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University Libraries - Gifts of Materials

Gifts of Materials

Most materials given to the University strengthen the general collections of Thomas Cooper Library or the libraries of the regional USC campuses. For information about possible gifts or to determine which unit is most appropriate for your gift, contact Mr. Gary Geer, by email at or by phone at 803-777-1953.

Rare items and manuscripts relating to South Carolina are housed in the South Caroliniana Library. For the consideration of suitable gifts to this library, contact Mr. Henry Fulmer by email at or by phone at 803-777-3131.

Significant, old, and rare books and research-level collections not related to South Carolina are housed in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. To discuss suitable gifts to this department, contact Mrs. Elizabeth Sudduth by email at or by phone at 803-777-5487.

Significant items relating to music and musical performance are located in the Music Library. For gifts to the Music Library, contact Ms. Ana Dubnjakovic by email at orby phone at 803-777-5139.

South Carolina Political Collections holds papers of persons and organizations having a significant impact on government and politics. If you have materials of interest, contact Mr. Herbert J. Hartsook by email at or by phone at 803-777-0577.

Motion picture films, or photographs, papers and artifacts relating to motion picture film production, are collected by Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). One the largest public film archives in North America, MIRC preserves for future generations newsreels, documentaries, home movies, television news, science and nature films, and a major collection of films from the People's Republic of China. Preservation of motion picture records of South Carolina and the Southeast is a priority. To discuss donations, contact Mrs. Heather Heckman by email at or by phone at 803-777-6841.