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Since 2004, your Digital Collections team has provided open access to diverse and fascinating archives, rare books, photographs, films, oral histories and manuscripts.

Access Hundreds of Collections Online

We work with six special collections units on campus and, to date, have created nearly 300 digital collections for you to discover. In partnering with South Carolina Digital Library and Digital Public Library of America, we meet industry standards and collaborate often. With continuous digital preservation, our team ensures UofSC research and teaching collections are available around the globe, wherever you are.

 

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Census of Cuba 1899
786-page report tells the geography, history, culture and statistical makeup of Cuba in 1899

Digitized Materials Government Information, Geography, traveltourism, bookspamphlets

Diamond Fields of South Africa, 1870-1917
1870-1917 publications describing the diamond fields of South Africa, reflect excitement generated by great mineral discovery

Digitized Materials Government Information, Industry, bookspamphlets

Equality of Educational Opportunity by James S. Coleman
Report submitted in response to Section 402 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Digitized Materials Government Information, africanamerican, civilrights, educationstudentlife, bookspamphlets

Government Document Pamphlets
Over 400 health related pamphlets from Government Agencies in the 1930s-1970s

Digitized Materials Government Information, educationstudentlife, healthhealthcare, bookspamphlets

Government Information USDA Periodicals
Collection contains five periodicals from the US Dept. of Agriculture from 1920-1955

Digitized Materials Government Information, Agriculture, greatdepressionwpa, bookspamphlets

Historical Soil Survey Maps
Early 20th century soil maps for South Carolina to explain the soil classifications on the county level

Digitized Materials Government Information, Geography, Maps

South Carolina Aerial Photograph Indexes, 1937-1989
1930’s-1980’s, USDA aerial photograph mosaic indexes to individual aerial photographs

Digitized Materials Government Information, Geography, South Carolina, imagespostcards

South Carolina Aerial Photography, 1937-1989
Georectified, historic aerial photography of South Carolina (1930s to 1980s)

Digitized Materials Government Information, Geography, South Carolina, imagespostcards

South Carolina Department of Transportation County Road Maps
Maps of all the South Carolina counties, showing cities, towns, roads, cultural features, and other miscellaneous features

Digitized Materials Government Information & Maps, Geography, South Carolina

Storm-tide elevations produced by Hurricane Hugo along the South Carolina coast
Depicts water-surface elevations, high water marks, and landward extent of storm-tide inundation caused by Hurricane Hugo, 1989

Digitized Materials Government Information, Maps, Geography, naturalhistoryscience, South Carolina

Topographical Maps of South Carolina, 1888-1975
7.5, 15, and 30 minute topographic maps of South Carolina 19th and 20th century

Digitized Materials Government Information, Maps, Geography, South Carolina

Tri-Daily Meteorological Records, 1878
Bulletins published in these volumes exhibit the record of simultaneous weather observations, taken three times daily

Digitized Materials Government Information, Geography, naturalhistoryscience, bookspamphlets

United States Food Administration Food Conservation Notes
Established in 1917 to conserve and supply food during World War I to US and allied forces

Digitized Materials Government Information, warconflict, newspapers

WPA Week in National Defense
Brief news items concerning the Work Projects Administration’s activities throughout the United States

Digitized Materials Government Information, greatdepressionwpa, warconflict, Architecture, bookspamphlets

City Directories of South Carolina
Full-text searchable listings of residents and businesses in Anderson, Camden, Chester, Clinton, Gaffney, Laurens, Newberry, Sumter, and Union, South Carolina

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Directories, Genealogy, South Carolina, bookspamphlets

Columbia, SC City Directories, 1859-1927
Full-text searchable listings of residents and businesses in Columbia, South Carolina, 1859-1927

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Directories, Genealogy, South Carolina, bookspamphlets

Historic Newspapers of South Carolina
Full-text searchable historic South Carolina newspapers from antebellum to modern times

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Newspapers

James Hagood Memoir
Civil War memoir and regimental history written prior to 1870 reviews his service as one of the youngest colonels in the Army of the Confederate States of America

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Civil War in America, bookspamphlets

Minutes of Church Conferences from the South Caroliniana Library Collection
Minutes of the conferences of Protestant denominations in South Carolina, 1785-1920

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, South Carolina, Church History and Religion, bookspamphlets

Negro Travelers' Green Book, 1956
Provided africanamerican motorists and tourists with the information necessary to board, dine, and sightsee comfortably and safely during the era of segregation

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, traveltourism, civilrights, Industry, africanamerican, bookspamphlets

New South Newspapers
Union newspaper published in Beaufort County, South Carolina, during the Civil War

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Politics, Industry, South Carolina, Civil War in America, Newspapers

Quiver
Antebellum Charleston literary magazine, recognized as the first Jewish publication printed in the United States

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, South Carolina, Journalism, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Fire insurance maps covering over 300 cities and towns in South Carolina between the 1880s and 1960s

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, South Carolina, Geography, Maps

South Caroliniana Cookbook Collection
19th-century and early 20th century South Carolina cookbooks containing recipes and practical domestic advice

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, plantationlife, Agriculture, healthhealthcare, bookspamphlets

South Caroliniana Library Map Collection
Historic South Carolina maps documenting demographic and landscape changes over time

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, South Carolina, Geography, Maps

South Caroliniana Pamphlet Collections
Artificially bound volumes of South Carolina imprints on topics including agriculture, education, and history

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, nativeamericans, Civil War in America, educationstudentlife, Agriculture, bookspamphlets

William Gilmore Simms Digital Edition
Drama, poetry, novels, and historical works by the prolific antebellum southern author William Gilmore Simms

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, traveltourism, Civil War in America, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

Loretta Dunbar Oral Correspondence Collection, 1974-1979
Loretta & Hamish Dunbar’s recorded letters home to her mother and step-father while serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa in the 1970s

Digitized Materials Office of Oral History, traveltourism, audiooralhistories

Shivar Spring Company & Tom McConnell
Shivar Spring Company was a mineral water and flavored beverage company operating in Shelton, Fairfield County, South Carolina, ca. 1907 to 1957

Digitized Materials Office of Oral History, Agriculture, South Carolina, healthhealthcare, audiooralhistories

Tom Crosby's Rosenwald School Oral History Collection
43 interviews by Tom Crosby describing the educational experiences of africanamericans 1910s-1970s in South Carolina who attended Rosenwald schools

Digitized Materials Office of Oral History, africanamerican, educationstudentlife, audiooralhistories

William Gravely Oral History Collection on the Lynching of Willie Earle
41 oral history interviews and accompanying notes relating to the lynching of Willie Earle in 1947

Digitized Materials Office of Oral History, africanamerican, civilrights, audiooralhistories

William Savage Oral History Collection, 1982-1988
40 interviews from late 1980s of faculty and staff members documents a small part of the institutional history of the University of South Carolina

Digitized Materials Office of Oral History, educationstudentlife, USC, South Carolina, audiooralhistories

Carolina Bands Collection
Band directors’, James Pritchard Sr., James K. Copenhaver, collection of sheetmusic, drill charts, album covers, photos, and football programs

Digitized Materials Music Library, Education and Student Life, USC, imagespostcards, sheetmusic

Claude Casey Scrapbooks
Claude Casey’s scrapbooks containing selected photos, press clippings, and correspondence

Digitized Materials Music Library, artslitmusic, Images

Edwin E. Gordon Papers
Selected publications from the Edwin E. Gordon Archive

Digitized Materials Music Library, bookspamphlets

Edwin Hughes Collection
Selected awards, correspondence, photographs and programs from pianist Edwin Hughes’ collection

Digitized Materials Music Library, artslitmusic, South Carolina, Images, manuscriptsdiaries

Hemrick Nathan Salley Family Sheet Music
Two bound volumes of music from the 19th and 20th centuries, including popular piano and voice with emphasis on blackface minstrelsy

Digitized Materials Music Library, sheetmusic

John Kenneth Adams Collection
Concert programs, playbills, clippings, photographs, awards and certificates collected throughout Adams’ career as a performer and teacher

Digitized Materials Music Library, artslitmusic, educationstudentlife, manuscriptsdiaries

L' Art Decoratif de Léon Bakst
Scanned copy of L'art decoratif de Léon Bakst with critical essays by Arsène Alexandre and notes about ballets by Jean Cocteau

Digitized Materials Music Library, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets, Images

Massenet First Edition Opera Scores
Selected, signed first editions of Massenet operas

Digitized Materials Music Library, artslitmusic, sheetmusic

Sheet Music Catalog
Predominantly popular sheetmusic from the 19th and early 20th centuries

Digitized Materials Music Library, sheetmusic

Tin Pan Alley Sheet Music Collection
Shows the rise of the popular sheetmusic, the growth of Broadway and vaudeville, and the golden age of illustration in New York, 1890–1922

Digitized Materials Music Library, artslitmusic, sheetmusic

African American Fox Movietone News Clips
These films highlight the types of stories American newsreel journalists sought within the African-American community

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, africanamerican, warconflict, Film

Civil Rights Films from USC's Moving Image Research Collections
This curated collection brings together diverse archival footage documenting the Civil Rights movement

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, civilrights, South Carolina, africanamerican, Film

Eleanor Phelps World Cruise Scrapbook
Eleanor Phelps sailed around the world in 1922 aboard the S.S. Laconia, keeping diary and taking images to document the trip

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, traveltourism, South Carolina, Women, manuscriptsdiaries, Images

Fox Movietone News the War Years
War news from around the world condensed to twice weekly, 8 to 10 minutes films released by one of the nation’s leading newsreels

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, warconflict, Film

Harry and William Birch Collection
Over 40 hours of film, photographs, and papers document the careers of two distinguished Chicago news cameramen, father and son

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, warconflict, Film, Images

Roman Vishniac The Subject is Nature
These hundred images are a portion of the many scientific and naturalistic images that Vishniac took in his life time

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, naturalhistoryscience, Images

United States Marine Corps Films
Over half a century of Marine Corps history on film, in partnership with the History Division of Marine Corps University

Digitized Materials Moving Image Research Collections, MIRC, warconflict, Film, Audio

Carolina Student's Handbook
A glimpse of the campus culture at the University of South Carolina from the 1920s through the 1940s, published annually by the University’s YMCA and YWCA chapters

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, bookspamphlets

Clariosophic Literary Society Records of University of South Carolina
One of two original student organizations established at South Carolina College in 1806, to prepare their members for future leadership roles by strengthening their oratorical skills

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, manuscriptsdiaries

Gamecock Newspaper
Student newspaper, 1908-2006, full-text searchable by keyword or browse by date

Digtitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, Newspapers

Garnet and Black Yearbooks, 1899-1994
University of South Carolina's Garnet and Black Yearbooks from 1899 to 1994, all available and keyword searchable

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, bookspamphlets

Slavery at Carolina College
Examining the role of slavery and the contributions of enslaved persons at South Carolina College (now University of South Carolina)

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, africanamerican, USC, Civil War in America, educationstudentlife, Politics, imagespostcards, Maps

University of South Carolina Buildings and Grounds
Evolution of the University's physical structures is documented in these images, which are drawn from the collections of the University Archives

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, Architecture, imagespostcards

University of South Carolina Football Program Covers
Showcases the unique artwork created to support and promote Gamecock football

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, artslitmusic, imagespostcards

University of South Carolina Reconstruction Records
University documents from 1873-1877, when USC was the only state-supported Southern university to fully integrate during Reconstruction

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, educationstudentlife, USC, africanamerican, reconstructionera, manuscriptsdiaries

University of South Carolina Student Exams
These student exams reflect changes over time in USC’s curriculum,  student body, faculty and educational goals

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Archives, africanamerican, USC, educationstudentlife, manuscriptsdiaries

Armstrong Family Papers, 1900-1930
One of America's foremost early twentieth-century African-American magic acts. 127 items including letters and photographs

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, africanamerican, traveltourism, imagespostcards, manuscriptsdiaries

Berkeley County Photograph Collection
66 photographs circa 1900 of  plantations, africanamericans,  rice threshing,  hunting, and churches in Berkeley County before area flooded for Lake Marion

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, africanamerican, plantationlife, Agriculture, imagespostcards

Beulah Glover Photograph Collection
Photographs by Glover of events and places in the Walterboro, S.C. area, 1941-1952

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, africanamerican, Women, Journalism, imagespostcards

Don Herd Photograph Collection
Photographs of Belton and Easley high schools athletic teams, clubs, class officers, and homecoming, taken by student E. Don Herd, 1940s-1950s

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, educationstudentlife, South Carolina, imagespostcards

E.E. Burson Photograph Collection
Photographs of white and African-American townspeople and Voorhees College students in Denmark, S.C., circa 1905-1920

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, africanamerican, South Carolina, educationstudentlife, imagespostcards

E.T. Start Collection
Collection of 200 negatives includes images of people, animals, and houses in Camden, S.C., circa 1910s-1920s

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Architecture, Industry, africanamerican, South Carolina, Agriculture, imagespostcards

George LaGrange Cook Photograph Collection
Glass plate negatives of Charleston and Summerville in the 1880s and early 1890s

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, Architecture, reconstructionera, Industry, imagespostcards

Harbison Agricultural College Photograph Collection
Photographs of Harbison Agricultural College in Irmo, S.C., circa 1911-1920, an African-American school founded  in 1899

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, africanamerican, South Carolina, educationstudentlife, imagespostcards

Heyward Album
Civil War-era photograph album with cartes-de-visite  of members of the S. C. Secession Convention, S.C. government, and S.C.V. 1st Reg. of Rifles

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Civil War in America, South Carolina

John Hensel Photograph Collection
Photographs of Columbia, S.C. people and places, 1949-1951

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Architecture, South Carolina, educationstudentlife, imagespostcards

Joseph Winter Photographs
Prints and slides of Columbia, 1950s-1970s, taken for Urban Rehabilitation Commission’s Fight Blight campaign

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Architecture, South Carolina, Industry, imagespostcards

Kenneth Frederick Marsh Photograph Collection
Images of historic and modern homes, public buildings, textile mills, churches, and scenes of South Carolina and Flat Rock, N.C. during 1960s

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Industry, South Carolina, Architecture, Geography

South Carolina and the Spanish American War (1898)
Scenes from training camps  in S.C. (1898), journey of  27th U.S. V. to the Philippines (1898), and 2nd SCI at the Mexican Border Campaign (1916)

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, warconflict, imagespostcards

South Carolina and World War II
Images documenting the South Carolina home-front during World War II as well as experiences of South Carolina soldiers

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, warconflict, imagespostcards

South Carolina Postcards
Postcards from across S.C., arranged by county, circa 1900-2016

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, traveltourism, imagespostcards

South Carolina Railroad Photograph Collection
Photographs of train stations, depots, rail yards, engines, and rolling stock in S.C.; also includes timber and quarry lines

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Industry, South Carolina, imagespostcards

Stereographic Views of South Carolina
Stereo views of South Carolina, circa 1860s-1940s

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, artslitmusic, South Carolina, Geography, imagespostcards

Views of Columbia, S.C.
Photographs of Columbia, S.C. from many different collections in the South Caroliniana Library, dating from the 1880s through the 20th century

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Church & Religion History, South Carolina, africanamerican, South Carolina, Architecture, imagespostcards

WPA Photograph Collection, 193u-194u
Documents cities, towns, farms, lifestyles, landscapes, and other aspects of South Carolina life, part of the S.C. Writers’ Project  of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1936-1940

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, Architecture, Geography, greatdepressionwpa, South Carolina, africanamerican, africanamericans, imagespostcards

Charleston Earthquake 1886
August 31, 1886, Charleston and surrounding towns suffered extensive damage from the largest earthquake to ever hit the southeast

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials, South Carolina, Geography, naturalhistoryscience, Architecture, Government Information, imagespostcards

AccessAble Books
Rare, unique and invaluable, these books were digitized in collaboration with the USC Press

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

Alphabet Rendered Instructive and Entertaining
This abecedaria, published in 1775, is an excellent example of an early, illustrated alphabet book

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets, educationstudentlife

Camilla Urso Collection
Camilla Urso was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century with a career that spanned more than fifty years

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, Music, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

Delbert Claire Brandt Collection
Letters and postcards from Delbert Claire Brandt, a young man at the front in World War I, to his sister Beatrice

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, warconflict, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

Development of the Printed Page
Digital version of USC’s set of rare book leaves compiled by Alfred Stites in the 1960s

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

E.D.E.N. Southworth Collection
Digital collection of over 80 of popular 19th century author E.D.E.N. Southworth’s books

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

Enquriy Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, Gregoire
The first English edition of the Grégoire’s tract, which became a seminal text for American abolitionists

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, africanamerican, bookspamphlets

Ethelind Pope Brown Collection of South Carolina Natural History
Late 18th-early 19th C. collection of original watercolors or gouaches of flora and fauna of the American Southeast by an unknown artist

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, naturalhistoryscience, South Carolina, imagespostcards

French Language Children's Books
A selection of French language children's books from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana & Scottish Literature
Covers a wide range of Scottish literature, including manuscript material, chapbooks, poetry, histories, and modern writings

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets, manuscriptsdiaries

Grand Atlas of Joan Blaeu
This section from Jean Blaeu’s Grande Atlas, from the French version issued in 1663, describes and illustrates Brahe’s astronomical instruments. Blaeu’s handcolored copper-plate engravings were revised from wood-cuts originally published in Brahe’s own Astronomiae Instauratiae Mechanicae (1598), with the descriptions in Latin; an English translation from Brahe’s 1598 text is available from the Danish Royal Library

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, naturalhistoryscience, bookspamphlets, imagespostcards, Maps

History of Education in America
Texts and other works printed in the South for a Southern audience

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, educationstudentlife, bookspamphlets

Humboldt
A record of the German scientist Humboldt’s 1799-1804 expedition through Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Geography, naturalhistoryscience, Maps, bookspamphlets

Isaac Rosenberg; Items from the Joseph Cohen Collection
A collection of the work of Isaac Rosenberg, a Jewish-English artist and poet, who died at age 28 in the First World War

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, warconflict, Books, Images, manuscriptsdiaries

Jerred Metz Collection of Manufacturers’ Recipes and Advertisements, 1902-1950
The Metz Recipe Book Collection includes more than 500 manufacturers’ cookbooks

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, healthhealthcare, Women, Industry, bookspamphlets

Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth-century American Manuscripts and Images
Letters, manuscripts, cartes-de-visite, and other ephemeral material relating to nineteenth-century Transcendentalist movement

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

John and Mary Osman Braun and Hogenberg Collection
Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg’s city views are considered one of the high points of late Renaissance cartography

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, traveltourism, Geography, Maps

Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection of Postcards & Posters
The Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection includes numerous postcards and over 200 posters

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, warconflict, imagespostcards

Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection, Sheet Music
The Joseph M. Bruccoli Collection includes over a thousand pieces of sheet-music from the First World War

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, warconflict, sheetmusic

Literary Annuals
Illustrated annual giftbooks were one of the most distinctive and popular genres from the mid-1820s through to the 1850s

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, Books

Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Ledger is one of the richest primary source documents in existence for any literary author

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, manuscriptsdiaries

Pages from the Past
A digital record of the early medieval manuscripts in USC’s teaching collection

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, churchhistoryreligion, Books & Pamplets, Manuscripts

Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects
The first edition of Wheatley’s poems, with frontispiece of her by Scipio Moorhead

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, africanamerican, bookspamphlets

RBSC Pamphlets

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Women, bookspamphlets

Robert Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy
An extraordinary collection that documents the history of astronomy early celestial atlases to telescopes

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, naturalhistoryscience, bookspamphlets, Images, manuscriptsdiaries

Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped in Young Folks Paper
Originally appeared in serialized form in James Henderson’s literary magazine Young Folks Paper from May 1 to July 31, 1886

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow in Young Folks Paper
First published in the children’s periodical Young Folks Paper under his pseudonym “Captain George North”

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, artslitmusic, bookspamphlets

The Menu Project
This collection is the beginning of a community wide effort to record the contemporary culinary history of the Southeast

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Industry, Health, bookspamphlets

Topical Sketches by Douglas G. Ward
This sketchbook chronicles the wartime experiences of Cpl. Douglas G. Ward, an otherwise unknown British soldier-artist

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, warconflict, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

Tycho Brahe's Instruments in the Blaeu Grande Atlas
This section from Jean Blaeu’s Grande Atlas describes and illustrates Tycho Brahe’s astronomical instruments

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, naturalhistoryscience, bookspamphlets, Maps, imagespostcards

World War I Letters of Samuel Bloom
The Samuel Bloom archive chronicles his service during WWI, his studies at the Université de Montpellier, and travels after the War

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, warconflict, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

Angelica Singleton Van Buren Collection
Documents relating to Angelica Singleton Van Buren’s life in the early to mid-nineteenth century in the United States and abroad

Digitized Materials Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, plantationlife, traveltourism, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

Bonds Conway papers, 1763-1907
Family letters, land papers, and other items documenting several generations of a free family of color in Camden, S.C. and elsewhere

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, African American, manuscriptsdiaries

Broadsides from the Colonial Era to the Present
Posters, one page fliers, advertisements and other types of ephemera from across many different collections

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, African American, South Carolina, artsliteraturemusic, politicslaw, plantationlife, imagespostcards

Calvin Shedd Papers
Chiefly correspondence that vividly portrays conditions in U.S. Army general hospitals at Beaufort and Hilton Head during the Civil War

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, healthhealthcare, South Carolina, Civil War in America, manuscriptsdiaries

Charles Stuart Vedder Papers
Diaries of a Presbyterian minister spanning the Civil War discussing the war, social life, and religion

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, churchhistoryreligion, South Carolina, Civil War in America, manuscriptsdiaries

Cox and Chesnut Families Papers, 1792-1858
Chiefly letters exchanged between women in Philadelphia and Camden, S.C. discussing political, economic, and social life

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, directoriesgenealogy, plantationlife, healthhealthcare, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

David Wyatt Aiken Papers, 1849-1976
Letters and autobiography documenting the life of a Confederate officer, U.S. congressman, and leading member of the National Grange

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, agriculture, politicslaw, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

Eugene Avery Adams papers, 1892-1968
Papers documenting the life of a twentieth century AME minister and leader in the fields of education, civil rights, and business

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, africanamerican, civilrights, churchreligionhistory, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

Family Bible Records
Records of births, marriages, and deaths and other personal and family information taken from family Bibles

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, directoriesgenealogy, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

Glenn Drayton Journal, 1814-1864
U.S. sailor rules of conduct, an original watercolor, and records, 1814-1864, of Rusticello plantation, Pendleton District, S.C

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, africanamerican, plantationlife, healthhealthcare, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

Henry William Ravenel Papers, 1739-1935
Manuscripts and diaries documenting the family life and natural history interests of a 19th century planter, botanist, and agricultural writer

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, agriculture, naturalhistoryscience, Civil War in America, plantation life, healthhealthcare, traveltourism, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

Inventory of S.C. Church Archives
Historical records survey of South Carolina church archives completed by Works Progress Administration workers between 1937 and 1939

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, churchhistoryreligion, South Carolina, greatdepressionwpa, manuscriptsdiaries

James Glen Papers
Papers documenting the personal and professional life of Glen, governor of South Carolina, 1738-1756, including Native American relations

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, industry, nativeamericans, naturalhistoryscience, plantationlife, politicslaw, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

James Kershaw Papers
Chiefly diaries of meteorological observations, recipes, and home remedies. Also includes early land papers from Camden District, S.C

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, agriculture, naturalhistoryscience, healthhealthcare, plantationlife, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

John Shaw Billings Scrapbooks
Albums documenting Billings’ and his family’s time at the Redcliffe plantation, Aiken County, S.C. during the mid-20th century

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, architecture, plantationlife, South Carolina, imagespostcards

Joseph A. De Laine Papers
Correspondence and speeches regarding efforts to secure voting rights and educational opportunities for African Americans including Briggs v. Elliott

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, africanamerican, South Carolina, civilrights, churchreligionhistory, manuscriptsdiaries, imagespostcards

Keziah Brevard Journal, 1860-1861
Records daily activities, 22 July 1860 - 13 Apr. 1861, of a widowed plantation mistress in Lower Richland, S.C.

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, agriculture, plantationlife, South Carolina, manuscriptsdiaries

Lutheran Church Records of South Carolina
Parish registers, with records of baptisms, marriages, burials, and communions, in addition to lists of members, pastors, and church officers

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, churchhistoryreligion, directoriesgenealogy, manuscriptsdiaries

Many Years After
History and genealogy of Bamberg, South Carolina, with maps, photographs, and text regarding the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras

Digitized Materials South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts, directoriesgenealogy, reconstructionera, Civil War in America, plantationlife, manuscriptsdiaries

Marx E. Cohen Plantation Records, 1840-1868
Owner of Clear Springs Plantation, or Tipse Boo in St. Andrew's Parish, Charleston, SC

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Maxcy Gregg Papers, 1835-1888
Includes two-volume “Sporting Journal,” documenting hunting and fishing activities, and correspondence and reports during Civil War service

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Micajah Adolphus Clark Journals, 1847-1857
Accounts of journeys from Mississippi including hardships of travel, miscellaneous expenses, weather patterns, and overnight stays

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North of the Broad River
Local history and genealogical information compiled by Buford S. Chappell regarding Fairfield County, S.C.

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Oliver Hart Papers, 1741-1961
Correspondence, diaries, and sermon notes from colonial and Revolutionary periods in Charleston, S.C.

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Paul Hamilton Papers
Letters written by Hamilton as U.S. Secretary of the Navy documenting concerns and developments during the months preceding the War of 1812

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Phosphates in South Carolina
During the late 19th century the discovery of phosphate deposits in the Charleston and Florence areas marked the beginning of a rapidly growing industry in South Carolina. Phosphates are rocks formed from the fossilized remains of sea creatures found in areas once covered by oceans

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Bishop's Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Program of the 1923 mid-winter session held in Columbia, S.C. Includes biographical sketches of ministers and their wives

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Robert Gilmor Travel Account
Documents journey from Maryland to Charleston, S.C. including descriptions of stops and of rural South Carolina and pencil sketches

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Smith and Wells Families' Papers, 1856-1907
Chiefly letters of discussing Charleston during the secession crisis, service with Hampton's Legion, and the aftermath of the Civil War

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Thomas and Muller Families' Papers, 1702-1993
Diaries, correspondence, and photographs chiefly documenting the lives of family members near Ridgeway, S.C.

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Thomas Jones Davies Bible Records
Contains vital statistics of enslaved African Americans on Davies' plantations located throughout Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina

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William Ancrum Letter Book and Account Book
Letter book and financial accounts that reflect the financial impact of the American Revolution on this South Carolina merchant and planter

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William Drayton Rutherford Papers
Chiefly letters documenting the Rutherford’s Civil War service and the life of his wife Sallie Fair (1842–1921) during the 19th century

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William Tennent III Journal and Album
Journal, 1775, documenting trip through the S.C. backcountry to enlist Loyalists to support independence and album of collected papers

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WPA Federal Writers' Project on African American Life in South Carolina
Includes interviews, articles, and notes compiled by the Federal Writers’ Project in 1936–1937 documenting African American life in S.C.

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South Carolina and the Civil War
Books, diaries, sheet music, maps, letters, photographs and illustrations provide glimpses of everyday life during exceptional times

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Butler Derrick: In His Own Words
Elected to Congress in 1974, Butler Derrick represented South Carolina's Third District from 1975 to 1995.

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William Jennings Bryan Dorn: In His Own Words
Representing SC’s 3rd District in Congress for 26 years, Dorn was particularly noted for his warmth and passion in public speaking.

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Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words
Known for his compelling intellect and keen wit, Senator Ernest F. Hollings served South Carolina as Lt. Governor, Governor, and U.S. Senator (1966-2005).

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John West: In His Own Words
West served his state as a legislator and governor (1971-1975) and his nation as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1977-1981). 

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Robert McNair: In His Own Words
As Governor (1965-1971), McNair carefully guided SC through the prosperous, turbulent 1960s, a period of profound social upheaval and change.

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Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Papers
A leading figure in the civil rights movement in South Carolina, Newman served the SC NAACP as state field director (1960-1969).

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Richard L. Walker: In His Own Words
A professor of international studies, Walker worked for intercultural understanding as ambassador to South Korea (1981-1986).

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Solomon Blatt: In His Own Words
Perhaps the most powerful SC politician of the mid-20th century, Blatt, served as Speaker of the SC House across five decades (1937-1946 and 1951-1973).

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Modjeska Simkins: In Her Own Words
Columbia civil rights activist Simkins was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank and a key influencer in many SC political campaigns.

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Modjeska Simkins Papers: 1909-1992
Columbia civil rights activist Simkins was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank and proved to be a key influence in many SC political campaigns.

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Martha Monteith Papers
Monteith was an early speech therapist in SC public schools and helped advance the field of speech pathology in SC higher education. 

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