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Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr. Acquisition and Preservation Endowment

The Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr., Acquisition and Preservation Endowment was established by A. Elliott Holman, III to mark the occasion of the 80th birthday of his father, now deceased.

Bookplate for items acquired
or preserved through the
Holman Endowment

Proceeds from this Endowment will be expended annually for new acquisitions as well as for the preservation of current holdings in areas of Mr. Holman's interests, such as the Episcopal Church, music and the arts, Anderson County, and other aspects of South Carolina history.

A. Elliott Holman, III,
with his parents,
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur
Elliott Holman, Jr.

Items acquired include:

  • A rare first edition musical score engraving of Beethoven’s Symphony no.4 in Bb Major(1806) purchased for the Music Library

  • The only copy in the U.S of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Bernardi de Offida (1st ed., 1802), the first of Haydn’s famous late masses

  • 106 rolls of microfilm publication which contain the records of the South Carolina Field Offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, a record of post-bellum South Carolina, for the South Caroliniana Library

  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians reference work for the Music Library

Items preserved include:

  • A badly damaged nineteenth-century oil portrait of Eliza Catherine Legare Bryan (1794-1842), painted by Peter Copmann in 1825, housed in South Caroliniana Library

  • An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina, from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution. Written by Frederick Dalcho in 1820, this volume was presented to the University by former President, J. Rion McKissick

The Holman family has a history of supporting the South Caroliniana Library, beginning with Mrs. Arthur Elliott Holman, who was a charter member of the University South Caroliniana Society when it was founded in 1936. Mrs. Arthur E. Holman, Jr., is currently a member of the Society. Mr. A. Elliott Holman, III has continued his family's tradition by establishing this Endowment to benefit students and researchers at the University of South Carolina for generations to come.

For more information on this endowment, please contact us.

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Updated 7/12/2017