Answered By: Margaret Dunlap
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2019     Views: 149

Historical issues of The State (1891-present) and the Columbia Record (1909-1956) newspapers are available in South Carolina Historical Newspapers which is provided through the NewsBank database. Follow these steps to find historical issues of The State or the Columbia Record on the Richland Library website:

  • Go to Research & Learn and click Genealogy and Local History
  • Click See All
  • Click South Carolina Historical Newspapers Collection.
  • Enter your Richland Library card number and PIN if you are outside the library

Once you are signed in, click The State Collection on the right. Click Advanced Search to enter a search term in the search box and enter a specific date or date range to narrow your search. The results will appear with a window showing your search terms in context. You may print, email or save the article as a PDF.

If you need assistance with NewsBank or South Carolina Historical Newspapers call the Local History Room at 803-929-3402.