Ever wondered what happened on this day in 1915?  Travel back in time using the Library of Congress online historic newspapers!

LOC digitally archives newspapers from all over the US; read the real paper–ads included.  Get firsthand accounts of historic events, like the election of Abraham Lincoln or the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (which brought America into the first World War.)

Check out local papers that are no longer in circulation.  The Richmond Planet was the oldest African-American newspaper to be published AND it was started right here in Richmond.  Don’t miss out on a part of our local heritage—and its all right at your fingertips!

Need more? Go to the Library of Congress homepage (www.loc.gov) or go directly to the newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.) Add them to your research toolkit!

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

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