Finding Aid to the Jefferson Lab Newspaper Collection

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Repository: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  JLAB History Archives Project
  12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A
  Newport News, VA 23606
  Phone: (757) 269-7805
  Fax: (757) 269-5427
Creator: Jefferson Lab Library
Title: Jefferson Lab Newspaper Collection
Dates: 1962-Present day
Size: 22 linear feet; 1 Hollinger box, 1 oversize boxes (two scrapbooks)
Materials in collection: Clippings from newspaper articles
Abstract: The goings-on of Jefferson Lab have been featured and highlighted in many different newspaper articles over the years. Those articles are captured in this collection.
Identification number: JL.006
Location: Jefferson Lab Archives Room.
Language: English

Historical Sketch

Beginning with articles in 1962 pertaining to the VARC (or Virginia Associated Research Center) the newspaper articles cover the evolution of CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility) from funding and development to scientists and community outreach as well as associated universities and organizations.

Scope and Content

This collection is made up of clippings taken from various newspapers, mostly local to Newport News, Virginia - the home of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. There are also printed copies of articles as well as photocopies of original articles. There are a few articles from national sources. Every article is dated.


This collection is arranged in chronological order by year. As of the making of this finding aid, there are years missing. Researchers are finding those "missing years" and those will be interfiled and this finding aid will be updated until all years are current.


Access Restrictions

  • This collection is open to researchers solely for non-commercial uses.

Use Restrictions

  • Jefferson Lab is providing access to the materials in the JLAB History Project's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Jefferson Lab is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist. In addition to permission from Jefferson Lab, permission of the copyright owner (if not Jefferson Lab) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Jefferson Lab makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Controlled Access Terms

BEAMS Program Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
The College of William & Mary 
Community Outreach 
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility
Department of Energy
Jefferson Lab (U.S.) Langley Research Center 
Old Dominion University
Oyster Point, Newport News, Virginia
Virginia Associated Research facility (VARC)


Click here for the people search reference page to the Jefferson Lab Newspaper Collection.

Administration Information

Preferred Citation: 
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Disk [insert number and title], Jefferson Lab Newspaper Collection, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606

Acquisition Information:
This collection was acquired from Public Affairs.

Processing History:
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in February, 2016.

This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics.

Box and Container Listing 
Box 1
  • Folder 1: Date not found
  • Folder 2: 1986
  • Folder 3: 1989
  • Folder 4: 1990
  • Folder 5: 1991
  • Folder 6: 1992
  • Folder 7: 1993
  • Folder 8: 1994
  • Folder 9: 1995
  • Folder 10: 1996
  • Folder 11: 1997
  • Folder 12: 1998
  • Folder 13: 1999
  • Folder 14: 2000
  • Folder 15: 2001
  • Folder 16: 2003
  • Folder 17: 2005
  • Folder 18: 2008
  • Folder 19: 2011
  • Folder 20: 2012
  • Folder 21: 2013
  • Folder 22: 2014
  • Folder 23: 2015
  • Folder 24: 2016
Oversize Box 1
  • Scrap book 1, 1962-1968
  • Scrap book 2, 1968-1973


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