Books may contain primary sources. Try adding terms like these to your catalog keyword searches:
Historical persons may be authors: King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Their writings may be collected as "The Papers of ..."
Our library has bound volumes/microfilm of many magazines dating back to the late 19th century.
Search for articles using these indexes (they generally don't include the full text of articles, but may link to other sources):
"A primary source is a document, image or artifact ... created contemporaneously with the event under discussion." (Williams, Historian's Toolbox, 2nd ed., p. 56)
Primary sources are evidence from participants in or eyewitnesses to an event.
Microfilm and scanner/readers are located on the west side of Cooper Library's 4th (main) floor. Help with using microfilm is available at the Library Services Desk.
Anderson Intelligencer Aug. 14, 1860 - Aug. 1906; Jan. 1914 - Jun 1916
Anderson Independent-Mail Apr. 1929 - present
(Anderson) People's Advocate 1892, 1893, Jan. - Oct. 4, 1897
Camden Chronicle Nov 6, 1891 - Mar 24, 1960
Charleston News & Courier Jan. 1873 - Sep. 30, 1991
Charleston Post & Courier Oct. 1991-- present
Chester Reporter Mar. 7, 1874 - Jun. 27, 1906
(Clemson) Messenger Apr. 1954 - Sep. 1999
(Clemson) Daily Messenger Sep 1999 - present
(Clemson University) Tiger 1907 - present
(Columbia) State Feb. 1891 - present
(Columbia) Palmetto Leader 1925 - 1957
Georgetown Times Jun. 17, 1868 - Dec. 31, 1904
Greenville News 1900 - present
Orangeburg Times-Democrat Aug. 15, 1879 - Dec. 1974
Pickens Sentinel Sep. 7, 1876 - Sep. 28, 1933
Rock Hill Evening Herald Jan. 1880 - Dec. 1974
(Walhalla) Keowee Courier 1849 - 1976
Official records of governments are primary sources.
Please contact a librarian for help with locating documents.