About the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program

The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) at the University of South Carolina Libraries, participated in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) from 2009 through 2015. NDNP is a national effort to preserve America's historical newspapers, made possible by generous grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and with support of the Library of Congress (LC).

As part of this program, the Digital Collections unit of the University Libraries digitized more than 100 historical South Carolina newspaper titles and contributed over 300,000 newspaper pages. These digitized newspapers are freely available and full text searchable at the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site as well as now on this site

To see the list of digitized South Carolina newspapers available at the Chronicling America site

  1. Select the tab for All Digitized Newspapers 1836-1922
  2. Choose South Carolina from the dropdown list of States
  3. Select the Go Button

To view a list of ten rare digitized African American newspapers published in South Carolina between 1865 and 1922

  1. select the tab for All Digitized Newspapers 1836-1922
  2. Choose South Carolina from the dropdown list of States
  3. Choose African American from the dropdown list for Ethnicity.

Key Contacts

Kate Boyd - Co-Principal Investigator

Digital Initiatives Coordinator
University of South Carolina Libraries
(803)777-2049
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Craig Keeney - Co-Principal Investigator

Catalog Librarian
University of South Carolina Libraries
South Caroliniana Library
(803)777-3132
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Virginia A. Pierce, BS, MLIS

Assistant Professor
Reference Librarian | Library Instruction Coordinator
Francis Marion University
843-661-1302
Email Her

Program Reports

As part of the NDNP grant, project staff are required to submit quarterly reports to account for progress. These reports, as well as other key documentation from SCDNP, are available in PDF format for download. The original 2009 grant application and subsequent supplemental applications for 2011 and 2013 are also included. Please note that project staff will make the reports available to the public as they are created and delivered to meet program deadlines.

Grant Applications

Quarterly Reports