Remembering eyewitnesses to history
Oral History of S.C. Newspapers
dedicated to preserving the heritage of our state’s journalists and newspapers
On this site you’ll find interviews with some of South Carolina’s leading newspaper journalists from the past 70 years.
South Carolina’s 15 daily and 80+ weekly newspapers serve communities large and small across the state with news and information.
The Oral History Project is a joint effort of the S.C. Press Association and the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications. It is funded by the South Carolina Humanities Council.
Our project’s goal is to interview some of South Carolina’s leading newspaper journalists from the last half century. Journalists have behind-the-scenes insight into the culture and values of the time. In addition to recalling stories from the past, we’ve interviewed journalists who have covered significant events and political figures in our state’s history.
This project is important for scholars today and future generations who want to look back at our state’s unique and vibrant history. Newspapers have always been a vehicle to raise awareness and portray the values, beliefs and attitudes of the past and present.