Media Type: Documents

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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City of Charleston Zoning Ordinances

A pamphlet containing the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Adjustment Under the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Charleston; the 1921 Act of the General Assembly of South Carolina Providing for a Zoning Ordinance; and the 1931 Zoning Ordinance of the City of Charleston.  On October 13, 1931, the City of Charleston, South …


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City of Charleston Collection

This collection highlights historical City of Charleston records. The collection focus is on archival planning and zoning records including City-authored and commissioned reports, studies, published plans, and visual images. More items will be added to this collection over time. 


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Charleston City Records Collection

The Charleston Library Society’s copy of the City of Charleston’s 1931 Report of the City Planning and Zoning Commission Upon a Program for the Development of a City Plan with Specific Studies of Certain Features Thereof was prepared for the city by Morris Knowles, Inc. The report contributes to the growing work surrounding the acknowledgement of race-based …


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Greenville History and Genealogy eBooks

Collection of eBooks related to local history and genealogy.


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World Friendship Project

Scrapbook of items sent from around the world to Camp Greenville. Director John B. Holmes oversaw the World Friendship Project where Rotary Clubs from around the world sent rocks, stones or other mementos to be placed in the wall of the Thomas F. Parker Lodge.


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Walter Pantovic Slavery and African American History Collection

The Walter Pantovic Slavery and African American History Collection contains documents and images that reflect African American history primarily in the United States. Walter Pantovic was a Yugoslavian immigrant with an interest in Black history, in particular the history of Slavery and the Civil War. Highlights from this collection include slave bills of sale, glass …


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Tourism Publications

This collection includes pamphlets, brochures, and souvenir booklets that feature historic buildings, landmarks, historic sites, and other points of interest. Many include Charleston history, narrative descriptions properties, photographs, and other illustrations. The collection spans 1890-1940.


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Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers

The Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers digital collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, records, and photographs encapsulating the life and work of Rabbi Jacob Salmon Raisin and his family. A prolific writer and supporter of the Reform, Jacob Raisin served as rabbi of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) in Charleston, South Carolina from 1915 to …


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Phillips Family Papers

The Phillips Family Papers collection is comprised of typescripts and manuscripts created by members of the Phillips family, prominent members of Charleston’s Jewish community in the Antebellum period. The collection contains recollections and a memoir, both serving as accounts of the family’s daily activities prior to and during the Civil War. Notable from the collection is a typescript copy account …


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