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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

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A Mysterious Epidemic: Pellagra in South Carolina

Pellagra is almost unknown to the average South Carolinian today, but the disease was a major health crisis for South Carolina in the early twentieth century. The symptoms of pellagra include red and peeling skin, diarrhea and other stomach ailments, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Restaurant Week: Restaurants Across the State

One of South Carolina’s newer events is Restaurant Week: a state-wide event held over eleven days that showcases the distinct and exciting restaurant scenes found across the state. As participating restaurants offer special deals during this time, attendees have the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week: Wheeler House

One of South Carolina’s newer events is Restaurant Week: a state-wide event held over eleven days that showcases the distinct and exciting restaurant scenes found across the state. As participating restaurants offer special deals during this time, attendees have the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week: The Rise of the Restaurant

One of South Carolina’s newer events is Restaurant Week: a state-wide event held over eleven days that showcases the distinct and exciting restaurant scenes found across the state.  As participating restaurants offer special deals during this time, attendees have the … Continue reading

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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 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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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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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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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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