A project by the libraries at the University of South Carolina has taken 19 newspapers from across the state and made editions between 1860 and 1922 available on a website.
A National Endowment for the Humanities grant is paying for the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program.
USC Libraries Dean Tom McNally says the old newspapers help the history of communities come alive.
The newspapers include The Columbia Phoenix, Charleston Daily News, Keowee Courier, Sumter Watchman and Southron, The Orangeburg Times and Democrat, Marlboro Democrat (Marlboro County), Edgefield Advertiser, Laurens Advertiser, and The Anderson Intelligencer
Officials say The Manning Times, The News and Herald of Fairfield County, The Newberry Herald and News, and The Pickens Sentinel should be added to the website over the next two years.