Author Archives: Laura Blair

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to use the historical newspapers of Chronicling America to look back at integral characters and moments in women’s history? Covering 1836 to 1922, Chronicling America’s newspapers document … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Comments Off on Women’s History Month

New S.C. Titles in Chronicling America

The newspapers just keep on coming! More content from historical South Carolina newspapers has recently been added to Chronicling America. The newest material includes more from Lexington, published from 1919 through 1922; more Bamberg content from 1899 to 1906; and … Continue reading

Posted in Program Updates | Comments Off on New S.C. Titles in Chronicling America

New Additions from S.C. to Chronicling America

We are excited to announce that more historical South Carolina newspapers have been added to Chronicling America! The newest titles include The Bamberg Herald from 1901 to 1922; several titles from Camden covering the time period 1836 to 1891; and … Continue reading

Posted in Program Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on New Additions from S.C. to Chronicling America

We Need YOU!

Do you love using Chronicling America? Has the work of the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) affected your research? Has the digitization and free online availability of historical South Carolina newspapers impacted your own work?  If you answered “yes” to any … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on We Need YOU!

A Royal Assassination

100 years ago this weekend, on June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist. This act not only sparked immediate shock throughout … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Royal Assassination

Fighting for Equal Rights: Anita Pollitzer

The youngest of three sisters, Anita Pollitzer was born on October 31, 1894 in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from Charleston’s Memminger Normal School in 1913, she attended Columbia University, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1916. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fighting for Equal Rights: Anita Pollitzer

Chronicling America Workshop

Last week, the SCDNP team traveled to Winnsboro, South Carolina to host a workshop for the Fairfield County Genealogical Society. Laptops in hand, the excited attendees used the hour to learn more about our digital newspaper program and to get … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Program Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Chronicling America Workshop

Finding Solomon Northup in Chronicling America

Thanks to the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, the story of Solomon Northup, a free African American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-1800’s, has been receiving lots of attention lately. But is this the first … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Finding Solomon Northup in Chronicling America

Hot Off the Press: More S.C. Newspapers Added to Chronicling America

We’re happy to announce that more historical South Carolina newspapers have been added to Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers! With new content from Newberry and several new titles from Abbeville, there are now 65 newspaper titles published in South Carolina … Continue reading

Posted in Program Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Off the Press: More S.C. Newspapers Added to Chronicling America

An Air of Festivity: Planning Your Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving dinner approaches, last-minute questions always arise: What should be on the menu? What about the table decorations? How does one actually cook a turkey? What are the appropriate place settings? A quick Google search for the answers to these … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on An Air of Festivity: Planning Your Thanksgiving

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Program Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Extending Our Reach

SCDNP Spotlight, Part 2

Here at SCDNP, we are proud to be a member of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a nationwide project that currently supports 36 states and territories digitizing historic newspapers and enhancing the way we see our nation’s history. Like us, many … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on SCDNP Spotlight, Part 2

SCDNP Spotlight

Here at SCDNP, we are proud to be a member of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a nationwide project that currently supports 36 states and territories digitizing historic newspapers and enhancing the way we see our nation’s history. Like us, many … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on SCDNP Spotlight

The Heart of the Grand Strand: Myrtle Beach

The summer is in full swing and many are making plans to stick their toes in the sand with the sound of crashing waves in the background (or at least dreaming of it).  Hitting the beach is a common getaway … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Heart of the Grand Strand: Myrtle Beach

New News for the Newspapers!

We are very excited to let you know about several new developments with our program! First off, we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded additional funding from the National Endowment for Humanities to continue as a partner … Continue reading

Posted in Program Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on New News for the Newspapers!

Last Man Standing: The Search for the Oldest Revolutionary Veteran

By the mid-1800s, the reality began to set in that the number of Revolutionary War survivors was quickly diminishing. As people began inquiring about the remaining veterans still living across the country, many newspapers took to the task of finding … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Last Man Standing: The Search for the Oldest Revolutionary Veteran

Using Historic Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Historic newspapers are valuable resources for genealogical research.  Rich with all types of information, newspapers can be useful in locating material regarding families and ancestors.  19th and 20th century newspapers devoted a lot of their print space to local and … Continue reading

Posted in Tips for Chronicling America | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Using Historic Newspapers for Genealogical Research

From Socialization to Social Change: Women’s Clubs of South Carolina

Throughout the 1800s, women in the United States began to push the societal boundaries placed upon them by moving outside of the home.  Women started to become more outspoken and organized, thus making them more visible.  Even before the Civil … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on From Socialization to Social Change: Women’s Clubs of South Carolina

Extra! Extra! Chronicling America Reaches Six Million Pages!

As of Monday, March 18, 2013, the team at the Library of Congress has made some enormous improvements to Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.  Adding over 800,000 new pages to the database, the site now holds over 6 million pages … Continue reading

Posted in Program Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Extra! Extra! Chronicling America Reaches Six Million Pages!

Matilda Evans

In honor of Black History Month, SCDNP looks at influential people and events in the African American community of South Carolina throughout the month of February. At a time when both women and African Americans were prohibited from doing many … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Matilda Evans