Topic: South Carolina

Berkeley County (S.C.) Memories – Daniel E. Smith, Jr. Collection

Thomas Smith, born in Exeter, Devon, England in 1648, came to South Carolina in 1684. He became a Landgrave in 1691 and Governor of South Carolina in 1693. His son, Judge Thomas Smith, Jr., Second Landgrave (1670-1738) bequeathed to his brother and sons acres of his Goose Creek lands, his Wassamasaw lands, and a proportional …


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Mills Family of Greenville

Collection of letters and photograph from the Mills Family of Greenville. Most letters and photographs date between 1900-1930s.


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Berkeley County (S.C.) Memories – Moncks Corner Community Directory

“Jaycees Sponsor Directory for Moncks Corner” The MC Junior Chamber of Commerce announces the preparation of the publication of MC, Pinopolis, and Bonneau and all residents living along main highways for a distance of 5 miles from MC w/ the exception of Hwy. 52N which will be listed all the way to Bonneau and include …


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Mercantile Agency Reference Book of South Carolina

Founded as the Mercantile Agency, R.G. Dun & Co. was the first successful credit reporting agency. This 1909 directory is for SC businesses.


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Furman University Athletic Media Guides

Furman’s athletic media guides provide press, radio, and other publicity mediums with information concerning Furman sports teams. The guides contain schedules, team rosters, profiles, and results for the following Furman sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.


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Bull Family of Chick Springs

J.A. Bull purchased the Chick Springs Hotel and surrounding property in 1903 and founded a bottle water business as well. This collection includes photographs of his children and family on the grounds of Chick Springs.


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The 2015 South Carolina Flood Oral History Collection

For residents of Columbia and the many communities throughout the state, the 2015 flood was much more than statistics suggest. The oral histories in this collection begin to humanize the experience of the flood, as residents confronted loss and destruction of homes and businesses, and found support and resilience within their communities. Those willing to …


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Stokes Grocery Ledger (Greer, SC)

Henry Singleton Stokes moved from Pleasant Hill to Greer in 1908 to open Stokes Grocery at the corner of N. Main Street and E. Poinsett Street. This handwritten ledger details items purchased from his store from 1908-1909. Common items sold include food, clothing, and tobacco.


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The Helen Wall Burns Collection

After World War I, many Americans believed that the United States should no longer involve themselves in other countries’ conflicts.  Some also believed that keeping a large standing army was detrimental to both civilian control of government and to the national economy.  Throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, Congress decreased the size of the military …


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Beaumont E Newspaper Collection

Built in 1890 during the southern textile boom, the Beaumont Manufacturing Company was established thanks to efforts of J.H. Sloan (president), John B. Cleveland, Joseph Walker (original landowner), H.A. Ligon, C.E. Fleming, and Vardry McBee.  In addition to capitalizing on the growth of the textile industry in the upstate region of South Carolina, Sloan wanted …


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