The James Dickey Library at the University of South Carolina commemorates one of its most distinguished faculty members and preserves his extensive personal book collection for the use of scholars and students.
The Pat Conroy Archive documents the life and work of Pat Conroy, who is considered to be one of the preeminent figures in contemporary Southern literature. Born in 1945, Conroy has written best-selling novels and memoirs as well as poetry, essays and screenplays and even a cookbook. The Archive was acquired in 2014 with the generous support of the Richard and Novelle Smith Family in memory of Dorothy Brown Smith.
The University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library houses a portion of the literary papers of Kaye Gibbons, whose novels about self-reliant women in the rural South have made her a prominent figure in contemporary Southern fiction.
Lucille Jordan Palmer donated to the University her important collection of Jesse Stuart material, including personally-inscribed first editions, more than fifty Stuart letters, and a box of periodical items, clippings and other background material.
The Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald constitutes the most comprehensive research collection for the study and teaching of Fitzgerald, those associated with him, and his times.
The University of South Carolina's F. Scott Fitzgerald Screenplay Archive, acquired in April 2004, preserves 2,000 pages of Fitzgerald's manuscripts, revised typescripts, and working drafts for the screenplays he wrote for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1937 - 38.