Yearly Archives: 2012

Schofield Normal and Industrial School

The end of the Civil War ushered in a time of restoration in the Southern part of the United States.  During this era, many people from the Northern part of the country felt the desire to move down South and … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month: Remembering Armistice Day

Although the United States had only been directly involved for a year and a half, World War I had been going on for over four years by the time Germany signed a final armistice ending the war on November 11, … Continue reading

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The Election of 1912

100 years ago this week, people were hitting the polls in what some historians consider one of the most influential and memorable presidential elections of United States history. Unlike what we are used to today, the 1912 election boasted not … Continue reading

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Forget Your Troubles and Come to the Fair

October is here and for many South Carolinians, it’s the best time of year: the air starts to feel just a touch cooler, football season is well underway, and one of the state’s biggest events takes place.  That’s right, the … Continue reading

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Kudzu: The Vine that Ate the South

It is hard to imagine driving down a highway in the south and not seeing swaths of kudzu carpeting eroded gullies and forests. Although one would think it a permanent feature of the southern landscape, the kudzu vine was not … Continue reading

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All Things Newspaper: Exciting projects associated with the National Digital Newspaper Program

Over the last two years, we have brought you information and updates on the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program. SCDNP is part of the larger National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), along with 27 other states and the District of Columbia, … Continue reading

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New Podcast Series Assists Researchers on How to Use Chronicling America

National Digital Newspaper Program staff at the Ohio Historical Society recently launched an 11 Part Podcast Series, Using Chronicling America Podcast Series, that will be most helpful to researchers who wish to improve how they use Chronicling America: Historic American … Continue reading

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Voices in the Wilderness: Southerners who Opposed Secession

Each April on the anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War, many romanticize the Confederacy and the Lost Cause. Given the extensive coverage of famous battles, generals, and the devastating loss of life, we might be forgiven for … Continue reading

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Watch Free Webinar on The Power of Digitization: Digitizing Historical SC Newspapers at the SCDNP

******* Have you heard about the SC Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) and would like to know more about what we do and which historical SC newspapers we are digitizing? Would you like to learn more about how to search and … Continue reading

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Exploring the Progressive Era in Historical SC Newspapers: 1900-1920s

The Progressive Era The Progressive Era began around 1900 and continued into the late 1920s and marked sweeping changes in social issues, technology, and government involvement in everyday people’s lives. Social issues such as child labor, women’s suffrage, prohibition, the … Continue reading

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Join Us for an Upcoming Webinar on March 30, 2012

Join us for a free webinar on March 30th, 2012. The South Carolina State Library is hosting a free webinar on The Power of Digitization: The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Project. This webinar will be geared toward library staff but … Continue reading

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Finding that Needle in the Haystack: The Power of Full Text Searching in Chronicling America

Imagine scrolling through the microfilm reels, at your local library, hoping to uncover that one small mention on your research topic: a name, an event, a place. Perhaps, discovering that one piece of information takes hours, days, or more…Now, imagine, … Continue reading

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South Carolina State House Under Construction:1854-1907

Did you know that it took 53 years (1854- 1907) and six different architects to complete the construction of the South Carolina State House? That originally a square tower, rather than a dome, was to top the statehouse? Or, that … Continue reading

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