So Tuesday I went to the Library of Virginia to be able to find more newspaper articles for my part of the website.
Entering the Library of Virginia for the second time, I was happy to find that I knew where to go instead of wandering around like a lost sheep. I managed to go to the West Wing and the microfilm section fairly quickly.
Upon accessing the West Wing, I talked to the man at the front research desk and he was very helpful in ordering microfilm for me to browse. I was able to find two different newspapers that I had not in my local community and both were set a year into the war. So I was very excited.
As soon as they had been sent my way, I was able to sign up for a microfilm machine and get to scanning. As I was scanning, I had to set them up as a PDF multiple page (Which will need to be set up as a JPEG later) which allowed me to straighten up the pages and zoom in and out, which was very helpful.
The articles that I was able to scan look like they have relevant information. The Wise County News had sections where they made fun of the locals, so it showed the local commentary of the town during the war. And the Dickenson County Moon had an article about an African American. Though the writer did not seem to have a good outlook upon him. So that is something to look it; was the writer just prejudice or did the whole town not have the best of race relations during the war?
I plan to see if I can find out, when I scan the Big Stone Gap Post Monday.