List of Digital Collections in South Carolina Organizations

From South Carolina Library Network
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Anderson University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Anderson University Yearbooks Anderson University This collection contains 75 yearbooks from Anderson University from 1914-1998. From 1914-1930 the yearbook was named The Sororian; after a hiatus in publication, it was named The Columns from 1942-1995.
Anderson University Handbooks Anderson University This collection contains 55 handbooks from Anderson University from 1939-1979.
Anderson University Course Catalogs Anderson University This collection contains 63 course catalogs from Anderson University from 1929-2010.
Anderson University Viewbooks Anderson University This collection contains 9 Viewbooks with promotional material for the college from 1916-1933.
Anderson University Literary Magazines Anderson University This collection contains 74 literary magazines from Anderson University from 1916-2010. Prior to 1930 the literary magazine was known as The Orion, named Footnotes in 1950, and in the years following named Ivy Leaves.
They That Wait: A History of Anderson College Anderson University This is a digitized copy of They That Wait: A History of Anderson College by Hubert Inman Hester, published in 1969.


Beaufort County Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Phosphate, Farms, & Family: The Donner Collection Beaufort County Library This collection of 548 photographs comes from two albums of family photographs created by Conrad Munro Donner (1844 – 1916), a peripatetic engineer from the Hamburg-Altona area near the border between Denmark and Germany who had an active interest in photography. Self-taught, the bulk of his images reflect his experience of Low Country rural life in Beaufort County, SC near the turn of the 20th century.
The Lucille Hasell Culp Collection Beaufort County Library “The Lucille Hasell Culp Collection - A Celebration of Beaufort, South Carolina” contains a selection of 300 images, primarily photographic negatives, from the much larger Lucille Hasell Culp Collection. Here one finds selected images of enduring historical value to Beaufort, such as those relating to community and military events, built structures that are no longer extant or greatly altered, iconic architecture, commercial activities, natural vistas, and daily life, 1941 – 1999. Most of the images were taken in the immediate area of the City of Beaufort, S. C. during from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.


Bob Jones University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Baccalaureate Programs Bob Jones University Programs from the Baccalaureate service.
Bible Conference Schedules Bob Jones University Schedule of service times and speakers for the annual Bible Conference at Bob Jones University.
BJU Magazine Bob Jones University BJU Magazine was first published in 2010. It combines features from the BJU Review and the Voice of the Alumni magazines.
BJU Review Bob Jones University Bob Jones University published the BJU Review quarterly from 1986-2010. The BJU Review merged with the Voice of the Alumni to form BJU Magazine in 2010.
Commencement Concert Programs Bob Jones University Programs from the annual Commencement Concert
Commencement Programs Bob Jones University Commencement and Convocation programs from Bob Jones College and University.
Concert, Opera, and Drama Series Programs Bob Jones University Programs from the Bob Jones College and University Concert, Opera, and Drama Series. Programs include Classic Players, Operas, and Artist Series.
Little Moby's Post Bob Jones University Little Moby's Post is the alumni newsletter from Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee. Little Moby's Corner was the name of the snack shop/bookstore in Cleveland. Little Moby was a nickname given to Bob Jones Jr.
Oral Histories Bob Jones University A collection of interviews of retired Bob Jones University administration, faculty and staff.
Photographs of Cleveland, TN Bob Jones University Photographs of Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee (1933-1947).
Photographs of Bob Jones Sr. Bob Jones University Photographs of Bob Jones Sr., founder of Bob Jones University.
Photographs of Greenville Campus (1947-1969) Bob Jones University Photographs from Bob Jones University's early years in Greenville, S. C. (1947-1969).
Photographs of Jones Family Bob Jones University Photographs of various members of the Jones family.
Sermons of Bob Jones Sr. (1930s) Bob Jones University Transcripts of sermons preached by Bob Jones Sr. during the 1930s.
Sermons of Bob Jones Sr. (1940s) Bob Jones University Transcripts of sermons preached by Bob Jones Sr. during the 1940s.
Sermons of Bob Jones Sr. (1950s) Bob Jones University Transcripts of sermons preached by Bob Jones Sr. during the 1950s.
SMART Guide Bob Jones University SMART (Sharing Masterworks of Art) is an educational outreach of Bob Jones University. Each SMART Guide contains study materials produced in conjunction with the corresponding Classic Players production.
Sowing and Reaping Bob Jones University Publication of Gospel Fellowship Association. Published approximately six times per year.
Voice of the Alumni Bob Jones University The Alumni magazine of Bob Jones University. The Voice of the Alumni was published from 1955 to 2010. Prior to the Voice of the Alumni, the alumni magazine was titled Little Moby's Post. The Voice of the Alumni merged with the BJU Review in 2010 to become BJU Magazine.
WORLD Newsletter and Timothy Update Bob Jones University News from some of our WORLD Fund, Timothy Program and National Leadership Training graduates. Contains brief updates and testimonies from international students and graduates.
Yearbooks Bob Jones University Yearbooks beginning with the San Andros (1930-1932). The school's yearbook was renamed, the Vintage in 1935.



Brookgreen Gardens Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Brookgreen Gardens Collection Brookgreen Gardens Archer and Anna Huntington established Brookgreen Gardens in 1931 to preserve the native flora and fauna and to display objects of art in natural settings. The collection features 700 photographs showing the many features of the Gardens, as well as many of the residents of the Murrells Inlet area, including over seventy taken by North Carolina photographer, Bayard Wootten.


Charleston County Public Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
The Charleston Multimedia Project Charleston County Public Library Founded in 1670 as the capital city of the Carolina Colony, Charleston has had a colorful, turbulent history. From the first major naval battle of the Revolution to the opening shots of the Civil War, it has embodied the American experience in a uniquely visible way. An architectural showplace from its inception, Charleston has also been a national leader in Historic Preservation, protecting entire neighborhoods of 18th and 19th century buildings. Welcome to an online exploration of its remarkable heritage.


Chester County Historical Society Archives Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Henry O. Nichols Photography Collection Chester County Historical Society Archives Housed in the Archives of the Chester County Historical Society, the Henry O. Nichols collection contains an estimated 250,000(+) images taken by Mr. Nichols (1900–1991) over a span of 79 years (1911–1990). The Collection depicts images of everyday life, from birth to death, in and around Chester County, South Carolina as well as examples of Mr. Nichols’s skill at “trick photography.” Portraits, historic homes, buildings, business & industry, agriculture, commerce, railroads, cars, education, and more are included in this large and comprehensive collection.


Chesterfield County Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Spencer Family Papers, 1700-1900 Chesterfield County Library Chesterfield County Library has digitized a collection of family papers from the Spencer Family circa 1780s-1910s.
Cheraw History Chesterfield County Library Chesterfield County Library digitized several historical documents from their library including photographs of buildings in Cheraw such as Brown's Gift Show and the Stricklin Building.
Library History Chesterfield County Library Chesterfield County Library digitized several historical documents from their library circa 1930s-1940s, including due date cards, a library card application, and list of books sent to Florence to be mended.
Old St. David's Church Chesterfield County Library Chesterfield County Library has made available online a history of Old St. David's Church in Cheraw. Old St. David's Cheraw, South Carolina, 1770-1947 was complied and edited by a Committee of Chapter B of the Woman's Auxiliary.



Clemson University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Building Santee-Cooper: Photographs from the Scrapbook of Harry T. Poe, Jr., 1939 Clemson University This online presentation reproduces the one hundred and eighty-eight photographs and two transmittal slips in the scrapbook compiled by Harry T. Poe, Senior Engineer for the Santee-Cooper Navigation and Hydro-Electric Project, as well as six related photographs from a "general information" file on the Project kept by Poe. All photographs are from Mss 242, the Poe Family Papers.
Carolina Textile Mills Collection Clemson University The Carolina Textile Mills Collection provides photographs, maps, blueprints, ephemera, letters, guidebooks and more documenting textile mill history in Upstate South Carolina from various textile mill related collections held by the Clemson University Special Collections unit. Images in this collection were taken from the M. Lowenstein collection, the Neil Campbell collection, the Dill Family collection, the Clifton Manufacturing collection, the Henry Cater collection and the JP Stevens collection. Images selected for this digital collection document the social and professional life of mill workers, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, as well as technical details about plant construction and operation.
Clemson University Football Program Cover Collection Clemson University The Clemson University Football Program Cover Collection comes from the University Archives, and features 198 unique cover layouts of both home and away games. Typical of sports programs, these covers are the combined efforts of illustrators, graphic artists and printers that worked with the University Athletic Department to create these souvenirs, which contained biographical information on coaches and athletes, as well as statistical information about each team. While most programs in this collection are from home games, there are also some programs from away games and bowl games. The covers of these programs depict Clemson's Tiger mascot, caricatures of rival mascots, coaches, players, and game theme days.
Documenting the African American Experience at Clemson Clemson University Images of Harvey Gantt entering Clemson College as the first African American student in 1963.
James F. Byrnes Photograph Collection Clemson University James F. Byrnes (May 2, 1879 - April 9, 1972) was a U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Supreme Court Justice, Secretary of State, and Governor of South Carolina. During World War II Byrnes was nicknamed the "Assistant President" because of the power he wielded over the war effort in his position as Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Conversion and as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's confidants. The collection of 100 photographs covers periods in government and personal photographs including those of James and Maude Byrnes.
Palmetto Yesteryears: Online Photograph Collection Clemson University A selection of photographs from Special Collections, including images of politics, agriculture, and the history of Clemson University.
Strom Thurmond: A Life in Pictures Clemson University This selection of photographs from Mss 100, the Strom Thurmond Collection, documents Senator Thurmond's life from 1903 to 1987, with particular emphasis on his early life and career. They are arranged chronologically, with the earliest photographs first.including those of James and Maude Byrnes.


Coastal Carolina University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Horry County Oral History and Language Project Coastal Carolina University The Horry County Oral History Project began around 1989 as a college-community project to record local history in Horry County. Individuals in the county who have helped to make or who have witnessed the history of Horry County were interviewed through the project. Individuals interviewed include a broad spectrum of the community ranging from small farmers to community leaders. The Interviews were conducted under the direction of Randall Wells, Director of the Horry County Oral History Project. The project was underwritten in part by the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, Coastal Carolina University.


College of Charleston Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Avery Research Center Artifact Collection College of Charleston This is a collection of images of the Avery Research Center's artifact collections. The collections consist of an array of objects, from slave shackles to artwork by contemporary African-American artists. The largest of Avery's artifact collections is the Joseph A. Towles Collection, donated by the famous anthropologist Colin Turnbull, who studied extensively in the Ituri forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to African artifacts, this collection also contains objects from Turnbull's and Towles' trips to China and India.
Avery Research Center Oral History Collection College of Charleston The Avery Research Center houses a variety of oral history interviews, largely documenting African American experiences in the Lowcountry. Oral history projects include the Avery Normal Institute documentation effort and the Sea Island Preservation Initiative.
Barnwell Family Papers College of Charleston This collection consists mostly of the correspondence, with some related materials, of the Barnwell family of Beaufort and lowcounty South Carolina. Topics covered by various family members include the solace of religion; ministering in various Episcopal Churches in South Carolina (1830s-1860s); temperance; conflict and disagreement (1830s-1860s) with the Roman Catholic Church and Father John Fielding’s conversion to the Episcopal church; the sermons and opinions of Presbyterian minister James Henley Thornwell; St. Peter’s Church, Charleston, SC; religious missions to China (1830s-1840s) and Cuba (1845-1846), mentioning the smuggling of bibles there; student life at South Carolina College (1840s-1860s) and the University of Virginia (1850s); teaching at South Carolina College (1850s).
Charleston and Savannah Railroad Records College of Charleston The main line of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company, which began operations in 1861, ran between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, with service to other locations south and west of Charleston. In January 1867 under pressure from the bondholders, the Board of Directors agreed to transfer property rights and privileges of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company to the Savannah and Charleston Railroad Company.
Charleston Slave Passes College of Charleston A collection of slave passes, some found in a Book of Common Prayer donated to the College of Charleston.
College of Charleston Artwork Collections College of Charleston These digital images highlight some of the artwork found in the manuscript collections of the College of Charleston's Special Collections Department. Current collections include sketchbooks by Charleston architect Albert Simons and artwork by the Middleton Family.
College of Charleston Faculty Manuscript Collection College of Charleston These archival manuscripts in the Special Collection's department at the College of Charleston were produced by former members of the school's faculty. Included are Paul Weidner's research notes on Milton and Shakespeare, political writings from former college president Nathaniel Russell Middleton and a description, by College of Charleston Museum curator Gabriel E. Manigault, about a right whale captured in Charleston Harbor in 1880.


College of Charleston Photographs Collection College of Charleston The College of Charleston Photograph Collection consists of images from the Special Collections Department in the Addlestone Library.


College of Charleston Publications College of Charleston This collection contains newsletters, magazines, and other publications from several College of Charleston entities. The triannual College of Charleston magazine is included, as is the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World's Connections newsletter.
College of Charleston Scientific Collections College of Charleston This group of collections features scientific observations held by Special Collections at the College of Charleston. The first collection to be added is the Reverend Alexander Glennie Meteorological Observations. Between 1838 and 1880, Rev. Glennie, a tutor and Episcopal minister in Georgetown, S.C., made daily observations of weather conditions, wind speed and direction, air pressure, and rainfall.
College of Charleston Scrapbooks and Photo Albums College of Charleston This collection highlights various albums and scrapbooks housed in the Special Collections department of the College of Charleston library.


Drayton Papers, 1701-2004 College of Charleston This collection contains diaries, travelogues, ledgers, correspondence, inventories, plats, sketches, architectural drawings of Charles Drayton III and others, relating mainly to affairs at Drayton Hall and other family plantations. Collection also includes artwork, reflections on eighteenth century literature, deeds, newspaper clippings and photographs.
Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Correspondence College of Charleston This growing collection features correspondence from the eighteenth and

nineteenth century chosen from the College of Charleston's Special Collections holdings. It includes two letters written by Dr. John Vaughan of Philadelphia to Philip Tidyman, discussing smallpox vaccines. Also featured is a letter from Frederick Garrissen of Germany to Charleston merchant William Stephen requesting that Stephen ship goods to Europe, as supplies were limited due to war.

Friendly Moralist Society Records, 1841-1856 College of Charleston The Friendly Moralist Society was a benevolent society for free brown (mulatto or mixed race) men established in Charleston, S.C. in 1838. The group provided burial aid and purchased plots for those in need and provided charitable assistance to widows and orphans of deceased members. Includes proceedings, minutes, and an Absentee's Book.
Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923 College of Charleston The Heyward and Ferguson family papers consist of over 1400 pages of family and business correspondence, plantation records, slave lists, military and legal documents and Civil War letters of the Heyward and Ferguson families on the Combahee, Savannah and the Cooper Rivers in the Low Country near Charleston, South Carolina.
Holloway Family Scrapbook, 1806-1974 College of Charleston This disbound scrapbook contains legal documents, personal and business correspondence, receipts, ephemera, clippings and photographs pertaining to the Holloway family, a prominent free family of color in Charleston, SC. Legal documents include deeds, conveyances, slave bills of sale, contracts and a photograph of a 1797 document declaring patriarch Richard Holliday (Holloway) a free mulatto. Personal and business correspondence include letters concerning the hiring out of slaves, an offer to buy Holloway Negroes, a letter from Samuel Benedict about emigrating to Liberia, and information about the Brown Fellowship Society, the Century Fellowship Society, the Minors Moralist Society and the Bonneau Literary Society.
Holocaust Archives Project College of Charleston These haunting images from the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston tell the personal stories of survivors and one liberator who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust.
Irish Volunteers Company Records, 1798-1929 College of Charleston The Irish Volunteers, organized in Charleston, South Carolina about 1798, included many prominent members of the Hibernian Society who served as officers. Originally part of the 28th Regiment of the South Carolina Militia, the Irish Volunteers Company was first on active service in the War of 1812 where they served on patrol and constructed defenses. The Irish Volunteers supported Nullification in 1832 and served in the Seminole War (1836) and the Mexican War. During the American Civil War the Irish Volunteers became Company K, First Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers of the Confederate States of America Army under command of Captain W.H. Ryan. In 1916 the unit was called upon to patrol the Mexican border from attacks by Pancho Villa. During World War I the unit became the 105th Ammunition Train. Following the war the Irish Volunteers was maintained as a veterans' social organization.
Jewish Heritage Collection - Personal Papers College of Charleston This collection is comprised of born-digital and digitized material from individual and family collections from the Jewish Heritage Collection. Most of these digital objects are part of larger manuscript collections held in the College of Charleston’s Special Collections Department. Finding aids for these collections can be located by searching the College of Charleston online catalog.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories College of Charleston These interviews with members of Charleston's Jewish community cover various topics including family history, life in Charleston in the mid-20th century, anti-Semitism, and experiences during World War II and the Holocaust. Both audio recordings and typed transcripts are available.


John Henry Dick Collection College of Charleston "Artist Naturalist" is how Dick described himself in his autobiographical book entitled Other Edens (1979). He established a reputation as one of the leading bird painters in the United States when he illustrated the Warblers of America (edited by Ludlow Griscom and Alexander Sprunt, Jr., 1957). He painted approximately 2,500 separate birds for the Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent with a text by Salim Ali and S. Dillon Ripley (1983). He painted about 600 birds for the Birds of China by Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee 1984). He used a variety of techniques to create ink drawings with striking compositions for numerous books and articles published between 1949 and 1984. He took approximately 8,000 photographs of professional quality while travelling in more than 50 countries to study and photograph birds and other animals in wilderness settings. He assembled one of the finest private collections of rare bird books and contributed them to the College of Charleston together with his papers and his wildlife preserve, Dixie Plantation.
Journals, Diaries, and Travelogues College of Charleston The Journals, Diaries and Travelogues collection brings together an extensive array of unique writings. Among the highlights are a "Diary of a Voyage to China, 1850-1851" by Captain Thomas Small, writings by plantation owner Elizabeth Allston Pringle, a legal "Book of Precedents" handwritten by Charleston miniaturist Charles Fraser and journals by Roswell T. Logan, 1852-1865, and Frank Fisher, 1882-1902, the latter containing a lengthy analysis of the 1886 Charleston earthquake.
Keystone View Company Lantern Slides, 1892-1912 College of Charleston These lantern slides were produced for classroom use by the highly successful Education Department of the Keystone View Company. The slides cover a wide range of subject matter including scenes of industry, places of architectural or historical significance and places of natural beauty.
Lowcountry Tourism College of Charleston This collection includes an illustrated pamphlet that gives a brief history of the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina and provides rich physical details about the building, including photographs, floor plans and cross sections. Another pamphlet highlights some of Charleston's well known attractions.
Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695 College of Charleston This collection of 17th century world maps was published and printed by the Danckerts family, and was donated as a part of the Mitchell King Library. These 31 maps cover various countries in Europe, as well as the continents of Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The maps are by various cartographers including Visscher, Schagen, Overton, Ram, Blaeu, Broen, and Borgonio.
Pierrine Smith Byrd Collection College of Charleston Pierrine Smith Byrd was the first female graduate of the College of Charleston. She was a lifetime supporter of the College.
Rosenthall Synagogue Print Collection College of Charleston Rabbi William A. Rosenthall's collection of prints of world synagogues. Mr. Rosenthall was the rabbi at Charleston's Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue from 1976 through 1992. He traveled extensively during his life and collected items related to Jewish life and culture.
Roy S. MacElwee's Waterfront Design Study, 1929 College of Charleston Roy S. MacElwee was a planner who specialized in port development. He was the author of a number of books including "Ports and Terminal Facilities" (1918) and he authored with Henry F. Church "A Comprehensive Handbook on the Port of Charleston" (1924). This is an oversized scrapbook of photographs and clippings about the design of waterfronts for cities worldwide.
Samuel Lord Hyde Photographs College of Charleston Samuel Lord Hyde was a photographer and amateur historian who lived in Charleston and Summerville, S. C. These images represent two unique collections of his work. The first collection consists of 25 photographs of the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition taken in 1901-1902 when Hyde was a teenager. Also included is a ticket from the exposition. The remaining photographs of people, tombstones and cabins were taken in 1939 when Hyde, as chief cemetery investigator for the South Carolina Public Service Authority during the construction of Lake Moultrie, was charged with cataloging and researching the graves that were moved prior to the lake's creation.
Septima Poinsette Clark Scrapbook, 1919-1983 College of Charleston This collection contains a scrapbook belonging to Charleston-born Septima Poinsette Clark, an educator and civil rights activist, ca. 1910-1990.
South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, 1901-1902 College of Charleston A collection of pamphlets and items related to the exposition held in Charleston's Hampton Park in 1901-1902.
The Joseph Mordecai Hirschmann Collection College of Charleston A Charlestonian who attended both the College of Charleston and the School of Architecture of the University of Pennsylvania, Joseph Mordecai Hirschmann practiced architecture with the New York firm of Walker and Gillette. His architectural training induced a special interest in old world buildings, and on his European holidays in 1924 and 1927 he made numerous sketches in watercolor, conte and pencil of buildings and ruins in Italy, France and North Africa.
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers College of Charleston The Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers consist of correspondence and other documents among the Wilkinson, Keith, Siegling, Haskell, and Marshall families and their friends dating from 1785 to 1920. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1820 to 1890, a large portion of which chronicles Willis Keith’s experiences as a Confederate soldier in 1862-1863. Antebellum correspondence discusses Charleston fires, great details of family illnesses and their cures, plantation life (more specifically, destruction/endurance of crops and treatment of slaves), and general details about everyday life. Civil War-era correspondence is largely concerned with battles and rumors of battles, descriptions of military preparations and blockades, the value of Confederate currency, debt, and family illnesses.
William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Prints and Photographs College of Charleston Rabbi William A. Rosenthall's collection of prints of world synagogues. Mr. Rosenthall was the rabbi at Charleston's Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue from 1976 through 1992. He traveled extensively during his life and collected items related to Jewish life and culture.
Zionist Organization of America Records - Charleston Chapter College of Charleston This organization consisted of Jewish residents of Charleston who supported the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The organization is known alternately in the minutes as Bnei Zion and the Charleston Zionist Society. The records cover the meetings held from 1917 through the 1940s, and document fundraising efforts on behalf of both international Zionist groups and local Jewish causes such as the Hebrew School. There are members present from all three local congregations, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, Brith Sholom, and Beth Israel, with the latter two predominating. Prominent members and officers included Samuel Rittenberg, Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin, Joseph Hepler, Louis Shimel, Rabbi Menahem Mendel Horowitz, Harry Simonhoff, Joseph Goldman, and others.


Columbia College Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Columbia College: A History Columbia College Postcards, pamphlets, photographs and more - covering the rich history of Columbia College.
I Will Not Be Silent And I Will Be Heard: Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Penn Center, 1964 - 1967 by J. Tracy Power Columbia College More a text than a digital collection per se, I Will Not Be Silent... chronicles the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in collaboration with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during this four-year period.
Catalogue of the Columbia Female College, June 1860 Columbia College Catalogue of the Columbia Female College, June 1860
Catalogue of the Columbia Female College, June 1863 Columbia College Catalogue of the Columbia Female College, June 1863
Catalogue of the Columbia Female College, 1889 - 1890 Columbia College Catalogue of the Columbia Female College, 1889 - 1890


Columbia Historic Foundation Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
John Hensel Photograph Collection Columbia Historic Foundation A native of Kenton, Ohio, John LeRoy Hensel came to Columbia during World War II, upon being stationed at the Columbia Army Air Base as bomber pilot instructor. Following his return to Columbia in 1946, Hensel opened a photography business in which he extensively photographed children for grade school pictures and many historic people and places throughout the city. This collection contains a series of his photographs from 1949 to 1951.


Diocese of Charleston Archives Digital Collection

Title of Collection Organization Description
Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866 Diocese of Charleston Archives From the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives comes this collection of correspondence to Bishop Patrick N. Lynch, Bishop of Charleston from 1858-1882. Spanning the years 1858-1866, theses letters to the Bishop from his family touch on a variety of topics including Catholicism and convent life, the Civil War and slavery, and Southern life in the mid-19th century.


Erskine College Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Due West Female College Photograph Collection Erskine College Late 19th and early 20th century photographic images of Due West Female College students and campus life. The DWFC opened in 1859 and was funded by a joint share-holding company, men mostly associated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The purpose was to give young women equal educational advantages with young men and to provide those of the church and the community an adequate education under Christian influences and environment. The DWFC operated in conjunction with the all-male Erskine College until 1904, when it became the Woman's College of Due West.
Erskine College Photograph Collection Erskine College Late 19th and early 20th century photographic images of students and campus life at Erskine College in Due West, S.C. Erskine College was founded in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Woman's College of Due West Photograph Collection Erskine College Early 20th century photographic images from the Woman's College of Due West (SC), including class pictures. In 1904, the Due West Female College (founded in 1859) came under the control of the Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and the school's name was changed to the Woman's College of Due West. There was the same mission to provide young women with equal educational opportunity as young men. The Woman's College co-existed alongside the all-male Erskine College from1904 until 1927, when the two institutions merged to become Erskine College.


Florence County Library System Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Dr. G. Wayne King Slide Collection Florence County Public Library The 106 slides of late 19th and early 20th century Florence were collected by Dr. G. Wayne King (1939-2008), a professor of history, who retired from Francis Marion University. The majority of the slides depict street scenes and buildings of downtown Florence, South Carolina.


Furman University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
19th Century Documents Furman University The 19th Century Documents collection will include accurate transcriptions of many important and representative primary texts from nineteenth century American history, with special emphasis on those sources that shed light on sectional conflict and transformations in regional identity.
Ethel Howard Collection Furman University This collection of postcards highlights historic churches, schools, libraries and monuments, among other places of note in South Carolina. The cities included are Beaufort, Brookgreen Gardens, Charleston, Columbia, Georgetown, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Tamassee.
Furman Army ROTC Furman University The Furman University Department of Military Science was organized in the fall of 1950 as an Armored Cavalry ROTC Unit. There were 200 cadets enrolled in the program that year, but no commissions were granted until 1952 when 23 cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants of Armor. In 1953 the General Military Science curriculum was adopted, giving the cadet the necessary military background which, when combined with other college work, will lead to a commission in any of the fifteen branches of the Army. This collection contains photographs, pamphlets, and other materials on the history of ROTC at Furman beginning in the 1960s.
The Furman Cougar Project Furman University The Furman Cougar Project (2008-2013) collection contains photographs from the Ladder Ranch in Sierra County, New Mexico. The cameras used in the capturing of photos were funded in part by the Oregon Zoo Future for Wildlife Conservation Grant and sponsored by Michelle Schireman. In addition to Furman University Biology Department representatives, Harley Shaw assisted in photograph collection and camera maintanance. Photos in this collection were graciously contributed by Travis Perry, Furman University Associate Professor of Biology.
Furman Family Letters Furman University The Furman Family Letters will contain letters from three collections:

The Richard Furman Papers (1775-1825) consist of correspondence, biographical information, and writings. The bulk of the papers fall within his lifetime. The principal correspondents include Oliver Hart, Charles Screven, Edmund Botsford, and Joseph B. Cook. The writings include sermons, addresses, and other writings on various subjects, such as slavery, prayer, and treatment for disease. The James Clement Furman Papers (1828-1891) contain an assortment of materials, most of which date from the beginning of his career as a Baptist preacher in 1828 to his death. The collection of papers includes both personal and denominational correspondence, as well as sermons, speeches, and original poetry. Materials personally accumulated by Furman include booklets and papers that belonged to other family members, including his wives, Harriet Eloise and Mary Glenn Davis Furman, and Hannah Bowers Furman. The Furman Family Papers consist mainly of personal correspondence of Richard Furman’s family and descendants from 1782 to 1960. Included in the Furman family collection are writings, such as diaries, essays, poetry, and prose. Receipts, legal documents, remedies, and recipes are included, as well as biographical manuscripts on Gabriel Furman, Josiah Furman, Richard Furman, III, Samuel Furman, and Wood Furman. There is genealogical information from bible records, charts, manuscripts, newspaper articles, and papers on residences. Papers from the Mexican War are also included.

Furman Glass Plate Negatives Furman University These images represent both Furman and the Greenville Woman's College and span the years 1915 to 1933, with the majority from 1928 to 1932. Specific images include the Greenville Women's College Glee club, the Furman football team, the Furman band, May Day celebrations, and several individual faculty members and students.
Furman Student Newspapers Furman University This collection contains digitized copies of the Furman University student publication The Furman Hornet, published from 1916 to 1961; it will soon include copies of The Paladin, published from 1961 to the present.
Furman University Natural History Furman University The Furman Natural History Collection is dedicated to preserving the natural history of Furman University, initially focused on the Furman Lake, sustainability, and the environmental impact of humans.
Furman University Postcard Collection Furman University This collection of postcards focuses on Furman’s current campus and presently contains approximately 70 digitized postcards. The images of the postcards range from the early 1960s campus entrance to graduation in 1997.
Greenville Womans College Furman University This collection contains documents, postcards, and photographs from the Greenville Woman's College of Greenville, South Carolina.
Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia Furman University Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia was prepared as a manuscript by Morgan Edwards (1722-1795), a British-born Baptist minister and pastor in Philadelphia. This collection includes a bound photoreproduction of Duke University Library's 1952 microfilm of the 1772 manuscript, which is held by Furman University.
New Campus Photos 1950-1962 Furman University This collection contains photographs of the new campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC, dating from 1950-1962.
Old Main Campus Photos 1851-1958 Furman University This collection contains photographs of the old main campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC, dating from 1851-1958.
South Carolina Postcard Collection Furman University The current emphasis of this postcard collection is Greenville, South Carolina, including churches, homes, schools, streets, parks and more. It also contains postcards from Anderson, Brattonsville, Charleston, Columbia, Greenwood and Newberry.
Special Collections Coin Collections Furman University This collection of coins features 74 coins which were created during the years of the Roman Empire. While several of the coins are of Greek or Roman Republic origin, the bulk of the collection was created in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries. In addition to the ancient coins, there are also a sizable number of coins which were created in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. These coins are predominately from European kingdoms and Latin American mints, however there are coins from places as diverse as Nepal, China, and Zanzibar.
University Yearbooks and Catalogues Furman University This growing collection will ultimately contain digitized copies of catalogues and yearbooks of the University. Currently, the collection includes the Furman University Bonhomie yearbooks, dating 1901 - 1932 and 58 of the Greenville Women's College Course Catalogues, spanning 1857 - 1937.


Georgetown County Digital Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Alice Ravenel Huger Smith Collection contains the book, Twenty Drawings of the Pringle House (1917). This book was a collaboration with her father, D.E. Huger Smith. Alice R. Huger Smith (1876-1958), was part of the Charleston Renaissance and is remembered as a painter, printmaker, author, illustrator, historian and historic preservationist.
America's Coastal Highway Georgetown County Digital Library America’s Coastal Highway: A Motor Trail in Sound of the Surf, was published in 1928, by Registered Service International in Greensboro, N.C. The book offered “reliable statements of attractions, facts and features on trails for motorists”. The book introduced the “new” North/South Highway to the motorists of America, encouraging travel from Delaware to Georgia, with many stops in between. The route took travelers through Georgetown, S.C. and highlighted many of the historic buildings that can still be found in Georgetown today.
Andrews Museum Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This Collection features photographs taken of the century old town of Andrews, South Carolina. Andrews was formed when the towns of Rosemary and Harpers were incorporated in 1910. Known for its railway lines and lumber mills, Andrews quickly became a town that had a lot to offer. Churches, retail stores, movie theaters and more were built as the town grew. Today, the Andrews Museum is located in the Old Town Hall and offers visitors a chance to see life in 1909 Andrews, South Carolina.


Beaty Family Scrapbook Georgetown County Digital Library The Beaty Family Scrapbook contains images of the family during their time spent in Murrells Inlet during the years 1908-1915. The family purchased the Hermitage in 1905 and spent many happy days fishing and swimming in the inlet.
Belle W. Baruch Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This collection features 854 photographs from the Belle W. Baruch Foundation and Hobcaw Barony. Purchased in 1905 by Bernard M. Baruch as a winter hunting retreat, today the Barony includes 17,500 acres of research reserve and is one of the few undeveloped tracts of land on the Waccamaw Neck. The photograph collection includes images of the Baruch family, their friends and guests at Hobcaw, as well as their extensive travels around the world.
Caines Family Photo Collection Georgetown County Digital Library Residents of Georgetown County since the early 18th century, the Caines family photo collection includes photos of both the Caines Brothers and Caines Boys, both known as decoy carvers, fishermen and experts on local waterways. This collection chronicles the history of the family, from their life at Clambank to the more recent duck decoy carvings completed by Jerry and Roy Caines.
Charlotte Kaminski Scrapbook Georgetown County Digital Library The Charlotte Kaminski Scrapbook Collection exhibits photos from Charlotte Kaminksi (Prevost) childhood scrapbook which contain photographs taken by Charlotte of her friends and family. The images capture her summer trips to nearby Pawleys Island, as well as her life growing up in Georgetown.
Chicora Wood Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Chicora Wood Collection features seven photographs taken by North Carolina photographer, Bayard Wootten (1875-1959) in 1938. Plantation owners, Duncan and Frances Waddell had recently hired Charleston landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs (1893-1977) to plant numerous azaleas and camellias throughout the property. The photos include exterior views of both the c.1809 house and gardens.
Dreamkeepers Collection Georgetown County Digital Library Founded in 1978, the Committee for African American History Observances (CAAHO)) presents arts and cultural activities designed to promote pride in and appreciation for the contributions of African- Americans to the larger society. The Dreamkeepers Collection contains photos of some of the most significant African-Americans in Georgetown County, including Joseph H. Rainey, the first African-American to serve in the United States Congress.
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Real Estate Indentures Georgetown County Digital Library This collection of 104 items features rare and original handwritten documents that help to tell the history of Georgetown County. Real Estate Indentures, Land Grants, Survey Maps, Conveyance of Land, Titles, Mortgages and Agreements from the early residents including the Trapier family, the Heywards, the Fords, the Wraggs, the Porchers, and the Brockingtons.
Eleanor Parsons Moody Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Eleanor Parsons Moody Collection (1913-2006) features images from the Parsons, Bacon and Moody families. Many of the early twentieth century images show life in Andrews, South Carolina, as well as Maryland and California.
Georgetown County Historical Newspapers Georgetown County Digital Library Georgetown County Historical Newspapers Collection consists of newspapers dating from the early 1800s to 1899 from the Georgetown American, The Georgetown Enquirer, the Georgetown Times, The Georgetown Semi-Weekly Times, the Georgetown Union, The Pee Dee Times, the South Carolinan, True Republican, The Times and Comet, The Winyah Intelligencer and the Winyah Observer.
Georgetown County Hurricane Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This collection of photographs chronicles the many hurricanes that have impacted coastal South Carolina. Two of the most powerful storms, Hazel and Hugo, will never be forgotten by the residents of Georgetown County. As people began to piece back together their lives, numerous photographs were taken, capturing on film the devastation and life changing events that occurred in 1954 and 1989.
Georgetown County Library Photograph Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This collection features over fifty photographs of individuals who lived in Georgetown County in the late 19th and early 20th century. Names such as LaBruce, Ehrich, Sampson, Ward, and Gasque make up this unique collection of photographs that have been donated to the Georgetown County Library.
Georgetown County Museum Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This collection features over 500 photos from Georgetown County area families, plantations and other local scenes. Black and white photos offer rare glimpses into life in Georgetown County in the first half of the twentieth century. Photos come from the Butler, Brightman and Harriet Morgan families, Caledonia Plantation, Lark Hill Plantation, and the 1960s Highway 17 expansion.
Georgetown County Newspapers- 20th Century Georgetown County Digital Library The 20th Century Newspaper Collection spans from 1902-1999. Titles include: The Georgetown Daily Item (1907-1912), The Sunday Outlook (1902-1912), The Carolina Field (1905), The Georgetown Times (1905-1999), The Andrews News (1949) and The Daily Item (1912).
Georgetown County Postcard Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Georgetown County Postcard Collection features postcards that show many historic buildings and street scenes from the Georgetown area. Many of the postcards were used for advertising purposes and provide a glimpse into life in Georgetown in the early 1900s.


John Moak's WWII Diary Georgetown County Digital Library John Calhoun "Cal" Moak (1920-1961), was the son of Mr. & Mrs. C. Calhoun Moak of Columbia, S.C. He received his wings and ratings as a flight officer on August 30, 1943 at Lubbock, Texas. His diary begins August 30, 1943 and runs through July 18, 1944. In his diary, he talks about his time in flight school in Texas, his brother Jack's time as a P.O.W. and finally, his time in Bury St. Edmunds, England, with the 94th Group. On page 68 of his diary, he lists his 31 missions, from Frankfurt to Berlin. Also included in this collection are three photographs of John C. Moak and two news articles, including an article from February 11, 1944.
Kaminski House Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Kaminski House Collection features images taken by Harold and Julia Kaminski of their Georgetown and Pawleys Island homes, their travels around the world and their friends and family. Harold Kaminski (1886-1953), was the son of Heiman and Rose Kaminski of Georgetown. He married Julia Pyatt on December 12, 1925 in the Prince George Episcopal Church Rectory. Harold Kaminski was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from 1940-1944. He and his wife, Julia, returned to South Carolina after the war and with Julia’s death in 1972, the house and its contents were left to the City of Georgetown, with the desire that it be opened and operated as a house museum in honor of her husband and his mother. For more information, visit the following link: www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com/kaminski


Kaminski-Prevost Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Kaminski-Prevost Collection features three scrapbooks from the Kaminski family and featuring scenes from Georgetown, Pawleys Island, The Citadel, and other South Carolina locations. Many of the photos feature Edwin Washington Kaminski (1868-1948), son of Georgetown businessman, Heiman Kaminski (1839-1923).
Kinloch Gun Club Georgetown County Digital Library In 1912, a group of wealthy businessmen from Wilmington, Deleware, formed the Kinloch Gun Club on the North Santee river. They purchased 14 tracts of land and used the former rice fields for duck hunting, built a new clubhouse and employed many of the local men and women as hunting guides and houskeepers. By the early 1930s, club members Eugene E. DuPont and his cousin, Eugene DuPont, bought out the other members. The DuPont family continued to use the land through the 1960s.
Morgan & Trenholm Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Morgan-Trenholm Collection combines the collections of William D. Morgan (1853-1938) and Alfred Glover Trenholm (1874-1952). The photographs document life in Georgetown County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the photographs in the collection come from local photographers, including D.C. Simpkins, W.P. Dowling, James H. Winburn and William A. Reckling. Alfred G. Trenholm, was a Georgetown businessman whose photographs include rare glimpses of Georgetown by air.
Murrell's Inlet Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This collection features over a hundred photographs taken by New Jersey native, Monty Watson, who was stationed in the Inlet during World War II. Watson served with the Crash Boat Crew and his photographs showcase life in the Inlet area during the 1940s.
Pawleys Island Civic Association Collection Georgetown County Digital Library This Collection features many of the historic photographs from Pawleys Island: A Century of History and Photographs that tell the story of this remarkable island community from 1900-1999. First settled by rice planters who looked for an escape from the deadly malaria that plagued the inland areas, the island continues to bring in both returning vacationers as well as first-timers who long to enjoy the peace and quiet of this coastal community. The Pawleys Island Civic Association was created to help preserve, foster and promote this small island. Follow the link www.pawleysislandrealty.com to find out more information about Pawleys Island: A Century of History and Photographs.
Samuel Hudson Photograph Collection Georgetown County Digital Library Samuel Hudson (1921-2006), was the son of Melvin and Wilhelmina Hudson and a native of Georgetown, South Carolina. Hudson served with the US Marine Corps during WWII and returned to Georgetown to operate several prosperous businesses including Hudson’s Real Estate Agency. He served as the director of the Horry-Georgetown Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. and was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church where he served as a trustee.
Shuford Family Collection Georgetown County Digital Library Robert Pou Shuford (1880-1941), served as Georgetown City Recorder, Police Chief, County Treasurer and owner of "Shuford's Store" in Georgetown, SC. After his death, his widow, Edna, was appointed by the Governor of South Carolina to fill his position as Georgetown County Treasurer and would serve an additional four years in that position. This collection includes photos of Shuford, his wife, Edna Butler Shuford, and his children.
South Santee Plantations Scrapbooks Georgetown County Digital Library This collection of photographs from the early twentieth century shows life on two South Santee River plantations: Hampton and the Wedge. Hampton Plantation was owned by the Rutledge family, including Archibald Rutledge, Poet Laureate of South Carolina. The Wedge plantation was built by William Lucas in 1826, and remained in the Lucas family until 1929. The third scrapbook features photographs from the nearby town of McClellanville. This small town, often called, "the Village", was started in the 1850s as a place for nearby plantation owners to escape the summer diseases that were a constant threat on the rice plantations. In the early 20th century, many of these families continued the traditions of their ancestors, traveling to "the village" for the summer.
Tarbox Family Photographs Georgetown County Digital Library The Tarbox Family Collection features images of Georgetown County in the early 1900s. The photos, taken by Frank G. Tarbox (1856-1940), include images of the Tarbox family and their travels throughout the United States, of Willowbank Plantation and the first airplane flight in Georgetown in July 1911.
William Bacon Scrapbook Collection Georgetown County Digital Library The Tarbox Family Collection features images of Georgetown County in the early 1900s. The photos, taken by Frank G. Tarbox (1856-1940), include images of the Tarbox family and their travels throughout the United States, of Willowbank Plantation and the first airplane flight in Georgetown in July 1911.


Gibbes Museum of Art Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
George W. Johnson Photographs Gibbes Museum of Art George W. Johnson took photographs of Charleston buildings and people at the turn of the 20th century. His collection also includes a number of photographs of the 1901-1902 South Carolina Inter-state and West Indian Exhibition.


Greenville County Library System Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Alexander McBeth Store Ledger, 1794 Greenville County Library System A handmade ledger book from 1794 belonging to Alexander McBeth & Company, who began operations in Greenville County in the early 1790s. The store stood on the White Horse Road. This ledger is held by the Greenville County Library System's South Carolina Room.
Beautifying and improving Greenville, S.C. Greenville County Library System Book, Beautifying and Improving Greenville, S.C. Published version, with illustrations, of a report produced by the landscape architecture firm Kelsey & Guild of Boston, MA for the Municipal League of Greenville, SC. Hardbound book in green cloth covers.
Civil War-Era Letters of the Neves Family of Greenville County Greenville County Library System The Neves family of the Mush Creek Community in Greenville District sent three sons to fight in the Civil War, William (W.P.Z.F), John (J.P.), and George (G.W.) Neves, as well as a son-in-law, Andrew Waldrop. Some of the letters in this collection were written by these young men and describe life in camp, but the majority were written to the soldiers by their parents, siblings, and other family members. These letters include mentions of weather, farming, local events such as deaths and marriages, and other details of everyday life in the upper part of Greenville County during the war. These letters are from the private collection of a descendant of the Neves family who resides in Greenville County.
Collected Papers of the Holland Family of Greenville County Greenville County Library System A collection of personal and commercial documents created by or on behalf of members of the Holland family of Greenville. Includes eleven letters written during the Civil War, most of them from Confederate soldier Robert Holland to various family members.
Construction of Greenville's Woodside Building - Photographs from a Scrapbook Greenville County Library System When the Woodside Building was constructed in Greenville in the early 1920s, it was a symbol of the city’s prosperity and ambition. At 17 stories it was the tallest building in the Carolinas, and could be seen on the horizon from miles away. This collection of photographs documents the building’s construction from – literally – the ground up, and includes scenes not just of construction but of Greenville’s Main Street and bits of everyday life downtown. The scrapbook in which the photographs are found includes additional information about the Woodside, including newspaper clippings, and is held in the archive of the Greenville County Library System’s South Carolina Room.
Greenville Civic and Commercial Journal Greenville County Library System The Greenville Civic and Commercial Journal (later the Greenville Journal) was a publication of Greenville’s Chamber of Commerce. In addition to articles showcasing local businesses and the activities of Chamber committees, the magazine included stories about the history of Greenville and biographies of local individuals as well as photographs of buildings of note in Greenville. These magazines are held in the archive of the Greenville County Library System’s South Carolina Room.
Greenville County Historical Records Greenville County Library System The Historical Records search involved close collaboration between Greenville County Government and the Greenville County Library System. The Digital Collection is a gateway to historical records consisting of Deeds, Probate Estate Papers, and District Court Records. It is our goal to provide a high-resolution digital resource center of historical images that will serve the needs of genealogists, school teachers, students, scholars, and the general public.
Greenville's Jewish Community Greenville County Library System A collection of photographs from private collections, digitized by the Greenville County Library System.
Historic Sites and People of Greenville Greenville County Library System This collection contains photographs, both old and new, of historically significant people and places of Greenville County, South Carolina. The original materials can be found in the Greenville County Library System's South Carolina Room.
Historical Sites of Greenville County Greenville County Library System Some of the places shown in the "Historical Sites of Greenville County" are currently in deteriorating condition or have been razed. One of the missions of this project is capture those historical sites while still in existence and to advocate their preservation or restoration. Each site page includes a picture, a brief history about the site, influential people connected to the site, and directions from Hughes Main Library.
McBee Sons & Company Store Ledger Book, 1846 – 1861 Greenville County Library System The bulk of the entries in this handwritten ledger book date from 1846 and 1847 and are arranged chronologically, offering a day-by-day account of the individuals who transacted business with McBee Sons & Co. The items purchased were mainly household goods such as fabric and sewing supplies or paper, food items such as salt and molasses, and items of clothing such as shoes and hats; charges for services such as ‘drayage,’ or fees for shipping goods to other cities, were also recorded. A significant portion of the transactions were for yarn, sold by the bunch, presumably manufactured by the McBee Mill. This ledger book is held in the archive of the Greenville County Library System’s South Carolina Room.
Selected Civil War-Era Pamphlets Greenville County Library System The short publications in this collection were selected from the South Carolina Room’s extensive collection of pamphlets and fliers. They offer a variety of perspectives on the Civil War in South Carolina, from the political and social conditions that led up to secession, to the experiences of soldiers fighting the war, to the war’s aftermath and the era of Reconstruction. These pamphlets are held in the archive of the Greenville County Library System’s South Carolina Room.
South Carolina in Postcards Greenville County Library System This collection contains picture postcards from the early part of the twentieth century that depict scenes across South Carolina. Items in this collection are held by the Greenville County Library System's South Carolina Room.
United Spanish War Veterans Ledger Greenville County Library System This printed ledger book listing the members of Post 7, South Carolina Department of the United Spanish War Veterans. Information recorded in the ledger includes dates and places of birth, dates of service, home addresses and the names of closest relatives. This ledger is held by the Greenville County Library System's South Carolina Room.
Women’s Education in Early 20th Century Greenville Greenville County Library System In the first part of the 20th century, Greenville South Carolina was home to two colleges for women, Chicora College and the Greenville Woman's College. This collection of materials, which includes yearbooks dating from 1901 to 1930, provides insights into both the everyday life and the academic world of young women of that era.


Historic Charleston Foundation Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Civic Services Committee Papers Historic Charleston Foundation The Civic Services Committee (CSC) (1942-1946) was the predecessor body to Historic Charleston Foundation. It was formed by the Carolina Art Association to address the need for architectural preservation and to implement city planning in response to growth. The Committee received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation, which were used to retain Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., to prepare a study that resulted in his report "Objectives for the Civic Services Committee." The funding was also used to compile an inventory of the city's architecture that resulted in the publication of the book This is Charleston. The collection spans the time period ca. 1939-1949, and consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, speeches, news clippings, manuscripts, and other documents.


Historic Charleston Foundation Monographs and Photographs Historic Charleston Foundation Various monographs and photographs held by the archives and library of Historic Charleston Foundation, an organization founded in 1947 to protect the buildings and cultural resources of Charleston. Collections primarily focus on the Lowcountry's historic places and architecture. To date, the collection includes: (1) A photograph album created by William Muckenfuss for Mrs. Frances A. Robb, in the 1940s, which contains photographs of various Charleston buildings, houses, landmarks, sites, events, battleships, and people as well as other Lowcountry places. (2) Two booklets published shortly after Charleston's earthquake of 1886, showing the severe damage to the city's buildings. (3) A book of images from the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition of 1901-1902. (4) The Orders, a folio of 58 illustrated examples of various Roman and Greek architectural orders. (5) The Study Book of Furniture and Furnishings, a folio of 56 detailed drawings of rooms, furniture, and interior ornamentation by a number of different architects and designers. (6) Still images found among the belongings of Henry T. Zacharias, a Charleston builder/contractor in the late 19th- and early-20th century who built and/or repaired many notable buildings in Charleston. (7) Cooke, Howard & Co.'s Pocket Map and Business Guide of Charleston, S.C., a directory of Charleston businesses, ca. 1889. (8) Photographs by Sabina Elliott Wells, ca. 1898-1899, including scenes in Charleston and the Lowcountry, in northwest South Carolina (Table Rock and vicinity), and in western North Carolina (Flat Rock and vicinity). (9) Tourism Publications, 1879-1948.
Historic Charleston Foundation Tours of Homes Historic Charleston Foundation One of the first fundraising programs developed by Historic Charleston Foundation after its incorporation in 1947 was its annual spring tours of historic houses, during which trained “hostesses” would guide visitors through several private homes in Charleston’s historic district. In addition to raising revenue to support Historic Charleston Foundation’s preservation efforts, the tours performed an educational function by presenting Charleston architecture and decorative arts to both visitors and residents alike. Tour publicity included posters, brochures, and guidebooks, and this collection features some of the promotional materials from the first ten years of the annual tours of houses. Of note are the guidebooks which contain not only house histories written by Samuel Gaillard Stoney, Jr., accompanied by photographs by numerous Charleston photographers, but also information about Historic Charleston Foundation and its activities, essays, maps, and advertisements for a variety of local businesses.
SCDOT Photographs - Properties in the Right-of-Way Historic Charleston Foundation This collection from Historic Charleston Foundation consists of B&W photographs of buildings and other properties located in Charleston County that were destroyed, relocated, or otherwise modified because they were in the right-of-way of where roads were being constructed or widened.


Historic Rock Hill Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Building Rock Hill Historic Rock Hill Navigate the historic homes and buildings in Rock Hill, with a variety of user-added information about each building.


Limestone College Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Limestone College: A History 1845-1970 by Montague McMillan Limestone College A history of Limestone College by Montague McMillan.
Online Calciid Yearbooks Limestone College Collection of the Limestone College yearbook from 1904-2009.


Marion County Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Bicentennial Maps Marion County Library Scanned bicentennial map of Marion County and 1799 Town Map of Gilesborough (later Marion).
Historic Postcards Marion County Library Historical postcards of Marion County
Katy Lily Blue Marion County Library Kate Lilly Blue was born on September 23, 1869, and died on April 19, 1954. She was the sister of Rear Admiral Victor Blue

and U. S. Surgeon General Rupert Blue. She was a librarian, a genealogist, and a historical writer. A scrapbook of her newspaper clippings from the 1920's and 1930's is now available online.

Page Maps Marion County Library Page Maps
Photos of Historic Marion Marion County Library Photos of Historic Marion


McKissick Museum Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Catalog of the Collections of Minerals in the College of South Carolina McKissick Museum Richard T. Brumby began to keep a catalogue of the mineral specimens during the 1840s. He never finished it and between 1856 and 1903, no formal record of new or existing specimens was kept. As a result, the only surviving information on the collection was contained in Brumby’s partial catalogue and the hastily scrawled paper labels that easily became separated from their associated specimens. In 1903, Daniel S. Martin began the work of trying to reconstruct a catalogue of USC’s mineral specimens. Although Martin also never finished the project, he appropriated Brumby’s catalogue and continued to record specimens in that same volume, updating Brumby’s entries, recording vital information from the scattered paper labels, and offering details for the first time on the vast collection of Lewis Gibbes specimens that had never before been catalogued. Martin’s project—however incomplete—remains the principal tool today’s McKissick curators have for verifying which specimens were originally collected by Cooper, Vanuxem, Gibbes, and other early mineralogists.


Medical University of South Carolina Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
1886 Charleston Earthquake Photographs Medical University of South Carolina A collection of 15 photographs documenting the destruction Charleston suffered as a result of the August 1886 earthquake. Locations in the photos include King Street, Market Street, and Hibernian Hall.
The Charleston Heart Study Medical University of South Carolina On February 1, 1960, the Charleston Heart Study began under the direction of Dr. Edwin Boyle Jr. It marked the beginning of a forty-year survey of heart disease and atherosclerosis (a hardening of the arteries) among Charleston County, South Carolina residents that was known as the Charleston Heart Study (hereafter CHS).
C. Wayne Weart Pharmacy Artifact Collection Medical University of South Carolina The C. Wayne Weart Pharmacy Artifact Collection features photographs of show globes, also known as carboys, as well as late-19th and early-20th century pharmacy catalogs and apothecary trade cards. These items are from the private collection of Dr. C. Wayne Weart, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the MUSC College of Pharmacy.
The Frederick E. Kredel, M.D. Papers Medical University of South Carolina The Frederick E. Kredel, M.D. Papers document the professional life of Dr. Kredel, MUSC's first full-time professor of surgery. The collection includes awards, ceritifcates, and honors received by Dr. Kredel, corespondence, and speeches given by Dr. Kredel. The highlight of the collection is Dr. Kredel's scrapbook of his 1925 zoological research trip to Kartabo, British Guiana, where he studies sloths.
The Hospital Herald Medical University of South Carolina The official publication of the Association of Colored Physicians of South Carolina, the Hospital Herald was published from 1899-1900. Edited by A.C. McClennan, MD, surgeon in charge of the Colored Hospital and Training School for Nurses, the Hospital Herald was a monthly journal "devoted to hospital work, nurse training, domestic and public hygiene".
Innovative Healthcare: MUSC's Legacy of Progress Medical University of South Carolina From its inception, the Medical University of South Carolina has remained at the forefront of American medical innovation. From the observational experimentation of country physicians, to the almost constant battle for resources in the post-Civil War South, all the way to the rapidly evolving science of the twenty-first century; innovators associated with MUSC have consistently contributed to the field of medicine. Some of these innovations revolutionized the way that medicine was practiced. Some created ethical dilemmas that are still being discussed today. Certain innovations were not revolutionary in and of themselves, but led to later important discoveries. All have contributed to the history of American medicine. This exhibit explores the innovation and innovators of MUSC, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and stretching into the twenty-first.
J. Marion Sims Letters Medical University of South Carolina The J. Marion Sims Letters, 1858-59 and 1880-1881, consist of four original letters from J. Marion Sims to Gen. Waddy Thompson of Greenville, South Carolina (1858-1859); to O.B. Mayer (1880); and Tom Taylor (1881). His letters refer to patients suffering with fibrous tumors of the uterus and ovarian cysts or tumors. He also inquires of a physician who treated a patient with rectal alimentation. The letters provide detailed accounts of his techniques in attempting to treat the patients.
Marguerite Andell Collection Medical University of South Carolina Marguerite Andell was born on November 6, 1884 on John’s Island. Ms. Andell was a graduate of Roper Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1914, and was elected Superintendent of Nurses in 1924, a position in which she proposed ideas that were ahead of her time. She retired in 1948 after working for 24 years at Roper Hospital and the Medical College School of Nursing. The Marguerite Andell Collection, 1919-1945, includes a photograph album, many postcards and personal letters from France, with dates ranging from 1919 to 1945. Miss Andell appears in many photos throughout the album. These photographs were presumably taken in Europe during World War I, and include scenes of a funeral and various cemeteries, troops’ bunks, damaged buildings, hospital scenes, wounded soldiers, nurses, and tanks. There are photos with the Red Cross, with medical doctors, and scenic photos of various areas.
Medical Caricatures, 1736-1932 Medical University of South Carolina A collection of colorful illustrations satirizing both doctor and patient, illness and treatment. Notable artists represented in the collection include Louis Crusius, M.D., James Gillray, and Louis Boilly.
Medical Society of South Carolina Digital Collections Medical University of South Carolina The Medical Society of South Carolina was founded in 1789. The collection includes the society's minutes as well as portraits of MSSC Presidents.
MUSC College of Nursing Class Photos, 1897-2002 Medical University of South Carolina Class composites and group photos of graduates of the MUSC College of Nursing.
MUSC Photographs Medical University of South Carolina A collection of mostly aerial photographs of MUSC documenting the progress of construction on and around the campus between the 1950's and 1990's.
Porcher Medicinal Garden Medical University of South Carolina The MUSC Porcher Medicinal Garden is a living tribute to MUSC alumnus and professor Dr. Francis Peyre Porcher. The garden is located in the heart of MUSC’s campus, nestled between the Main Library, Basic Science Building, and Drug Discovery Building. The garden is planted with more than forty species of plants selected from those cataloged in Dr. Porcher’s Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests (1863). Next to each plant is a sign detailing the plant’s scientific name, its common name, its description and habitat, and its nineteenth-century therapeutic uses. This online exhibit provides detailed information about Dr. Porcher, his work, and the therapeutic value of the plants in the garden.
South Carolina Hospital Postcards Medical University of South Carolina The South Carolina Hospital Postcard collection includes postcards representing hospitals throughout South Carolina. The postcards provide a visual record for hospitals that may no longer exist or have changed location, and reflect the ways that hospital architecture has changed over time.
Surviving Flexner: How the Medical College of the State of South Carolina Became a State Institution, 1913 Medical University of South Carolina Surviving Flexner: How the Medical College of the State of South Carolina Became a State Institution, 1913 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Medical College's transfer to state ownership. The exhibit tells the history of the Flexner Report and its influence on medical education in the United States and Canada while focusing specifically on its impact on the Medical College. The exhibit explores the collaboration and negotiations between Dr. Robert Wilson, Dean of the Medical College, and South Carolina Governor Coleman Blease in saving the college from certain closure.
Waring Historical Library Photograph Collection Medical University of South Carolina The holdings of the Waring Historical Library include photographs documenting the history of health care, health professionals, and the study of the health sciences in the Charleston and Lowcountry area.
The Waring Historical Library Print Materials Collection Medical University of South Carolina The collection includes published materials from the collection of the Waring Historical Library. Here you can find historic books, pamphlets, and broadsides relating to the history of the health sciences.
Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection Medical University of South Carolina As part of a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, the Waring Historical Library is photographing 500 objects from its' collection of medical artifacts. The artifacts date to the 18th century, and include pharmacy containers, surgical instruments, and bleeding apparatus. One hundred of the objects will be presented as "3D" videos that offer a 360 degree view of the artifact.


Oconee County Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Historic Documents Oconee County Library The South Carolina State Library partnered with Oconee County Library to make available online several historic documents owned by the library. The collection includes books on the historic Oconee Station, the first German settlers who founded Walhalla, and the travels of naturalist William Bartram. The collection also contains historic maps and photographs of places in Oconee County.


Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Charleston Naval Shipyard Photographs Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum This collection features hundreds of photographs of ships built or repaired at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, primarily during the World War II years.


Pendleton District Commission Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Piedmont Image Collection Pendleton District Commission This collection of photographs documents several days in the town of Piedmont, a South Carolina mill town in Anderson and Greenville counties. Taken by an itinerant photographer in the mid-1930s, the images were produced on a film strip to be shown at the local movie theater. Volunteers from Piedmont assisted in the identification of individuals and places in the images.


Pickens County Library System Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Historical Photograph Collection Pickens County Library System A collection of historical photographs from Pickens County.


Presbyterian College Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
One Man's Dream: William Plumer Jacobs and Clinton, South Carolina Presbyterian College In 1864, a 22-year-old seminary graduate named William Plumer Jacobs arrived in the small town of Clinton to become pastor of the Clinton Presbyterian Church (now the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton). Before his death in 1917, he was to transform the town. Wishing to make Clinton the Presbyterian center of the South, he was instrumental in founding the Clinton High School Association (1872), the Thornwell Orphanage (1875), and Clinton College (1880). Clinton College is now Presbyterian College, a thriving liberal arts college related to the PCUSA. Dr. Jacobs had a strong impact on other aspects of Clinton’s life. He was the moving force behind the temperance movement in the town, and was also responsible for the formation of the Clinton Library Society. He spurred the development of the publishing industry in Clinton when he began publishing the True Witness in 1866, followed by Farm and Garden in 1867; this eventually resulted in the organization of the Jacobs Press. Through his close relationship with the Bailey family, he was a strong advocate for the formation of the Clinton Cotton Mills, which were central to the town for 100 years. The collection of materials reproduced here gives a snapshot of Dr. Jacobs and his contributions to this small upstate town. Included are photos and documents related to Dr. Jacobs himself, to Thornwell Orphanage, to Presbyterian College, to the Clinton Presbyterian Church, and to the Library Society. These materials came from several collections in the Jackson-Arnold Archives at Presbyterian College, including the Thornwell Orphanage collection, the William Plumer Jacobs Collection, the Presbyterian College archives, and the Founder’s Library.


Richland Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Civil War and Reconstruction in Columbia: Lithographs Richland Library A selection of lithographs featuring Columbia, South Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, including the Wade Hampton mansion and gardens, Columbia after Sherman’s march, and images of the State House and grounds.
Columbia Army Air Base Richland Library Photographs taken at the Columbia Army Airbase between 1942 and 1945 by William Hamson, airbase photographer. During World War II, the airbase was as a training facility for pilots.


Columbia City Directories Richland Library A collection of Columbia City Directories from 1859. City Directories are alphabetized listings of residents and businesses as well as a street-by-street listing of occupants. An invaluable source for historians and genealogists.
Columbia, South Carolina: Historic Digital Collections Richland Library This collaborative collection gives a broad picture of the history of Columbia, South Carolina from the 1800s to the end of the twentieth century through maps, photographs, directories and a selection of Columbia city minutes.
Columbia, the capitol city of South Carolina: Its History, Resources, Developement and Enterprises Richland Library This 1904 publication was illustrated and complied by W. S. Kline and published by the R. L. Bryan Company of Columbia, S.C.
Confederate Rolls of South Carolina Richland Library Roll of South Carolina volunteers to the Confederate armed forces divided by company and regiment, and including age, rank, county, and remarks on their service. Compiled in 1898 for the Historian of the Confederate Records. Digital edition hosted by South Carolina Digital Library.
Eastover Community Photo Archive Richland Library Images depicting people and places of Eastover and Lower Richland County, S.C.
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Richland Library A selection of Civil War lithographs that feature Columbia, S.C. published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly between 1865 and 1894.
Harper’s Weekly Richland Library A selection of civil war lithographs that feature Columbia, S.C. published in Harper’s Weekly between 1860 and 1874.


Lower Richland Historic Places Richland Library A collection of recently discovered photographs depicts homes, plantations, churches and schools in historic lower Richland County, South Carolina.
Modern Cotton Mill Engineering Richland Library Describes the mill industries of Columbia in the beginning of the 20th century with photographs of area mills and homes. Written by W. B. Whaley and published in 1903 by The State Company of Columbia.
RCPL’s Local History Photograph Collection Richland Library RCPL’s Local History Photograph Collection comes from several sources, including USC's South Caroliniana Library, Library of Congress and generous donations from library users.
RCPL's Oral History Collection Richland Library Includes more than 70 conversations with Columbia personalities.


Richland County Public Library Historical Collections Richland Library The RCPL Historical Collection is a selection of digital images of Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated civil war lithographs that feature Columbia, S.C. The collection also includes the Township Theatre Playbills, a selection of 102 playbills from performances from the 1920's to the 1970's.
Town Theater Programs Richland Library A collection of over 100 programs dating from 1921 to 1999 from productions at the historic Town Theatre in downtown Columbia.
Walker Local and Family History Photograph Collection Richland Library Richland Library has a diverse collection of historic photographs organized into sets on Flickr.
World War I Soldiers' Obituaries Richland Library World War I obituaries from The State newspaper in Columbia, SC.


South Carolina Department of Archives and History Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Colonial Plats South Carolina Department of Archives and History This series consists of copies of earlier recordings of plats for colonial land grants. The plats include their certificates of admeasurement.
Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938 South Carolina Department of Archives and History This series consists of more than 10,000 applications for Confederate pensions or pension transfer documents.
Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877 South Carolina Department of Archives and History Grand Jury presentments state the concerns or needs of a district, as presented by grand juries, to the legislature. The concerns and grievances were submitted along with information on specific crimes to the appropriate court. The clerk of court recopied the information dealing with specific grievances and forwarded only this portion to the General Assembly.
Militia Enrollments of 1869 South Carolina Department of Archives and History This series consists of militia enrollment books for individual counties in South Carolina. The enrollments were made between June and December of 1869 and include men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five.
Mills Atlas of the State of South Carolina South Carolina Department of Archives and History The 1825 publication of Robert Mills’ Atlas of the State of South Carolina marked an American cartographic first. This volume is the first systematic atlas of any state in the union. Remarkably, too, no other state atlas of South Carolina was published for the next century and a half.
National Register of Historic Places South Carolina Department of Archives and History This series consists of the State Historic Preservation Office's official copies of the more than 1,400 National Register Nominations. Photographs of the properties have also been digitized.
School Insurance Photographs, ca. 1935-1952 South Carolina Department of Archives and History The School Insurance Photographs, ca. 1935-1952 series at the South Carolina Archives and History Center includes photographs made between ca. 1935 and 1952 of approximately 2,600 schools in South Carolina. The photographs were made by the Sinking Fund Commission, a state agency that inspected and provided insurance for public schools. The collection includes both African American and white schools for most counties in the state.
Will Transcripts, 1782-1855 South Carolina Department of Archives and History This series consists of transcripts of wills from 21 counties. A will is the legal expression of an individual's wishes as to the distribution of his property after his death. Information typically includes the names of testator, legatees, executor(s), and witnesses; family and other relationships of the testator; testator's wishes as to the distribution of his property; and the nature of the real and personal property to be distributed. As these are all antebellum wills, they often contain the names of slaves in family or apparent family groupings.


South Carolina Educational Television Commission Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
The History of South Carolina Slide Collection South Carolina Educational Television Commission In 1986, Dr. Constance Schulz of the Public History Department at the University of South Carolina set out to compile a slide collection covering all aspects of South Carolina history for use in elementary through high schools. The result was the 1989 publication, The History of South Carolina Slide Collection. The History of South Carolina Slide Collection Web Site is a digital version of the original publication first published by Dr. Schulz. In working with the collection a decade after its original publication, we realized that some of the text was out of date, and some of the images were not available for use on the Web. In those cases, careful editing of the text was carried out, and suitable replacement images were found to tell the story of the history of the state.


South Carolina Historical Society Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description


Drayton Family Papers, 1837-1869 South Carolina Historical Society Papers consist of correspondence, writings, military records, accounts, plats, and other items. Included are the papers of James Shoolbred Drayton (1820-1867) and John Drayton (1831-1912).
South Carolina Historical Society Manuscripts South Carolina Historical Society Selections from the manuscript collection of South Carolina Historical Society. The first addition to this collection is a journal written by Peter Timothy during the Revolutionary War, detailing troop activities in Charleston.
South Carolina Historical Society Oral Histories South Carolina Historical Society Interviews with Charlestonians of various backgrounds, recorded in the 1970s and 1980s. The subjects talk about growing up in Charleston and cover such topics as preservation, race relations, the Exposition of 1901, and Charleston's involvement in World War I and World War II.


William Henry Johnson Scrapbook South Carolina Historical Society This scrapbook by William Henry Johnson is part of a collection three, which document the history of a large array of Lowcountry plantations and places of interest. In this book - compiled, 1928-1932 - Johnson focuses on the Cooper River region and in the Parishes of St Stephen, St James Goose Creek, St James Santee and St. John Berkeley. The scrapbook draws together published historical research, maps, contemporary anecdotes and includes photographs Johnson took while visiting each location.


South Carolina State Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
South Carolina Bookmobiles Collection South Carolina State Library The South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Digital Library present the South Carolina Bookmobiles Collection, a collection of historical and contemporary images from the 1940s to the early 2000s. The photographs are from the archives of the South Carolina State Library and many were taken by State Library field agents. Portrayed in photographs are public library bookmobiles from across the state, featuring the bookmobiles themselves, library staff, patrons of all ages, and the collections housed in these mobile libraries.
South Carolina Public Library History, 1930-1945 South Carolina State Library The South Carolina Public Library History, 1930-1945 collection consists of photographs and documents from the archives of the SC State Library. These digital images highlight public libraries, bookmobiles, librarians, and patrons from around the state. Many photographs and documents relate to the federal Works Project Administration (WPA) Library Project in South Carolina, which provided statewide library services from 1935 to 1943.


South Carolina School Directories South Carolina State Library Since 1911 the South Carolina State Department of Education has published a yearly directory of schools in the state that includes Department of Education staff information. Information catalogued in each issue is different; some issues also include additional school and district information, listings of private schools and colleges, statistics, and state educational organizations associations. These directories provide valuable information about the school buildings and educational leaders in a community.
South Carolina State Documents Depository South Carolina State Library The South Carolina State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state. Items in the State Documents Depository include both print publications and “born digital” documents often originally published on agency websites.
South Carolina Tombstone Project South Carolina State Library In collaboration with the Union County Carnegie Library, the South Carolina State Library presents a project featuring tombstone transcriptions and images from three Union County cemeteries. Volunteers took pictures of each tombstone in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Fairforest Presbyterian Cemetery, and Belmont Cemetery in Union County, South Carolina. They also transcribed each tombstone exactly in conjunction with rubbings where needed. The South Carolina State Library will be working with public libraries in the state to replicate this project in other communities to create a robust online presence of tombstone transcriptions and photographs, creating a valuable local history tool for genealogists, local historians, and citizens.


South Carolina State Museum Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Standard Federal Photo Collection, Columbia, SC South Carolina State Museum This comprehensive set of Columbia area images includes 146 prints from periods ranging from 1865 to 1980. The collection was amassed from various long time photographers in the community such as John A. Sargeant, Charles Old and Walter Blanchard. They operated studios in the city from the period c. 1915 through 1960. The images include street scenes, buildings, special activities, and related subjects. Most of the collection consists of copies from original prints. It was donated to the SC State Museum in 1988.


South Carolina State University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
South Carolina State University Historical Collection South Carolina State University This historic digital collection at South Carolina State University encompasses all of the Presidents who have provided leadership over the years to this historic land grant university. The collection details their accomplishments and their diverse backgrounds. Each of these Presidents, including the current president, has left an indelible mark on the University.


Spartanburg County Public Libraries Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Herald-Journal Willis Collection Spartanburg County Public Libraries This collection of over 400 historical photographs was donated by the Herald-Journal in 1999. Most of the photographs were taken by Alfred Tennyson Willis, a Spartanburg commercial photographer, and date from the early 1900s to the 1940s. Alfred’s son Robert Henry (Bob) Willis, also a photographer, took many of the later photographs in the collection after his father’s death in 1945.
Letter from Former Mayor Henneman Spartanburg County Public Libraries John A. Henneman mailed this letter from Spartanburg to his cousin Balser Weber in Centre County, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1861. He was expecting that Fort Sumter would soon be bombarded. Henneman served in the Civil War as second lieutenant in Co. E, Holcombe Legion. He was the owner of a jewelry store in Spartanburg after the war. In 1889 Henneman became mayor of Spartanburg. He was later killed in a domestic dispute when summoning a policeman.
Selections from the Bradford Scrapbook Collection Spartanburg County Public Libraries The photographs by Randy Bradford from this collection of historical Spartanburg images are from the decade of the 1940s. Bradford recorded important events, political leaders, and visiting celebrities. His photographs also depict the everyday life and interests of Spartans from this era.
Selections from the Willis Collection Spartanburg County Public Libraries Selections from the Willis Collection, photographs by brothers Alfred and Henry Willis. These images were discovered in 2003 by Elizabeth Willis Fowler, the daughter of Alfred Willis. The original negatives were cleaned and digitally scanned by Steve Fincher Photography. The negatives and digital files were given to the Spartanburg County Public Libraries for storage and preservation.
Selections from World War II Camp Croft Photographs of Joseph Peter Pizzimenti Spartanburg County Public Libraries These photographs of Camp Croft were taken by Joseph Peter Pizzimenti who was from Detroit, Michigan. He was a musician in the jazz and marching bands at Camp Croft from 1941 until early 1945. He had permission to carry a camera on base and used the darkroom on base to do his work.
William Lynch Postcard Collection Spartanburg County Public Libraries This online collection of postcards currently contains 291 cards. These 291 cards represent only a small portion of the collection. The entire collection of postcards, generously loaned by William Lynch to the Libraries in order to be digitized, consists of approximately 1,500 cards.


The Charleston Archive Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Bettie La Barbe Postcard Collection The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library Originally a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Bettie La Barbe spent several years (approximately 1904 - 1923) in Charleston as a teacher and the directress of Kelly's Kindergarten at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (located at King and Poinsette Streets). She retired to Asheville, North Carolina and remained an active member in her community until her death in 1955. The collection consists of just over three hundred Victoriana-era postcards collected by Miss La Barbe between the years 1903 - 1935.
Charles N. Bayless Photos of Charleston, SC The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library A collection of photographs taken by Charles N. Bayless in and around Charleston, SC, ca. 1820-1859.
Jack Keilen Slide Collection The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library John J. ("Jack") Keilen (d. 1999) was a native of Pittsburgh and received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He came to Charleston during the mid-1940s, working first for West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company and later Charleston Rubber Company. An avid amateur photographer throughout his life, Mr. Keilen took several thousand of photographs during his annual vacations around the world. The present collection consists of nearly six hundred color slides taken around Charleston and the Carolinas between 1944 and 1990.
Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library A Photographic Record of the Construction of the Cooper River Bridge; Charleston, South Carolina - 1928-29
Photos from the Records of The Historic Preservation Planner, BCD-COG The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library These photos are from the collection, The Records of the Historic Preservation Planner, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), 1970 - 1981. A large portion of this collection is comprised of the research materials collected for the publication, Historic Preservation Plan Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Region, with the rest being non-survey regional research materials, general business files of the BCDCOG historic preservation department, and topical and miscellaneous files. The majority of the photographs that appear here were taken and compiled by Elias Ball Bull - the tri-county region’s first historic preservation planner – who initiated the process for several hundred of the properties to be included in the National Register of Historic Places. These are the original photos filed with the register nominations; some appear on the National Register website, however, many have been replaced with current images or were not included on the National Register.
South Carolina & West Indian Exposition Photo Passbook, 1901 - 1902 The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library The photos in this collection were taken as part of a season pass that patrons could purchase for unlimited admission to the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, held in Charleston in 1901 and 1902. Each individual’s photo was mounted in a passbook kept by the patron and a duplicate photo was mounted in an album kept by the Director of the Departments of Admissions and Collections, Hugh James Fleming (whose image is on page 34, number 297). The album contains images of 1,326 people, of whom 1,213 are identified by a caption presumably made at the time the photograph was taken. The total number of season pass photos taken for the Exposition is unknown, but similar photos beyond the present collection are known to survive in extant individual Exposition pass books. Mr. Fleming donated this photographic album in 1948 to the Charleston Free Library (now called the Charleston County Public Library). The letter regarding its provenance and donation to the library has been included as the final image in this collection (number 157). Since the paper on which the gelatin silver photographs are mounted is extremely brittle and in a state of deterioration, the album was disbound several years prior to its digitization in order to facilitate its preservation.


The Charleston Museum Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Charleston Firefighters Rosters, 1862-1864 The Charleston Museum The collection consists of sixteen oversize sheets listing the free men of color who comprised various fire companies in the city of Charleston in the years 1863 and 1864. Nine different companies are included – Engine companies numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 as well as a Hook and Ladder Company. There are two sheets, nearly exact duplicates, for all companies except 2 and 8; there are many minor variations from sheet to sheet. The headings on the printed forms include date of enrollment, name, age, height, eyes, hair, complexion, occupation, residence and remarks, the last column always being empty. Information for all other categories is given, with the date of enrollment in most forms being the same for all enrollees, except for those men who were members of the Hook and Ladder Company, suggesting that the date might actually be the day that the rolls were taken. These sheets supply a type of visual identification for Charleston free men of color not available in any other known sources.
Charleston Museum Civil War Photographs The Charleston Museum These images are from the Charleston Museum's collection of civil war photographs and are primarily stereographs.


Charleston Museum Collection The Charleston Museum This collection highlights some of the best of the Charleston Museum Archives. Currently featured is the Charleston Signal Book. The Signal Book was kept by Union Officer Ensign LaRue P Adams during the Siege of Charleston between August and September of 1863.
Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs The Charleston Museum This collection contains photographs held by the Charleston Museum, America's first museum. Currently the collection features 204 photographs documenting the damage inflicted on Charleston by the earthquake of August 31, 1886. Primarily professional photographs, these images were sold as souvenirs of the devastating quake.
Charleston Museum Fort Photographs The Charleston Museum A collection of photographs relating to Charleston area forts, specifically Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson.
Charleston Museum Illustrated Newspapers Collection The Charleston Museum These images are from a collection of illustrated newspapers, primarily Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's, housed in the archives at the Charleston Museum.



The Citadel Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Capturing Character, Interviewees of the Oral History Program The Citadel Photographs of interviewees of the The Citadel Oral History Program taken by Citadel cadets. Original audio and transcripts of the oral history interviews may be viewed and listened to on the Oral History Program page in the Lowcountry Digital Library.
The Citadel and the American Civil War The Citadel As a Southern military college, The Citadel and its cadets were integrally involved in the events of the American Civil War. This collection includes first-person accounts of the Civil War period, in addition to a signed copy of the U.S. War Department orders to raise the flag at Fort Sumter at the conclusion of the War.
The Citadel Oral History Program The Citadel The Citadel Oral History Program seeks to deepen understanding of the Lowcountry's rich history and culture through the gathering and presentation of recorded memories from area residents. This collection currently houses a sample of interviews from Citadel alumni in World War II.
The Citadel Photograph Collection The Citadel A growing collection of photographs from The Citadel. Current photographs include interviewees of the The Citadel’s Oral History Program taken by Citadel cadets.
The Citadel's Collection of Historical Commencement Speeches The Citadel A collection of speeches presented at The Citadel by notable South Carolinians. Topics include the education, military, economy, and politics of the State in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Fotoglobe 2012, The Provost's International Photography Competition The Citadel Fotoglobe is a fall photography event sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Global Initiatives Committee, and the Office of Multicultural Student Services & International Studies. The event showcases photography by students, faculty, and staff which captures some aspect of a foreign culture.


University of South Carolina Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
O.H. Wienges World War II Collection University of South Carolina This collection is comprised of first hand accounts, logs, and photographs of life on the U.S.S. Landing Craft Infantry 759 during World War II. The journaled account was written by Gerald Atherton forty years after his experiences. The Executive's morning order book was kept by Lt. O.H. Wienges while on the Naval ship. The collection also includes a map of the travel route taken by the U.S.S. LCI 759. As an added bonus, Wienge's diary as a teenager in 1938 is also included.
Forward Together, South Carolina in World War I University of South Carolina Forward Together is a multiple-venue project, developed by a consortium of historical and educational institutions, that focuses on the participation of South Carolina during World War I and its effects on the state. Through exhibitions, public lectures, and the development of curricula, this project gives the community a better understanding of the twentieth century’s economic, political, and social issues that are embedded in the legacy of the Great War and continue to reverberate throughout regional, national, and international communities.
South Carolina's Fall Line Collection University of South Carolina The Fall Line is a geographic region within South Carolina where the rivers are no longer navigable from the Low Country. This area, which stretches from Cheraw on the Pee Dee River to Hamburg (present day North Augusta) on the Savannah River, yielded experiences and material culture that were characteristic of its peoples. The goods Fall Line citizens made, bought, sold, and used revealed the manner in which they negotiated their surroundings, met their needs, and formed their aspirations.


University of South Carolina-Moving Image Research Collections Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman University of South Carolina Fox News and Fox Movietone News camera crews covered the people and events of the country and, indeed, the world. From 1919 to 1963 these journalists aimed their viewfinders at the mundane and the spectacular. The resulting images—most of which still exist as camera negatives in the Newsfilm Library—provide an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse the world through their eyes.
Always Coming Home Project University of South Carolina Always Coming Home: The American Female Veteran Experience Archive is designed to provide ongoing documentation of the diverse combat and service situations women in the military face as well as recording the experiences of the increasing numbers of female veterans whose return to civilian life has been affected by their years of service. Women veterans are interviewed, on video, and invited to share their reasons for joining the military, their experiences while in service, and the opportunities and setbacks they have faced upon return to civilian life. This project includes the short documentary “Soldier Girl.”
Anna and Archer Huntington Home Movies University of South Carolina Generously donated to the University by Brookgreen Gardens, the home movies of Anna and Archer Huntington provide rare color images of the artists' sculpture gardens in Georgetown, SC. They also document daily life in the South Carolina low country. Mostly filmed in the 1930s, the collection comprises 4568 ft. of 16 mm film.
C. E. Feltner, Jr. Collection University of South Carolina Includes Children of other lands: Roumania, silent documentary produced by the Post Pictures Corporation about the lives of children in Romania. Copy includes Pennsylvania State Board of Censorship approval (E56406X).
Chinese Film Collection University of South Carolina In October of 2009, the University of South Carolina welcomed an historic gift of films from the People's Republic of China. The gift included nearly 900 titles on 35mm and 16mm film donated by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America (Washington, D.C.). The Embassy collection is of particular interest as a document of cultural diplomacy in that it represents what Chinese officials thought the people of the United States should see and know about China after the normalization of diplomatic relations in 1979. Films include documentaries of life in China, animated films, and full length feature films. The gift was made possible through the combined efforts of the University of South Carolina's Confucius Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University Libraries, with the cooperation of the China Film Archive, the Beijing Film Academy, and Beijing Language and Culture University. The Confucius Institute and the University Libraries are working together to expand the collection.
Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World University of South Carolina In the winter of 1922, Aiken, South Carolina, resident Eleanor Phelps boarded the S.S. Laconia and embarked on the inaugural American Express Company Cruise Around the World. The photographs, diary entries, and souvenirs that comprise this collection document Eleanor's visits to the Panama Canal, the Taj Mahal, and the Valley of the Kings, as well as dozens of cities and other historic sites all over the globe. Each volume teems with life and color and answer the question that Eleanor asks on the last page of her diary: "How can one come to a conclusion or express and opinion on the world as I saw it in 130 days?"
Fox Movietone News Collection University of South Carolina The collection contains seven million feet of nitrate motion picture film and four million feet of safety motion picture film documenting the national and global politics and culture from 1919 through 1934 and from September 1942 through August 1944. Paper holdings provide detailed notes generated by original camera crews as well as ephemera related to individual stories. Within the collection are elements from two distinct newsreel products. One is a silent newsreel, Fox News, which ran from 1919 into 1930. The other is the original sound newsreel, Fox Movietone News, which ran from 1927 through 1963. The majority of films in the collection were not used by the Fox corporation as part of a released newsreel. The collection does contain over 200 released newsreels from 1942 to 1944.
Fox Movietone News: The War Years University of South Carolina "Fox Movietone News: The War Years" provides important insight into how news during the war was processed by Fox Movietone News for popular consumption. In its current form, the exhibit of 2000 dope sheets provides only a small sample of the more than 30,000 filed by Fox Movietone News from December of 1941 through 1945. Dope sheets contained information from the camera crews to help newsreel editors understand the contents of the film ["dope", by the way, was slang for "information"].
Heyward Gibbes Home Movies University of South Carolina The collection contains black and white and color home movies shot by Dr. Heyward Gibbes in the 1920-1940s in South Carolina.
Houlis Home Movies University of South Carolina This home movie collection was shot by a U.S. Army dentist by the name of Dr. Kavadas. They were donated by his daughter, Despina Houlis, who is featured in them. They cover the 1940s to the 1980s and feature trips to Europe and many army bases on which Dr. Kavadas was stationed, as well as the usual family occasions such as weddings, birthdays, christmas celebrations, graduations and baptisms.
Itinerant Filmmakers in South Carolina University of South Carolina Itinerant filmmaking was a vibrant American tradition in the first half of the 20th century. Its practitioners would travel to a city or town, film its citizens, and then project the developed footage in a local movie theater for a modest fee. School children and local businesses were favorite subjects. Over the years, MIRC has acquired several examples of the genre documenting South Carolina communities in the 1930s and early 1940s, including a handful of films by the celebrated North Carolina-based filmmaker, H. Lee Waters.
Lever-Karst Family Home Movies University of South Carolina This collection includes approximately 60,000 feet of film donated by Carolyn Karst, daughter of Bernie Lever, founder of Southeastern Film Processing, the first motion picture laboratory in Columbia, SC. The collection also includes advertising and educational films, and equipment.
Local Television News University of South Carolina The collection contains approximately 1,000,000 ft of 16 mm motion picture film from ca.1958 to 1980 documenting the political and cultural history of South Carolina. Paper holdings include teleprompter scripts for 1963 through 1979.


Lula Belle and Scotty Wiseman Home Movie Collection University of South Carolina The 25 home movie reels in the collection cover a diverse range of activities dating from the duo’s heyday in the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s, with the bulk of the films concentrated between approximately 1938 and 1941. Within the collection are events including, but not limited to: family gatherings; public appearances; trips both within the USA and abroad; Hollywood studio backlot footage; and other events that reveal the personal lives of a public family.
MIRC Award for Creative Editing University of South Carolina The award celebrates innovative use of archival film footage in Media Arts 371: The Moving Image, a course that introduces undergraduates to all aspects of film and video production. Several instructors teach the course, with each instructor selecting three or four student films to submit for the MIRC competition every semester. MIRC staff members jury the competition.
Mary H. Schaub Collection University of South Carolina This film collection consists of a Home Movie collection from the 1940s, mainly from the North Carolina region showing family events, and also featuring vacation trips to American destinations. They were donated by Mary H. Schaub.
Paul Rubenstein Collection University of South Carolina Paul Rubenstein was, at various times over the course of his career, a news cameraman for Fox Movietone, a film producer, a theater operator, a distributor of Castle Films, and a collector of films and film equipment. From the mid-1960s until he donated his collection to USC in 1984, Rubenstein operated Photomart, a film supply and equipment business in Tampa and Orlando.
Phelps Sisters Home Movies University of South Carolina Claudia Lea Phelps (1894-1984) and her sister Eleanor Sheffield Phelps Wilds (1895-1967) were fixtures of Aiken, SC society. Claudia Lea was a sportswoman, gardener, and noted breeder of West Highland terriers. Eleanor was deeply involved in philanthropy and local politics. Both sisters were avid travelers--they literally circled the globe together in the early 1920s. Gifted to the University in 1992 by Stephanie Wilds, this collection comprises approximately five hours of material (1,900' of b&w 35 mm film, 11,925' of b&w 16 mm film, and 50' of color 16 mm film). Their movies document their active social lives, both at home and abroad.
Roman Vishniac Film Collection University of South Carolina The Roman Vishniac Film Collection comprises Vishniac's pioneering work in naturalist mircocinematography and photomicroscopy. It includes approximately 156,000 feet of motion picture film; more than 800 photographic negatives, slides, and prints; and paper records associated with these works. Film holdings include home movies and naturalist film experiments as well outtakes and working materials from the Living Biology film series. The bulk of the collection dates to the 1960s and 1970s, when Dr. Vishniac was producing microbiology films in New York City.
Roman Vishniac: The Subject is Nature University of South Carolina These hundred images are a portion of the many scientific and naturalistic images that Vishniac took in his life time and that the University of South Carolina holds. More will be added to this collection in the future.
Scott Nixon Home Movies University of South Carolina A member of the Amateur Cinema League, Scott Nixon traveled widely from his home in Augusta, GA documenting these travels on 16 mm and Super 8 film (1930s to 1970s). Over 75,000 ft. of film was gifted to the University in 2000 by the Augusta Museum and the Augusta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. In addition to family life, the collection is especially strong in its documentation of railroads, highways, and transportation culture.
South Carolina Manuscripts Collections University of South Carolina These moving images from the South Caroliniana Library's Manuscripts Division were transferred to MIRC for storage and access. They form part of several South Carolina Manuscripts Collections, including the General William Childs Westmoreland Papers, ca. 1900-2005; the Willie Lee Buffington Collection; and the Papers of the Wolfe and Ulmer Families, 1885-1953.
USC Athletic Department Collection University of South Carolina This collection includes 16 mm film and video shot by USC's Athletic Department from 1975 to 1990. Most of the films document USC's football and basketball programs; a handful document the university's track-and-field program.
Watson-Cambre Home Movies Collection University of South Carolina This collection of home movies, shot by Mr. Bert Watson, of Fredericktown, Ohio, feature his wife Ruth, and daughters Janet, Deborah and Susan, as well as some of their many friends. family and neighbors. These films were shot in the 1950s and show the local area around their home in Ohio, as well as their vacation trips to Florida and the West.
William and Harry Birch Collection University of South Carolina Harry Birch first began filming news in Chicago sometime around 1915 and continued to make news and industrial films in the Chicago and Detroit area until the 1950s. He also worked in Chicago’s television industry prior to his retirement. William “Bill” Birch began filming news while still in high school. Shortly before World War II he became a staff cameraman for Fox Movietone News. During the war he filmed with the 834th Signal Photographic Detachment (the unit of the Signal Corp run by Major Frank Capra). After the war he return to Chicago and to news. He established and ran the Network News Bureau for NBC in Chicago. Bill worked in television news for over two decades before moving into feature filmmaking, documentaries and industrials. The winner of many awards for news and documentary filmmaking, he ran his company, William H. Birch and Associates, until his death in 2011.


University of South Carolina-Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Alphabet Rendered Instructive and Entertaining University of South Carolina This beautifully illustrated alphabet book, published in 1775, is an excellent example of early children’s literature from the eighteenth century. Produced by copperplate engraving, the book originally sold plain at 9d. (9 pence) or hand-colored at 1s6d (1 shilling, 6 pence). Published by William Tringham of London, this copy was probably sold plain and colored later. The reproduction method, which was relatively expensive at the time, was also used by the great late eighteenth-century children’s publisher John Newberry. The book consists of 26 plates, each representing a letter of the alphabet accompanied by an illustration and a verse. Lessons provided by each verse combine instruction of both an orthographical and a moral nature.
Bonneville Collection University of South Carolina The Bonneville Collection is a collection of late nineteenth century photographs, postcards and artifacts pertaining to the American Plains Indians.
Camilla Urso Collection University of South Carolina Camilla Urso was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century. She accomplished this at a time when the violin was not considered to be a suitable instrument for a woman to play. Furthermore, she made the difficult transition from child prodigy to mature artist with a career that spanned more than fifty years and that took place on several continents.
Catalog of the Collections of Minerals in the College of South Carolina University of South Carolina Keeping track of the College’s large mineral collection was a daunting task, one made more difficult by several moves of the collection within the College and occupying federal troops who had little regard for the importance of the collection. Part of the problem was poor record-keeping, too. Although Richard T. Brumby had begun to keep a catalogue of the mineral specimens during the 1840s, he never finished it, and between 1856 and 1903, no formal record of new or existing specimens was kept. As a result, the only surviving information on the collection was contained in Brumby’s partial catalogue and the hastily scrawled paper labels that easily became separated from their associated specimens. In 1903, Daniel S. Martin began the work of trying to reconstruct a catalogue of USC’s mineral specimens. Although Martin also never finished the project, he appropriated Brumby’s catalogue and continued to record specimens in that same volume, updating Brumby’s entries, recording vital information from the scattered paper labels, and offering details for the first time on the vast collection of Lewis Gibbes specimens that had never before been catalogued. Martin’s project—however incomplete—remains the principal tool today’s McKissick curators have for verifying which specimens were originally collected by Cooper, Vanuxem, Gibbes, and other early mineralogists.
The City of the Jugglers by William North University of South Carolina William North’s The City of the Jugglers or, Free Trade in Souls, A Romance of the “Golden” Age (1850) is one of the most original novels of the mid-Victorian period, but it is also the most elusive book by one of the nineteenth-century’s most elusive authors. Only three surviving copies are recorded in WorldCat, with only two listed in libraries in North America. This facsimile, scanned from the original 1850 edition now in the University of South Carolina’s Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, makes North’s book available for the first time since its original publication
Delbert Claire Brandt Collection University of South Carolina This collection contains 32 letters and postcards relating to Delbert Claire Brandt (Claire Brandt), a young man from Sharon, Pennsylvania who served with the 1st Cavalry in World War I, was wounded, and died on November 16, 1918. The letters were written between May 1918 and November 1918. Most of the letters are from Claire Brandt to his sister Beatrice. Topics range from the care packages which Beatrice sent to Claire Brandt’s travels in the army.
Development of the Printed Page: 150 Examples of Handpress Printing and its Antecedents, ca. 1200 to 1937 University of South Carolina This collection offers a wide survey of typography, page design, and book illustration spanning 500 years of printing in Europe and the Americas. Also included are manuscript leaves from the medieval and early modern periods, including some examples from the Middle East.
Ethelind Pope Brown Collection of South Carolina Natural History University of South Carolina This collection is comprised of 32 opaque watercolors, or gouaches, on paper created in the late 1700s. Each depicts at least one species of flora and fauna (primarily birds, trees, and flowering plants) found in the American Southeast.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger 1919-1938 University of South Carolina F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Ledger is one of the richest primary source documents in existence for any literary author. Fitzgerald began recording information in this business ledger sometime in 1919 or 1920 after leaving the Army and moving to New York to begin his professional life as a writer.
History of Education in America University of South Carolina This collection of textbooks and printed works on nineteenth century American education had its impetus in a request from our colleague, Professor Susan Schramm-Pate, of the College of Education here at the University of South Carolina. She was interested in supplementing the core group of texts for her doctoral seminar “Curriculum Classics: Trends and Issues” (EDCS 822). The initial group of selected works from the nineteenth century were either printed in the South for a Southern audience, or are the texts of speeches and remarks concerning the state of Southern schools and education. The materials have been drawn from the collections of both the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (including the William Savage Textbook Collection) and the South Caroliniana Library. None of these works have been freely available online until now. We hope that this online collection will form the basis of a larger site of nineteenth- and twentieth-century works on the history of American education with a focus on the South.
Humboldt's Atlas of Latin America, 1799-1804 University of South Carolina The German scientist Alexander von Humboldt and his expedition partner, botanist Aimé Bonpland, traveled through Central and South America between 1799 and 1804. Under a Spanish warrant, they explored the Orinoco in Venezuela, surveyed and gathered plant and animal specimens, and studied the geology and mineralogy of Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. They climbed Chimborazo, the highest summit in Ecuador and what was then thought to be the highest summit on Earth, reaching the highest altitude of any human before succumbing to oxygen sickness near the summit. The complete record of the expedition, commonly known by the title of the first of its 23 volumes, Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du nouveaux continent, was printed in Paris between 1805 to 1834 and is a comprehensive work in the fields of physical geography and geology, natural history, and ethnography that served as a model for future scientific expeditions. The volume, the atlas to the exhibition, is the largest and most elaborately-produced volume in the work. The color prints and large-scale, elaborate engravings convey the extreme scale of the landscape of the Americas to a larger audience and document, in detail, many of the ethnographic and natural specimens Humboldt and Bonpland collected. This digital edition of the Humboldt Atlas is the first to be digitized and made freely-available on the web.
Isaac Rosenberg: Early Poetry and Related Documents from the Joseph Cohen Collection of World War I Literature University of South Carolina Rosenberg, recognized as the first significant Jewish poet in English literature, was one of the major poets whose life was cut short by the Great War, and the only one who served in the ranks. This online collection includes six items, including one of only three known copies of Rosenberg's first book of poems, Night and Day (1912). This copy also contains a manuscript poem in Rosenberg's own hand.
Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection University of South Carolina Joseph M. Bruccoli (1892?-1965) was a veteran of the Great War. His campaign medal carried eight bars, each representing a major battle in which he participated. He was severely wounded and was deeply patriotic. His son, Professor Matthew J. Bruccoli, has initiated this collection as a continuing personal project in his father's memory.
Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection: Postcards University of South Carolina The Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection includes over 200 separate postcards. Most were printed in the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany. Postcards will be added as they are acquired and in a later phase of the project, postcard books and postcards in albums will be added to the digital collection.
Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection: Posters University of South Carolina The posters in this digital collection represent only one small part of the Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina. The Collection was established in 1997 by Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli in memory of Joseph M. Bruccoli, Matthew J. Bruccoli's father, who fought in the first World War. While the majority of the posters in the collection are American, the collection also includes British, French, and German posters, along with a few posters from Austria, Canada, Italy, and Russia.
Literary Annuals Collection University of South Carolina This collection comprises four literary annuals from the Rare Books collection, The Amulet, The Bijou, The Literary Souvenir, and The Winter's Wreath.
Pages from the Past, A Legacy of Medieval Books in South Carolina University of South Carolina Pages from the Past comprises a digital record of all the medieval manuscripts in South Carolina’s institutional archives. None of the manuscripts in private hands has been documented. A total of 118 items includes eight more or less complete codices, but most are individual leaves and cuttings. As representative samples of the medieval book, however, the South Carolina manuscripts expose an impressive range of pre-modern literacy—theological, scientific, liturgical, historical, and so forth. This website has been designed to showcase a range of texts over centuries of transmission, chiefly as an introduction to the technology and function of writing in the Middle Ages.
Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy University of South Carolina In 2011 Robert B. Ariail donated an extraordinary collection of historical astronomy to the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina State Museum. Over the past half-century, Mr. Ariail built a collection that encompassed both historic telescopes and astronomical instruments, now at the State Museum, and more than 5,000 rare books and other published items, now housed in the University's Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections.
Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped in Young Folks Paper University of South Carolina Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel about the adventures of young David Balfour, is one of the Scottish author’s most famous works. Set in eighteenth-century Scotland, Kidnapped originally appeared in serialized form in James Henderson’s literary magazine Young Folks Paper from May 1 to July 31, 1886. Young Folks Paper was published under various titles from 1871 to 1897 and hosted the first editions of Stevenson’s Treasure Island and The Black Arrow, as well as Kidnapped. In addition to fiction, the magazine printed essays, poetry, and history. Young Folks Paper also included a “Literary Olympic” that offered payment and criticism for original contributions, as well as a “Riddle Tournament” consisting of readers’ submissions.
Scottish Literature Digital Projects University of South Carolina The Scottish Literature Digital Projects is part of an on-going series that makes available materials from the G. Ross Roy Collection and other Scottish literature holdings in Rare Books & Special Collections. The collection currently includes full digital facsimiles of materials relating to Robert Burns (1759-1796): Letters Addressed to Clarinda, &c. (Glasgow, 1802), chapbooks written by Burns and manuscripts written to, from, or regarding Burns.
Topical Sketches by Douglas G. Ward University of South Carolina This World War I soldier's sketchbook is the mark of Cpl. Douglas G. Ward, an otherwise unknown British soldier-artist. His sketches are executed in pen and ink and watercolor and cover subjects ranging from basic training to romance. The sketchbook was acquired in 2006 with funding from the USC Educational Foundation. The sketchbook was purchased by the Thomas Cooper Library for the Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collections.
Tycho Brahe’s Instruments in the Blaeu Grande Atlas University of South Carolina In the late 16th century, the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) established two observatories on the island of Hven, near Copenhagen. This section from Jean Blaeu’s Grande Atlas, from the French version issued in 1663, describes and illustrates Brahe’s astronomical instruments. Blaeu’shandcolored 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. The section also gives a map of Hven and plans and descriptions of Tycho’s two observatories, Uraniborg and Stelleborg.
World War I Letters of Samuel Bloom University of South Carolina Samuel Bloom (1895-1976), a first generation Ukrainian immigrant and recent City College graduate, served as private first class and signaler with Company L, 325th Infantry Battalion, US Army, from October 1917 till July 1919. His regular letters home about his World War I experience, donated to Rare Books & Special Collections in 2004 by his sons Dr. Robert A. Bloom and Mr. Jack Bloom, are written on highly acidic paper now too brittle for handling. This project makes available the full sequence of Bloom’s letters and diaries, arranged chronologically.


University of South Carolina-South Caroliniana Library-Manuscripts Division Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description


Angelica Singleton Van Buren Collection University of South Carolina Sarah Angelica Singleton was born in Wedgefield, South Carolina in 1818, the daughter of prominent South Carolina plantation owner, Richard Singleton, and his wife Rebecca Travis Coles. In 1838, Angelica would marry Abraham Van Buren, son of the 8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren. During her father-in-law's term of office, Angelica would serve in the capacity as first lady due to the death of Mrs. Martin Van Buren seventeen years prior. Angelica's papers, consisting of two travel diaries, dated 1854-1855, documenting her family's trips to New York and Europe, and an autograph book, dated 1831, can be viewed here. This collection gives a first-hand account of early to mid nineteenth century aristocratic life in The United States and abroad.
Bonds Conway Papers, 1763 - 1907 University of South Carolina Papers of Bonds Conway (1763-1843), a free African-American resident of Camden (Kershaw County, S.C.). This collection of family letters, land papers, and other items documents several generations of a free family of color from the 18th through the 20th centuries in South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, east Texas, and elsewhere. Topics discussed include social relations during antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras through the early 20th century.
Broadsides from the Colonial Era to the Present University of South Carolina Now, broadsides (posters, one page fliers, advertisements and other types of ephemera) from across many different South Caroliniana Library manuscript collections can be searched, viewed, read, and compared. The dates range from the 1700s to the present, and items will continue to be added to this collection.
Calvin Shedd Papers, 1862-1864 University of South Carolina Forty-four letters, 1862-1863, of Union soldier Calvin Shedd, Co. A, Seventh New Hampshire Regiment, are written primarily from locations in coastal South Carolina and addressed to his wife, S. Augusta Shedd, at Enfield, N.H., and South Reading, Mass. Shedd, a first sergeant, later second lieutenant, writes intelligently and with great detail, describing events, people, and places. His letters are noteworthy for their accounts of hospital conditions, portrayed vividly in correspondence penned from U.S. Army general hospitals at Beaufort, Hilton Head, and a field hospital at Folly Island.
Charles Stuart Vedder Papers, 1848-1912 University of South Carolina The papers of the Rev. Charles Stuart Vedder (1826–1917) consist primarily of letters as well as diaries spanning a period of over sixty years. Vedder moved from Schenectady, New York, to Columbia, South Carolina, to study at Columbia Theological Seminary. He was called upon to become pastor of the Summerville Presbyterian Church in June 1861. Of particular historical interest are Vedder’s three diaries from 1861 to 1866, in which the Civil War is woven into Vedder’s discussions of social life and religion. In 1865, as the war reached its conclusion, Vedder even buried his diary for three months “to avoid its being taken and destroyed by anticipated Raiders.”

After the end of the war, Vedder became pastor of the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where he served for forty years. The postbellum portion of the collection concerns Reconstruction as well as Vedder’s interactions with members of prominent South Carolina families.

The David Wyatt Aiken Papers, 1849-1976 University of South Carolina This collection contains letters and other materials surrounding the life of five-term U.S. congressman David Wyatt Aiken, who biographers have styled "South Carolina's Militant Agrarian." Born in 1828 in Winnsboro (Fairfield County, S.C.), Aiken served as a colonel in the Confederate Army and later went on to serve in the S.C. House of Representatives. He was a member of the Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina and served on the executive committee of the National Grange. From 1877 until 1887, he represented South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. He died in 1887 at his home in Cokesbury, South Carolina. The collection consists in large part of letters to his second wife Virginia Carolina Smith Aiken (1831-1900) , as well as a hand-written autobiography and other materials surrounding his life.
Henry William Ravenel's Private Journal University of South Carolina This collection of one hundred ten manuscripts, thirteen manuscript volumes, and thirty-nine photographs documents the family life, business pursuits, and natural history interests of South Carolina planter, botanist, and agricultural writer Henry William Ravenel (1814-1887).
Inventory of S.C. Church Archives University of South Carolina A historical records survey known as the Inventory of Church Archives was completed by W.P.A. workers between 1937 and 1939. Inventory of Church Archives survey sheets are available for forty-two of South Carolina’s forty-six counties. Surveys for Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, and Georgetown are not extant. The questionnaires provided the means by which information was systematically gathered on African-American and white churches in both rural and urban areas, including address, date organized, building description, construction date, and, of primary importance, listings of any known church records.


James Glen Papers, 1738-1777 University of South Carolina The papers of colonial governor James Glen (1701-1777), who served as Governor of South Carolina from 1738 to 1756, include official government documents, papers concerning relations with Native American Indians, business papers relating to his ownership of a South Carolina rice plantation, and correspondence between Glen and South Carolina planter, John Drayton (1713-1779).
James Kershaw Papers, 1786 - 1825 University of South Carolina This collection contains diaries of James Kershaw, 1791-1825, with meteorological observations, recipes, and home remedies, including advice for treatment of pimples, boils, baldness, and unwanted hair. The papers record observations, 17 September 1811, of a solar eclipse, accounts of debts paid, January-April 1812, including prices of cotton, molasses, and sugar, and typed abstracts of recipes, 1936, copied from the diaries.
James R. Hagood's Civil War Memoir University of South Carolina This Civil War memoir and regimental history written prior to 1870 by James R. Hagood reviews his service as one of the youngest colonels in the Army of the Confederate States of America in Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina. Hagood's relatives, chiefly his nephew, Johnson Hagood 1873-1948, edited and reworked this memoir, ca. 1928 and 1944. He was born in Barnwell, S. C. , the son of Dr. James O'Hear Hagood and Indiana M. Allen Hagood. In 1862 he and a group of Citadel cadets formed themselves into a company of cavalry called the Cadet Rangers, which afterwards became Troop F, 6th South Carolina Cavalry. Hagood later transferred into the 1st South Carolina Regiment of Volunteer Infantry.
John Shaw Billings Photograph Albums, 1875-1939 University of South Carolina The series of photograph albums document the time that John Shaw Billings (1898-1975) and his extended family spent at the Redcliffe plantation in Aiken County, South Carolina. Known for his position as the first managing editor of Life Magazine, Billings purchased Redcliffe in 1935 from his uncle Henry Cumming Hammond (1868-1961) for $15,000. Even before the purchase, however, Billings' family had owned the estate since its founding: former South Carolina Governor James Henry Hammond, who was also Billings' great-grandfather, built Redcliffe. There are a total of 62 photograph albums in the John Shaw Billings Papers collection, housed at the South Caroliniana Library.
Keziah Brevard Journal, 1860-1861 University of South Carolina Records daily activities, 22 July 1860 - 13 Apr. 1861, of a widowed plantation mistress, including the management of slaves; preparation and preservation of food; menus offered to guests; winery procedures; and the distribution of supplies to the slaves at her Sand Hills and Cabin Branch plantations. Volume also contains Brevard's personal reflections on slavery and secession; will and appraisal of her estate; notes on the summer resort of Adams Hill; and genealogical information on the Adams, Goodwyn, Boykin, Hopkins and related families.
Many Years After, by D. Graham Copeland University of South Carolina This book describes the history of Bamberg, South Carolina, with maps, photographs, and text regarding the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras; more specific chapters discuss the buildings, businesses, schools, churches, occupations and people of the 1890s. Genealogical charts and other information document the Copeland and various other families of Bamberg County, South Carolina, through the 1930s, and also record Copeland family connections with the Castanedo and related families of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Maxcy Gregg's Sporting Journal (1839-1860) University of South Carolina Maxcy Gregg's Sporting Journal (1839-1860) describes hunting and fishing expeditions, a record of game animals taken, weather conditions and Fisher's Pond. Other entries discuss a trip to the mountains (17 July - 12 August 1843), attending "the Washingtonian lecture" in Winnsboro, South Carolina, a mention of David Johnson (1782-1855), who served as governor of South Carolina, 1846-1848, and unsuccessful efforts to convince William Waters Boyce to assume editorial duties at the South Carolinian (a newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina).


Micajah A. Clark Journals University of South Carolina In 1847 and 1857, Micajah Adolphus Clark (1822-1905) traveled from Mississippi to South Carolina and kept detailed accounts of his journeys. He recounts the hardships of travel, miscellaneous expenses, weather patterns, making acquaintances, and overnight stays in various locations. His journals from these expeditions are now housed at the South Caroliniana Library and are presented here in digital form.


North of the Broad River University of South Carolina This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information regarding Fairfield County, South Carolina, including families who settled in the region, as well as related lines in Charleston, Orangeburg County, Richland County, and elsewhere in South Carolina. The volumes include transcriptions of letters and account books and excerpts from other unpublished documents regarding immigrants from the United Kingdom, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe, as well as other regions in North America, who settled in South Carolina. Some entries document sales or purchases of African American slaves, inheritance of real estate, military service in the American Revolution or Civil War, and related topics.
Official Program of the Mid-Winter Session of the Bishop's Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, February 14, 1923 University of South Carolina This item documents the 1923 meeting in Columbia, S.C., of the Bishops' Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The session convened at Bethel A.M.E. Church, the impressive, masonry structure built in 1921 at the corner of Sumter and Taylor Streets. This publication is significant for its portraits and biographical sketches of African American ministers and their wives from around the United States.
Papers of the Smith and Wells Families, 1856-1914 University of South Carolina This collection from the South Caroliniana Library consists primarily of the Civil War letters of Edward Laight Wells, discussing the mood in Charleston during the secession crisis in 1860, fighting with the Hampton's Legion 1864-1865, and the immediate aftermath of the war. Other letters are from Eliza Carolina Middleton Huger Smith discussing the health and welfare of her family during the war. Also included are quotations, autographs, Confederate notes, poetry, recipes, genealogical information and newspaper clippings.
Paul Hamilton Papers University of South Carolina This small collection of letters written by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Paul Hamilton (1762-1816) documents concerns and developments during the months preceding the War of 1812.
Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine Papers, ca. 1918 - 2000 University of South Carolina This core unit of three hundred fifty items -two hundred sixty-two manuscripts, miscellaneous printed artifacts, and eighty-eight photographs- added to the papers of the late Joseph Armstrong DeLaine (1898-1974) covers chiefly the period from 1942, when he submitted his annual report as secretary of the Clarendon County Citizen[s] Committee, to 1974, when he delivered an address entitled "History leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision outlawing Segregation in Public Schools."
Robert Gilmor Travel Account, 1806-1807 University of South Carolina This travel journal was originally conceived of as a way to assist the friends of Baltimore merchant Robert Gilmor in their future travels, with information about mileage and taverns along various routes. The narrative follows Gilmor's journey from Maryland to South Carolina, with locations mentioned along the way including Richmond, Va., Raleigh, N.C., and Camden and Stateburg, S.C. In addition to travel notes on mileage to such destinations as Savannah, Ga., Philadelphia, Pa., and New York City and Albany, N.Y., there are pencil sketches depicting pastoral landscapes of such places such as the Susquehanna River and Richmond, Va.
Thomas Jones Davies Bible Records University of South Carolina The Bible and its inserts, owned by Thomas Jones Davies, contain vital statistics of enslaved African Americans living on Davies' plantations located throughout Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The plantations mentioned in the records include: Malvern and Gardner's Swamp, of Beech Island, SC; Swamp Place, near Hamburg, SC; Cherry Hill and Waldburg of Burke County, GA; and Edgefield and Barnwell of Bolivar County, MS. The vital statistics of the enslaved African Americans span from 1830 to 1865, and consist of 82 births, 36 deaths and 11 marriages.
William Ancrum Papers, 1757-1789 University of South Carolina Formerly owned by wealthy Charleston merchant William Ancrum (ca. 1722-1808), this single volume (171 pages, bound in vellum) contains both a letter book and financial accounts that reflect the financial impact of the American Revolution on this South Carolina businessman and planter. The letter book, 1776-1780 (169 letters), preserves communications with merchants in Camden, S.C., as well as plantation overseers, and others; the account book details Ancrum’s personal expenses, 1776-1789.
William Drayton Rutherford Papers University of South Carolina This collection of one hundred fifty-three manuscripts begins in 1858 when Rutherford was courting Sallie Fair, the daughter of Simeon Fair, of Newberry, S.C. The courtship of William ("Drate") Rutherford and Sallie Fair was interrupted in 1861 by secession and war.
William Tennent III Journal and Album University of South Carolina The journal covers Tennent's trek though the S.C. back-country, at times in the company of William Henry Drayton and Rev. Oliver Hart in an effort to persuade Loyalist Tories to join the Patriot cause. The album contains papers documenting his life as a Presbyterian minister in the Colonies of New Jersey and Connecticut, the courtship of his wife despite the objections of her mother, and his 1772 arrival in Charleston, S.C., to serve the Independent or Congregational Church among other topics.



University of South Carolina-South Caroliniana Library-Office of Oral History Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Shivar Spring Co. & Tom McConnell: a Shared Story University of South Carolina Shivar Spring Company was a mineral water and flavored beverage company operating in Shelton, Fairfield County, South Carolina, ca. 1907 to 1957. Presented in this exhibit are postcards, business letterhead, a booklet promoting the company’s mineral water, an oral history interview with the last known living employee, photographs of the spring house, cisterns, and bottles, and a resources page for additional information about the company, including advertisements, news stories, patent records, related books, and an obituary.


University of South Carolina-South Caroliniana Library-Published Materials Division Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Negro Travelers' Greenbook, 1956 University of South Carolina The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. It was intended to provide African American motorists and tourists with the information necessary to board, dine, and sightsee comfortably and safely during the era of segregation.
The New South Newspaper, 1862-1866 University of South Carolina Union postmaster Joseph H. Sears published the New South newspaper out of the post office building on Union Square in Port Royal, S.C., on a weekly basis beginning in March 1862. The paper was moved to the town of Beaufort sometime in 1865 and remained there until it ceased in 1867. The New South offers a glimpse into an era of unprecedented social upheaval in the South Carolina Low Country. The 64 issues available online are fully searchable and readable with the use of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Phosphates in South Carolina, 1870 - 1890 University of 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. In South Carolina, phosphates were used as fertilizers to extend the life of crops. Freedmen flocked toward the industry seeking employment, and with the financial support of Northern financiers, Carolina farmers began production of this highly sought-after material. Soon after the introduction of the phosphate industry, the popular market collapsed due to an over-saturated market. After only twenty years of production, the phosphate industry was essentially over for South Carolina. Long-since ended, signs of the briefly successful industry still exist in Charleston in road names and signs of geological incursion.
Reminiscences of the Sixties University of South Carolina Charles Crosland (1845-1918), who served in the 19th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion, with Company H of the Confederate Army's Hampton Legion, recounts his combat experiences, his father's death, and the destruction of the Crosland family plantation in Bennetsville. He also references the sinking of the USS Housatonic by the Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley. Lula Crosland Ricaud later reproduced the book in part in her Family of Edward and Ann Snead Crosland, published in 1958.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps University of South Carolina Originally conceived in the late 18th Century, fire insurance maps provided structural and urban environmental information necessary for insurance underwriters. Included here are over 2000 Sanborn Maps of over eighty cities in South Carolina from 1884 - 1923 as well as over two hundred unpublished draft maps of additional cities in the state.
Sketch of Company K, 23rd South Carolina Volunteers University of South Carolina Andrews, with the assistance of some of his fellow soldiers, recalls the Company's combat experiences during the second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia (1862; also called Second Manassas) and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia (1864-1865), as well as his own capture and imprisonment at Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates in Maryland following the Battle of Fort Stedman. Andrews served as a private.
South Carolina and the Civil War University of South Carolina A collection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and maps from the Civil War era. This collection will continue to have materials added to it.
South Carolina Pamphlet Collection University of South Carolina The South Carolina pamphlet collection is comprised of 45 artificially bound volumes of separately published South Carolina imprints from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Topics covered include: agriculture, Civil War regimental histories, education and schools, geology, industry, medicine, Native American tribes, nature, nullification, the Revolutionary War, the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877), and the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902). The collection also includes miscellaneous issues of several farmers’ almanacs, sermons, and speeches, as well as the annual reports of the Historical Commission.
Spartanburg at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century University of South Carolina This collection includes A Story of Spartan Push: The Greatest Cotton Manufacturing Centre in the South: Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Its Resources by Edward P. McKissick and Spartanburg, City and County, South Carolina: Their Wonderful Attractions and Marvelous Advantages as a Place of Settlement, and for the Profitable Investment of Capital by the Spartanburg Board of Trade. The volume combines the first reprints of two early histories of the upstate's second largest city, detailing Spartanburg's economic and cultural resources in the 1890s.
Stranger in America by Francis Lieber University of South Carolina The Stranger in America was first published by Carey, Lea & Blanchard in Philadelphia in 1834 as Letters to a Gentleman in Germany: Written After Trip from Philadelphia to Niagara. Lieber dedicated the book to author, Washington Irving.
William Gilmore Simms Digital Edition University of South Carolina Welcome to one of the largest single author collections on the web, the William Gilmore Simms Digital Edition. Writing from Charleston and Barnwell District, South Carolina, as well as on trips across the South and to the North, he did more than anyone to frame white southern self-identity, nationalism, and historical consciousness. He also did more to foster the South's literary life and place in America's imagination. In the second quarter of the nineteenth century, only James Fenimore Cooper was as popular, and Edgar Allan Poe in 1845 rated Simms "the best novelist which this country has, on the whole, produced." He was as well the South's most influential editor of cultural journals and was the region's most prolific critic and poet.


University of South Carolina-South Caroliniana Library-Visual Materials Division Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Armstrong Family Papers, 1900 – 1930 University of South Carolina One of America’s foremost early twentieth-century African-American magic acts. J. Hartford Armstrong, his wife, Lille Belle Armstrong, and eventually their daughter, Ellen Armstrong, performed feats that included mind reading, sleight of hand, and card tricks. This collection of 127 items includes letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Berkeley County Photograph Collection University of South Carolina Once part of an album, the 66 photographs (circa 1900) show plantations, African Americans, horses, hunting, rice threshing, wagons and carts, and churches in Berkeley County, S.C. Some featured landmarks are: Medway, Wappahoola, Mulberry Castle, Dean Hall (bulk of collection), Dockon, Bushy Park, Exeter, Cote Bas, Bippy, Lewisfield, Strawberry Chapel, Strawberry ferry, and pine land house. People who are identified in the photographs include Col. Jim Petigru Carson, S.P. Stoney, and the Stoney family.
Beulah Glover Collection University of South Carolina In about 1937 Miss Beulah Glover (17 Aug. 1887 - 4 Jan. 1991) opened a photography studio in Walterboro, S.C. Being also an historian, Miss Glover shot many historical scenes in the Lowcountry. She converted some of these images to postcards and sold them in her studio, Foto-Nook. She also used images to illustrate her many articles and books on the history of Colleton County. Miss Glover worked also as photo-journalist, selling her images to the Walterboro newspaper. This small sampling of images by Miss Glover includes prints and negatives and covers the years 1941 to 1952.
Charleston Earthquake, 1886 University of South Carolina On August 31, 1886, Charleston and surrounding towns suffered extensive damage from the largest earthquake to ever hit the southeast. The earthquake lasted less than a minute, but caused millions of dollars in damage and many deaths and injuries. The photographs in this collection show the aftermath of the earthquake shortly after it occurred. George LaGrange Cook, a prominent Charleston photographer created the series "Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity" which featured a total of 200 photographs that could be purchased as souvenirs. A portion of this series, along with earthquake photographs from photographers William Wilson, W.H. Fairchild, J.H. Wisser, and Joseph Hall are contained within this collection.
E. Don Herd Photograph Collection University of South Carolina E. Don Herd created these negatives while a student at Belton High School, Belton, S.C. and a few later while at Erskine College. Subjects include Belton and Easley high school’s athletic teams, clubs, class officers, and homecoming. Community life is also exhibited through negatives of the Belton City Council, businesses, churches, weddings, reunions, portraits, Christmas parades, Scout troops, and a trip to Cuba.
E.E. Burson Photograph Collection University of South Carolina E. E. Burson worked as a photographer in Denmark, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas of Bamberg County approximately between the years of 1905 and 1920. Burson not only worked in his Denmark studio, but he also photographed town scenes and nearby Voorhees College. Burson’s work is notable because he captured images of both white and African-American townspeople. The E. E. Burson Collection consists of 253 glass plate negatives, as well as 253 contact prints made from the negatives, depicting Voorhees College students and buildings as well as townspeople and town scenes from Denmark, South Carolina.
E.T. Start Collection University of South Carolina E. T. Start of New York State moved to Camden, South Carolina in 1903, as the photographer at the Kirkwood Hotel. Photographing the Winter Colony and local scenes, he spent time in Camden until c. 1945. This collection of 200 photographs includes images of people, animals, and houses in Camden, S.C., in particular horse-drawn vehicles, horseback riding, polo, the house "Bohemia," and much more.
George LaGrange Cook Photograph Collection, c. 1880 - 1895 University of South Carolina This collection of glass plate negatives of Charleston and Summerville was made by George LaGrange Cook in the 1880s and early 1890s. The son of the famous Civil War photographer, George Smith Cook, LaGrange learned the art of photography from his father. He lived in Charleston and then Summerville before leaving around 1892 to join his father in Richmond, Virginia.
Harbison Agricultural College Photograph Collection University of South Carolina This collection of 113 photographs, also available through the original photo album, represents Harbison Agricultural College, which began in 1885 when the Rev. Emory W. Williams of Washington, D.C. founded a school to educate young African Americans. In 1899, Samuel Harbison of Pennsylvania and a Board member, donated 20 acres of land. The school relocated to the expanded 87 acres in 1901 and was renamed Harbison College in his honor.
Heyward Album University of South Carolina This Civil War-era photograph album contains cartes-de-visite photographs of members of the S. C. Secession Convention, Confederate and U.S. Governments, officers of the Confederate and U.S. Armies, S.C. governors, and officers of the South Carolina Volunteers 1st Regiment of Rifles. It also includes unidentified Heyward family and friends and 19th century pictures. Many photographs were taken by Quinby & Co. of Charleston, S.C. This album was donated to the South Caroliniana Library by Katherine Bayard Heyward and Duncan Heyward.
Joseph Winter Photograph Collection University of South Carolina The 3287 photographs, 207 negatives, 638 slides and including 4 panoramic photographs available online from the Joseph E. Winter (1920-1992) Collection reflect the career of Joseph E. Winter, housing inspector (1955-1965) and director (1965-1980) of the Columbia Rehabilitation Commission. The images comprise many of the streets and buildings of Columbia, SC from the 1960s. The home page includes a special presentation of the panoramic photographs and a long list of streets to choose from and view.
Primary Sources for K-12 , Pilot Project University of South Carolina In collaboration with a pilot group of South Carolina teachers, USC Libraries has made these primary resources available online.
Kenneth Frederick Marsh Photograph Collection University of South Carolina Many of the over 700 photographs by Kenneth Frederick Marsh (d. 1968) available in this collection have not been published. Some were used to illustrate books by photographer Marsh and his wife, Blanche Marsh. The photographs and negatives depict historic and modern homes, public buildings, textile mills, churches, and scenes of South Carolina and Flat Rock, N.C.
South Carolina and World War II University of South Carolina This photo album includes images of the former Columbia Army Air base located in Lexington, S.C. There are over 180 photographs showing men from the 96th Air Base Squadron at work and at leisure inside the barracks and out. Social events include a Red Cross Social, a G.I. Hop, and Lee Bowman's Band playing at a U.S.O. dance. Many photographs are identified with captions, and some are official Air Corps photographs printed at the base's photo lab showing base operations, planes, and hangars.
South Carolina Railroads Photograph Collection University of South Carolina The South Caroliniana Library has been collecting photographs of train stations, depots, rail yards, engines, and rolling stock for many years. The images come in as single items, as part of other collections, or as collections of their own. There are also photographs of railways used by the mining and lumber industries. Presented here are photographs pulled from different sources to provide the researcher with a virtual collection of South Carolina railway related photographs.
Stereographic Views of South Carolina University of South Carolina This group of 74 stereographs contains images of the damage to Charleston during the Civil War, along with images of Folly and Port Royal Islands. Forts, churches, hospitals and headquarters come to life in these photographs taken by war photographers such as Samuel A. Cooley and John P. Soule. Spanning both the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the stereographs include locations significant to the war and the times. Each item features two albumen prints on one side, and some contain information about the photographs or photographers on the reverse. The collection also features anaglyphs (a composite image that provides a stereoscopic 3D view when viewed with 3D glasses) for each stereograph.
WPA Photograph Collection University of South Carolina A collection of photographs documenting homes, schools, colleges, churches, streets, landscapes, murals, artwork, and other aspects of South Carolina life, these images were collected by photographers hired as part of Federal Writers' Project. The Federal Writer's Project was created in 1935 as part of the United States Work Progress Administration to provide employment for various white-collar workers such as historians, teachers, and writers.


University of South Carolina-Government Information Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description


1899 Census of Cuba University of South Carolina The Report on the Census of Cuba, 1899 was published by the United States War Department Cuban Census Office in 1900 with information about the country and census tables.
Belle W. Baruch Institute Library Collection University of South Carolina This collection currently includes "Shallow Water Marine Benthic Macroinvertebrates of South Carolina: Species Identification, Community Composition and Symbiotic Associations" by Richard S. Fox and Edward E. Ruppert. Further publications will be added in the future.
Diamond Fields of South Africa: Memoirs, Mines, and Minerals University of South Carolina In the Early 1870s, one of the greatest diamond rushes began in South Africa after the discovery of a valuable diamond on the Orange River. This collection consists of five items that represent some of the earliest publications describing the diamond fields of South Africa. Published between 1870 and 1917, this collection of monographs, essays, and pamphlets reflect the excitement generated by one of the greatest mineral discoveries of the late 19th century.
Equality of Educational Opportunity by James S. Coleman University of South Carolina This report is submitted in response to Section 402 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: SEC. 402. The Commissioner shall conduct a survey and make a report to the President and the Congress, within two years of the enactment of this title, concerning the lack of availability of equal educational opportunities for individuals by reason of race, color, religion, or national origin in public educational institutions at all levels in the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia. From introductory letter by Harold Howe II, U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1966, as published on p. iii of the report.
Government Information Pamphlet Collection University of South Carolina This collection contains over 400 pamphlets from the Federal Security Agency and Health, Education and Welfare programs discussing a wide variety of subjects. These pamphlets, ranging in dates from the 1930s – 1970s, can also be found in the online catalog. Government information pamphlets from other agencies as well will continue to be added to this collection.


U.S. Food Administration Food Conservation Notes University of South Carolina The U.S. Food Administration was established by Executive Order 2679-A (August 10, 1917). President Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover as its administrator. Hoover realized that conservation was the only way to quickly increase food stocks and correctly believed that people would voluntarily conserve food to help the war effort. Through promotions such as Meatless Mondays and Wheat-less Wednesdays, the agency was able to reduce domestic food consumption by 15% and supply US and allied forces. The US Food Administration ceased with Executive Order 3320 (August 21, 1920) after post-war shipments of food had helped prevent famine in Europe.


University of South Carolina-Map Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Historical Soil Survey Maps University of South Carolina These forty South Carolina soil survey maps from the early Nineteen Hundreds were prepared with booklets to explain the soil classifications on the county level. They include information that do not appear on updated survey maps, such as old rail lines, schools, churches and other structures as well as entire towns that no longer exist.
South Carolina Aerial Photos (pilot project) University of South Carolina This pilot project consists of a small portion of the aerial photo collection, approximately 360 images of 130,000, focusing just on Columbia, SC for the dates of 1938, 1959-60, 1971, and 1980. Photos will continue to be added to the collection.
South Carolina Aerial Photograph Indexes, 1937-1989 University of South Carolina Spanning five decades, the University of South Carolina’s collection of aerial photograph indexes consists primarily of projects commissioned by the United States Department of Agriculture. Showing cities, farms, forests, reservoirs, coastlines, and other features across the state, the indexes provide a visual overview of each project’s collection of individual aerial photographs, many of which are housed in the university’s Map Library.
South Carolina Department of Transportation County Road Maps University of South Carolina This is a collection of road maps by the SC Department of Transportation by county held by the University of South Carolina's Map Library
Topographic Maps of South Carolina, 1888-1975 University of South Carolina The Map Library has made available from this site 236 of its 15 minute, 30 minute, and 7.5 minute topographic maps of South Carolina. Measuring 14 x 20 inches the Polyconic Projections were first published in the late 19th Century. Some were produced by the Army, others by the Corps. of Engineers and the remainder were produced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).


University of South Carolina-Music Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Carolina Bands Collection University of South Carolina The online Carolina Bands Collection is a portion of the larger collection given to the University of South Carolina by two previous band directors: James Pritchard Sr. and James K. Copenhaver, and includes sheet music, audio files, drill charts, and album covers. The audio clips are at times coupled with the sheet music, so that one can read and listen to the music. The collection presents a unique view of the history of bands at the University of South Carolina from 1914 until the present.
Claude Casey Scrapbooks & Ephemera University of South Carolina Claude Casey (1912-1999) filled these albums with mementos from his career as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor. The photographs, clippings and ephemera reflect his personal and professional lives.
Digital Sheet Music Project University of South Carolina This searchable database provides access to the bibliographic records and, for those pieces in the public domain, access to images of the cover and each page of music. Currently, the collection contains over 10,000 pieces of classical, popular, and sacred music from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Edwin Hughes Collection University of South Carolina Edwin Hughes was a noted pianist with ties to South Carolina. Hughes studied with noted pianist Theodor Leschetizky, who was a pupil of major composers and pianists of the late 1800s. Hughes had a very successful teaching and touring career, and eventually became editor with noted music publishing house G. Schirmer. Hughes taught a series of master classes in the 1950s and 1960s, often teaching on USC’s Columbia campus.
Hemrick Nathan Salley Family Sheet Music University of South Carolina Donated in 2010 by Hemrick Nathan Salley Jr., the Salley Family Sheet Music includes music from the 19th and 20th Centuries. These two bound volumes from the collection each have a distinct focus: one on popular piano music from the mid-1800s, and the other on popular songs for piano and voice from 1899 to 1902 with an emphasis on blackface minstrelsy.
John Kenneth Adams Scrapbook University of South Carolina This scrapbook contains recital and concert programs, playbills, clippings, photographs, awards and certificates collected throughout John Kenneth Adams' career as a performer and teacher.
L’Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst University of South Carolina Léon Bakst (1866-1924) was a Russian portraitist and designer who spent much of his career in Paris. This book reflects his extraordinary collaborative work with Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes as well as the dancers Ida Rubinstein and Vaslav Nijinsky. The costumes and set designs in the book demonstrate his modern yet exotic aesthetic as well as a consistently brilliant and detailed use of color. The book itself is a remarkable example of collaboration: the preface was provided by Arsène Alexandre (the art critic of the French newspaper Figaro) and the summaries for each ballet were written by Jean Cocteau (the French poet, playwright and filmmaker).


University of South Carolina-School of Medicine Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description


USC School of Medicine Historical Collections University of South Carolina This collection gives an indication of the kinds and numbers of medical books in the hands of physicians in South Carolina and reflects the education and training of doctors during the 18th and 19th centuries.
USC School of Medicine Historic Medical Books University of South Carolina The digital collection began in 2009, when the Library was awarded a digitization grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region to digitize five historical medical books.


University of South Carolina-South Carolina Political Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words University of South Carolina Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words is a collection of Senator Hollings’ writings, speeches, photographs, and audio files from his days as Lt. Governor, Governor, and U.S. Senator. 200 items showcase the compelling intellect, keen wit, and, at times, sharp tongue that Senator Hollings was known for in South Carolina and on Capitol Hill.
Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Collection University of South Carolina Newman was a Methodist pastor, civil rights activist, and entrepreneur. A leading figure in the Civil Rights movement in South Carolina, he helped organize the Orangeburg branch of the NAACP in 1943, helped found the Progressive Democratic Party, and served the South Carolina NAACP as state field director from 1960 to 1969. In 1983, at age 72, he was elected to the South Carolina Senate, thus becoming the first African American to serve in that body since Reconstruction.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words University of South Carolina A Columbia civil rights activist, Simkins served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941 to 1957. She also had leadership roles in the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and the Richland County Citizens Committee. Simkins was a founder, in 1921, of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia. Now called South Carolina Community Bank, it survives as one of the oldest African-American owned banks in the country. As a voice of African-American leadership in the South, Simkins was routinely asked to use her influence in political campaigns. Although she helped many leaders win election, Simkins was unable to attain elected office herself. She ran unsuccessfully for Columbia City Council in 1966 and 1984 and the S.C. House of Representatives in 1966.
Robert McNair: In His Own Words University of South Carolina Over the course of his twenty year career in South Carolina politics, including an unprecedented six years as governor, Robert McNair led South Carolina in an era of prosperity and carefully guided the Palmetto State through the turbulent 1960s, a period of profound social upheaval and change. Digitized here are speeches, correspondence, clippings, and photographs that highlight Governor McNair's dedication to and focus on education, tourism, and industrial expansion as well as illuminating the Governor's thoughts and reactions to the Civil Rights movement, desegregation, and the Vietnam War.
William Jennings Bryan Dorn: In His Own Words University of South Carolina This collection of audio clips highlights Dorn's career of service to South Carolina and the nation. Through his pleasing Southern drawl, Dorn draws in his audiences with warmth and passion. The collection is composed of various speeches from the campaign trail and addresses to the American Legion. Additional clips are excerpts from his 1980 and 1981 oral history interviews. Topics include World War II, civil rights, and national defense.


University of South Carolina-USC Archives Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Carolina Students Handbook, 1920 -1940 University of South Carolina The Carolina Student’s Handbook offers 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, it was primarily aimed at freshman, and included information on the honor code, campus traditions, songs, organizations, athletics, and more. The handbook also urged students to shop at the local businesses that advertised in the handbook.
Garnet and Black Yearbooks University of South Carolina The USC Garnet and Black Yearbooks are currently being scanned and will be made available from this site as they are done. Each yearbook is searchable and browsable by section. The first available years are 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1975. Eventually, we hope to have 1899 - 1994 scanned. The school stopped creating the yearbook and went to a magazine format in 1994.
University of South Carolina Buildings and Grounds University of South Carolina These images, dating from the 1920s to the 1950s, document the evolution of the University's physical structures.
University of South Carolina Football Program Covers University of South Carolina The University of South Carolina Football Program Covers showcases the unique artwork created to support and promote Gamecock football. The collection contains program covers ranging from 1923 to present.
University of South Carolina Reconstruction Records University of South Carolina In 1873, the University of South Carolina became the only state-supported Southern university to fully integrate during the Reconstruction Era that followed the Civil War. By 1876, the student body was predominately African-American. After Wade Hampton was elected governor and whites regained control of state government, the University was closed for reorganization in 1877, and reopened in 1880 as an all-white institution. It would remain all-white until desegregation in 1963. This collection brings together the surviving records from the Reconstruction University, including scholarship lists, room and board lists, and faculty correspondence. Student exams from the time period are included in another digital collection, University of South Carolina Student Exams, 1854-1917. Bringing these materials together online provides a glimpse into the lives of these pioneering African-American students.
University of South Carolina Student Exams, 1854 - 1917 University of South Carolina These student examinations date largely from the second half of the 19th century, a period in which the University of South Carolina underwent significant changes not only in its curriculum but also in its student body, its faculty and its educational goals.


University of South Carolina-Aiken Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Gregg Almanacs 1846-1855 University of South Carolina-Aiken Gregg Almanacs 1846-1855
Gregg-Graniteville Photographic Collection University of South Carolina-Aiken This photograph collection is a small portion of USC Aiken's historical Gregg-Graniteville Archive of documents and memorabilia of the Graniteville Company, a major Southern textile manufacturing firm founded in 1845 by William Gregg. The archive represents the only collection in existence devoted to William Gregg and the Graniteville Company. It was developed over the years by the executives of the company at its main office in the village of Graniteville.
Reports of the President & Treasurer of Graniteville Manufacturer Company. University of South Carolina-Aiken Made to a Called Meeting of the Stockholders, April 18, 1867. Augusta, GA.
University of South Carolina Aiken Photograph Collection, 1961 - 2011 University of South Carolina-Aiken The University of South Carolina Aiken Photograph Collection, 1961-2011, contains a selection of images showcasing the last 50 years of USCA. The five main collections are Campus, Students, Faculty, Athletics and Chancellors.
William Gregg Letter Book University of South Carolina-Aiken William Gregg Letter Book


University of South Carolina-Beaufort Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Collected Civil War Papers of Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman University of South Carolina-Beaufort This collection contains the mementos Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman, a former commander of the Washington Artillery battalion, saved in his scrapbook. It portrays a civil war colonel's dedication to preserving the memory of his unit along with a larger more important purpose of memorializing the era of the confederate soldier. The scrapbook and papers were handed down the familial line from Eshleman to his daughter and eventually given to the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) by the generous donation of Jack and Mindy Castles.


University of South Carolina-Lancaster Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
T.J. Blumer Collection of Catawba Indian Photographs & Slides University of South Carolina-Lancaster The Catawba Indian collection was created using slides and photographs from the Native American Studies Archive at USC Lancaster. Many of the photographs and slides depict the Catawba reservation, pottery, people, and buildings.


Winthrop University Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Alfred D. Gilchrist Architectural Drawings Winthrop University 5 images. Alfred D. Gilchrist was active as an architect between 1913 and 1940. He designed buildings in many places in South and North Carolina but primarily in York, Chester, Lancaster, and Fairfield counties in South Carolina. The Louise Pettus Archives at Winthrop University received the collection of Mr. Gilchrists work in June of 2003 from his grandson Alfred Gilchrist.
An Experimental Rural School at Winthrop College Winthrop University The purpose of this bulletin was to publish the results and experiences of the rural school experiment being conducted in Rock Hill, South Carolina in the early 1910s. This publication is a good source of information regarding the state of rural public schools prior to 1910, of the consolidation of schools movement that took hold during the mid 20th Century, and the experimental measures used in Rock Hill to provide better means of education for these students.
Arnold Michael Shankman Papers, 1899-1982 Winthrop University 19 images. This collection consists of Dr. Arnold Michael Shankmans professional and organizational files, including biographical data, correspondence, lecture and teaching materials, rough notes, published and unpublished drafts of Dr. Shankmans journal articles and books, papers given at seminars and conferences, research notes, and typescript and photocopies of historical manuscripts from other repositories. Also included is Shankmans correspondence with Marion Wright, interviews with the Civil Rights activist, and a collection of Wrights papers and speeches. Some of the material pertains to Dr. Shankmans publishing efforts, his work as a Winthrop faculty member and scholar, and his involvement with professional organizations, especially Jewish organizations such as: the Southern Jewish Historical Society and the American Jewish Historical Society. He also took part in the American Historical Society, and their conferences, often giving papers at various seminars. While there is ample material extending from Dr. Shankmans student days at Knox College and Emory University, most of the substantive material extends from 1975-1982.
Arnold Michael Shankman Papers, 1946-1976 Winthrop University 6 images. This collection includes mainly photocopies of manuscript collections which Dr. Shankman has used for his research and writing. Included are pamphlets, biographical sketches, correspondence, and newspaper accounts. Most of the collection relates to the Civil War, particularly in Illinois, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, but there is material relating to Jews, Blacks, and U.S. foreign relations.


John Schorb Photography Collection Winthrop University 53 images. Includes a genealogy, articles, letters and photographs, newspaper clippings on the life and work of John R. Schorb, one of America's first photographers. Of particular interest are his poems and compositions, which give insight into his personal philosophy and attitudes, and his math and science projects of his college years.
Martha Thomas Fitzgerald Papers Winthrop University 30 images. A collection of papers, letters, campaign memorabilia, and photographs spanning the years from Martha Thomas Fitzgerald's graduation from college to her death. The collection mainly consists of letters and other correspondence regarding Mrs. Fitzgerald's legislative activities, work with the South Carolina Department of Education, and her activities in various civic groups. The collection also contains many photographs of Mrs. Fitzgerald, social functions, and South Carolina rural school houses in the 1920s.
Matt Christopher Papers Winthrop University 31 images. The Matt Christopher Papers include 70,000 pieces and 800 bound volumes. The collection, extending from the 1910s to 2004, include most of his published and unpublished manuscripts (poems, short stories and articles, screenplays and novels) as well as his notes, outlines, synopses and drafts.
Nathan Asch Papers Winthrop University 22 images. This collection consists of personal and business correspondence, legal and financial papers, published short works of Nathan Asch, book reviews, unpublished manuscripts, notes, photographs, clippings, and a tape recording of the novelist. Asch, the son of the famous Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, is the author of five novels published between 1925 and 1937. He also published dozens of short stories. Asch was an acquaintance of Ernest Hemingway in Paris and he was a long time friend of literary historian, critic, and writer Malcolm Cowley.
Palmetto Women Exhibit Winthrop University 20 images. Consists of copies of photographs, letters, diaries, newsletters and other papers from the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections that document the lives of women in South Carolina. The collection was assembled as a traveling exhibit as part of Winthrop's "Celebration of Women in South Carolina History" project.
Robert Marett Papers Winthrop University 12 images. The collection consists of plats, maps, field notes & field books, architectural drawings, correspondence & deeds, and other related items of Robert Marett, Land Surveyor. There are a number of plats done by other surveyors throughout the collection. Marett operated predominately in South and North Carolina. The majority of the material deals with York County, while the rest covers mainly the counties of Lancaster, Chester, Union, and Cherokee. A small percentage covers parts of North Carolina (mostly Mecklenburg County).
Rock Hill Sesquicentennial Photograph Exhibit, 1860s - 1970s Winthrop University 150 years of Photographs from the Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections
Rock Hill Sesquicentennial Postcard Collection, 1896-1943 Winthrop University 20 images. The collection consists of reproductions of photographs found in the Manuscript and Archives collections of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections. The photographs range in date from 1896 to the late 1940s. They include scenes from Rock Hill and Winthrop over a period of fifty years. The originals are located in a number of collections located in Archives and Special Collections.
Rock Hill Winthrop Luminaries Winthrop University This collection includes images of Charles Shepard Davis, David Bancroft Johnson, James Pinckney Kinard, Phillip Lader, Mary Hall Leonard, Shelton J. Phelps, Henry Radcliffe Sims, and Charles B. Vail.
Rock Hill Winthrop Publications Winthrop University This collection includes an assortment of publications from Winthrop University, including bulletins, catalogues, prospectus, and two volumes of the Winthrop Viewbook.
Winthrop University Buildings Exhibits Winthrop University This collection includes historical and current images of the buildings on the Winthrop University campus.
Winthrop University Campus Scenes Winthrop University This collection includes historical and current images of the buildings on the Winthrop University campus.


Winthrop University Chronologies and Timelines Winthrop University This collection includes images of buildings, structures, Winthrop presidents, and two timelines of the university.
Winthrop Winthrop University Photograph Collection. May Day, 1929-1971 Winthrop University 14 photographs. The date of the first May Day is disputed, but most agree on 1929. May Day was the final celebration of the year before graduation. It was celebrated as a time of festivity, the opening of spring, and a remembrance of the traditional May Day. The May Court included the May Queen, her Maid of Honor, and four attendants from each class. The women chosen were popular, good-looking, and held good academic standing. The May Queen watched over all festivities, including music, plays, and dancing, on the first of May. The last May Day was held in 1971.
Winthropiana Winthrop University This collection includes images of events and daily life around Winthrop University, including Army Air Corps Cadets from 1943, dances, home demonstration, The Swanks dance band, and the Winthrop Scrapbook.


Wofford College Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
The African-American Experience in Slavery and Freedom Wofford College The African-American experience in slavery and freedom as told through documents held in Wofford College’s Special Colelctions. Drawing upon materials from the library’s Special Collections, including the Littlejohn Collection, and the Wofford and SC Methodist Archives, this exhibition traces the African-American experience from the American Revolution to the early modern era, particularly in the South and Upstate.
Ben Hill Brown Photos Wofford College Ben Hill Brown, Jr. graduated from Wofford College in 1935 and served in the diplomatic corps and as an officer in the U. S. State Department. This photographic collection is part of the Wofford College Archives Collection.
Civil War Manuscripts from the Littlejohn Collection Wofford College This collection contains manuscripts in the Littlejohn Collection that were created between April 1861 and April 1865.
John Beverly Montgomery Photographic Collection Wofford College John Beverly Montgomery graduated from Wofford College in 1933 and rose to the rank of major general in the U. S. Air Force by the time he was 40 years old. He became head of the Eighth Air Force in 1953 after serving as director of operations for the Strategic Air Command. After leaving the Air Force in 1955, he took positions with American Airlines, General Electric, Daystrom, and Schlumberger.
James H. Carlisle Jr., Memories of Wofford College Wofford College James H. Carlisle Jr. was the son of Wofford's third president, James H. Carlisle. The younger Carlisle grew up on the Wofford Campus, graduated from the college in 1885, and spent most of his life in Spartanburg. His memories of his father, of life on campus, and of faculty members give modern readers an inside look at life around the campus in the 19th century.
Lafayette McLaws Papers Wofford College This collection consist of 7 letter to newspaper editor Isaac R. Pennypacker from former U.S. officer and Confederate general Lafayette McLaws. The letters date from 1886 through 1889.
Manuscripts from the Littlejohn Collection Wofford College This collection contains images of manuscripts from the Littlejohn Collection regardless of time, place, or date of creation.
The Memoirs of Sandor Teszler Wofford College Sandor Teszler was a long-time member of the Wofford community. Born in Hungary in 1903, Mr. Teszler and his family survived the Holocaust and moved to the United States after World War II. He was a textile executive in Europe and the United States, and his son, Andrew, was a Wofford trustee. The college's library was named in his honor in 1971. In retirement, Mr. Teszler audited courses at Wofford, was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1987, and was appointed an adjunct professor of humanities in 1996 He died in 2000. These memoirs were published in 1990.
Selections from The Broadus R. Littlejohn. Jr. Postcard Collection Wofford College The collection consists of postcards (typically about 4 1/2” X 6 ½”) that originate from and depict places around the world. The postcards appear to generally date from after 1945 and are photographic and printed. The items that depict U.S. sites have been organized and inventoried by state, save for those from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. As the cards from these states are most numerous, and presumably of the most interest locally, they have been inventoried in greater detail (i.e. by specific place or city within the state). Of the states that are well-represented within the collection, there are 314 items that depict North Carolina, 271 depict South Carolina, 174 depict Virginia, 109 depict Washington D.C., 162 depict California, 128 depict Maine, and 154 depict Pennsylvania. In all, 46 states (plus Washington, D.C.) are represented in 2009 items in the U.S. collection. Canada is represented in 155 items.
The W.E. Johnson Papers Wofford College The collection consists of 23 letters and a pocket diary from Confederate Army (i.e. C.S.A.) Lieutenant W.E. Johnson to his wife, father and other persons. Lt. Johnson and his wife appear to have been residents of Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina. At the time of his writing these letters, Johnson and Ann, his wife, had two sons. All of the letters date from 1864 -- Johnson was in his late 30's when he wrote them. He was a private, then an officer in a South Carolina unit (Co. K, 7th SC Cavalry Regiment) and was captured in combat on May 30, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Virginia. He remained a prisoner-of-war until the end of the conflict (i.e., spring of 1865). As a prisoner-of-war, Johnson had the unfortunate honor of being a member of the group that has come to be known as the "Immortal Six Hundred," a group of about 600 captured Confederate officers. The Six Hundred were, by order of U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, transferred to and held in a prison camp on Morris Island exposed to Confederate artillery fire (due to the camp's proximity to Federal batteries). The camp on Morris Island was subject to shelling by Confederate occupied Fort Sumter (directly to the north of the island, in the harbor's mouth). The deliberate placement of the Confederate prisoners-of-war in harm's way was an act of retaliation by the Federal administration, who viewed the placement of Federal POWs in Charleston (ostensibly unduly exposed to Federal fire) as highly improper.
The William Wynn Mood Photo Album Wofford College This album contains 131 photos of late 19th century Methodist bishops, ministers in South Carolina, and some lay individuals who were connected with the Mood family.
Twentieth Century Sketches photos (1901) Wofford College These photos come from the first pictorial directory of Methodist ministers in South Carolina. This album contains 179 images. Local church historians may want to search through the directory for photos of their ministers.
Twentieth Century Sketches, Revised photos (1914) Wofford College These photos come from the second pictorial directory of Methodist ministers in South Carolina. The album contains 167 images.
W. H. Lander Wofford Fitting School Scrapbook Wofford College Scrapbook maintained by William Hall Lander, who was a student in the Wofford Fitting School from 1917 to 1919.
Wofford Campus Aerial Photographs Wofford College This is a collection of photographs taken of Wofford's campus at various times between the 1920s and the early 2000s.
Wofford College Catalogues Wofford College Wofford College Catalogues from 1855-1856 to 1871-1872.
Wofford College Illustrated Wofford College An early Wofford College viewbook, published in 1898, with photos of the campus, of student groups, and of Spartanburg scenes. This viewbook contains about 32 images of classrooms, labs, the dining room, class photos, literary society room photos, and pictures of the faculty and trustees.


York County Library Digital Collections

Title of Collection Organization Description
Carlisle Collection York County Library These photographs were donated by the Carlisle Family to the York County Library when the Carlisle Photography Studio was disassembled upon the death of photographer Marion Carlisle. There are pictures of disasters such as the washout of a railroad bridge due to floods on the Catawba River in 1916 and the damage resulting from a tornado in 1926. The photographs were taken by Marion Carlisle and his daughter Ora Lee Carlisle.\
Circus Collection York County Library During the late 1920s through the mid-40s, the city of York was winter home to several circuses. One was the Barnett Brothers (originally the Ray Rogers circus). It originated in Canada. The name was changed to Barnett Bros in 1933. The show eventually moved to the U.S. and wintered in York, S.C. The title of the show was changed to Wallace Bros, in 1940. The Bennett Brothers Circus also wintered here. They used the time off the road to train and to design new shows. The Barnett Brothers occupied the block bounded by E. Jefferson and Trinity Streets.
Creed Collection York County Library Mr. Creed came to Rock Hill in October 1888 to work for Frew Brothers furniture store and mortuary. He married Miss Florence Wood, assistant postmistress on October 15, 1890. The Creeds had five children. Mr. Creed was known for the barbecue and cooked for local gatherings. For more than 25 years, Mr. Creed had the New Home Sewing Machine agency. His horse and buggy were well known along York County roads. He died in March 1925 and is buried along with his wife in Laurelwood Cemetery.
Newspaper Article, Manuscript, and Church History Database York County Library The newspaper clippings in this database are from the local newspaper, The Herald, and its predecessors, The State or The Charlotte Observer. This database developed from newspaper clippings and manuscripts collected and/or prepared by Rock Hill Public Library staff from the 1930s to the 1970s. The collection was microfilmed in the late 1970s. This collection includes stories of prominent citizens, founding families, historic homes, churches, events and businesses around York County.
White Collection York County Library George Pendleton Stewart White married Anne Hutchison in December 1837. Mr. White was partner in a tailoring firm in Fort Mill. Forced to move to the “country” for health reasons, the Whites bought 180 acres and a cabin off Nations Ford Road. The farm land was purchased from Alexander Templeton Black. When the couple’s first child was born in 1838, the need to replace the cabin as a dwelling place was evident. The home that stands at the current corner of White Street and Elizabeth Lane in downtown Rock Hill was completed in 1839.
York County, SC Schools York County Library This collection of photographs was donated to the York County Library from the SC Department of Education. It contains photographs of the county schools that were taken for insurance purposes.


Personal tools