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Newspapers: Newspaper Timelines--Not WV (VA, DC, and NY)

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Newspapers tend to change names, publishers, stop publishing, or merge over time.. It is difficult to navigate through references, trying to locate the name or year of a newspaper required for research. This page attempts to lay out the newspaper "families" as a help to researchers.

Changes in the titles of these newspapers do not always correspond to locations either on a reel, in the library, or an alternate format; please consult the master list  for notes on locations or formats available.

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg VA)

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, VA)

Sept 3, 1736-Dec 9, 1790; Aug 24, 1853-Oct 18, 1855

Virginia Gazette, Richmond, Norfolk and Williamsburg Advertiser

Oct 25, 1855-Mar 13, 1856

Virginia Gazette, Baltimore, Richmond and Norfolk Advertiser

Mar 18, 1856-Apr 3, 1856

Williamsburg Weekly Gazette, Richmond, Norfolk, and Baltimore Advertiser

April 10, 1856

Williamsburg Weekly Gazette

April 17, 1856-Aug 11, 1858

Weekly Gazette and Eastern Virginia Advertiser

1859-1860 (scattered issues)

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg VA)

Feb 18-July 1, 1869; May 20-Oct 13, 1893

 

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (NY)

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper Dec 15, 1855-Nov 28, 1891

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Dec 5, 1891-June 21, 1894

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly July 5, 1894-Oct 12, 1901

Leslie’s Weekly Oct 19, 1901-Jan 10, 1907

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Jan 17, 1907-Jan 25, 1912

Leslie’s Feb 1, 1912-Feb 19, 1914

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Feb 26, 1914-Oct 2, 1920

Leslie’s Oct 9, 1920-Oct 22, 1921

Leslie’s Weekly Oct 29, 1921-June 17, 1922

Washington Post

Washington Post, Times Herald

1972-1973

Washington Post

1972-Aug 31, 2016; Current two months

 

Richmond Whig (VA)

Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser (VA)

1857- June 11, 1861

Richmond Daily Whig (VA)

1860-Sept 4, 1861

Daily Richmond Whig

Sept 5, 1861-Dec 1861

Daily Richmond Whig

Jan-May 14, 1862

Richmond Whig (VA)

May 15, 1862-Dec 1862

Daily Richmond Whig

May 1-Dec 1865

Richmond Whig (VA)

Jan-April 1865

Richmond Whig and Advertiser (VA)

Jan 3, 1868-Jan 5, 1869

Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser (VA)

Jan 24, 1865-Dec 27, 1867

 

 

 

Lynchburg Virginian (VA)

Lynchburg Virginian (Triweekly)

Aug 3, 1857-Aug 1, 1859

Lynchburg Daily Virginian (VA)

Aug 3, 1858-Jun 15, 1859;

Aug 4, 1859-July 31, 1861 (holdings incomplete)

Daily Lynchburg Virginian (VA)

Aug 22, 1861-April 13, 1863

Lynchburg Daily Virginian(VA)

April 17, 1863-Nov 9, 1863          

Lynchburg Virginian (VA)

Nov 10, 1863-July 29, 1864

Aug 1, 1864-Mar 24, 1865

Daily Lynchburg Virginian (VA)

May 16-Aug 31, 1865

Lynchburg Daily Virginian (VA)

Sept 1, 1865-Aug  31, 1866