers a glimpse behind the scenes into the Library’s stacks.

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