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Musical Gems in the James Ritchie Sparkman Medical Library

by Craig Keeney, Cataloger, South Caroliniana Library The South Caroliniana Library has held the correspondence and journals of James Ritchie Sparkman (1815-1897), a physician and plantation owner in Georgetown County, South Carolina, for years. It has only recently, however, acquired … Continue reading

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Processing of Bishop John Hurst Adams Collection is Underway

By Melissa Develvis Melissa Develvis is a graduate assistant at the South Caroliniana Library. She is currently processing the John Hurst Adams collection, which will open later this year. The personal and professional papers of John Hurst Adams, a now-retired … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff, Rediscovered: Cataloging at the Caroliniana

By Meg Coker Note: In this post, Meg Coker provides a highlight of her work as Cataloging Assistant for the Caroliniana’s retrospective conversion of the old card catalog into electronic format. This is an ongoing project that is crucial to … Continue reading

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Work Underway on Palmetto Education Association Collection

By Sam Alexander, J.A. Kay Graduate Assistant The PEA/SCEA (Palmetto Education Association and South Carolina Education Association respectively) Collection contains manuscripts and documents relating to PEA during the last two decades of its existence during the 1950s and 1960s, and … Continue reading

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Mapping the Future: Digitizing the Map Collection of the South Caroliniana Library

By Ann Merryman, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, USC-Upstate There are many reasons why libraries are interested in creating digital collections or online digital exhibits.  Showcasing legacy materials that support the library’s core mission, bringing together disparate materials that … Continue reading

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