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Eugene Avery Adams Papers, 1892-1968
Eugene Avery Adams (1886-1958) was a minister in the African American Episcopal Church and a leader in the fields of education, civil rights, and business. He was a founder of Bell Street High School in Columbia and a trustee of Allen University. He also helped start the South Carolina Citizens Committee, a state-wide organization that advocated for voting rights and equal teacher pay. Furthermore, he served as president of the Columbia branch of the NAACP. With respect business, he was one of the founders of Victory Savings Bank.
Historic Newspapers of South Carolina
The Historic Newspapers of South Carolina repository provides online access to fulltext searchable historic newpspapers originating in South Carolina since it became a state in 1788. This online collection is a continuation and extension of the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) that began in 2009 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (www.loc.gov/ndnp/). The University of South Carolina is one of many institutions that participated in the program as part of a national effort to preserve America's historical newspapers. This site seeks to continue what that program began by continuing to digitize and make accessible as many historical newspapers originating in South Carolina as we can find.
Slavery at South Carolina College, 1801-1865
This website is intended to tell the largely unknown and unfamiliar story of slavery at South Carolina College, the institutional predecessor of the University of South Carolina.
Slaves played a fundamental role at the college between its founding in December 1801 and February 1865, when slaves saw themselves liberated by the arrival of federal troops in Columbia in the final months of the Civil War. The primary buildings of South Carolina College survive as the historic heart of the modern campus—known today as the Horseshoe—and were constructed by slave labor and built of slave-made brick.
South Carolina and the Spanish American War
This virtual collection is made up of three photograph albums from the Joshua Fulton Ensor family, photographs from the August Kohn Collection, and other photographs pulled from the Visual Materials Division at the South Caroliniana Library. The albums contain scenes from Camp Fornance, around Columbia, the journey of the 27th United States Volunteers to the Philippines, and Ensor family travels.
South Carolina Postcards
This digital collection features postcards from across the State of South Carolina. Browse this collection by county, or keyword search collection metadata using the search box. 10 counties are currently available, and more counties will continue to be added in the future. The originals are housed at South Caroliniana Library.
South Caroliniana Cookbook Collection
The South Carolina Historical Cookbooks collection consists of publications from 1832 to 1921. Many of these “receipt” books provide insight into 19th-century and early 20th-century South Carolina foodways, and they also offer advice for practicing home-spun medicine and maintaining home economies.
William Gravely Oral History Collection on the Lynching of Willie Earle
The William Gravely Oral History Collection on the Lynching of Willie Earle consists of 41 oral history interviews and accompanying supplementary materials. Dr. William Gravely, Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Denver, recorded the recollections of journalists, law enforcement officers, attorneys, clergy, relatives of Willie Earle, and other community members in relation to the lynching of African American and native South Carolinian Willie Earle on February 17, 1947