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Periodicals and Newspapers

Periodicals Checked by Issue | Periodicals Not Checked by Issue | Newspapers

Journal literature, especially, varies from popular to detailed scholarly studies. This introductory section is available to list the wide variety of periodical and newspaper sources having interest to Rockingham County research. Information from the compiler's 1989 Rockingham County bibliography is available here. It has been brought up to date. Additions have been made to the listings. This section will continue to grow as new titles are identified.

The following list of periodicals and newspapers is divided into three sections.

  • Section A is a list of periodicals that have been checked, by issue, for articles on Rockingham County history. Some of these titles have ceased publication.
  • Section B is a list of periodicals that have generally not been checked by issue. These are listed to show their existence for researchers.
  • Section C is a listing of newspaper titles that have been published in Rockingham County. Newspapers have not been systematically checked at this time for articles although there are a number of citations that are from newspapers.

The standard source for locating newspaper titles that have been published in Rockingham County is Lester J. Cappon's Virginia Newspapers, 1821-1935: A Bibliography with Historical Introduction and Notes. This bibliography lists six newspapers published in Bridgewater, two in Dayton, twenty-eight in Harrisonburg, etc.

To determine what newspaper(s) are on microfilm check with a reference librarian in the several libraries in the County.


To the Top A. Periodical Titles That Have Been Checked by Issue.

Arts in Virginia
1960- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1960-1969.
EMU 1963- . (some scattered earlier issues).
JMU 1960- .

Brethren Life and Thought
1955- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1955- .
EMU-HL 1955- .

Civil War History
1955- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
EMU 1955- .
JMU 1955- .

Civil War Times Illustrated
1959- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1962-1985
HRHS 1962-1973 (some scattered issues)

The Commonwealth: The Magazine of Virginia (title varies)
May 1934-May 1985. vol. 1-52. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
BC 1935-1984
EMU scattered issues
JMU 1934-1985
RPL current 5 years

Curio (JMU)
1978- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
JMU 1978- .
RPL 1979- .

James Madison Journal
1977-1980. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
JMU 1977-1980

Madison College: Studies and Research
1963-1976. vol. 21, no. 2 - 34, no. 3. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
JMU 1963-1976

Madison Quarterly (JMU)
1941-1949. vol. 1-9. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
BC vol. 1,2,9
HRHS vol. 1-8, vol. 9 #1,3,4
JMU vol. 1-9

Mennonite Community
1947-1953. vol. 1-12. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
EMU 1947-1953
EMU-HL 1947-1953

Mennonite Family History
1982- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
EMU-HL 1982- .

Mennonite Historical Bulletin
April 1940- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
EMU-HL April 1940- .

Mennonite Life
1946- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
EMU-HL 1946- .

Mennonite Quarterly Review
1927- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1963- .
EMU 1927- .
EMU-HL 1927- .
JMU 1970-1980

Messenger
1851- . vol. 1- .
(title varies: 1851-1873 as Gospel Visitor; 1884-1964 as Gospel Messenger).
(from 1874-1883 various titles were used).
Holdings:
BC 1851- . (some issues lacking).
EMU-HL 1931- . (some issues lacking).

National Geographic
1888- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1888-1907, 1913- .
EMU 1919- .
JMU 1888-1907, 1910- .

The Normal Bulletin (continued by Virginia Teacher) (JMU)
1909-1922. vol. 1-11.
Holdings:
JMU 1909-1922

Notes on Virginia
1971- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
JMU 1977- .
RPL-GEN current two years

"S Pennsylfawnisch Deitsch Eck
March 30, 1935 - January 20, 1951
(title varies: Jan. 27, 1951 - April 5, 1969 as "S Pennsylvaanisch Deitsch Eck)
Holdings:
EMU-HL 1935-1969 (reprint ed.)
JMU 1935-1969 (reprint ed.)

Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage
1978- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
EMU-HL 1978- .

Philomathean (BC)
1967- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1967- .

The Philomathean Monthly (ceased publication) (BC)
1896-1925. vol. 1-29.
Holdings:
BC 1896-1925.

The Rockingham Recorder
1945- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1945- .
EMU-HL 1945- .
HRHS 1945- .
JMU 1945- .
RPL-GEN 1945- .

Shenandoah Heritage
1983- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
JMU 1983- .

Shenandoah Valley Magazine
1979-May/June 1982. vol. 1-4, no. 3. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
BC 1981-1982.
EMU-HL 1979-1982.
JMU 1979-1982.
RPL 1979-1982.

Shenandoah Virginia Town and Country
July/August 1982 - March/April 1984. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
BC 1982-1984.
EMU-HL 1982-1984.
JMU 1982-1984.
RPL 1982-1984.

Tyler's Quarterly
1952 (July, October). vol. 1, no. 1,2. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
HRHS 1952.
JMU 1952.
RPL-GEN 1952.

Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine
1919-1952. vol. 1-33. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
JMU 1919-1952.
RPL-GEN 1919-1952.

Virginia Cavalcade
1951- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1951- .
EMU 1957- .
HRHS 1964, 1970, 1971 (scattered issues).
JMU 1951- .
RPL current year.
RPL-GEN 1951- .

The Virginia Genealogist
1957- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
HRHS 1966 (no. 1,4), 1971-1972, 1975, no. 1.
JMU 1957-1976.
RPL-GEN 1957- .

The Virginia Geographer
1966- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
JMU 1966- .

Virginia Geographical Society. Bulletin
1948-1966. vol. 1-18. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
JMU 1948-1966.

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
1893- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1924-1926, 1949- .
EMU 1893- . (some vol. and issues lacking).
JMU 1893- .
RPL-GEN 1893- .

Virginia Record
1955- . vol. 78- .
Title varies: Virginia County. 1946-1947.
Virginia and the Virginia County. 1948-1953.
Virginia and the Virginia Record. 1954-1955.
Holdings:
BC 1954- .
EMU 1954- .
JMU 1957- . (earlier scattered issues).

The Virginia Teacher
1920-1939. vol. 1-20. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
JMU 1920-1939.
RPL-GEN 1920-1939.

The Virginian
May/June 1984- . vol. 6, no. 3- .
Holdings:
BC 1984- .
EMU 1984- .
JMU 1984- .
RPL 1984- .

William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine
1892-1919. series 1. vol. 1-27.
1921-1942. series 2. vol. 1-23.
Holdings:
EMU 1892-1943 (incomplete holdings).
JMU 1892-1943.
RPL-GEN 1892-1943.

William and Mary Quarterly
1944- . series 3. vol. 1- .
Holdings:
BC 1944-1962.
EMU 1944- . (incomplete holdings).
HRHS 1945-1952. (incomplete holdings).
JMU 1944- .
RPL-GEN 1944- .


To the Top B. Periodical Titles That Generally Have Not Been Checked by Issue

Blue & Gray Magazine
August/September 1983- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
HRHS (scattered issues)

Bridgewater (BC)
March 1971- .
Title varies: Bridgewater Alumnus. August 1962-January 1971.
The Alumni Newsette. August 1957-April 1962.
Bridgewater College Newsette. December 1941-April 1957.
Holdings:
BC December 1941- .

Bridgewater Collegian (BC)
Holdings:
BC April 1889-April 1892.

The Callboard (BC)
September 20, 1976- . vol. 5- .
Earlier title:Opinions for the Players. 1972-1976. vol. 1-4.
Holdings:
BC 1972- .

College Life (BC)
1899-1914. vol. 1 - 15. (ceased publication)
Holdings:
BC 1899-1914 (lack vol. 15, no. 2).

Eastern Mennonite College Journal
1948-1956.
Title varies: Eastern School Journal. 1923.
The Eastern Mennonite School Journal. 1924-1948.
Holdings:
BC 1926-1928, 1931-1946.
EMU-HL 1923-1956.

The Educational Notes of Bridgewater College
August 1886. vol. 1, no. 1.
Holdings:
BC August 1886.

The Genealogical Helper
1947- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
JMU 1980-1984.
RPL-GEN 1969- . (scattered earlier issues).

JMU News
1977- .
Title varies: 1971-1977 was entitled Madison News.
Holdings:
JMU 1971- .

James Madison University Bulletin
1977- . vol. 1- .
Title varies:Madison College Bulletin. 1944-1977.
Bulletin of Information, Madison College. 1938-1943.
The Virginia Teacher Catalog. 1923-1937.
The Normal Bulletin. 1909-1923.
Holdings:
JMU 1909- .

Montpelier (JMU)
1977- . vol. 1- .
Title varies:Madisonian. 1966-1977.
Madison College Alumni Bulletin. 1953-1967.
Holdings:
JMU 1953- .

Musical Advocate and Singers Friend
1859-1869. vol. 1-5.
Title varies:Southern Musical Advocate and Singers Friend. 1859-1861.
superseded by Musical Million (suspended 1861-1866).
Holdings:
EMU-HL 1860. July, October, November plus vol. 1-4, 5 (#1-8).
HRHS 1868, vol. 4, no. 9. 1869, vol. 5, no. 8.
RPL-GEN July 1859-June 1860. 1860, October-November.

Musical Casket
1875- .
Holdings:
HRHS 1876, March.
EMU-HL 1876, February.

Musical Million
1870-1914? vol. 1-45
Title varies:The Musical Million and Fireside Friend. 1870-1874?
Holdings:
HRHS 1874, 1888, 1908. (scattered issues).
EMU-HL vol. 1, 4, 34, 38-40. (complete).
vol. 2-3, 5-31, 41-45. (incomplete holdings).

Virginia Genealogical and Historical News
July/August 1985- . vol. 1- .
Holdings:
RPL-GEN July/August 1985- .

The Virginia Normal Worker (BC)
1887-1889. vol. 1-2, no. 7.
Holdings:
BC 1887-1889. (incomplete holdings).

The Watchful Pilgrim: A Religious Monthly Journal
1881-1888. vol. 1-7. (ceased publication).
Holdings:
EMU-HL 1881-1888 (incomplete holdings).


To the Top Newspaper Titles

The Breeze (JMU)
1922- .
Holdings:
JMU 1922- .(March 14, 1936 was The Flurry).

Bridgewater Herald
1894-1906?
Holdings:
BC 1894-1906.

Bridgewater Journal

1879-1885
Holdings:
BC 1879-1885 (scattered issues only).

Daily News Record (Harrisonburg)
1913- .
Title varies.
Holdings:
BC 1913- .
EMU-HL 1913- .
JMU 1913- .
RPL 1913- .

The Evening News (Harrisonburg)
Title variation of the Harrisonburg Daily News.
Holdings:
BC May 7, 1901-February, 1903.

Harrisonburg Daily News
1898-1913.
Holdings:
BC 1903-1913
JMU March 29, 1904-August 31, 1907.
September 28, 1908-January 15, 1912.
EMU-HL 1898-1913.

Harrisonburg Daily Times
1886-1905. (published daily as part of the weekly Spirit of the Valley).
Holdings:
JMU August 6, 1907.

Harrisonburg Free Press
1892-1906?
Holdings:
JMU Feb. 14, June 20, 1900.

Old Commonwealth
1865-1884.
Holdings:
JMU 1865-1883 (incomplete holdings).

Rockingham Daily Record (Harrisonburg)
1911-1913.
Holdings:
JMU Nov. 8, 1912-May, 28, 1913.

Rockingham Register
Title varies.
1822-1914.
Holdings:
BC several issues in vol. 39.
JMU 1822-1849, 1859-1907. (many issues lacking)
RPL 1822-1906. (many issues lacking).

Spirit of the Valley (Harrisonburg)
1878-1909?
Holdings:
JMU October 12, 1894.

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