Time Period: The Modern State (1970 - present)

Millicent E. Brown Papers, 1949 – 2003

Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20). The collection consists …


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William (“Bill”) Saunders Papers, circa 1950 – 2004

William (“Bill”) Saunders, a community and Civil Rights activist in Charleston, South Carolina, was an organizer and lead negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Strike of 1969. In 1970, Saunders established the Committee on Better Racial Assurance (COBRA) to address race-related community problems and provide assistance to community members in need. He also operated the AM …


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LGBTQ Upstate Oral History Collection

LGBTQ Studies is a special-topics course taught periodically in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate.  In the spring of 2018, it was offered with a new component designed to introduce an element of High-Impact Practice (HIP) to the classroom through oral history collection.  …


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Local Television Newsfilm Collections

The Local Television News Collections at Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) comprise approximately 1.5 million feet of 16mm motion picture film outtakes dating from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, donated by several South Carolina television stations. These outtakes document over two decades of local people and events, as well as reportage surrounding significant …


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Greenville County Library System – Anderson Road

The bookmobile served the westside regularly until 1975 when the West Branch opened in a storefront at the corner of Easley Bridge Rd. and West Washington Ave. The current Anderson Road branch opened October 2003.


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William D. Workman, Jr., Papers Photographs

William D. Workman, Jr. (1914-1990) was a well-known South Carolina journalist, author, newspaper editor, and talented photographer. His career as a newspaperman made him a household name throughout the state. A strong believer in states’ rights and the virtues of the Southern culture, Workman authored The Case for the South (1960), a statement of the South’s position …


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South Carolina State Library Photograph Collection

The South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Digital Library present the South Carolina State Library Photograph Collection, a collection of historical and contemporary images from the 1940s-1970s relating to library services. The photographs are from the archives of the South Carolina State Library and many were taken by State Library field agents. Portrayed …


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Native American South Carolina Archive

A joint project of the Native American Studies Archive at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies, and the University of South Carolina Libraries’ Digital Collections. NASCA will expand the research and service impact of the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center and Archive, …


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Shadows of the Gullah Geechee

The South Carolina State Library hosted documentary photographer Pete Marovich’s “Shadows of the Gullah Geechee” photo exhibit from February 2 to March 30, 2018. The work explores the lives and culture of the Gullah Geechee people in communities from Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Ga., to Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island, S.C. The project …


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Garnet and Black Yearbooks, 1899-1994

The University of South Carolina Garnet and Black Yearbooks range from 1899 to 1994 and are from the South Caroliniana Library collection. Browse the yearbooks by decade, or search across available volumes with a keyword search.


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