All extant Eastern Shore newspapers are available on microfilm in the Heritage Center. Of these, only two are available online and in both cases only a partial run is available to view.
For those editions not available online, Heritage Center staff will provide digital images of a reasonable number of articles or obituaries if an exact date or limited date range is provided. For details, please see our FAQ page.
The following newspapers are available on microfilm at the Heritage Center:
Accomack News (Onancock), 1905-1924
Chincoteague Beacon, 1954-1958
Eastern Shore Post, 1999; 2001-present
Eastern Shore Daily News (Onancock), 1949
Eastern Shore Herald (Eastville), 1904-1949
Eastern Shore News (Cape Charles), 1920-1924
Eastern Shore News (Onancock), 1925 – 2014
Eastern Shore Town and County Post (Parksley), 1976-1977
Eastern Virginian (Onancock), 15 September 1876
National Recorder (Drummondtown), 2 November 1860
Northampton Times (Cape Charles), 1930-1964
Peninsula Enterprise (Accomac), 1881-1964
Peninsula Enterprise (Accomac), 1881-1922 available online here: https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=cl&cl=CL1&sp=PE&e=——-en-20–1–txt-IN—–
Eastern Shore Post, 2008 – present (not all issues) available online here: http://www.easternshorepost.com/content/archived-editions/
Eastern Shore First, May 2017 – present (print only)
All issues available online here: http://easternshorefirst.com/back-editions.html
Microfilm is available to view in the Heritage Center. Digital downloads and prints can be made with our equipment. Please call ahead to make a reservation to use the microfilm reader.
We do not interlibrary loan microfilm to other libraries. If you require interlibrary loan of newspaper microfilm to use at another location, please contact the Library of Virginia.
We do, however, allow patrons to request and view microfilm from Library of Virginia at the Heritage Center. Microfilm requested through interlibrary loan must be viewed at the Heritage Center. Please refer to our Interlibrary Loan Policy
To request a Interlibrary Loan microfilm from the Library of Virginia to use at the Heritage Center please use the Book Request Form or contact us at [email protected].