Sandlapper, the Magazine of South Carolina, was established in 1968 by the Lexington lawyer Robert P. Wilkins, Sr. and his wife Rose. Concerned about South Carolina’s image, Wilkins began promoting the state’s beauty, citizens, and history through the magazine.

The first issue appeared in January 1968 with a portrait of Governor James F. Byrnes on the cover. Robert P. Wilkins and Delmar L. Roberts were editors from 1968 through 1972. Wilkins continued the magazine until 1973, when he ceased his activity. It was continued by others until 1982, when it was merged with Tarheel, a North Carolina magazine, to form Carolina Lifestyle. That magazine ceased publication in 1983.

Wilkins revived Sandlapper in 1990 as a glossy, bimonthly magazine, publishing it through RPW Publishing Company. In 1991, Wilkins began publishing the magazine twice a year in a hard-back format. A year later, he returned to the softcover format and began printing it quarterly. In 1994 Sandlapper Society, Inc., was formed to publish the magazine as a nonprofit, advertising-free publication. The society’s mission was to educate readers about South Carolina’s people, places, history, and culture.

The final issue of the magazine was Winter 2011/Spring 2012, and Robert P. Wilkins, Sr. passed away in 2013. Sandlapper uses a variety of South Carolina photographers and writers to showcase the best of the state. Columns about restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, and recipes are included with articles about towns, counties, history, and trends.

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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-10)
    This October 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 10. Selected articles include: Why the British Lost the War, The Spirits of the Strand, and Legacy: A Rogue Baronet in the ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-12)
    This December 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 12. Selected articles include: Toys: Molders of the Future, Moving South with Mary Martin, and Quik! What’s Bart Seibers’ Secret?
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-11)
    This November 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 11. Selected articles include: The Flowering of Park Seed Co, Time Grows Short for Guillebeau House, and Legacy: Toleration’s ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-09)
    This September 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 9. Selected articles include: What We Are Doing In Our Schools, Vocational Education And South Carolina, and Bill Jameson: ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-08)
    This August 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 8. Selected articles include: A Conversation with Shawn Weatherly, Courting the ‘Lady in Black’ and The Elegant, Romantic ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-07)
    This July 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 7. Selected articles include: Sandlapper Legacy: John Laurens: The Forgotten Hero, A Conversation with Carroll Campbell, and The ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-06)
    This June 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 6. Selected articles include: Sandlapper Legacy: The Enduring Images of John Schorb, A Conversation with Susan Aude, and The Shag ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-05)
    This May 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 5. Selected articles include: A Conversation With John West, Manchester Farms: A Success Story, and That Gallic Touch.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-04)
    This April 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 4. Selected articles include: The Great Catawba Uprising, The Boyhood of Bernard Baruch, and The Lake Murray Monster.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-03)
    This March 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 3. Selected articles include: Sandlapper legacy: Forget? Never! A conversation with James B. Edwards, and The Citadel Riot of ’38.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-02)
    This February 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 2. Selected articles include: James Quackenbush: The Agony of Defeat, The “Battle of Cowpens, and Pam Parsons: “Too Much, Too Soon.”
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1981-01)
    This January 1981 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 14, Number 1. Selected articles include: Life on Capitol Hill: A conversation with Nancy Thurmond. A conversation with Rita Jenrette, ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-11)
    This November 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 11. Selected articles include: Beer, Bull, and the Band, A Conversation with William Price Fox, and Appalachian Light.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-03)
    This March 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 3. Selected articles include: Lexington's Corley-Marchant House, It's Springtime, and Heritage 1980.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-02)
    This February 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 2. Selected articles include: First Bird, Brunch Breads, and Charleston Interiors: The Public Buildings.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-12)
    This December 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 12. Selected articles include: Sandlapper Legacy: Turn-of-the-century Spartanburg, A Conversation with Mickey Spillane, and ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-10)
    This October 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 10. Selected articles include: Neon Nights and Cotton-Candy Days, The Duck Hook, and Objets D'Art.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-09)
    This September 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 9. Selected articles include: Kickoff '80, Why I Hate Winter, and A Conversation at Henry's.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-08)
    This August 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 8. Selected articles include: Summer Evening Cook-Out, An Economic Glimpse of South Carolina, and What to Pour with What.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1980-07)
    This July 1980 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 13, Number 7. Selected articles include: Hot Weather Horticulture, Doug Broome, Hamburger King, and Vacation Travel '80.

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