Thursday, July 12th, 2012...1:52 pm
Want to travel to the past? You can by reading a century-old issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Without leaving your home you can view issues from 1903-1913 through the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project. The database includes papers published between 1836 and 1922 throughout the U.S.
And just to illustrate how history sometimes repeats itself, check out the July 11, 1912 edition of the TD. It includes a story of the bitter resignation of a university president who clashes with the Board of Visitors. This time the conflict was at Virginia Tech. The president who resigned was Paul B. Barringer. Barringer Hall, a dormitory, now bears his name.
Other digitized papers from Virginia include:
• Richmond Dispatch and The Times the predecessors to the Times-Dispatch
• Richmond Planet
• Roanoke Times