Browse All Institutions

Jump to an Institution's Collections:

Allen University

Allen University

Allen University has a rich and distinguished history. Founded in 1870 by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the institution represents the dream of Daniel Alexander Payne (1811-1883), an apostle of black education in the United States, who saw the need for such a school among African Americans. Payne’s dream was fulfilled by Richard Allen, …

Andrews Old Town Hall Museum

Andrews Old Town Hall Museum

Andrews, SC began life as a railroad hub for the blossoming early 1900 lumber industry and served as the rail hub connecting the seaport of Georgetown, SC with the eastern railroad branches. The Andrews Old Town Hall Museum is housed in the original Town Hall building and reflects a Victorian-era Andrews home, everything in the …

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture stands on the former site and operates from the former building of the Avery Normal Institute, a hub for Charleston’s African-American community from 1865–1954 that trained its students for professional careers and leadership roles. The center was established to collect, preserve, and make public the …

Barbados Museum and Historical Society

Barbados Museum and Historical Society

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society (BMHS) was established in 1933 by an Act of Parliament. The Museum began as a historic society founded by Mr. Eustace Maxwell Shilstone. At that time, the mandate of the historic society was to “to study and put on permanent record the history of the Island, its leading families …

Beaufort County Library

Beaufort County Library

Beaufort County Library, the public library system of Beaufort County, provides informational, educational and recreational resources to the community to help individuals adapt to a rapidly changing world while protecting the past by preserving our area’s rich heritage. Home of the Beaufort District Collection, we interact with researchers from all over the world. After all, …

Belle W. Baruch Foundation and Hobcaw Barony

Belle W. Baruch Foundation and Hobcaw Barony

The Belle W. Baruch Foundation is a non-profit organization and owner of the 17,500-acre wildlife refuge, Hobcaw Barony. Made as a royal land grant in 1718, it was eventually subdivided into 14 individual plantations. It became the winter residence of Wall Street millionaire and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch. Mr. Baruch’s daughter, Belle, purchased all of …

Berkeley County Library

Berkeley County Library

The Berkeley County Library System, a public library system, consists of a main location in Moncks Corner, SC, and five other locations in the county. Two new branch facilities are under construction to replace current buildings that no longer adequately serve our needs. Our new state-of-the-art bookmobile is receiving the last of its upgrades before …

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens

The Brookgreen Gardens Collection includes photographs from the archives of Archer and Anna Huntington who established Brookgreen Gardens in 1931. The couple designed the gardens to preserve the native flora and fauna as well as display sculptures by Anna and other artists in a natural setting. Many of the photographs include features of the garden, …

Camden Archives and Museum

Camden Archives and Museum

The Camden Archives and Museum collects and makes available to the public items of historical interest related to Camden and the surrounding area once known as Kershaw District. As a department of the City of Camden, it is the official repository for the City’s non-current, permanent municipal records. The Archives contains a diverse collection of …

Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives

The Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives’ prime objectives are to serve the administrative needs of the diocese and to promote a wider understanding of the Roman Catholic Church by making some of the Archives holdings visible and accessible to the general public. Professional archivists and trained staff collect, preserve, and make available non-current diocesan records …

Cayce Historical Museum

Cayce Historical Museum

The Cayce Historical Museum chronicles the history of the first European settlement in South Carolina’s Midlands (then known as “the back country”) in the early 1700s. The museum interprets the agricultural, social, and cultural heritage of the Cayce, Old Saxe Gotha, Granby, and West Columbia areas. Exhibits emphasize periods of colonial trade, agricultural development, and …

Charleston Library Society

Charleston Library Society

From its inception over 265 years ago, the Charleston Library Society has been a cornerstone of intellectual and cultural life in Charleston. Today it is a center for scholarly research, a modern lending library, and an oasis of calm in the middle of Downtown Charleston. In addition to contemporary circulating collections of general interest, the …

Chester County Historical Society Archives

Chester County Historical Society Archives

Located in Chester, SC, the Chester County Historical Society was formed in the 1960s to preserve the significant historical artifacts of Chester County. The Historical Society’s museum includes collections such as Chester County genealogical materials, agriculture machinery from the 1800s, and extensive photos from Chester resident, Henry O. Nichols. The museum was formerly housed in …

Chesterfield County Library

Chesterfield County Library

The first library in Chesterfield County was organized around 1800 in the town of Chatham, as Cheraw was known until 1821 when the town was issued a charter. Much has transpired since then, and now the Chesterfield County Library System has grown to include five libraries in the towns of Chesterfield, Cheraw, Pageland, McBee and …

City of Columbia (S.C.)

City of Columbia (S.C.)

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and its largest city. Columbia’s central location has allowed the city to provide a pivotal role in government, commerce, and education for the people of South Carolina. In 1786, Columbia was chosen as the site of the new state capital by the General Assembly and the State General …

Clemson University

Clemson University

Clemson University is South Carolina’s premiere land grant institution and one of the nation’s top public universities. The digital collections created by the Clemson Libraries to be made available through this portal include significant political, agricultural, and local and regional history holdings.

Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University digital collections are maintained by the Horry County Archives Center at Kimbel Library. The center maintains the special collections of the library and university as well as historical materials relating to Horry County and surrounding areas.

College of Charleston

College of Charleston

The Special Collections Department of the College of Charleston is home to over 500 separate manuscript collections that vary in size from a single item to collections over 400 linear feet. The largest collections are the College of Charleston Archive, the Spoleto Festival Archive, the Jewish Heritage Collection (including the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection …

Columbia College

Columbia College

Columbia College was founded in 1854 in Columbia, SC, by the United Methodist Church as a liberal arts college for women. Columbia College currently offers evening, graduate, and online programs serving both women and men in addition to the Women’s College. Established as Columbia Female College, it opened on Plain Street, present-day Hampton Street, in …

Dorchester County Library

Dorchester County Library

Dorchester County Library is a medium-sized library system in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, serving approximately 153,000 people. The system provides Bookmobile service to county citizens and has library facilities in St. George and Summerville.

Erskine College

Erskine College

Erskine is a private liberal arts institution located in Due West. The school is affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and includes an undergraduate College (founded in 1829) and Theological Seminary (founded in 1827). These digital collections document original materials housed in the McCain Library Department of Archives and Special Collections on the Erskine …

Fairfield County Museum

Fairfield County Museum

The mission of the museum is not only to serve as a repository of the county’s rich heritage, but also as an active resource for the education and cultural enrichment of our county’s citizens, both young and old, representing our diverse cultural backgrounds.

Faith Clayton Genealogy Room

Faith Clayton Genealogy Room

As part of the Claude Rickman Library located at Southern Wesleyan University, Faith Clayton Room houses a collection of local history and genealogy about Upstate South Carolina. This research collection contains information about Pickens County, Upstate counties, many South Carolina counties and out-of-state resources as it relates to the Old Wagon Road from Virginia to …

Florence County Public Library

Florence County Public Library

Library services in Florence date back to the early 1870s. With its headquarters in the City of Florence, five branch libraries in the county, and a bookmobile, the Florence County Library System continues to offer exceptional services into the 21st century. The E. N. Zeigler South Carolina Room houses the digital collection as well as …

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence-Darlington Technical College

The digital collection of Florence-Darlington Technical College chronicles the college’s history. The Florence-Darlington Technical College, Wellman, Inc. Library digital collections include digitized yearbooks and other items related to the history of the college. This collection features college publications which record events and people from the 1960’s through the 1990’s.

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is a four-year liberal arts university in Florence, SC. The institution began as a University of South Carolina regional campus and became a state-supported college in 1970. Named Francis Marion College for General Francis Marion who served in the American Revolutionary War, it became a university in 1992. The university archives are …

Friends of the Hunley

Friends of the Hunley

The H. L. Hunley is the world’s first successful combat submarine. Conservators are now at work to conserve the Hunley and the hundreds of artifacts found onboard. They have developed new cutting-edge conservation techniques that may revolutionize the way artifacts are preserved in the future. The Hunley Project is conducted through a partnership with the …

Furman University

Furman University

Furman is a private liberal arts university founded in 1826 and located in Greenville, SC. It has 2600 undergraduate students and is nationally acclaimed for its outstanding academic programs. Housed in the Libraries, the Digital Collections Center has over a decade’s worth of experience collaborating with faculty, students, staff, and Special Collections and Archives in …

Georgetown County Library

Georgetown County Library

Founded in the late Eighteenth Century, the Georgetown County Library has seen over two hundred years of service to its community. Started by local rice planters and merchants, the library has moved into the Twenty-first Century by offering services to all of its residents, with four branches county-wide. In 2007, the library was awarded the …

Georgetown County Museum

Georgetown County Museum

Muskets, marshland, and muslin, rice, rivers, and revolution. What do these seemingly unrelated subjects have in common? The Georgetown County Museum offers fascinating connections that intertwine these and many other facets of life that span almost 300 years of American history lived out in the daily lives of the citizens of Georgetown, South Carolina. This …

Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art exists to link the art of our past with the art of our future through innovative exhibitions, acquisitions, interpretation and educational programs that preserve and promote the art of Charleston and the American South.

Greenville County Library System

Greenville County Library System

Founded in 1921, the Greenville County Library System operates eleven facilities, a bookmobile and a website that provide information, materials, and engaging programs delivered with world-class technology and a customer-centric approach. The Library System offers free access to resources and experiences and continually strives to be the community’s destination of choice for exploring the world. …

Greenwood County Library System

Greenwood County Library System

Founded in 1901 by the Ladies Library Association, the Library brought books to many who would not have access otherwise. The Greenwood County Library in its 115-year history has been in 4 locations that include 413 Main Street, 532 Monument Street, 106 North Main Street, and finally 600 South Main Street. The Greenwood County Library …

Historic Charleston Foundation

Historic Charleston Foundation

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is dedicated to preserving and protecting the architectural, historical and cultural character of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs, and to educating the public about Charleston’s history and the benefits that are derived from preservation.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Horry Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies and offers more than 80 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs. Non-credit and corporate training programs are offered through the continuing education division of the College. Founded in 1966, the College has three locations in the northeastern region of South …

Kaminski House

Kaminski House

This intimate and elegant house museum is one of the quiet gems of the Historic District of Georgetown. It has an unparalleled and well-documented history, matched only by the impressive collection of 18th and 19th century American and European furnishings within its rooms.

Lake Hartwell Country

Lake Hartwell Country

The Crown of the Carolinas, Recreational and Tourism Commission, formerly known as Pendleton District Commission, was created by the South Carolina legislature in 1966 to preserve and promote history and tourism in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. The Pendleton District Commission Research Room and Special Collections contains both primary and secondary sources relating to the …

Lander University

Lander University

Lander University has been providing educational and cultural opportunities since its founding in 1872 as Williamston Female College in Williamston, S.C. The college moved to Greenwood, S.C., in 1904 and was renamed Lander in honor of its founder, Samuel Lander. It became part of the state system of higher education in 1973. Lander is now …

Lexington County Public Library

Lexington County Public Library

The Lexington County Public Library system has served the citizens of Lexington County for over 100 years. As a diverse community that includes both rural and urban users, the library is asked to provide a broad array of services. With 10 locations and a bookmobile, the library strives to connect users with the information that …

Marlboro County Public Library System

Marlboro County Public Library System

Marlboro County has had a public library since 1901. Construction of this 20,000 square foot facility was completed in January of 2010 and the library opened to the public on February 22, 2010. The building is named for children’s advocate and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, who is a native of …

McKissick Museum

McKissick Museum

McKissick Museum is located at the heart of the historic Horseshoe on the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina. It was established in 1976 by the University Board of Trustees to bring together under one roof the many object collections housed in various departments and colleges across campus. These collections date to 1801 …

Medical University of South Carolina - Waring Historical Library Collections

Medical University of South Carolina – Waring Historical Library Collections

The Waring Historical Library is the special collections and rare book library for the Medical University of South Carolina. Named for Joseph I. Waring, Jr., the first director of the Historical Library, the library houses books, journals, manuscript items and museum artifacts dealing with the history of the health sciences.

Morris College

Morris College

The Archives of the Morris College Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center chronicle over one hundred years of the college’s history through documents, convention publications, photographs, catalogs, alumni materials, videos and publications. The Morris College Digital Collections presented here include yearbooks and other college publications documenting the history of the institution. In the collection is the pictorial …

Murrells Inlet 2020

Murrells Inlet 2020

The mission of Murrells Inlet 2020 is to promote and advance infrastructure improvements including beautification of the core commercial districts, to enhance environmental education, to initiate a redevelopment of the core commercial district which will reduce blight, and to utilize conservation and preservation methods to secure quality wetlands for future generations of residents and visitors …

Oconee County Public Library

Oconee County Public Library

The Oconee County Public Library, with the help of the State Library’s Digitization in a Box Initiative, is currently digitizing books, pamphlets and other documents which deal with some aspect of the history of Oconee County. Most are works by local authors which were originally published in very small editions and are no longer available …

Open Parks Network

Open Parks Network

Since 2010, Clemson University and the National Park Service have collaborated on the Open Parks Network, an Institute of Museum and Library Services funded project that has resulted in the digitization of over 350,000 cultural heritage objects and 1.5 million pages of gray literature housed in the libraries, museums, and archives of our nation’s parks, …

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC, is home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS YORKTOWN, Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. The Naval and Maritime Museum strives to preserve the living history …

Pawley's Island Civic Association

Pawley’s Island Civic Association

The Pawleys Island Civic Association Collection features many of the historic photographs from Pawleys Island: A Century of History and Photographs. 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 …

Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College is a national liberal arts institution in Clinton, SC that offers a whole-person education to inquisitive students interested in lives that balance challenging academics, social involvement, and service. Small class sizes allow students to develop closer relationships with faculty and peers. Honor and ethics are a part of the PC culture, guiding students …

Richland Library

Richland Library

The Richland Library, with 11 locations throughout Richland County, offers numerous resources in a variety of formats to meet citizens’ needs for reading, learning and information. Richland Library’s Walker Local and Family History Center, located in the Main Library in Downtown Columbia, has historical and some current material focusing on Columbia, Richland County and the …