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State Library Newspaper Databases
NewsBank: America's Newspapers
Newsbank contains more than 100 historic and current South Carolina newspapers. Most popular are The State [Columbia] which is digitized from 1891-present and The Post & Courier [Charleston] available from 1803-present. Remote access is available to State Library card holders. We are happy to conduct obituary searches for non-cardholders and anyone who would like assistance at 803-734-8026.
Newspapers: Historical Black Newspaper Collection This link opens in a new window
Includes nine Historical Black Newspapers of primary source material for researchers that are essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts covering 1893 – 2005.
Free online access to historical newspapers
Chronicling America: Historical American Newspapers
Chronicling America provides free access to millions of pages of historical American newspapers dating from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. There are more than 300,000 pages of South Carolina newspapers that are searchable and browseable as well as African American newspapers published in South Carolina from 1865-1922.
Historical Newspapers of South Carolina
Historical Newspapers of South Carolina provides free online access to historical local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since 1815.
SC Newspapers Available on Microfilm
South Caroliniana Library at USC
Located at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.) this library has the most complete collection of South Carolina newspapers from every county on microfilm. Contact their Reference Desk at 803-777-3132.
SC State Library Information
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