Topic: South Carolina

Hurricane Hugo Elevation Maps

This series of 31 maps of the South Carolina coastline depicts water-surface elevations, high water marks, and landward extent of storm-tide inundation caused by Hurricane Hugo, September 21-22, 1989.


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Clemson University Board of Trustees Minutes and Reports 1888-

Minutes and reports of Clemson University’s Board of Trustees from 1888 to the present. Since its beginnings in 1888, the Clemson University Board of Trustees is the main governing body for the university. As defined in Thomas Green Clemson’s will, the Board of Trustees consists of seven Trustees who select their successors and six Trustees …


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Henry William Ravenel, Plants and Planter

Correspondences between Henry William Ravenel and fellow botanist, family, and others. 1844-1887


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Postcards of the Midlands

A collection of early 20th-century postcards depicting Columbia and the Midlands area of South Carolina. The postcards are available in the Walker Local and Family History Center on the third level of Richland Library Main.


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Richland Library Archives

The Richland Library Archives collection consists of photographs from library scrapbooks and collections that document the library’s history. This collection covers the early 20th century up until the present day.


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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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Midlands Memories

Midlands Memories is an online collection of photographs donated by citizens that depict people, places and events of local historical significance from the Columbia, Richland County and the Midlands area of South Carolina.


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Mayors of Columbia

The Mayors of Columbia collection consists of portraits of the mayors and intendants of Columbia from John Taylor, the first intendant in 1806 to Bob Coble, mayor from 1990-2010. The original portraits are on display in the Columbia City Hall at 1737 Main Street. Portraits of some former mayors are not included in this collection. …


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Jimmy Price Studios

Jimmy Price Studios operated in Columbia, South Carolina during the mid-twentieth century. Jimmy Price photographed a variety of subjects such as social events, business meetings, advertising displays, sporting events and accidents. The photographs in this collection were taken between the years 1954 – 1963.


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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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