Extending Our Reach

As many of you know, we were recently awarded a third grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue our great work with the National Digital Newspaper Program for two more years (you can read more about this here). From now through 2015, we will be working to digitize another 100,000 pages of historic South Carolina newspapers and make them available in Chronicling America.

Starting a new grant cycle means the selection of a new round of newspaper titles to work with during these next two years. While not an easy process, it was the goal of our team and our Advisory Board to choose titles that would extend our work geographically and temporally. We are very excited to announce the titles that have been selected! Drum roll, please…

2013-2015 Newspaper Titles to Be Digitized

The Bamberg herald (Bamberg County)
The Beaufort Republican and sea island chronicle and related titles (Beaufort County)
Cheraw gazette and related titles (Chesterfield County)
The Dillon herald (Dillon County)
Greenville enterprise and The southern enterprise (Greenville County)
The Camden journal and related titles (Kershaw County)
The Batesburg advocate (Lexington County)
The Lexington dispatch (Lexington County)
The Spartan and The Carolina Spartan (Spartanburg County)
The weekly Union times and related titles (Union County)
The county record (Williamsburg County)
Yorkville enquirer (York County)

Click on our map to get more information regarding specific titles and dates as well as to see how our new titles will help us represent even more areas of South Carolina. (Blue markers indicate newspaper titles we have already digitized since 2009; yellow markers indicate the new titles for this upcoming cycle.)

Also, check us out in a recent podcast from the University of South Carolina’s Division of Information Technology. We give some insight into what we do as well as what we love about our job (which was hard to narrow down into just 5 minutes!). You can listen to the podcast here.

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