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Local History and Genealogical Research in the University Libraries: N. Newspapers

This guide includes resources available in Special Collections, Newman Library, and online that can aid in local genealogy research.

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Please note: You can also find newspapers in Newman Library on microfilm and some papers/issues in Special Collections. 

  • Brigham, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers: 1690-1820 Call No.: Z6951 B86 Newman 5th floow
  • Cappon, Virginia Newspapers: 1821-1935 Call No.: Z6952 V8 C24 Special Collections and Remote Storage (requires notice for retrieval)
  • Gregory, American Newspapers: 1821-1936 Call No.: Z6945 A53 Newman 5th floor
  • Montgomery News Messenger: 1869- Call No.: AN N5 Newman Microfilm; Special issues & indexes in Special Collections