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ADED 302U: Knowledge Management Seminar | Connecting the Dots - Genealogy and Economic History (Zinn): Genealogy, Economics, Census, & History Resources

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Richmond and Virginia Newspapers

The current Richmond Time-Dispatch newspaper was formed in 1903 from the merger of two papers - The Times and The Dispatch.  These newspapers went through multiple title changes post-Civil War.  Listed below are each of those titles and what is available online:

Richmond Dispatch (1884-1903)

The Times (1890-1903)

The Daily Dispatch (1850-1884)

The Daily Times (1886-1889)

Richmond Planet (1883-1938)**


The Library of Congress has digitized many other Virginia newspapers on their website. 

**Of note is the Richmond Planet, which was founded by 13 former slaves and first published in 1882.  By 1904, it had reached a weekly circulation of 4,200 and gained a reputation as a staunch defender of the African-American community and a voice against racial injustice - "daring to hurl thunderbolts of truth into the ranks of the wicked...No stronger race man is known among us." (Description on Chronicling America site, information provided by Library of Virginia).

American Historical News Sources

British Historical News Sources

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