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 …
South Carolina Artifact Documentation Project
The South Carolina Artifact Documentation Project endeavors to photograph and record prehistoric and historic artifacts which have been recovered in the State of South Carolina. Private individuals and professional archeologists have generously shared collections which were recorded for educational and research purposes. These pages are made possible by people from varied walks of life that …
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the third oldest museum in the state. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present. Originally housed in the SC State House, the museum relocated to the War Memorial Building adjacent to the University of …
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is an independent state agency whose mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. The Department is the caretaker of the South Carolina Archives, a collection of more than 325 years of historical documents recording the rich and diverse history …
South Carolina Historical Association
The South Carolina Historical Association was founded in 1931 by persons teaching, writing, and studying history in South Carolina. Since that time, it has held an annual meeting for the presentation of papers on a wide variety of historical fields. Although its geographical base is the state of South Carolina, the organization exists to enhance …
South Carolina Historical Society
Established in 1855, the South Carolina Historical Society is dedicated to expanding, preserving, and making accessible our invaluable collection, and to encouraging interest and pride in the rich history of our state. The SCHS holdings are vast and grow constantly with the addition of materials from South Carolina’s 300-year history.
South Carolina Library Association
The South Carolina Library Association, established on October 27, 1915, is made of librarians from all around our state South Carolina dedicated to providing innovative services and promoting libraries and intellectual freedom to all our citizens including the public, as well as those in higher education and in our schools.
South Carolina State Library
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries. The Library is a national model for innovation, collaboration, leadership and effectiveness. The Library’s mission is to optimize South Carolina’s investment in library and information services. In 1969, the State Library Board was …
South Carolina State Museum
The South Carolina State Museum opened to the public in 1988 with the purpose of collecting, studying, and creating exhibitions focused on the state’s history, natural history, science and technology and art. The museum collection is estimated to have at least 175,000 objects of all types and it continues to grow. For more information and …
Southern Wesleyan University Rickman Library
Southern Wesleyan University was originally established in 1906 as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute, whose mission was to develop Christian character in its students while giving thorough intellectual training. In 1959, Wesleyan Methodist College became Central Wesleyan College. In 1986, Central Wesleyan added an adult program known as Leadership Education for Adult Professionals (LEAP), currently …
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Spartanburg County’s first Library opened in 1885 on Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg. The Library was a gift of Mrs. Helen Fayssoux Stevens Kennedy as a remembrance of her husband, Dr. Lionel Chalmers Kennedy, a respected and loved physician. Today, the Spartanburg County Public Libraries includes a Headquarters and nine branch libraries as well as …
The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library
The Charleston Archive, located on the second floor of the Charleston County Main Library, is an archive of historic manuscripts, books and visual materials representing Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding Lowcountry. Much of the unique manuscript material housed in The Charleston Archive contains valuable genealogical information and is available to visitors on microfilm or …
The Charleston Museum
The Charleston Museum, America’s First Museum, was founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Museum’s collections now present the oldest-acquired and the most comprehensive assemblage of South Carolina materials in the nation. Modern collecting emphases include natural science, ornithology, …
There are over three hundred collections in the Archives which pertain to the history of The Citadel or have military significance. The time span of the collections is from 1842 to the present. Holdings include personal papers, letters, diaries, reports, minutes, speeches, and Citadel publications. Visual images include photographs, postcards, engravings, films and videotapes.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Archives
From its beginnings as a country church of fewer than twenty-five communicants, Trinity has grown to an urban parish numbering more than 3,600 baptized members. Throughout its history the parish has played a leading role in the affairs of the city, the state, and the church. Six of her rectors have become bishops, and she …
University of South Carolina Aiken
The University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA), founded in 1962, is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system. USCA’s digital collections are from the Gregg-Graniteville Archives and the University Archives housed at the Gregg-Graniteville Library.
University of South Carolina Beaufort
The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. A small, public university with students from around the world, the University of South Carolina Beaufort is a dynamic and vibrant academic community that serves the Lowcountry and …
University of South Carolina Lancaster
The University of South Carolina Lancaster, founded in 1959, is a regional campus of the University of South Carolina. The institution is currently in the process of developing a Native American Studies Program with both public and curricular components. The Catawba Indian collection was created using slides and photographs from the Native American Studies Archive.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library serves as the School of Medicine’s information gateway to biomedical electronic journals, electronic textbooks, and databases. The digital collection includes selected titles from the rare medical books collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room.
University of South Carolina Upstate
The history of the University of South Carolina Upstate is one of rapid development and deep ties to the Spartanburg community. When Spartanburg General Hospital announced plans to phase out its diploma program for registered nurses, the need for a replacement source of trained nurses was quickly evident. A group of dedicated citizens and community …
University of South Carolina, Government Information Library
The University of South Carolina has participated in the Federal Depository Library Program since 1884. In 2009 the library celebrated its 125 year commitment to providing the students, faculty, staff, and citizens of South Carolina access to federal government information.
University of South Carolina, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections preserves and makes accessible rare materials and special research collections supporting teaching and research across a wide range of disciplines. Holdings now total over 150,000 rare and special collections volumes and over 50 archival collections. The books of the South Carolina College are the foundation of …
University of South Carolina, Map Library
The core of the Map Library collection consists of approximately 250,000 maps, 130,000 aerial photographs and 4,000 atlases and books. The Library provides a wealth of geographic reference and primary source material.
University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections
MIRC began in 1980 with the gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection. Since then, archival holdings have increased to an estimated 6000 hours of material, including local television news and commercials, home movies, micro-cinematographic nature films, and fiction and documentary films from the People’s Republic of China.
University of South Carolina, Music Library
Located within the USC Music Library, the special collections include rare books and music scores, archival collections, art, musical instruments, and audiovisual materials dating from the early 19th Century to the present. The Music Library serves as the repository for the departmental records of the School of Music’s Bands Department and for the papers of …
University of South Carolina, South Carolina Political Collections
These collections include records of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government.
University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library, Manuscripts Division
Holdings of The Manuscripts Division include letters, diaries, and other unpublished papers of families and individuals; genealogical collections; broadsides; plantation account books; non-USC dissertations dealing with S.C. history; and information collected by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), regarding folklore, local history, etc. The Manuscripts Division also holds records of churches, clubs, and other organizations, as …
University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library, Published Materials Division
Published Materials (formerly Books Division) collects and preserves publications written by or about the people, places, and culture of the Palmetto State. Holdings include books, maps, pamphlets, S.C. newspapers, sheet music, USC dissertations and theses, journals, magazines and other periodicals, and vertical files of newspaper clippings and other ephemera.
University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library, Visual Materials Division
The USC’s South Caroliniana Library’s Visual Materials Division documents the people, places, and culture of South Carolina through a collection of 19th- and 20th-century photographs, postcards, illustrated newspapers, engravings, and lithographs. Other holdings include original artwork, sculpture, posters, blueprints, and architectural drawings.
University of South Carolina, University Archives
The University Archives acquires, preserves, and makes accessible those University records that have permanent historical value. These include the records of major administrative offices, such as the Board of Trustees, the President and the Provost. Other collections held by USC Archives include nineteenth century student records and various University publications, such as commencement programs, annual …
University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library, Oral History Program
Committed to the living heritage of South Carolinians, the SCL’s Office of Oral History records their stories, told in their own voices, and provides access for future generations. Our core mission preserves the details of their daily lives, communities and families, and notable events that shaped South Carolina.