Chronicling America


Through a partnership between the University of South Carolina Libraries, the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities we can now read historic newspapers from across the state through the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. These are great primary sources for the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Industrialization.

Just to pick one small item of interest, here is a contest from The Watchman and Southron from Sumter, SC on September 28, 1904. Imagine the thrill of winning a Ford in 1904!

Newspaper clipping