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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

Furman University Special Collections and Archives has several collections of coins, most notably the Kilburg Coin Collection and the Richard Prior Coin Collection. Over 700 coins from the Special Collections and Archives have been scanned and are available online with accompanying descriptions. The majority of the coins in this digital collection are ancient and were …


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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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College of Charleston Magazines

The College of Charleston Magazine was published monthly by the students of the College of Charleston during the academic year, under the auspices of the Chrestomathic Society. It’s aim was “to foster and encourage a literary spirit among the students, to bring the College more into public prominence than it has heretofore been, and also …


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College of Charleston Oral Histories

The College of Charleston Oral Histories collection seeks to preserve the history and culture of the South Carolina lowcountry through recorded interviews with area residents. Currently highlighted are interviews with production managers, directors, performers and behind-the-scenes contributors from Spoleto Festival, USA in Charleston, SC.


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College of Charleston Pamphlets

The College of Charleston Pamphlets collection is a growing collection of pamphlets digitized from the College of Charleston archive. The pamphlets originate from a selection of collections, including the Thomas Smith Grimke pamphlet collection.


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College of Charleston Publications

This collection contains periodical publications by the College of Charleston and organizations within the College. Currently featured is the triannual College of Charleston Magazine, and the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World Connections newsletter, published twice a year by CLAW.


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College of Charleston Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

This collection highlights various albums and scrapbooks housed in the Special Collections department of the College of Charleston library.


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College of Charleston Stereoscope Views

The College of Charleston Stereoscope Views is comprised of black and white photographs of work on plantations in the states of South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. Scenes depicted of a rice raft carrying plantation hands, rice cultivation, cotton picking, and cottonseed oil production. 


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Colleges of Greenville County

Institutions of higher education in Greenville County.


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Colleton County Memorial Library Bookmobile Collection

The Colleton County Memorial Library has provided bookmobile service since 1937, started by Isabel Patterson Heaton and Elma S. Rogers. The library continues to provide bookmobile service to rural areas and child care centers throughout the county. This collection features photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles from The Press and Standard, and a Library Week guest book.


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Colleton County Memorial Library Map Collection

The Colleton County Memorial Library Map Collection currently contains a sampling of images from the historic maps in the holdings of Colleton County Memorial Library. Included in this collection is the Jonah Horry Book of Maps, which features maps, surveys and charts drawn by John Goddard and John Horry Dent.


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Colleton County Memorial Library Minute Books and Ledgers

The Colleton County Memorial Library Minute Books and Ledgers Collection contains digitized minute books, record books and ledgers in the holdings of Colleton County Memorial Library. Featured in this collection is the Colleton County Highway Commission Ledger, which contains the handwritten minutes of meetings of the Colleton County Highway Commission between March 13, 1911, and …


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Colleton County Memorial Library Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums

The Colleton County Memorial Library Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums Collection contains a sampling of images from the scrapbooks, photo albums and other image portfolios in the holdings of Colleton County Memorial Library. Included in this collection is the Future Farmers of America Scrapbook, which features newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and other documents related to the …


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Color Slides from Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park

Wide array of 35mm color slides, ranging from grounds of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie to images of illustrations and printed material.


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Color Slides of South Carolina State Parks

The Color Slides of South Carolina State Parks Collection is composed of images taken by staff of the South Carolina State Park Service from 1969 to 2007. This collection documents the administration and public use of the parks. It includes photographs of park scenery, recreational activities, historic sites, interpretive programs, maintenance work, natural and cultural …


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Columbia Army Air Base

The Columbia Army Air Base was established by United States War Department in West Columbia, South Carolina for training flight crews. Airmen flew on bombing missions at warfronts across the globe. These images were scanned from the personal collection of William Hamson, who served as an air base photographer from 1942 to 1945.


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Columbia Theater and Entertainment

A collection of programs and ephemera representing a long history of performance and entertainment in Columbia. This collection spans the twentieth century and features playbills and programs from the historic Town Theater and other local theatrical productions as well as novelties such as dance cards, movie memorabilia and event tickets.


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Columbia, SC City Directories 1859 –

This searchable collection of Columbia City Directories from 1859 is an invaluable source for historians and genealogists. City directories offer an alphabetized listing of residents and businesses as well as a street-by-street listing of occupants.


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Communities – Five Forks

Collection of photographs and oral histories of the Five Forks area of Greenville County including donations and loans from the Five Forks Heritage Project.


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Communities – Fountain Inn

Collection of photograph from the Fountain Inn community including residences, roads, and businesses.


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Communities – Mauldin

Collection of photographs from the Mauldin community including residences, roads, and community centers.


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Communities – Sans Souci

Sans Souci was the former estate of Gov. Benjamin F. Perry (1805-1886). While the house burned in 1927, the surrounding community took the name. (see Residences and Country Club collections for more images)


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Communities – Simpsonville

Collection of photographs from the Simpsonville community in southern Greenville County including residences, businesses, schools, and roads.


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Community Food Bank of the Piedmont

The Community Food Bank of the Piedmont opened October 1982 on 7 W. Camperdown Way (Falls Park Dr.) in downtown Greenville before later moving to 8 Crigler St. The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority helped them remodel their space in 1983.


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Community Food Bank of the Piedmont

The Community Food Bank of the Piedmont opened October 1982 on 7 W. Camperdown Way (Falls Park Dr.) in downtown Greenville before later moving to 8 Crigler St. The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority helped them remodel their space in 1983.


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Conestee Mill

Conestee Mill, also known as Reedy River Factory, is located approximately 8 miles outside of the city along the Reedy River. It is the second textile mill on this site and operated from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth. Today the mill complex is home to a nature park and wildlife sanctuary.


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Confederate Military Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence dealing with the Confederate military. Collection highlights include a letter from General P. G. T. Beauregard to South Carolina Governor M. L. Bonham in 1863; a letter from Colonel Edward Manigault to South Carolina Governor F. W. Pickens in 1861; and a letter from Captain T. W. Daggett to South Carolina …


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Confederate Spartanburg

Despite resistance from many who hesitated to sever ties with the United States, the idea of Southern independence gained popularity as political rhetoric intensified between slave-holding and abolitionist states during the 1850s. In December of 1860, a convention of delegates from across the state took the initiative and repealed South Carolina’s 1788 ratification of the …


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Congarees Store Account Book, 1784-86

In 1765, James Chesnut and Joesph Kershaw established a trading post in Granby Village in an area known as ‘the Congarees’ along the Congaree River in South Carolina. The partial ledger digitized here, containing entries on customers and their purchases, tracks the post’s activity from June 1784 to September 1786. The names of notable South …


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Corrie McCallum Papers, c. 1930-2003

William M. Halsey, an American artist (1915-1999), established the studio art program at the College of Charleston in 1964. He served as assistant professor and artist-in-residence at the College for nearly twenty years; upon his retirement the faculty voted unanimously to name the art gallery at the College in his honor. Corrie McCallum, Halsey’s wife, …


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COVID Comments Oral History Collection

At the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, Professor Herbert “Tico” Braun at the UVA College of Arts and Sciences created a project with his students to record their experiences and thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic. USC Upstate Archives and Special Collections was inspired to do something similar when all university courses …


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Craft and Crum Families 1780-2007

The collection of artifacts pertaining tot he Craft and Crum families of the Lowcountry includes a myriad of materials; photo albums, letters, account books, and land deeds. The Craft Family Photo Album includes images of Craft family members, famous abolitionists, and other family friends, many of international historical significance. Also included in the collection are legal …


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Damage of Fort Sumter

Images of the damage sustained to Fort Sumter during bombardment. These images were given as gifts to attendees of the ceremonies of restoring the National Flag by Gen. Anderson on the Ramparts of the Fort on the 14th April 1865.


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David Wyatt Aiken Papers, 1849 – 1976

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 …


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Development of the Printed Page

The images in this collection have been created from a portfolio of book and manuscript leaves that was compiled and sold by The Society of Foliophiles in 1964. The collection was released in an edition of 20 sets that each contained 135 examples, and was titled “The History of the Written Word.” By using actual …


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Diamond Fields of South Africa: Memories, Mines, and Minerals

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, …


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Diaries

A collection of 19th and early 20th century diaries written by the following women: Caroline Crane Marsh, Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle, Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene, and Grace (Gay) Latimer Whittle Sams.


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Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs, 1938-1996

The Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs is a collection of, mostly black and white, family photographs. The most photographed subjects include Dientje Krant, Gabriel DeLeeuw, and Roosje Krant. The last few photographs are color photos from 1950, 1967, and 1996, the latter of the entire family on Dientje’s parents 60th wedding anniversary in Charleston, South Carolina.


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Documenting the Clemson African American Experience

This collection contains selected materials that hold historical and cultural significance to the African American community and represent its longtime presence at Clemson University. Resources included in the collection are from the University Archives that span from 1828 to the present day. These include photographs, manuscripts and records from multiple collections related to: Harvey Gantt, …


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