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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Please join us on June 12th, 2024 at 11:00 am to learn about Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, a website providing free access to over 20 million digitized newspaper pages across the United States. Chronicling America is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of Congress in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and contributing state partners. The South Carolina State Library is pleased to host Laura Carter, Project Manager of the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP), at the University of South Carolina Libraries who will share with us about the SCDNP and the rich South Carolina historical newspapers it has contributed to Chronicling America since 2009. 

In this webinar, Ms. Carter will cover the following topics: 

  1. Provide an in-depth tour of the Chronicling America website showcasing its new features  and new search database
  2. Explain how to use advanced and simple search methods 
  3. Give search tips to help narrow down results  
  4. Demonstrate how to save, download, and cite newspaper pages 
  5. Highlight additional Chronicling America resources  

This webinar is for researchers, genealogists, educators, librarians, and anyone interested in accessing historical newspapers.  

The South Carolina State Library welcomes people of all abilities to participate in our programs. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to take part (please contact two weeks in advance), or have questions please contact Virginia Pierce at vpierce@statelibrary.sc.gov or (803) 734-8646. Close captioning is available.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
11:00AM - 12:00PM
South Carolina State Library
Adult Learning Cultural Genealogy General
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