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RBSC on FacebookOur Rare Books & Special Collections holdings are comprised chiefly of printed materials in the following subject areas: natural history, the sciences, history, literature, philosophy, and books from the South Carolina College Library.University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections33 agoThis Saturday, February 24, the Irvin Department will host the Thomas Cooper Society's Appraisal Fair, from 10 am - 2 pm, in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library. This event is free and open to the public and will feature experienced experienced appraisers with a backgrounds in books, prints, manuscripts, and art. Guests are asked to limit themselves to three items per person. Guests with art should set an appointment.
Enter through Thomas Cooper Library
1322 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208
firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections added 8 new photos.4 days agoOur Reference and Instruction Librarian has a new post on Frederick Douglass. Check it out over at our department blog:
http://library.sc.edu/blogs/rbsc/2018/02/16/frederick-douglass-american-autobiography/University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections shared Digital Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries's post.4 days agoUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections added 3 new photos.6 days agoChaucer's "The Assemblie of Foules," also known as "The Parliament of Fowls," is one of the earliest references to Valentine's Day being a special day for lovers in English literature. These excerpts are from The Workes of our Antient and Lerned English poet, Geffrey Chavcer, newly printed (Londini: Bishop, 1598). #libraryloveUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections2 weeks agoFrom February 5-9, 2018, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections.
You can download PDFs of coloring sheets based on images from our collections at: http://library.sc.edu/p/collections/coloring
And you can learn more about the broader initiative and how other institutions are celebrating here: http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/category/institutions/university-of-south-carolina-libraries-irvin-department-of-rare-books-and-special-collections/
Join the Irvin Department in celebrating this initiative to bring more fun and enthusiasm to many of the rare materials held by these libraries, and share your own creative interpretations by tagging your own colored sheets #ColorOurCollectionsUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections updated their cover photo.2 weeks ago
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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
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
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
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