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Endowments and Funds

Your gift can help our libraries continue to cultivate valuable resources for education and research. 

Priority Endowments and Funds

 

 

Complete List of Endowments and Funds

To contribute to any of the funds below, contact Beth Well at 803-777-1909 or email wellbeth@mailbox.sc.edu

Endowment Category Keywords
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John Shaw Billings Library Endowment 
For major acquisitions of long-range significance
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Alec H. Chaplin Library Endowment 
Provides funds for University Libraries
General  
Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr., Acquisition and Preservation Endowment
For the purchase and preservation of materials related to the Episcopal Church, music and the arts, Anderson County, and other aspects of South Carolina history
General  
Arthur E. Holman, Jr. Conservation Laboratory Endowment Fund 
Provides support for the ongoing operation of the conservation laboratory
General  
Center for Civil Rights History and Research Fund
Provides support for a collaboration between University Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences which seeks to bring our vibrant civil rights history to life in order to inspire an informed dialogue on today’s social justice issues
General  
Katharine Otis and Bruce Oswald Hunt Biography Collection Endowment
To purchase biographical materials for Thomas Cooper Library general collections, South Caroliniana Library, the Irvin Department or Rare Books and Special Collections, and Moving Image Research Collections
General  
Library Archive and Research Fund
To support research and preservation at the Thomas Cooper and South Caroliniana libraries
General  
Libraries Digital Collections Fund
Provides for student support, equipment, supplies and related needs for digitization of materials from all of University Libraries’ collections
General  
NEH Grant Endowment
To support the acquisition and preservation of humanities materials and to encourage research in this area
General  
John N. Olsgaard Library Renovation Endowment Fund
Provides for the maintenance and enhancement of University Libraries' buildings
General  
Robert I. and Swannanoa Kenney Phillips Libraries Endowment
To enhance University Libraries' holdings in British and American literature and culture
General  
Nancy Pope Rice and Nancy Rice Davis Library Treasure Endowment
For special and significant acquisitions in a timely fashion for the University Libraries
General  
Donna I. Sorensen Endowment Fund for Southern Women in the Arts
Supports library acquisitions pertaining to Southern women in the arts
General  
War Years Library Acquisition Endowment Fund
For materials related to World War II
General  
Chester A. and Holly R. Wingate Endowment Fund
Provides unrestricted support for the University Libraries
General  
Everette H. Newman Business Library Endowment
Supports the Business Library through acquisition of business reference sources and increased electronic access
Business Library  
Wells Fargo Business Library Endowment Fund
Provides funds for continuing subscriptions to key electronic business resources
Business Library  
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library Fund
Provides support for the unrestricted needs of the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, the home of South Carolina Political Collections, the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and Digital Collections
Hollings Special Collections Library, South Carolina Political Collections  
Jean and Jim Barrow Endowment for Special Collections Fund
Provides unrestricted support for the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, to include the acquisition and preservation of materials as well as programming and outreach to promote the collection
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections   
Gerald C. Bauknight Library Endowment Fund
Provides for holdings related to U. S. foreign policy, including world events from the late 19th century to the present through acquisitions, preservation and maintenance, as well as support for electronic and print publications promoting the collection
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Ethelind Pope Brown Natural History Library Endowment
For the preservation and acquisition of materials pertaining to natural history
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Special Collections Acquisitions Fund at Thomas Cooper Library
Provides support for acquisitions that enhance the Bruccoli collections and/or areas of interest
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Class of 1956 Rare Books Library Endowment
Provides financial support for the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Barbara L. and David M. Graham Acquisition and Preservation Endowment
Used for preservation and acquisitions that will benefit the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Edward S. Hallman American Literature Endowment
Provides for the acquisition of American literature to support and enhance the holdings of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Irvin Department Preservation Fund
Supports preservation or conservation work to support materials
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Irvin Department Student Assistant Fund
Provides for student assistantships
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
C. Warren Irvin, Jr. and Josephine B. Irvin Endowment Fund
For the acquisition and preservation of materials related to the life and works of Charles Darwin
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Robert Burns Library Endowment
To provide support for the Roy Collections of Burns, Burnsiana and Scottish Poetry
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Maners Pappas Library Endowment Fund
Provides for initiatives to digitize materials in the Irvin Department’s collections to make them available electronically
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Supports the collections of printed and manuscript items, and realia relating to the lives and work of fiction writers in the genre of, and with emphasis on, Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe, the Bronte sisters, Herman Wouk and Maurice Sendak
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Lucille P. Mould Travel Fund for the Irvin Department
Provides support for faculty, staff, students and affiliates to travel to conferences and programs
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Mary Elizabeth Newton Rare Books and Special Collections Endowment Fund
Provides for the Irvin Department, with an emphasis on French, history and music, with support for collections through acquisitions, preservation and maintenance, publications and programs
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Jerome J. and A. Kay Platt Endowment Fund for British Medallic Art, Science and History
Provides support for acquisition, outreach activities and research related to British historical medals
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Davy-Jo Ridge Library Fund
Supports the acquisition, preservation and display of materials on the natural history of the Americas, with emphasis on the life and works of John James Audubon
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Robinson Family Children’s Literature Library Endowment Fund
Provides support for the department’s children’s and young adult literature collection, including the acquisition and preservation of materials, as well as promotion and programming, including a lectureship
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
G. Ross Roy and Lucie C. Roy Scottish Literature Fund
Supports the use, development, preservation and recognition of the G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana and Scottish Literature
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
W. Ormiston Roy Memorial Fellowship Fund
Supports a research fellow for study of the G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana and Scottish Literature
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Studies in Scottish Literature Fund
Provides support for the printing costs, publicity and other direct production costs to support the print version of Studies in Scottish Literature (“Journal”)
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
George D. Terry Library Building Fund
To support the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Travel/Research Fund for Studies in the History of Natural History
Founded to strengthen the study of natural history at the University of South Carolina and to foster understanding and awareness of the natural history collections in the University's Libraries
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
University Libraries Treasure Acquisitions Program Fund (TAP)
Provides timely support when opportunities occur to acquire significant materials that will enhance the libraries' Special Collections holdings
Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections  
Fox Movietone News Fund
Supports the digitization of this national treasure to ensure increased access to the collection
Moving Image Research Collections  
Moving Image Research Collections Endowment
Funds used for the preservation, organization and care of its film collections
Moving Image Research Collections  
U.S. Marine Corps Film Fund
Supports the preservation of the moving image history of the United States Marine Corps and related research and public programming opportunities
Moving Image Research Collections  
J. K. Adams Fund for French Music
This fund provides for the acquisition, preservation and programming of French music
Music Library  
James B. Meriwether Music Library Endowment
Provides support for the Arturo Toscanini Collection and related collections through new acquisitions, conservation, publications and programming
Music Library  
Music Library Fund
Provides unrestricted support of the Music Library
Music Library  
Digital Sheet Music Collection Fund
Provides support for the maintenance and expansion of an online database that catalogs and showcases the sheet music from the Music Library's collections
Music Library  
Dorothy K. Payne Music Library Endowment
Provides funds for the Music Library through acquisitions and preservation of materials and support of programs
Music Library  
Robert Ariall Cartoon Collection Fund
To enhance holdings of South Carolina artists and writers
South Carolina Political Collections  
Class of 1956 Donald S. Russell Lectureship for South Carolina Political Collections
Provides financial support for a guest lecturer to speak on topics relevant to the holdings of the South Carolina Political Collections
South Carolina Political Collections  
William Jennings Bryan Dorn Endowment for South Carolina Political Collections
Supports expensive preservation work on the Dorn Collection, a research awards program, and graduate assistantships in South Carolina Political Collections and other related projects
South Carolina Political Collections  
Flynn T. Harrell Collection on the Separation of Church and State Endowment Fund
Provides support for the acquisition, processing, preservation of, and research in collections specifically related to religious liberty and its corollary, the separation of church and state
South Carolina Political Collections  
South Carolina Bankers Association/Lloyd I. Hendricks South Carolina Political Collections Endowment Fund
Provides support for students working with materials documenting the financial services sector and government’s impact on that and related sectors
South Carolina Political Collections  
Donald H. Holland Endowment Fund to Support South Carolina Political Collections
Provides support for programs of the collection and the Donald H. Holland collection
South Carolina Political Collections  
Sarah Leverette League of Women Voters Endowment Fund
Provides support for the archive of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina and the papers of league leaders, and encourages the study and use of these collections
South Carolina Political Collections  
Schuyler L. and Dr. Yvonne R. Moore Endowment to Support South Carolina Political Collections
Supports the training and education of archivists through internships, assistantships and post-graduate employment
South Carolina Political Collections  
Republican Endowment to Support South Carolina Political Collections
Supports collections with Republican holdings by helping fund student assistants to process these holdings and also outreach efforts to encourage research on Party history and its leaders and members
South Carolina Political Collections  
South Carolina Political Collections Development Fund
Supports staff attendance at meetings of historians, archivists, educators and others, and promotes the division as a national leader among legislative repositories
South Carolina Political Collections  
South Carolina Political Collections Endowment
Supports the work of South Carolina Political Collections unit in general, funding graduate assistantships and supporting activities that promote the division and enhance its collections
South Carolina Political Collections  
John C. West Endowment Fund
Supports South Carolina Political Collections, including funding assistantships, preservation projects and outreach efforts
South Carolina Political Collections  
Joe Wilson Fund to Support South Carolina Political Collections
Provides support for the receipt, processing and promotion of the study of the Addison Graves “Joe” Wilson Collection and other Republican holdings
South Carolina Political Collections  
Robert and May Ackerman Library Fund
Provides for the acquisition of materials to benefit the South Caroliniana Library, including manuscripts, printed materials and visual images
South Caroliniana Library  
Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Graduate Assistant at South Caroliniana Library
For the advancement of graduate student training in the Public History Program, in conjunction with the South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Deward B. and Sloan H. Brittain Endowment
Provides for the acquisition of manuscript and published material, the preservation of the collection, and internships and assistantships
South Caroliniana Library  
Orin F. Crow South Caroliniana Library Endowment
For the purchase and preservation of materials related to South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library  
Jane Crayton Davis Preservation Endowment for South Caroliniana Library
To restore the unique holdings of the South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
William Foran Memorial Fund
For the purchase of materials related to the Civil War and Reconstruction
South Caroliniana Library  
Edwin Haselden Cooper Director’s Fund
Provides funds to be expended at the director’s discretion for greatest needs
South Caroliniana Library  
Rebecca R. Hollingsworth South Caroliniana Library Endowment Fund
Supports the acquisition of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, ferrotypes and albumen prints for the Visual Materials Division and processing, cataloging, digitizing, exhibiting, outreach, conservation and hiring student assistants to work with these efforts
South Caroliniana Library  
John C. Hungerpiller Library Research Fund
Used for expenses to conduct research and preserve the papers of Mr. Hungerpiller and for acquisition of materials for South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Lewis P. Jones Research Fellowship in South Carolina History
To support summer fellowships for research in South Carolina history
South Caroliniana Library  
J.A. Kay South Caroliniana Library Intern Endowment Fund
Provides for internship(s) for graduate or undergraduate students to work with rare and unique research materials and learn conservation techniques and other library skills
South Caroliniana Library  
Lumpkin Foyer Endowment Fund at the South Caroliniana Library
Provides support for enhancement and maintenance of the Lumpkin Foyer as well as unrestricted support for the library
South Caroliniana Library  
Governor Thomas Gordon McLeod and First Lady Elizabeth Alford McLeod Research Fellowship Endowment
Provides support for research at South Caroliniana Library to encourage the study of post-Civil War politics, government and society, with an emphasis on South Carolina history
South Caroliniana Library  
William Davis Melton University Archives Graduate Assistantship at the South Caroliniana Library
Provides support for a graduate assistant in the University Archives Department at the South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Robert L. and Margaret B. Meriwether South Caroliniana Library Fund
Supports the library in memory of founding director, Robert L. Meriwether, and his wife and colleague, Margaret B. Meriwether
South Caroliniana Library  
John Hammond Moore Library Acquisitions and Conservation Fund
Provides support for the acquisition of new materials and conservation of existing holdings at South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Hemrick N. Salley Family Endowment Fund
Provides support for the care and preservation of the library
South Caroliniana Library  
Lanny and Sidney Palmer Endowment Fund at the South Caroliniana
Provides support for the Lanny and Sidney Palmer Cultural Arts Collection and related collections. Funds can be used for processing, preservation, programming and publications as well as for materials and staff to support increased use of and access to the collections
South Caroliniana Library  
John Govan Simms Memorial Endowment to Support William Gilmore Simms Collections
Provides support for the library to maintain its pre-eminent position as the leading and most extensive repository of original source materials for research, analysis and study of William Gilmore Simms and his position as the leading man of letters in the antebellum South
South Caroliniana Library  
William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professor Endowment
To support scholarship based on the publications and manuscripts by Simms held in the South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Ellison Durant Smith Research Award for the South Caroliniana Library
Provides annual research awards for scholars seeking to conduct research at the South Caroliniana Library on government, politics and society since 1900
South Caroliniana Library  
South Caroliniana Library Alcove Endowment Fund
Provides support for renovation, maintenance and related capital projects; also supports acquisition of materials and the hiring of student or temporary employees
South Caroliniana Library  
South Caroliniana Library Fund
Provides resources for the library in the areas of greatest need
South Caroliniana Library  
South Caroliniana Library Oral History Fund Endowment
Supports the activities and programs of the Oral History Program, including equipment, supplies, staff, student training and publications as administered by the South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
South Caroliniana Library Portrait Conservation Endowment
Provides support for the maintenance and conservation of the library's portrait collection, including portraits of individuals who helped shape the history of our state
South Caroliniana Library  
South Caroliniana Library Renovation Fund
Provides for the renovation of the library
South Caroliniana Library  
Southern Heritage Endowment
To support scholarship and protect materials related to Southern history and culture (in conjunction with the McKissick Museum)
South Caroliniana Library  
Allen Stokes Manuscript Development Fund
Provides for the acquisition of new materials and the preservation of existing materials housed in the Manuscripts Division of South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Harvey S. Teal South Caroliniana Library Fund
Provides support for the acquisition of new manuscripts and visual materials and for the preservation of holdings in the manuscripts and visual materials collections
South Caroliniana Library  
Louise Irwin Woods Fund
Provides for internships, fellowships, graduate assistantships, stipends, program support, preservation and/or acquisitions at the South Caroliniana Library
South Caroliniana Library  
Charles and Donna Bricker Endowment
For general advancement and expansion of Thomas Cooper Library
Thomas Cooper Library  
Class of 1958 Collaborative Learning Laboratory Fund
Provides for the renovation and continued support of the Cooper Technology Lounge at Thomas Cooper Library. The lounge is the largest computer lab on campus and contains flexible learning spaces for students
Thomas Cooper Library  
Class of 2008 Fund
Supports the unrestricted needs of the library. Gifts to the fund will be transferred annually to the Library Fund
Thomas Cooper Library  
Class of 2009 Fund
Supports the unrestricted needs of the library such as renovating spaces and acquiring materials
Thomas Cooper Library  
Class of 2010 Fund
Supports the unrestricted needs of the library such as renovating library study spaces, acquiring electronic journals, and purchasing SMART Boards and laptop computers
Thomas Cooper Library  
Dr. Edwin E. Gordon Archive Fund
Supports the Edwin E. Gordon Archive and related materials and projects
Thomas Cooper Library  
Irene Borchardt Hawley Map Library Acquisitions Endowment at Thomas Cooper Library
Provides for the purchase of cartographic materials for the Map Library at Thomas Cooper Library
Thomas Cooper Library  
Lou and Beth Holtz Library Endowment for Undergraduate Resources at the Thomas Cooper Library
To provide for the addition of library materials and resources for undergraduate students and to encourage athletic and academic partnerships
Thomas Cooper Library  
Senior Class Legacy Fund
Provides for renovations of Thomas Cooper Library
Thomas Cooper Library  
Michael S. Smith and Carol A. Smith European History Library Fund
Created to enhance and enlarge the library's current holdings in European history
Thomas Cooper Library  
Thomas Cooper Library Fund
Provides discretionary funds for greatest needs
Thomas Cooper Library  
Thomas Cooper Library Science and Mathematics Endowment
Assists in offsetting the increasing costs of journals for the Thomas Cooper Library in the fields of science and mathematics
Thomas Cooper Library  
Thomas Cooper Society Endowment
To provide support for Thomas Cooper Library
Thomas Cooper Library  
USC Literary Festival Endowment Fund
Provides for an annual literary festival attended by prominent writers and conducted by the College of Liberal Arts, the English Department and Thomas Cooper Library
Thomas Cooper Library  
Deloris and David Zeigler Library Endowment for Nursing
Provides for the acquisition of books and materials to enhance Thomas Cooper Library’s nursing collection
Thomas Cooper Library  

W. Mullins McLeod South Caroliniana Library Endowment Fund
To process manuscript collections, with emphasis on the McLeod family papers and related collections, and materials relating to the history of railroads in South Carolina

South Caroliniana Library