Rutland Herald ArchivesMay 25,2013
Much of our original newspaper archives were severely damaged in the 1972 Berwick Fire, which happened adjacent to the Herald building and brought heat that toasted our newspaper archives to brittleness.
However, the Rutland Free Library in Rutland has microfilm archives of the paper back to our first year, 1794, available for public viewing, and has searchable online versions of the newspaper back to January 1, 2010. For more information about the Rutland Free Library, please click here.
The Rutland Herald has also maintained a digital archive of the paper since January 1, 2010, which allows you to search online for a particular article, photo, or advertisement, and see it as it looked in the newspaper.
This archive is available by clicking here. It is available for e-Edition subscribers, or a day pass to access the archive is $1.
Also, for history buffs, the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project has, with the help of federal grants, been digitizing microfilm from historic Vermont papers including the Rutland Herald. The Herald pages start in 1836 and eventually will go to 1923, as the project scans more pages. Currently (as of March 2012, they cover up until 1855, when the Herald was still a weekly.
You can check for updates on the digitization project at the VDNP blog, http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/.MORE IN Microfilm Archives
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