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The Virginia Newspaper Project would like to give a big thank you to all of the Registered Users of Virginia Chronicle who have corrected text. Together, 363 text correctors have corrected over 1,000,000 lines of text–and the top five Registered Users have contributed more than 500,000 lines of corrections!
Please, let’s keep the text correction numbers climbing! The more text corrected on Virginia Chronicle, the more effectively searchable the digitized newspapers. By becoming a registered user and right clicking on a page, you’re ready to go. Becoming a registered user also offers perks like being able to create PDFs of pages and create categorical lists of articles you’d like to save.
The “help” menu has clear instructions on how to correct text or you can visit an old Fit to Print blog, which also provides text-correction instructions and explains why it’s necessary and important. THANK YOU all and let’s go for two million!
p.s. Virginia Chronicle has added some new titles this week:
The following titles are now on Virginia Chronicle:
Virginia Beach WeeklyThe Musical Advocate and Singer’s FriendAlexandria Daily Gazette, Commercial & PoliticalAlexandria Gazette, Commercial and PoliticalAlexandria Gazette & Daily AdvertiserAlexandria Gazette, 1835-1857Hall ChatterAugusta NewsTowers LeaderAnd the Library of Virginia has begun a project to digitize the Bath News (1895-1897), Salem Sentinel (1895-1902), Jeffersonian Republican (Lynchburg, 1828-1830), the Bedford Bulletin (1895-1903) and the Arcadian (1930-2007), a student newspaper published by St. Catherine’s School in Richmond. These will be available exclusively on Virginia Chronicle.
Listed below are titles arriving to both the Chronicling America site and Virginia Chronicle in the coming months. Digitized with generous funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the focus of this National Digital Newspaper Program grant cycle, the fifth for Virginia, is antebellum newspapers. So, the vast majority of this group of newspapers will be pre-Civil War era. A noteworthy exception is the Tribune, an African American newspaper published out of Roanoke from 1951-1957:
- Alexandria Herald, 1813-1825
- Central Gazette/Virginia Advocate (Charlottesville), 1824-1829
- Chronicle and Old Dominion (Norfolk), 1843-1845
- New Era (Portsmouth), 1845-1847
- The Recorder (Published in Richmond, includes infamous reportage of the Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemmings relationship), 1802-1803
- Tribune (Roanoke), 1951-1957
- Virginia Argus (Richmond), 1797-1816
- Winchester Gazette, 1811-1824
- Additional issues of the Alexandria Gazette, Central Presbyterian, Richmond Enquirer, Richmond Planet and Staunton Spectator.
Keep a look-out for new newspapers arriving to Chronicling America and Virginia Chronicle soon!… read more »
The Virginia Newspaper Project is thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Library of Virginia’s free, searchable online newspaper resource, Virginia Chronicle.
The recent additions to Virginia Chronicle are especially exciting as they include both early nineteenth century newspapers and newspapers published well into the twentieth century.We’ll start with the earliest issues added to Virginia Chronicle. A collection of The Genius of Liberty, published in Leesburg from 1817-1839, was originally borrowed from a private lender and filmed by the Library in 2009. Now, 1817-1826 issues are available online–more will be added in the coming months until the run is complete. This is an important addition, since, before now, very little early nineteenth century material was available on Virginia Chronicle.
Next, we’ll look at the more recently published newspapers to be added to Virginia Chronicle. The Recorder, published in Monterey since 1877, is the newspaper of record for both Bath and Highland counties and can boast of being the oldest, continuously published weekly newspaper in Virginia.Thanks to LSTA (Library Services and Technical Act) funds and an agreement with the publisher of The Recorder, the Library has digitized in-copyright issues–that is, issues published after 1923–for inclusion in Virginia Chronicle. Currently, 1921-1949 of this fantastic title can be searched–much more will be added in the coming months, as the Project plans to digitize issues up to 2007. Issues from August 2007 to the present can be found online at www.therecorderonline.com.Finally, the Growler and the Free Lance have also been added to Virginia Chronicle. With the motto, “If it happens you can wager we’ll print it,” the tabloid sized Growler reported on local government and public utilities with a biting criticism. Though the newspaper claimed it would be “breezy without being offensive, and … read more »