Although this paper was the “principal voice of black protest in the state” the Palmetto Leader also chronicled social and church activities. It published news items from cities and towns from around South Carolina including news about births, deaths, and marriages.
Other newspaper titles available at RCPL
Columbia Register : 7/28/1875 – 1898.
Daily Record : 1897 – 4/3/1913. Continued by:
Columbia Record : 4/4/1913 – 4/1/1988
Newspaper Indexing at RCPL
Record of Deaths in Columbia South Carolina and elsewhere as recorded by John Glass 1859-1877 : edited by Brent Holcomb.
RCPL Online Obituary Indexing.
Front page death lists 1937-present.
The State Indexing 1892-1912. Microfilm.
The State/Columbia Record: 1973-1987. Microfilm.
Obituary Index to The State: WWII Servicemen Killed In Action: 1941-1949
Online newspaper indexing at RCPL
RCPL databases: www.myrcpl.com
Newsbank : The State 1988 - present; obituaries – approx. 1998-present. Other local newwspapers.
South Carolina Historical Newspapers 1891-1921 .
Community Resources database: 1892-1923 ; 1891 partial in Local Magazine and Newspaper Index.
The State Library Online Obituary Portal: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/content/view/867/87 3/