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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 Collections added 2 new photos.11 hours ago100 years ago today, the last Carolina Parakeet died in captivity. Our archivist, Jessica Crouch, has a piece on it over at our department blog:
http://library.sc.edu/blogs/rbsc/2018/02/21/the-last-carolina-parakeet/University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections1 day 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
email@example.comUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections added 8 new photos.5 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.5 days agoUniversity of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections added 3 new photos.1 week 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 #ColorOurCollections
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Incas, the last captive Carolina Parakeet, died at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago today. Only a few decades prior, the Carolina Parakeet had numbered in the millions, with a range from Florida to New England. The parakeet was especially … Continue reading
Born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, probably some time in February of 1818, Frederick Douglass (c. 1818–1895) escaped to freedom on 3 September 1838. After his escape, Douglass became involved in the abolitionist movement, began giving public recounts of … Continue reading
On 26 January 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his journal: “Today I send the Oration to press again.” The oration that Emerson refers to was the published text of a speech that he had given at Harvard. On 31 … Continue reading