Current Advisory Board Members
Bloom is the Walker Local History Room manager at the Richland County Public Library in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the author of the Dead Librarian Blog and co-creator of the South Carolina Online Obituary Portal. In 2008 she served as the president of the South Carolina Archival Association (SCAA). Currently, Bloom serves on the Advocates Board for the Historic Coumbia Foundation. She has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina.
Bobby J. Donaldson
Donaldson is an associate professor of History and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. He is currently completing a book tentatively titled New Negroes in the New South: Race, Power, and Ideology in Georgia, 1890-1925. He is also preparing a biography of William Jefferson White, a Baptist minister, political activist and journalist, who founded Morehouse College in 1867. Donaldson serves on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University and held a 2005-2006 fellowship at the W.E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in History from Emory University.
Greene is senior manuscript and reference archivist for Special Collections at College of Charleston Libraries, and formerly was director of archival and reference services at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. He founded and directed special collections at the Charleston County Public Library, was archivist and assistant director for the South Carolina Historical Society, and has extensive experience with archival and print collections in the Charleston area. He is the author of several scholarly and popular books, including Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina 1783-1865 and Why We Never Danced the Charleston. He has served as chair of Palmetto Archives, Libraries and Museums Council on Preservation (PALMCOP) and as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of Charleston and has done graduate work at the University of South Carolina and Stanford University.
Richardson is presently Coordinator of Research Assistance in the James B. Duke Library at Furman University, Greenville, SC. He holds a BA degree from Furman University and an MLS degree from the University of South Carolina. Richardson is in the process of finishing a book on the history of Simpsonville, SC, for which he has relied heavily on historical newspapers, both in microfilm and digital formats.
Curtis R. Rogers
Rogers is the Director of Communications for the South Carolina State Library and Coordinates the South Carolina Center for the Book. He has also worked at the Charleston County Public Library and has taught courses at the USC School of Library and Information Science. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Master of Library and Information Science, and Doctor of Education degree all from the University of South Carolina. In 2008, he was President of the SC Library association. Rogers conducts an annual national library survey on libraries use of social media for public relations and has presented this survey’s results at the 2009 German Library Association Conference in Erfurt and at the State and University Library of Hamburg.
William "Bill" C. Rogers
Rogers is the executive director of the South Carolina Press Association , the trade group for the state's 117 newspapers. He has been in that position for more than 23 years, and his duties include lobbying on behalf of newspaper and freedom of information matters. As director, he and his staff also produce industry newsletters, websites and directories, conduct meetings and workshops, and oversee the association's advertising sales programs. Rogers was awarded a 1997 “Sunshine Award” by the national Society of Professional Journalists for his efforts supporting open government. Prior to joining SCPA, he was an assistant professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina for five years. He has also taught at the University of Alabama School of Communication in Tuscaloosa, and at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., where he earned his master's degree in journalism. His undergraduate work was done at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Rogers worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 10 years on daily and weekly newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina, including The Roanoke World-News, the Asheville Citizen-Times and the Waynesville Mountaineer.
Prior to her retirement, Schulz was a professor of History and co-director of the Public History program at the University of South Carolina. Her publications as a public historian include The History of South Carolina Slide Collection, A South Carolina Album, 1936-1948: Documentary Photography in the Palmetto State from the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Standard Oil of New Jersey, and Witness to the Fifties: The Pittsburgh Photographic Library, 1950-1953. Her publications as a historian of the early national period of United States history include “Children in America in the Eighteenth Century,” in Joseph Hawes and Ray Hiner, eds., American Childhood and “Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriot Pinckney Horry: A South Carolina Revolutionary-Era Mother and Daughter,” in Marjorie Spruill, Valinda Littlefield, and Joan Marie Johnson, eds., South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times. She also organized the public history field school offered every two years in Northern England. Currently, Schulz is Editor of the Digital Edition of the Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, 1739-1830 , an NEH "Scholarly Editions" funded project. She has a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.
Stokes is director of the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He coordinated the activities of the South Carolina Newspaper Project, the NEH-funded initiative that enabled the cataloging and filming of historic South Carolina newspapers in the 1990s. His Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the South Caroliniana Library, published in 1982, remains a significant portal of entry into the library’s collection of manuscript materials. He holds a PhD from the University of South Carolina.
Amanda Stone is the Innovation & Digital Librarian at the South Carolina State Library. She manages the SCSL Digital Collections, which include a repository of scanned and born-digital state documents and archives of local history collaborations from several public libraries. She also maintains StudySC, a K-12 portal for students and educators to find high-quality information about South Carolina. She received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 2004.
White is an archivist and historian at the Special Collections of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library and the Director of the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World at the College of Charleston. He has presented papers at the annual meetings of the South Carolina Historical Association, Southern Association of Women Historians, and the Southern Historical Association and at the Citadel’s conference on the civil rights movement in South Carolina in 2003. His publications include “The White Citizens’ Councils of Orangeburg County,” in Winfred B. Moore and Orville Vernon Burton, eds., Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement of South Carolina during the Twentieth Century. White's book, Forging a New Consensus: White Resistance and Desegregation in South Carolina, 1944-1964 is under contract with the University of South Carolina Press. He has a PhD from the University of Florida.
Previous Advisory Board Members
John Hammond Moore
Moore is a retired journalist and teacher who continues to write and research on South Carolina history and culture. Over the last three decades, he has authored more than a dozen books, including South Carolina Newspapers, which served as one of the most influentual sources used by project staff to compile a master list of newspaper holdings for the SCDNP project. He holds a PhD from the University of Virginia.
Young is a reference and government documents librarian at Furman University. She is past president of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA). As a reference librarian at the Providence Public Library, she indexed the Providence Journal newspaper for biographical, genealogical, and historical information. She has a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Rhode Island.