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John Hammond Moore Library Acquisitions and Conservation Fund

Dr. John Hammond Moore

This fund honors the late Dr. John Hammond Moore and provides support for the acquisition of new materials and conservation of existing holdings at the South Caroliniana Library.

The fund was established in 2006 by Moore's long-time friend Dr. William C. Schmidt, Jr. who said, "John has acted as a friend of, mentor and inspiration to, and resource for, a legion of individuals doing research on Southern and South Carolina history, myself included. His own extensive body of work, made available through publications, public lectures, and personal communications, has considerably advanced knowledge within various areas of South Carolina history.

Dr. William C. Schmidt Jr.

"Since much of John's work has drawn upon the holdings of the South Caroliniana Library, I could not think of a more fitting way to honor John than by creating a fund in his name to perpetuate and enhance the Caroliniana's collections."

John Hammond Moore

Book Cover of The Young Errol Flynn before Hollywood by John Hammond Moore
Book Cover of Southern Homefront 1861-1865 by John Hammond Moore

Dr. Moore often told of his upbringing on a potato farm in rural Maine and the adventures of a lifetime that included World War II Navy service, work for a small Maine daily newspaper, the completion of a doctoral degree at the University of Virginia, and teaching stints at Winthrop, Georgia State, and Macquarie, an Australian university. He retired to Columbia in 1985, and became a daily research visitor to the South Caroliniana Library. Dr. Moore remained actively engaged in research and writing well into his nineties. He died in New Hampshire on September 2, 2017, and was laid to rest in his adopted home, Columbia.

His most recent works include: When South Carolina Was an Armed Camp: The Reconstruction Essays of Belton O’Neall Townsend (2013), The Voice of Small-Town America: The Selected Writings of Robert Quillen, 1920-1948 (2008), Carnival of Blood: Dueling, Lynching, and Murder in South Carolina, 1880-1920 (2006), and Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 (1998).

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Updated 9/20/2017