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University Libraries - 175th Anniversary Events Calendar

Nov

10

Kickoff Reception and Program

6:00-8:00 p.m., South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
The opening event for the South Caroliniana Library 175th Anniversary celebration. The program will be followed by a reception and behind-the-scenes tour of South Caroliniana Library.
RSVP by November 8, 2015
Phone 803-576-6016 or email libdev@mailbox.sc.edu

Nov

17

Oral History at the Caroliniana: Sharing Stories from the Collections

5:30-6:30 p.m., South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
Join us as oral historian Andrea L’Hommedieu showcases South Carolina stories featuring, Carlos Gibbons, 103-year-old Rosemary Jones, Harvey Teal and others.

Dec

8

University Archives at the Caroliniana: Two Centuries of Living and Working on the Historic Horseshoe

5:30-6:30 p.m., South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
University Archives at the Caroliniana: Two Centuries of Living and Working on the Historic Horseshoe Join us as authors Elizabeth Cassidy West and Katharine Thompson Allen present highlights from their new book, On the Horseshoe: A Guide to the Historic Campus of the University of South Carolina, which provides a close look at the Horseshoe’s structures as well as the men and women who lived, worked, and studied in them. Acceptances by Monday, Dec. 7

Jan

26

Visual Materials at the Caroliniana: Documenting South Carolina Design and Philosophy

5:30-6:30 p.m., South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
Join us as archivist Beth Bilderback discusses how the architecture of Lafaye Lafaye & Associates, Lyles Bissett Carlilse & Wolff, G. Thomas Harmon, Robert E. Marvin, and others guides our understanding and preservation of South Carolina’s built environment.

Feb

16

African American Collections at the Caroliniana: Homegoings, Funeral Homes and Celebrations of Community Life

5:30-6:30 p.m., South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
Join us as curators Nathan Saunders and Mike Berry explore the rich African American culture in South Carolina through the lens of Manigault-Hurley Funeral Home; African American funeral home programs from various manuscript collections; and African American newspapers such as The Lighthouse and Informer and Palmetto Leader.

Mar

19

South Caroliniana Society Annual Lunch and Reception

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Reception, South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
12:30-3:00 p.m. Luncheon, Capital City Club, 1201 Main Street #2500, Columbia, SC 29201

The University South Caroliniana Society Annual Luncheon with speaker Orville Vernon Burton, Director of CyberInstitute and Professor of History, Clemson University.
Open to the public. RSVP and luncheon ticket purchase required. Contact the South Caroliniana Library at 803-777-3131.

Apr

7

Creating the Caroliniana

5:30-6:30 p.m., Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room
(enter through the Thomas Cooper Library, 1322 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208)

Join us as architectural historian John M. Bryan shares recently discovered information about the design and construction of the new (1840) South Carolina College library, Robert Mills’ proposals, and how he adapted designs to meet the budget.

May

12

Closing Event with Cokie Roberts

6:00-7:00 p.m. Program, Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College Street Reception to follow, South Caroliniana Library, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (USC Horseshoe)
The closing event for South Caroliniana Library 175th anniversary yearlong celebration featuring special guest, acclaimed journalist and author Cokie Roberts.
RSVP by May 9, 2016
Phone 803-576-6016 or email libdev@mailbox.sc.edu