Topic: Industry and Railroads

Beaufort and the Sea Islands

Beaufort and the Sea islands, a guide prepared by Federal Writer’s Project, Works Progress Administration, South Carolina, 1938. Sponsored and published by the Clover Club.


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Greenwood County Library Map Collection

The Greenwood County Library Map Collection includes city, county, topographical maps, soil surveys, and plats from Greenwood and surrounding areas. Digitization assistance provided by the South Carolina State Library’s Digitization in a Box Program.


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Dorchester: Our Homes – Our People – Our Story

This 4 volume set on the history of the Town of Dorchester in the county of Dorchester, SC, was donated to Dorchester County Library in 2000 by James A. Way, the author.   Mr. Way wanted to document the history of the town and the families who settled in the area and who continue to live …


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South Caroliniana Library Map Collection

The map collection of the South Caroliniana Library has always been a significant resource for geographers, historians, and genealogists. In the past two hundred years, technological changes have substantially altered the landscape of South Carolina, and the library’s map collection visually documents these transformations. The maps show airports, battlefields, cemeteries, churches, cities, highways, Native American …


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Sol Blatt: In His Own Words

Sol Blatt (1895-1986) represented Barnwell, Bamburg, and Allendale Counties in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1933 until his death in 1986. He also served as Speaker of the House almost continuously from 1937 until 1973. These documents reveal Blatt’s thoughts on issues such as race, economic development, taxes, nuclear energy, and a number …


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Richard Taylor Photograph Collection

Richard Taylor was a resident of Lexington County, South Carolina and freelance photographer who took photographs of various people, places, and structures of Lexington County, South Carolina. The photographs were taken from approximately 1940 through 1976. Many of the people that were photographed by Mr. Taylor are deceased and many of the structures that he …


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Sargeant Studios

John A. Sargeant was the founder of Sargeant Studios, a prominent photography studio based in Columbia, South Carolina that operated from 1918-1940. This collection contains a small group of Sargeant Studio news photography depicting accidents, crime and weather events from 1928 to 1939.


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Books and Pamphlets

Full-text books and pamphlets about Columbia and South Carolina from the Richland Library Local History collections.


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Bicentennial Photograph Collection

This collection of photographs was donated to Richland Library in 1987 in honor of the bicentennial of the founding of the city of Columbia in 1786. The collection was created from copies of photographs, programs and lithographs of historic images of Columbia, S.C. Due to copyright restrictions, some images in the Bicentennial Collection are not …


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Greenwood Mills Photograph Collection

The Greenwood Mills Photograph Collection consists of photographs housed in the Self Family Foundation Archive at Lander University. The digital collection primarily includes photographs of Greenwood Mills buildings, plants, equipment, and, especially, mill workers. James C. Self assumed general ownership of Greenwood Mills in 1908 and grew the operation into a successful international corporation, consisting …


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