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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

This collection contains earthquake 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.


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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

This collection contains earthquake 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.


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Charleston Museum Fort Photographs

These images are from the collection of photographs relating to Charleston area forts, specifically Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson.


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Charleston Museum Illustrated Newspapers Collection

These images are from the collection of illustrated newspapers, primarily Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s, housed in the archives at the Charleston Museum.


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Charleston Museum Plantation Photographs

The Charleston Museum Plantation Photographs collection is comprised of black and white photos of Charleston County plantations, plantation ruins, and their grounds.


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Charleston Museum Quilt Collection

One of the largest in the southeast, The Charleston Museum’s Quilt Collection consists of a wonderful variety of chintz appliqué, pieced, mosaic, whitework and traditional appliqué quilts, quilt fragments and items intended to be finished as quilts as well as crazy quilts and embroidered coverlets. This digital collection showcases a fraction of the textiles available …


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Charleston Naval Shipyard Photographs

This collection features hundreds of photographs of ships built or repaired at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, primarily during the World War II years.


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Charleston Slave Passes

A collection of slave passes, some found in a Book of Common Prayer donated to the College of Charleston.


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Chesnee Collection

The Chesnee Collection contains items documenting the history of the city of Chesnee and the surrounding area, including school yearbooks.


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Chesterfield County Library: Cheraw History

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.


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Chesterfield County Library: Library History

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.


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Chesterfield County Library: Old St. David’s Church

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.


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Chesterfield County Library: Spencer Family Papers, 1700-1900

Chesterfield County Library has digitized a collection of family papers from the Spencer Family circa 1780s-1910s.


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Chicora College Yearbooks

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 includes yearbooks dating from 1901 to 1914 for Chicora College, which provides insights into both the everyday life and the academic world of young women of that …


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Chicora Wood Collection

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.


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City Directories of South Carolina, 1905-1922

The City Directories of South Carolina are housed at the published materials division of USC’s South Caroliniana Library. This collection was digitized by the Internet Archive as part of a project funded by PASCAL in collaboration with LYRASIS, it includes directories from the cities of Anderson, Camden, Chester, Clinton, Gaffney, Laurens, Newberry, Sumter, and Union.


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City of Spartanburg Collection

Although founded in 1787, the courthouse village of Spartanburg was without any independent town or city government until 1831, when the little town of a few hundred residents received its official incorporation from the state government. At that point, eligible citizens within one mile of the courthouse were able to elect an Intendant and four wardens, who …


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City Year Books for Charleston, South Carolina, 1880-1951

This collection of city year books (1880-1951) provides an overview of the city of Charleston’s annual status. Each year begins with an opening address by the mayor that is followed by data and reports from various municipal departments. Information in the year books includes: reports on Charleston’s economy, infrastructure, education, public health, census data, and …


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Civic Services Committee Papers

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 …


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Civic Services Committee Papers

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 …


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Civil Rights Films from USC’s Moving Image Research Collections

This curated collection brings together diverse archival footage from the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) documenting the Civil Rights movement, and the long struggle for equality and social justice in South Carolina and beyond. Comprised mainly of local television news outtakes from MIRC’s WIS-TV, WLTX-TV, and WBTW-TV News Collections, the digital …


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Civil War and Reconstruction Era Stereoscope Photographs of the Port Royal Region

This collection of 106 Civil War period photographic stereopticon cards of the Beaufort area, St. Augustine, Florida, and Charleston are primarily from the Samuel A. Cooley studio. This collection was purchased from New Hampshire based collector, Stephen J. Edwards. There are a number of scenes depicting the homes and life of the freedmen, a rarity. …


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Civil War Correspondence

Peruse 100+ letters from Furman alumni who served in the Civil War. The collection contains 16 letters from Samuel McBride Pringle and 91 letters between Charles M. Furman (son of the University’s first president) and his sweetheart Frances Garden.   Browse by Topic: Samuel Pringle Letters Charles Furman and Frances Garden Letters


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Civil War Era Maps from Fort Sumter National Monument

Collection of printed and hand-drawn maps of Charleston Harbor and Fort Wagner, South Carolina and nearby areas of North Carolina and Georgia.  Of particular interest are the drawings depicting batteries and approaches on Morris Island during the Siege of Charleston, 1863.


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Civil War Newspaper Illustrations from Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park

Illustrations and text excerpts from newspapers during the American Civil War (1861-1865) depicting major events and battles. Most illustrations are from Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and the London News.


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Civilian Conservation Corps Architectural Plans of South Carolina State Parks

The South Carolina State Parks Civilian Conservation Corps Architectural Plans Collection consists of architectural drawings, plans and blueprints of South Carolina State Parks created during the Civilian Conservation Corps-era, 1934-1942. The plans were produced for administrative purposes by employees of the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service and the South Carolina Commission of …


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Clariosophic Literary Society Records of the University of South Carolina

The Clariosophic Literary Society was one of two original student organizations established at South Carolina College in 1806. The Clariosophic and Euphradian Literary Societies sought to prepare their members for future leadership roles by strengthening their oratorical skills. This collection comes from USC’s South Caroliniana Library and comprises 132 volumes of society records, spanning the …


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Claude Casey Collection

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.


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Clemson Board of Trustees Annual Reports

Since its beginnings in 1888, the Clemson University Board of Trustees is the main governing body for the university. As defined in Thomas Green Clemson’s will, the Board of Trustees consists of seven Trustees who select their successors and six Trustees who are appointed by the State Legislature. The Board’s main responsibility is to govern …


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Clemson Chronicle

The Clemson Chronicle is the University’s student run literary arts magazine, featuring prose, poetry, art, and photography.


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Clemson Class of 1939

The Clemson College Class of 1939 is a unique class. After graduation, not only did almost all of its members serve in World War II (with 26 making the ultimate sacrifice), but they also made a series of commitments to the University at their 50th Golden Anniversary Reunion in 1989 that have both served to …


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Clemson Newsletter

The Clemson Newsletters contain information for the faculty and staff of the University.


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Clemson President’s Reports to the Board of Trustees

This collection represents reports on the operations, expenditures, and recommendations to the Clemson University Board of Trustees by the university president.


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Clemson University Board of Trustees Minutes and Reports 1888-

Minutes and reports of Clemson University’s Board of Trustees from 1888 to the present. Since its beginnings in 1888, the Clemson University Board of Trustees is the main governing body for the university. As defined in Thomas Green Clemson’s will, the Board of Trustees consists of seven Trustees who select their successors and six Trustees …


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Clemson University Commencement Programs

Clemson University’s commencement programs from 1896 to the Present.


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Clemson University Cooperative Extension Annual Reports

Items in this collection represent annual reports for the extension state and county offices, as well as separate reports for the African American extension agents. Started in 1907 with Dr. Seaman Knapp, an agriculturist and special agent for the USDA, the program was intended to be farm demonstrations to instruct farmers on proper farming techniques. …


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Clemson University Football Programs

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 …


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Clemson University Historical Images

Clemson University Photographs (Series 100) spans from 1893-2008 and contains photographs, negatives, slides, postcards, and other media documenting the history and development of Clemson University. Most of the images originated from the Clemson News Bureau, News Services, Clemson University Communications Center, and Publications and Promotion (commonly known as the Photo Lab) with some donated by …


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Clemson Yearbooks

The Clemson annual yearbooks have been a tradition since 1899, when the first issue was published as the Clemson College Chronicle. Since 1899, the yearbook has had several names: Clemson College Chronicle (1899-1900) The Clemsonian (1901) Clemson College Chronicle (1902) The Oconeean (1903-1904) The Chronicle (1905) Clemson College Annual (1906-1907 )In 1908, Taps became the …


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Clemson’s Cooperative Extension Service Photographs 1880-1979

The physical collection consists of more than 11,000 positive and negative images produced by the Cooperative Extension Service and South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station from the 1920s until the 1970s. A few images made before 1930 were not produced by the Service but were acquired and maintained with the collection. Many of the images appeared …


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Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. Papers, 1934-2003

The Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. Papers is comprised of papers relating to the Orangeburg Massacre, February 5-8, 1968. Included in the collection is a poem, a collection of Western Union telegrams, press releases, a fact sheet created by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, flyers, photographs, and a resolution from the Student Legislative Council of the University …


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Clubs, Organizations, and Sports

Photographs of Greenville County clubs, organizations, and sports.


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Coin Collections

A collection of more than 700 coins from two collections held by the Furman University Special Collections and Archives: The World Coin Collection and the Kilburg Coin Collection. Contents  include coins from the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, coins produced in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd centuries, currency from the European kingdoms and Latin American …


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Colin J. McRae Papers, Huse Audit Series

Colin J. McRae (1813- 1877) became the chief financial agent for the Confederate government in Europe from 1863 until the end of the war. An astute businessman prior to the war, he had served as an agent for the Confederate Ordnance Bureau from July 1862 until he went to Europe a year later. On his …


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Collected Civil War Papers of Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman

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 …


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Collected Papers of the Holland Family of Greenville County

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.


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Collected Receipts of William Butler of Greenville

William Butler [1790-1850] moved to Greenville from Edgefield in 1825 where he began to practice as a country doctor. He was educated at the University of South Carolina and served as a surgeon during the War of 1812. In 1841, he was elected from Greenville District as a Whig to the twenty-seventh Congress, and eight …


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Collection of Bishop Patrick Lynch Confederate Commissioner Papers, 1864-1865

This collection contains materials relating to the commissioning of Bishop Patrick Lynch during the Civil War. Collection includes two commissions given to Bishop Patrick Lynch by Jefferson Davis, naming him special commissioner of the Confederate States of America to the State of the Church. One commission is signed by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate …


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College of Charleston Board of Trustees Minutes

This collection consists of typed College of Charleston board meeting minutes from 1791 to 2007.


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College of Charleston Buildings and Grounds Photograph Collection

The collection contains photographs of the College of Charleston campus through out the years. Photographs include the exteriors and interiors of buildings on the grounds. Also included in the collection are photographs chronicalling the construction of campus structures.


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