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Microforms: Newspapers

A guide to finding and using microfilm and microfiche at the Clemson University Libraries

Newspapers on Microfilm

The Clemson University Libraries have a large collection of historical and current newspapers on microfilm. Search our catalog for the title of the newspaper to find out if the Libraries have the dates you need on microfilm.

South Carolina newspapers on microfilm are located on 4th Floor West of Cooper Library. See box below for titles.

All out-of-state newspaper microfilm is located in Off-Site Shelving at the Library Depot.

You may request reels of newspaper microfilm for the dates you need. Reels will be delivered to the Library Services Desk at Cooper Library for pickup. You will be notified by email when the item is available. Please allow 24 hours for retrieval. For reels needed on Saturday or Sunday, please submit a request form by 8:30 a.m. on the preceding Friday. 

You can use the microfilm reader/printers on the 4th floor west to view the film and make copies.

South Carolina Newspapers

South Carolina newspapers on microfilm are located on the 4th Floor of Cooper Library. Search our catalog for complete holdings information. Titles include:

  • Aiken Standard & South Carolina Gazette 
  • Anderson Daily Mail
  • Anderson Gazette (on reel with Highland Sentinel)
  • Anderson Independent
  • Anderson Intelligencer
  • Beaufort Gazette
  • Camden Chronicle
  • Carolina Spartan (Spartanburg)
  • Charleston Courier/Charleston Daily Courier
  • Charleston Evening Post
  • Charleston Gazette
  • Charleston Mercury
  • Charleston News & Courier
  • Charleston Post & Courier
  • Chester Reporter
  • City Gazette (Charleston)
  • Columbia Record
  • Columbian Herald
  • Daily Item/Sumter Daily Item/The Item
  • Daily Messenger (Seneca)
  • Darlington News & Press
  • Deutsche Zeitung
  • Easley Messenger
  • Edgefield Advertiser
  • Florence Morning News
  • Gazette of the State of South Carolina
  • Georgetown Times Weekly & Semi-Weekly
  • Greenville Mountaineer
  • Greenville News
  • Greenville Piedmont
  • Greenwood Index Journal
  • Highland Sentinel (on reel with Anderson Gazette)
  • Messenger (Clemson)
  • Miller's Weekly Messenger
  • Myrtle Beach Sun News
  • Orange & White
  • Palmetto Leader
  • Pendleton Messenger
  • Pickens Sentinel
  • Record (Anderson)
  • Rock Hill Evening Herald
  • Rock Hill Record
  • Royal Gazette
  • South Carolina and American General Gazette
  • South Carolina Gazette
  • State (Columbia)
  • Pickens Sentinel-Journal
  • Tiger (Clemson)
  • Times-Democrat (Orangeburg)
  • Yorkville Enquirer

Reel Request Form

For Instructors

If you assign a project that requires students to use a section of microfilm, please request the microfilm reels be placed on Reserve so that students can access the film when needed. 

For example: students need to browse a specific newspaper or magazine for a topic during the 1950s.