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FYS 100 (26) - Touching the Past (Ayers): Researching Richmond

Library resource guide for Dr. Ayers' FYS 100 class

Links to Local Libraries

Richmond Newspapers

These newspapers are available in the Galvin Rare Book Room and, in some cases, online via the library catalog.  Please note that the dates listed below are not inclusive in their entirety but contain only scattered editions from within the specified date range.

Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser (1838-1858)

The Weekly Dispatch (1852-1893)

Richmond Semi Weekly/Daily Examiner (1859)

Richmond Daily Whig (1859-1875)

Daily Dispatch (1861-1862)

The Semi-Weekly Dispatch (1861-1892)

The Record of News, History, and Literature (1862-1863)

The Southern Illustrated (1862-1864)

Richmond Daily Dispatch (1860-1865)

Daily Index (1866, 1867)

Daily Richmond Enquirer (1867)

Richmond Dispatch (1869-1896)

Richmond Whig & Advertiser (1870-1875)

Daily News (1874)

State Journal, Richmond (1874)

Richmond Weekly Whig (1875)

State (1879, 1884)

The Commonwealth (1880)

The Times (1891)

Evening Leader (1901)

Times Dispatch (1907)

Richmond Times Dispatch (1924, 1937, 1963)

Digital Resources - Richmond

Print Resources - Rare Book Room

A few of the items available to research in the Rare Book Room and Special Collections include student scrapbooks, student handbooks, presidential reports, photo histories, an printed memoirs and biographies of figures associated with the University of Richmond. 

Materials in the Rare Book Room may be used by appointment. 

Materials in Special Collections may be requested at the main information desk by filling out a form with title, author, and call number.  These items may be checked out for up to 4 hours at a time, but they cannot leave the library or be kept overnight.