This week, the Library of Congress added three more historic South Carolina newspaper titles, and 30,000 newspaper pages, into Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. These are the Keowee courier (Pickens, S.C.) (1861-1900 now available), the Orangeburg news, (Orangeburg, S.C.) and its five succeeding titles (1867-1911 now available), and The intelligencer (Anderson, S.C.) (1915-1916 now available). Also, more content has been added to the Anderson intelligencer (Anderson, S.C.) (1860-1906 now available) and The watchman and southron (Sumter, S.C.) (1881-1922 now available). To see the list of S.C. newspapers that are now available in Chronicling America, click on the image below.
To date, 64,000 S.C. newspaper images, digitized by the University of South Carolina, have been approved and uploaded by the Library of Congress into Chronicling America. 39,000 newspaper pages of the grant project are still in the production pipeline. In the last few months, we have sent 28,000 images to the Library of Congress, who is in the process of approving and ingesting these images in the next several months. We will send one last batch, of 11,000 images, to the Library of Congress at the end of May. By September, we anticipate that a total of 103,000 newspaper pages will be available in Chronicling America.
Chronicling America has now ingested an astonishing 3.7 million searchable historic newspaper images, from more than 500 newspaper titles across 22 states and the District of Columbia. So, don’t forget that you can search historic newspaper content from states other than South Carolina.
We’d love to get your feedback on how you have been using Chronicling America, any success in your searching for historic articles, and any suggestions you may have to improve your experience with Chronicling America! You can leave comments here on the blog or email us at DIGITAL1@mailbox.sc.edu. We appreciate your input!