|Bookplate for items acquired or preserved
through the Holman Endowment
|A. Elliott Holman, III, with his parents,
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr.
The Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr., Acquisition and Preservation Endowment was established by A. Elliott Holman, III to mark the occasion of the 80th birthday of his father, now deceased.
Proceeds from this Endowment will be expended annually for new acquisitions as well as for the preservation of current holdings in areas of Mr. Holman's interests, such as the Episcopal Church, music and the arts, Anderson County, and other aspects of South Carolina history.
Items acquired include:
- Early nineteenth century score of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera La Clemenza Di Tito for the Music Library
- A rare first edition musical score engraving of Beethoven’s Symphony no.4 in Bb Major(1806) purchased for the Music Library
- The only copy in the U.S of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Bernardi de Offida (1st ed., 1802), the first of Haydn’s famous late masses
- 106 rolls of microfilm publication which contain the records of the South Carolina Field Offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, a record of post-bellum South Carolina, for the South Caroliniana Library
- A private collection of rare materials related to the Italian conductor, Arturo Toscanini, which complements the Music Library’s existing holdings of special Toscanini materials. Among collection highlights are a 1933 portrait by Rietti, 1946 rehearsal tapes with the NBC Symphony, and many Toscanini photos, including one of Toscanini at Verdi's 1901 funeral.
- Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians reference work for the Music Library
- A Music In Time music appreciation video series for the Music Library
Items preserved include:
- A badly damaged nineteenth century oil portrait of Eliza Catherine Legare Bryan (1794-1842), painted by Peter Copmann in 1825, housed in South Caroliniana Library
- An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina, from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution. Written by Frederick Dalcho in 1820, this volume was presented to the University by former President, J. Rion McKissick
The Holman family has a history of supporting the South Caroliniana Library, beginning with Mrs. Arthur Elliott Holman, who was a charter member of the University South Caroliniana Society when it was founded in 1936. Mrs. Arthur E. Holman, Jr., is currently a member of the Society. Mr. A. Elliott Holman, III has continued his family's tradition by establishing this Endowment to benefit students and researchers at the University of South Carolina for generations to come.
Persons interested in supporting the acquisition and preservation goals of the Holman fund may contact us.