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Development of the Printed Page: 150 Examples of Handpress Printing and its Antecedents, ca. 1200 to 1937
This collection offers a wide survey of typography, page design, and book illustration spanning 500 years of printing in Europe and the Americas. Also included are manuscript leaves from the medieval and early modern periods, including some examples from the Middle East.
Government Information Pamphlet Collection
This collection contains over 400 pamphlets from the Federal Security Agency and Health, Education and Welfare programs discussing a wide variety of subjects. These pamphlets, ranging in dates from the 1930s – 1970s, can also be found in the online catalog. Government information pamphlets from other agencies as well will continue to be added to this collection.
The Menu Project is the beginning of a community wide effort to record the contemporary culinary history of the Southeast, in particular that of South Carolina. This collection has been created from donations of menus from local citizens and will continue to grow over the years. While the majority of the menus come from the southeast, there are some that come from other parts of the country creating an interesting contrast between the cuisines offered in the southeast as opposed to other areas of the country. This is the beginning of an extensive digital collection of menus that will record food history and culture for future generations.
New Voter, South Carolina League of Women Voters
"The New Voter" is part of the papers of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, a collection that resides in the University Libraries' South Carolina Political Collections. The 74-page booklet is a political playbook for women who, just the year before, had been given the right to vote by the passage of the 19th Amendment. The booklet is believed to be very rare and, in fact, may be the only copy still in existence.
Official Program of the Mid-Winter Session of the Bishop's Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, February 14, 1923
This item documents the 1923 meeting in Columbia, S.C., of the Bishops' Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The session convened at Bethel A.M.E. Church, the impressive, masonry structure built in 1921 at the corner of Sumter and Taylor Streets. This publication is significant for its portraits and biographical sketches of African American ministers and their wives from around the United States.
Phosphates in South Carolina, 1870 - 1890
During the late 19th century the discovery of phosphate deposits in the Charleston and Florence areas marked the beginning of a rapidly growing industry in South Carolina. Phosphates are rocks formed from the fossilized remains of sea creatures found in areas once covered by oceans. In South Carolina, phosphates were used as fertilizers to extend the life of crops. Freedmen flocked toward the industry seeking employment, and with the financial support of Northern financiers, Carolina farmers began production of this highly sought-after material.
Quiver, Volume 1, Number 1, October 3, 1807
Described as the first Jewish publication printed in the United States, The Quiver exists foremost as an antebellum Charleston literary publication that solicited the intellectual attention of Charleston’s learned and elite. The Quiver’s pubisher, Isaac Harby (1788-1828), was eighteen at the time of the first issue’s printing and had already authored two plays and multiple periodical articles. Born and educated in Charleston, Harby served as member and president of the Philomathean Society, a debate club with membership including Charles Snowden, Langdon Cheves, John Gadsden, and Charles Fraser.
Richard L. Walker In His Own Words
Dixie Walker dedicated his life and career to intercultural understanding and he utilized his knowledge of East Asia in his work at home and abroad. He taught in numerous prestigious institutions as a professor of international studies before joining the faculty of the University of South Carolina in 1957. He founded the Institute of International Studies at USC in 1961
South Carolina Pamphlets
The South Carolina pamphlet collection is comprised of 45 artificially bound volumes of separately published South Carolina imprints from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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.