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Newspapers: Microfilm

John Hammond Moore's book South Carolina Newspapers provides a capsule history of each & every newspaper published in the state during the period 1732-1987, with a guide to the location of files of those publications. Arranged by county. Call number:  Reference Z6952 .S7M66 1988

South Carolina newspapers on microfilm and scanner/readers are located on the west side of Cooper Library's 4th (main) floor. A selection is listed here; for detailed holdings, consult our library catalog or the "Historical Newspapers" guide linked below.

Help with using microfilm is available at the Library Services Desk.

  • Aiken Standard (title varies) 1917-1935
  • Anderson Daily Mail 1900-1925; 1945-1949
  • Anderson Intelligencer Aug 1860 - Aug 1906; Jan 1914 - Jun 1916 
  • Anderson Independent-Mail 1929 - present
  • Beaufort Gazette 1903-1973
  • Camden Chronicle Nov 1891 - Mar 1960
  • Charleston Gazette (various titles) 1732-1780s
  • Charleston News & Courier (& predecessors) 1803-1944; 1959 - Sep 1991 
  • Charleston Post & Courier Oct 1991-- present 
  • Chester Reporter Mar 1874 - Jun 1906 
  • (Clemson) Messenger/Daily Messenger 1954 – 2009
  • (Clemson University) Tiger 1907 -- present 
  • (Columbia) State Feb 1891 -- present
  • (Columbia) Palmetto Leader 1925 -- 1957
  • Darlington News & Press 1911-1939
  • Edgefield Advertiser Oct 1856 - Apr 1868
  • Florence Morning News 1924-1945; 1975-1995
  • Georgetown Times Jun 1868 - Dec 1904
  • Greenville Mountaineer 1829 - 1850
  • Greenville News 1900 – present
  • Orangeburg Times-Democrat Aug 1879 - Dec 1974
  • Pendleton Messenger (title varies) 1807 -1843
  • Pickens Sentinel Sep 1876 - Sep 1933
  • Rock Hill Evening Herald Jan 1880 - Dec 1974
  • (Seneca) Journal 2009 - present
  • (Sumter) Item (title varies) Oct 1960 - Sep 1995
  • (Walhalla) Keowee Courier 1849 – 1976
  • Yorkville Enquirer 1856 - 1889

All microfilm newspapers are listed in the catalog; those from outside South Carolina may be requested from off-site storage.