The University of South Carolina Libraries has launched a new digital archive, Historic Newspapers of South Carolina, that provides free access to more than 143 historic newspapers and publications dating back to the early 1800s. From the state:
"USC library staff and students have scanned more than 350,000 pages from 143 individual historic publications held by the South Caroliniana Library to build the online archive — and they’re not done yet. Digital Initiatives Librarian Kate Boyd anticipates that by the end of 2017, there will be approximately 400,000 pages scanned and uploaded.
Historic Newspapers of South Carolina consists of publications that served the news needs and special interests of towns and communities, businesses and organizations throughout the state. It provides access to an amazing selection of rare and specialty newspapers, and includes ten African-American titles published between 1865 and 1922 as well as two civil rights era papers.
“We’ve built a rich digital resource that provides detailed insight into all aspects of life in the state for the past 200 years,” Boyd said. “It’s an excellent research resource for K-12 and college students, academic researchers, and history and genealogy buffs."
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For access to other historic newspapers from the state that are currently available for free online, please check out South Carolina Online Historical Newspapers Summary.