Early American History Resources in the Special Collections Research Center
The Special Collections Research Center has extensive holdings of manuscripts and rare books dealing with early American history. This guide describes the bulk of those holdings, although it is not a comprehensive list.
While the SCRC owns numerous issues of early Virginia newspapers, whenever there is a microfilm or digital version, we ask that you use that. The major newspapers in the SCRC for which there are neither microfilm nor digital versions available at Swem are:
You should also search Swem Library's online catalog to find additional titles.
Special Collections Research Center Access Tools: There are a variety of tools available to guide you in finding
materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Don't
forget that you also may come into the SCRC in person and consult with
the staff member on duty for guidance.