Category Archives: Book collections

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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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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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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Some recent book arts acquisitions

Through the generosity of Susan and William Hogue, we have been able (for several years running now!) to acquire a number of interesting artists’ books, examples of contemporary book arts, or other “multiples” or “bookworks” to add to our collections. … Continue reading

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Edith Wharton and Sinclair Lewis: A New Gift

We’ve just received a gift of an Edith Wharton collection and several Sinclair Lewis first editions from Professor James Kibler of the University of Georgia. Professor Kibler is a USC alumnus and has been a good friend of our Libraries … Continue reading

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Our new exhibition

On display now through February 28, 2012: “A Quieter and Less Eventful Life”: Ernest Hemingway on Writing and Other Pursuits This exhibition has, as its heart, Ernest Hemingway’s thoughts on writing and the writing life. Especially in letters to his … Continue reading

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Two (not unrelated) anniversaries this month

It’s certainly worth noting that June 14 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the best selling novel of the 19th century and remains critical to anyone interested in 19th century America. … Continue reading

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A Burns gift book, in a Mauchline Ware binding

We’ve recently been given a small, handsome,  Scottish gift book by G. Ross Roy to add to his collection of Robert Burns, Burnsiana, and Scottish Literature. It’s a collection of Burns’s songs printed in Mauchline, Ayrshire (not far from the … Continue reading

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A New Exhibition, with Audio

We’ve just installed “Beyond Domesticity: U.S. Women Writers, 1770-1915,” our first major show in our new gallery. It was curated by Katherine Adams and Cynthia Davis, two English department faculty members, and is a broad – and deep – survey … Continue reading

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