This collection of photographs was donated to Richland Library in 1987 in honor of the bicentennial of the founding of the city of Columbia in 1786. The collection was created from copies of photographs, programs and lithographs of historic images of Columbia, S.C.

Due to copyright restrictions, some images in the Bicentennial Collection are not available online. The entire collection is available for viewing in the Walker Local and History Center on the third level of the Main Library.