Ms. Louisa Trott , Coordinator of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project at the University of Tennessee has just informed us that copies of the newspapers published in Rugby from 1881-1891 are now available online. Many thanks, Ms. Trott, for letting us know about this terrific new way for us to access more of Rugby’s fascinating history!



Ms. Trott writes, “Over 1,200 pages of historic Rugby newspapers were recently made available online via the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. Access is completely free – no subscription or registration is necessary.


The papers were digitized as part of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project (TNDP) – a partnership between the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The project is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.”


Links to the papers are pasted below.