The Potomac State College Library has digitized several local newspapers and made them available online. Access is through WVInfoDepot.org West Virginia Resources or the Library’s homepage at http://psc.lib.wvu.edu. Click the button for West Virginia Newspapers. The website is free to use and features fully searchable copies of the Mineral Daily News Tribune all the way back to 1911. You will also find Potomac State’s own newspaper, The Pasquino, from 1921 to 2014. And thanks to generous donors like PSC Alumnus Carl Dennison “Denny” Avers, this online collection has been expanded to include every preserved issue of The Elk Garden News, The Frankfort Beacon, and The Piedmont Herald, dating all the way back to the 1880s.
Donations towards this effort made it possible to look beyond the borders of Mineral County and into the surrounding region. With the cooperation of public libraries in Grant, Hampshire, and Hardy counties, we are hoping to digitize all the newspapers of record this side of the Eastern Panhandle which are currently in the public domain (1923 or older).