August 2017

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Our events are free and open to the public.

  • Friday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., Sneak Peak Tour of “Total Solar Eclipse: Highlights from the Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy” and “Weird Science: A History of Human Knowledge,” co-sponsored by the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society, and the University Libraries, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Led by exhibit curator Michael Weisenburg. Hollings Library
  • Saturday, Aug. 19, 1 – 4 p.m., Open Gallery at Hollings Library includes eclipse- and NASA-related displays. Gallery tour at 2 p.m. with Michael Weisenburg.
  • Monday, Aug. 21, Eclipse Excitement. Join us in Thomas Cooper Library for a day of fun. There will be donuts and coffee in the morning, a ton of exhibits to tour, and then pizza and Moon Pies before the big event. Several university departments will set up viewing stations by the fountain.
  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m., “New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era” with Author and Historian David Ballantyne. Ballantyne used South Carolina Political Collections materials extensively while researching and writing this book. A reception and book signing will follow his presentation. To attend, please RSVP by Sept. 4 to 7-5136 or
  • All August exhibits

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  • Fall Hours: Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, Thomas Cooper Library returns to a 24/7 schedule for anyone with a valid Carolina Card. Find hours for all the University Libraries here.
  • Faculty and Students: You have access to new electronic resources.
  • Faculty and Graduate Students: Fall workshops are free and offered throughout the semester.
  • Faculty, Students, Scholars: The South Caroliniana Library on the historic Horseshoe has closed for renovations and there’s a new way to access its collections. The process is not difficult, just different.

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As campus begins to hum with the energy generated by thousands of students, you can still sneak in one more drowsy-warm moment of summer.

“Boat Scene in Cypress Gardens, Charleston SC” is a 1935 postcard created by Tichnor Brothers Inc., a Boston publisher. The card is part of the South Carolina Postcard Collection, which currently includes more than 1,100 cards from around the state. The originals are part of the South Caroliniana Library’s collection, and they are being brought online and made fully searchable by University Libraries’ Digital Collections.

So go ahead. Push your canoe away from the dock, trail your fingers in the water, and envision a new academic year full of smooth sailing.


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