Author Archives: Jeffrey Makala

About Jeffrey Makala

The Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections is located in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina. The department preserves and makes accessible rare materials and special research collections supporting teaching and research across a wide range of disciplines.

Call for Entries: Student Book Collecting Contest, 2014

 Call for Entries: University Libraries Student Book Collecting Contest, 2014 Submission deadline: May 1, 2014   Entries are invited from students currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina (all campuses) for the University Libraries Student Book Collecting Award, carrying … Continue reading

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Medieval Manuscripts in North Carolina

This is a guest post by Maggie Johnson, a student in “Reading the Medieval Book” sss On 14-15 November undergraduates in Dr. Scott Gwara’s course “Reading the Medieval Book” encountered more than forty medieval manuscripts at UNC’s Wilson Library and … Continue reading

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Our New Exhibition: Art in the Library

Art in the Library: Original Artwork in the Collections of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Open now through early January, 2014.      A special collections library is primarily a repository for printed and manuscript materials. But … Continue reading

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Two New Undergraduate Research Projects on Medieval Manuscripts

This is a guest post from our colleague Professor Scott Gwara. Undergraduates in Dr. Scott Gwara’s Honors College course Reading the Medieval Book exhibited proposed research projects at the Hollings Library Open House last Saturday. For a project entitled “Medieval … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: History and Memory is now open

Our new exhibition, timed to coincide with the Battle’s 150th anniversary this summer, is titled “Gettysburg: History and Memory.” Here is the introductory text: The Battle of Gettysburg resonates with us in ways that are somehow different from our historical … Continue reading

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New Additions to the James Ellroy Papers

We are extremely proud to be the repository for the papers of novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist James Ellroy, the “demon dog” of American literature. The bulk of Ellroy’s papers came to us as a gift in the late 1990s, and … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: Student Book Collecting Contest, 2013

University Libraries Student Book Collecting Contest, 2013 Submission deadline: April 1, 2013      Entries are invited from students currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina (all campuses) for the University Libraries Student Book Collecting Award, carrying a first prize … Continue reading

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Abecedaria! Fine Press and Children’s ABC Books

Our new exhibition, opeing on February 5, explores the history and meaning of the alphabet and its treatment in ABC books, for children and adults. It will be open in our galleries through the end of April. A short article … Continue reading

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An Important New Collection of African American Ephemera

The Libraries have recently received a large gift of the family library and material culture collections of Mr. Hemrick (Hink) Salley of Salley, SC. Parts of the library have been in his family for several generations, and Mr. Salley himself … Continue reading

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“Why Haven’t More Movies Stolen From George V. Higgins?”

  The new Brad Pitt film “Killing Them Softly,” which just opened, is based on Cogan’s Trade, George V. Higgins’s third novel, published in 1974. Anthony Lane just reviewed the film in The New Yorker, and his review (quoted above) … Continue reading

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