Breaking News! Historical South Carolina Newspapers Libguide Now Online

Hello South Carolina History Lovers!

We at SCDNP have created an Historical South Carolina Newspapers Libguide and it is now available online. This subject guide will help you find primary sources in the 103,000 pages of historical S.C. newspapers that we have digitized since 2009, and will help you get the most out of searching South Carolina newspapers in Chronicling America.

To visit the SCDNP LibGuide, click on the image below, or visit

A View of the SCDNP LibGuide Homepage

Be sure to check out the Historical Newspapers timeline (Powered by Dipity Open Source Software) in which you can view dozens of great images and article headlines and dive right into reading fascinating historical newspaper content.

You can view the historical timeline with the Flipbook (my favorite), by Timeline, by List, or by Map View. When viewing the Flipbook, you can move back and forth through the articles by clicking on the arrows on the left and right sides of the page. Read Details, to learn more about each article, and click on an Image or its Details link to access a Link to that article in Chronicling America.

An Historical S.C. Newspapers Timeline Powered by Dipity

Selecting to View in Dipity, allows you to send cool articles you see in the timeline to friends via several types of social media like Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, and MySpace.

Select the S.C. History Topics tab to access several Topics Guides we have created to help you discover the types of great articles, images, and other content on a variety of South Carolina-related topics. We will continue to add topics to the Topics Guide. So far, there are topics guides on:

  • African-Americans
  • Civil War
  • Commerce & Industry
  • Education
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Reconstruction
  • Sumter County Community History

A View of the Commerce & Industry Topics Guide in the SCDNP LibGuide

You can also access an updated List of the Historical S.C. Newspaper Titles we have digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program and Chronicling America, and Get Some Helpful Tips for Successful Searching Chronicling America.

There are plenty of Comment Buttons throughout the LibGuide. Please give us some feedback and let us know what you think! For more information on the project, visit our recently redesigned SCDNP website.

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