Guide to the Prince William County Historic Newspapers Collection, 1851-1992

Prince William County Historic Newspapers Collection C0301


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://scrc.gmu.edu

Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Prince William County Library.
Title Prince William County Historic Newspapers Collection
Date 1851-1992
Physical Characteristics 9.0 boxes
Abstract Prince William County newspapers dating from 1851 to 1992.
Collection Number C0301
Language English

Historical Note

The "Manassas Journal" began under W.H.W. Moran & Co. in 1895. In 1945, the "Manassas Messenger" was created, and on November 22, 1951, the "Manassas Journal" and the "Manassas Messenger" merged to from the "Journal Messenger." The "Journal Messenger" existed until 1997 and leaned Democratic. The "Prince William News," published under Clarence W. Wagener, was a weekly paper from 1921 to 1923. "Potomac News" began in 1959 in Dumfries, VA and in 1979 moved to Woodbridge, VA until it ended in 2008.

The miscellaneous series contains a few issues from newspapers like the "Richmond News Leader" (circa 1896-1992), "Richmond Times-Dispatch" (circa 1903-1992), the "Fauquier Democrat" (1905-1989), and the "Alexandria Gazette" (1834-1974) among others. The "Richmond News Leader" and "Richmond Times-Dispatch" became the two main papers in Richmond in the early 20th century.

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Scope and Content

Several newspapers from Prince William County and other Virginia papers such as the "Manassas Journal," "Manassas Messenger," "Potomac News," the "Prince William News," and the "Journal Messenger." SCRC also has a few issues from the "Alexandria Gazette," the "Richmond News Leader," "Richmond Times-Dispatch" and news clippings. The papers in this collection date roughly from 1861 to 1992.

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Arrangement

Series 1: The Manassas Journal, 1904-1951 (Oversize Box 1)
Series 2: The Prince William News, 1921-1923 (Oversize Box 2)
Series 3: The Manassas Messenger, 1945-1951 (Oversize Box 3)
Series 4: The Journal Messenger, 1951-1986 (Oversize Boxes 4-7)
Series 5: Potomac News, 1972-1988 (Oversize Box 8)
Series 6: Miscellaneous, 1851-1992 (Oversize Box 9)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Prince William Historic Newspaper collection must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has collections related to Prince William and other newspaper collections such as the Prince William Cultural Arts Federation papers and Edward M. Peach historical newspaper collection.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Alexandria County (Va.)--Newspapers.
Fauquier County (Va.)--Newspapers.
Local history.
Manassas (Va.)--Newspapers.
Prince William County (Va.)--Newspapers.

Document Types:

Newspapers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Prince William County Historic Newspapers collection, #C0301, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Prince William County Library in November 2016.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Brittney Falter in February 2017. EAD markup completed by Brittney Falter in February 2017.

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Contents List

Series 1: The Manassas Journal, 1904-1951
Box Folder
1 The Manassas Journal, September 8, 1904
The Manassas Journal, January 26, 1906
The Manassas Journal, June 8, 1906
The Manassas Journal, July 15, 1910
The Manassas Journal, September 16, 1910
The Manassas Journal, June 24, 1910
The Manassas Journal, July 4, 1935
The Manassas Journal, January 18, 1918
The Manassas Journal, January 16, 1920
The Manassas Journal, February 6, 1920
The Manassas Journal, March 26, 1920
The Manassas Journal, April 2, 1920
The Manassas Journal, May 7, 1920
The Manassas Journal, June 4, 1920
The Manassas Journal, July 9, 1920
The Manassas Journal, August 13, 1920
The Manassas Journal, August 20, 1920
The Manassas Journal, September 3, 1920
The Manassas Journal, September 24, 1920
The Manassas Journal, October 1, 1920
The Manassas Journal, November 5, 1920
The Manassas Journal, January 21, 1921
The Manassas Journal, February 4, 1921
The Manassas Journal, April 22, 1921
The Manassas Journal, June 10, 1921
The Manassas Journal, June 24, 1921
The Manassas Journal, July 8, 1921
The Manassas Journal, July 15, 1921
The Manassas Journal, November 4, 1921
The Manassas Journal, January 6, 1922
The Manassas Journal, January 6/13, 1922
The Manassas Journal, March 31, 1922
The Manassas Journal, April 7, 1922
The Manassas Journal, April 28, 1922
The Manassas Journal, June 30, 1922
The Manassas Journal, September 1, 1922
The Manassas Journal, January 5, 1923
The Manassas Journal, January 12, 1923
The Manassas Journal, January 19, 1923
The Manassas Journal, January 26, 1923
The Manassas Journal, February 16, 1923
The Manassas Journal, March 3, 1923
The Manassas Journal, March 16, 1923
The Manassas Journal, April 13, 1923
The Manassas Journal, April 23/27, 1923
The Manassas Journal, May 18, 1923
The Manassas Journal, December 10, 1925
The Manassas Journal, January 28, 1926
The Manassas Journal, May 27, 1926
The Manassas Journal, June 3, 1926
The Manassas Journal, March 21, 1929
The Manassas Journal, January 3, 1930
The Manassas Journal, March 27, 1930
The Manassas Journal, April 3, 1930
The Manassas Journal, May 29, 1930
The Manassas Journal, June 12, 1930
The Manassas Journal, June 19, 1930
The Manassas Journal, June 26, 1930
The Manassas Journal, July 3, 1930
The Manassas Journal, July 17, 1930
The Manassas Journal, July 24, 1930
The Manassas Journal, August 14, 1930
The Manassas Journal, August 28, 1930
The Manassas Journal, September 4, 1930
The Manassas Journal, September 11, 1930
The Manassas Journal, September 25, 1930
The Manassas Journal, October 2, 1930
The Manassas Journal, October 9, 1930
The Manassas Journal, October 16, 1930
The Manassas Journal, November 13, 1930
The Manassas Journal, November 27, 1930
The Manassas Journal, December 13, 1930
The Manassas Journal, December 18, 1930
The Manassas Journal, January 8, 1930
The Manassas Journal, April 2, 1931
The Manassas Journal, April 23, 1931
The Manassas Journal, May 7, 1931
The Manassas Journal, May 14, 1931
The Manassas Journal, June 11, 1931
The Manassas Journal, September 24, 1931
The Manassas Journal, October 1, 1931
The Manassas Journal, November 5, 1931
The Manassas Journal, December 31, 1931
The Manassas Journal, January 21, 1932
The Manassas Journal, June 16, 1932
The Manassas Journal, July 14, 1932
The Manassas Journal, August 11, 1932
The Manassas Journal, September 1, 1932
The Manassas Journal, September 29, 1932
The Manassas Journal, March 9, 1933
The Manassas Journal, March 15, 1933
The Manassas Journal, April 27, 1933
The Manassas Journal, June 22, 1933
The Manassas Journal, August 17, 1933
The Manassas Journal, January 25, 1934
The Manassas Journal, May 3, 1934
The Manassas Journal, May 10, 1934
The Manassas Journal, May 24, 1934
The Manassas Journal, August 23, 1934
The Manassas Journal, September 13, 1934
The Manassas Journal, October 4, 1934
The Manassas Journal, October 25, 1934
The Manassas Journal, December 20, 1934
The Manassas Journal, May 9, 1935
The Manassas Journal, May 16, 1935
The Manassas Journal, June 6, 1935
The Manassas Journal, June 13, 1935
The Manassas Journal, July 4, 1935
The Manassas Journal, October 10, 1935
The Manassas Journal, October 17, 1935
The Manassas Journal, November 21, 1935
The Manassas Journal, November 28, 1935
The Manassas Journal, January 2, 1936
The Manassas Journal, March 5, 1936
The Manassas Journal, July 16, 1936
The Manassas Journal, July 23, 1936
The Manassas Journal, October 15, 1936
The Manassas Journal, April 22, 1937
The Manassas Journal, February 1, 1940
The Manassas Journal, January 6, 1944
The Manassas Journal, August 16, 1945
The Manassas Journal, December 30, 1948
The Manassas Journal, July 6, 1950
The Manassas Journal, June 28, 1951
The Manassas Journal, July 5, 1951
The Manassas Journal, November 15, 1951
Series 2: The Prince William News, 1921-1923
Box Folder
2 The Prince William News, April 21, 1921
The Prince William News, April 28, 1921
The Prince William News, May 5, 1921
The Prince William News, May 12, 1921
The Prince William News, May 19, 1921
The Prince William News, May 21, 1921
The Prince William News, May 26, 1921
The Prince William News, June 2, 1921
The Prince William News, June 9, 1921
The Prince William News, June 30, 1921
The Prince William News, July 7, 1921
The Prince William News, July 14, 1921
The Prince William News, July 21, 1921
The Prince William News, July 28, 1921
The Prince William News, August 11, 1921
The Prince William News, August 18, 1921
The Prince William News, August 25, 1921
The Prince William News, September 1, 1921
The Prince William News, September 8, 1921
The Prince William News, September 15, 1921
The Prince William News, September 22, 1921
The Prince William News, September 29, 1921
The Prince William News, October 6, 1921
The Prince William News, October 13, 1921
The Prince William News, October 20, 1921
The Prince William News, October 27, 1921
The Prince William News, November 3, 1921
The Prince William News, November 10, 1921
The Prince William News, November 17, 1921
The Prince William News, November 24, 1921
The Prince William News, December 1, 1921
The Prince William News, December 8, 1921
The Prince William News, December 15, 1921
The Prince William News, December 22, 1921
The Prince William News, December 29, 1921
The Prince William News, January 5, 1922
The Prince William News, January 12, 1922
The Prince William News, January 19, 1922
The Prince William News, January 26, 1922
The Prince William News, February 2, 1922
The Prince William News, February 9, 1922
The Prince William News, January 11, 1923
Series 3: The Manassas Messenger, 1945-1951
Box Folder
3 The Manassas Messenger, June 15, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, June 22, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, June 29, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, July 6, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, July 13, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, July 20, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, July 27, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, August 3, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, August 10, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, August 17, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, August 24, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, August 31, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, September 7, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, September 14, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, September 21, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, September 28, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, October 5, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, October 12, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, October 19, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, October 26, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, November 2, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, November 9, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, November 16, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, November 23, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, November 30, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, December 7, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, December 14, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, December 21, 1945
The Manassas Messenger, January 4, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, January 11, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, January 18, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, January 25, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, February 1, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, February 8, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, February 15, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, February 22, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, March 1, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, March 8, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, March 15, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, March 22, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, April 5, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, April 12, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, April 19, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, April 26, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, May 3, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, May 10, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, May 17, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, May 24, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, May 31, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, June 7, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, June 14, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, June 21, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, June 28, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, July 5, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, July 12, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, July 19, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, July 26, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, August 2, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, August 9, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, August 16, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, August 23, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, August 30, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, September 6, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, September 13, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, September 20, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, September 27, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, October 4, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, October 11, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, October 18, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, October 25, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, November 1, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, November 8, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, November 15, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, November 22, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, November 29, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, December 6, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, December 13, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, December 20, 1946
The Manassas Messenger, September 19, 1947
The Manassas Messenger, October 31, 1947
The Manassas Messenger, April 20, 1948
The Manassas Messenger, May 6, 1949
The Manassas Messenger, November 15, 1951
Series 4: The Journal Messenger, 1951-1986
Box Folder
4 The Journal Messenger, November 22, 1951
The Journal Messenger, November 29, 1951
The Journal Messenger, December 6, 1951
The Journal Messenger, December 13, 1951
The Journal Messenger, December 20, 1951
The Journal Messenger, October 9, 1958
The Journal Messenger, January 8, 1959
The Journal Messenger, January 15, 1959
The Journal Messenger, January 22, 1959
The Journal Messenger, April 30, 1959
The Journal Messenger, May 14, 1959
The Journal Messenger, November 5, 1959
The Journal Messenger, July 20, 1961
The Journal Messenger, July 27, 1961
The Journal Messenger, November 15, 1962
The Journal Messenger, February 28, 1963
The Journal Messenger, March 21, 1963
The Journal Messenger, March 28, 1963
The Journal Messenger, March 18, 1965
The Journal Messenger, October 14, 1965
The Journal Messenger, May 30, 1968
The Journal Messenger, May 1, 1969
The Journal Messenger-100 Years of Service, May 8, 1969
The Journal Messenger, May 15, 1969
The Journal Messenger, May 22, 1969
The Journal Messenger, May 29, 1969
The Journal Messenger, October 28, 1971
The Journal Messenger, February 4, 1972
The Journal Messenger, June 23, 1972
The Journal Messenger, June 26, 1972
The Journal Messenger, February 21, 1973
Box Folder
5 The Journal Messenger, April 30, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 4, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 11, 1973
The Journal Messenger-Centennial, May 11, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 16, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 18, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 21, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 23, 1973
The Journal Messenger, May 25, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 11, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 13, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 15, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 18, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 20, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 25, 1973
The Journal Messenger, June 29, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 2, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 9, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 13, 1973
Box Folder
6 The Journal Messenger, July 16, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 18, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 20, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 23, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 25, 1973
The Journal Messenger, July 30, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 1, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 13, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 15, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 17, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 20, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 22, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 24, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 27, 1973
The Journal Messenger, August 31, 1973
The Journal Messenger, September 7, 1973
The Journal Messenger, September 28, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 1, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 3, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 8, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 15, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 17, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 19, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 24, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 26, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 29, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 30, 1973
The Journal Messenger, October 31, 1973
Box Folder
7 The Journal Messenger, November 1, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 2, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 5, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 6, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 7, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 8, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 9, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 13, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 14, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 15, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 16, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 19, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 20, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 21, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 22, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 23, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 26, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 27, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 28, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 29, 1973
The Journal Messenger, November 30, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 3, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 4, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 6, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 7, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 19, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 20, 1973
The Journal Messenger, December 28, 1973
The Journal Messenger, February 6, 1974
The Journal Messenger, February 13, 1974
The Journal Messenger, February 15, 1974
The Journal Messenger, February 18, 1974
The Journal Messenger, August 9, 1974
The Journal Messenger, February 15, 1975
The Journal Messenger, May 29, 1975
The Journal Messenger, May 13, 1976
The Journal Messenger, February 21, 1979
The Journal Messenger, February 22, 1979
The Journal Messenger, November 29, 1979
The Journal Messenger, December 28, 1983
The Journal Messenger, October 22, 1984
The Journal Messenger-Neighbors, May 1985
The Journal Messenger-Neighbors, January 1986
The Journal Messenger, July 17, 1986
The Journal Messenger, July 19, 1986
The Journal Messenger, July 21, 1986
Series 5: Potomac News, 1972-1988
Box Folder
8 Potomac News, June 23, 1972
Potomac News, June 26, 1972
Potomac News, June 28, 1972
Potomac News, June 30, 1972
Potomac News, July 5, 1972
Potomac News, July 7, 1972
Potomac News, July 12, 1972
Potomac News, July 14, 1972
Potomac News, July 19, 1972
Potomac News, July 21, 1972
Potomac News, July 26, 1972
Potomac News, May 11, 1973
Potomac News, September 26, 1975
Potomac News, September 29, 1975
Potomac News, July 2, 1976
Potomac News, February 2, 1977
Potomac News, February 4, 1977
Potomac News, February 20, 1979
Potomac News, February 21, 1979
Potomac News, August 10, 1979
Potomac News, January 18, 1980
Potomac News, February 1, 1980
Potomac News, August 29, 1980
Potomac News, September 8, 1980
Potomac News, September 10, 1980
Potomac News, September 11, 1980
Potomac News, September 12, 1980
Potomac News, September 15, 1980
Potomac News, September 16, 1980
Potomac News, September 17, 1980
Potomac News, September 18, 1980
Potomac News, September 19, 1980
Potomac News, September 22, 1980
Potomac News, September 4, 1984
Potomac News, January 30, 1985
Potomac News, January 29, 1986
Potomac News, July 21, 1986
Potomac News, September 10, 1986
Potomac News, January 28, 1987
Potomac News, February 11, 1987
Potomac News, July 22, 1987
Potomac News, October 21, 1987
Potomac News, November 4, 1987
Potomac News, March 16, 1988
Series 6: Miscellaneous, 1851-1992
Box Folder
9 "Manassas Concert Affords Rare Treat of Great Music", undated
"Lee Letter Comes to Light", undated
"A.G. Claspham Dies of Asphyxiation", undated
"Isaac T. Long, of Herndon, Has Passed Lifetime Beneath Virginia", undated
"Scenes at Historic Church of Redeemer on Gulf Coast", undated
"Half-Forgotten Romances of American History", undated
"Oldest Culpeper County Home Has Rich History", undated
"Vigorous Protests are Registered at Gettysburg", undated
"Tricentennial Fete in Virginia Friday", undated
Winchester Republican, October 17, 1851
The Winchester Virginian, July 30, 1861
The State, undated
The State, July 26,1884
Religious Herald, May 31, 1888
Alexandria Gazette, September 12, 1888
Alexandria Gazette, May 24, 1889
Alexandria Gazette, July 27, 1889
Alexandria Gazette, August 16, 1889
Alexandria Gazette, March 3, 1892
Alexandria Gazette, May 16, 1892
Alexandria Gazette, December 31, 1915
The Warrenton Review, February 12, 1909
The Washington Post, December 1, 1912
The Washington Post, August 14, 1969
"South Pays Tribute to Lee on 125th Birth Anniversary", circa 1913
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 24, 1913
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 17, 1932
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 23, 1932
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 27, 1935
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 9, 1972
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 31, 1983
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 1, 1983
Warrenton Virginian, September 11, 1913
Warrenton Virginian, March 12, 1914
The Fauquier Democrat, March 14, 1914
The Fauquier Democrat, May 12, 1923
The Fauquier Democrat, January 26, 1924
The Fauquier Democrat, July 11, 1925
The Fauquier Democrat, September 8, 1934
The Southside Sentinel, September 28, 1917
"Men of Virginia", 1918
The Free Lance, September 24, 1918
The Monitor, November 22, 1918
The Scranton Republican, June 24, 1930
"Captain Sally Thompkins", August 24, 1930
"Children in Shooting Mystery", September 20, 1931
The Richmond News Leader, June 21, 1932
The Richmond News Leader, June 22, 1933
The Richmond News Leader, June 23, 1934
The Richmond News Leader, June 24, 1935
"Historic Old Drug Store Closes Doors Because of the Depression and Death", May 18, 1933
"Bull Run", July 20, 1933
Suburban Virginia Times, August 9, 1977
Northern Neck News, May 21, 1992
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