Media Type: Manuscripts

South Carolina Dental Association Records

The South Carolina Dental Association was established in 1869. Among its early purposes was to advocate against quack dental practitioners who lured clients with deceptive advertising. In 1875, the SCDA achieved passage in the SC General Assembly of the state’s first dental practice act which called for the election of a board of examiners authorized …


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A Sanitary Survey of Rural Charleston County, 1921

The survey is a summary of public health conditions and challenges in Charleston County in the early 1920s. Areas addressed include child and maternal health; the condition of housing, schools, and jails; sanitation and water supply; communicable diseases such as typhoid, malaria, smallpox, venereal diseases, and others; and more. Statistical reports and observations are included.


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Pee Dee District Dental Society Records

The Pee Dee District Dental Society Records, 1933-1988, consist of one volume of recorded minutes, treasurer’s reports, membership records, and added correspondence and newspaper clippings which document the society’s activities. Included are summaries of papers and discussions presented to the society at its regular meetings. Membership lists and financial documentation are recorded. Actions taken by …


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Medical University of South Carolina University Bulletins, 1878-2002

The MUSC Bulletin is an official publication of the Medical University of South Carolina primarily for students. Beginning in 1825 as a simple list of Medical College students, graduates, and faculty, the Bulletin expanded over time to include additional information about the curriculum, facilities, hospital access and privileges, fees, and admission and graduation requirements. Over …


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Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees Collection, 1824-2012

The Board of Trustees files, beginning in 1824, document the administration of the university, hospital, and the six colleges including: actions, budgets, congressional bills, elections, and concerns. The Medical University Board of Trustees Minutes contains information regarding various events within the hospital and the college between 1847 through 2012. The majority of the collection is …


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Catherine M. McCottry, M.D. Papers

The Dr. Catherine M. McCottry Collection, c. [1932-2012] consists of materials about the educational career, professional achievements, and practice in obstetrics and gynecology of Dr. Catherine M. McCottry. Dr. McCottry was the first African-American female physician to practice obstetrics and gynecology in Charleston, South Carolina, and as a physician, integrated Charleston-area hospitals.


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Levi L. Kibler Letters Received

The Levi Kibler Letters Received, 1844 and undated, consist of two items: a handwritten letter to Dr. Kibler from Dr. M. R. King of New York and an undated letter written by an unknown author. The first letter, 1844, is a request for payment for dental instruments and filling materials which had been sent to …


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Williams Furniture Company Collection

This collection contains photographs, contracts, sales catalogs and other items pertaining to the Williams Furniture Company of Sumter, S.C. and its consolidated corporations. From 1932 to 2004, the Williams Furniture Company was a unionized plant located in Sumter, S.C. which produced furniture and related wood products for the national market. The company operated under multiple …


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Berkeley County (S.C.) Memories – Crop Liens

In the Southern States, particularly in the cotton, rice, and tobacco sections, the use of crop liens for short-time loans appears to be much greater than in other sections of the country. It is a common practice throughout the country for farmers to run up book accounts with local merchants during the spring and summer …


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Charles Family Civil War Era Letters

A collection of letters written by J. O. Charles to his wife, Martha Charles, which discuss his thoughts and concerns regarding camplife during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Charles served in the S.C. 16th Infantry (Greenville Regiment).


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