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The Palmetto Standard was a weekly newspaper which began in Chester, S.C. as the Chester Palmetto Standard in 1849. It continued as the Palmetto Standard circa 1850 and as the Chester Standard circa 1853. The Chester Standard ceased circa 1869 and was succeeded by the Chester Reporter.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of issues of the Chester Standard, a weekly newspaper printed in Chester S.C. from 1854 to 1869, after changing its name from the Palmetto Standard. This issue, scanned from microfilm is from May 24,1855 (volume VI, number 21).
The microfilm of the newspaper is owned by the Chester County Library, Chester, SC and was scanned by the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University in 2014.
Journalism Studies | Social History
Melton, C. Davis, "The Chester Standard - May 24, 1855" (1855). The Chester Standard 1855. 21.
The microfilm of The Palmetto Standard and The Chester Standard is owned by the Chester County Library, Chester SC. By special agreement, the Pettus Archives is hosting the digital images of the newspaper. The newspapers were in poor condition when microfilmed over 50 years ago resulting in a relatively poor digital copy. The digital images are as clear as possible.