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Endowments to Benefit the South Caroliniana Library

  • Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Assistantship
    The Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Assistantship honors the noted author who established an assistantship to encourage and enable graduate history students to advance their professional research skills. It is shared with USC's Department of History. Each academic year one student in the Applied History Program is selected as the recipient of the Coker Assistantship.

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  • Orin F. Crow Acquisition and Preservation Endowment
    The Orin F. Crow Acquisition and Preservation Endowment honors the memory of Dr. Crow, a former University of South Carolina student, professor, Dean of the School of Education, and Dean of the Faculty. This endowment was established in January 1998 by Mary and Dick Anderson, Dr. Crow's daughter and son-in-law.

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  • Jane Crayton Davis Endowment The Jane Crayton Davis Endowment has been created to assure the preservation of irreplaceable materials at the South Caroliniana Library. As a former president of the University South Caroliniana Society, Mrs. Davis is keenly aware of the need for a central repository for historical materials and of the ongoing obligation of that library to maintain the integrity of its collections. A portion of the endowment was used this year to assist with restoration of a nineteenth-century oil portrait of Eliza Legare Bryan.

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  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn Endowment The William Jennings Bryan Dorn Endowment benefits the Modern Political Collections Division of the South Caroliniana Library and underwrites the preservation of the Dorn collection, supports a Bryan Dorn graduate assistant in Modern Political Collections, and will ultimately fund a research awards program to stimulate the study of contemporary society and government.

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  • William A. Foran Memorial Fund The William A. Foran Memorial Fund honors a long-time University of South Carolina history professor by enabling the Library to acquire significant materials relating to the Civil War and Reconstruction, areas of particular interest to Professor Foran. Most recently, this fund was used to purchase a collection of Civil War letters of Union soldier Thomas W. Cusack.

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  • Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr., Acquisition and Preservation Endowment The Arthur Elliott Holman, Jr., Acquisition and Preservation Endowment was established in honor of Mr. Holman on 19 August 1996, his eightieth birthday, by his son, Elliott Holman III to strengthen and preserve holdings in areas of Mr. Holman's interests. To date, funds have been used to conserve Dr. J. Rion McKissick's copy of Frederick Dalcho's An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina (1820), to add "Music in Time" videos to the University of South Carolina's Music Library, and to fund in part the restoration of a nineteenth-century oil portrait of Eliza Legare Bryan.

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  • Lewis P. Jones Research Fellowship in South Carolina History The Lewis P. Jones Research Fellowship in South Carolina History honors Dr. Jones, esteemed professor emeritus at Wofford College, Spartanburg, by funding a summer fellowship for a scholar conducting serious inquiry into the state's history. The first fellow, in 1997, was Dr. William F. Bagwell, of Donalds, who explored the history of an African-American family whose ancestors came to Charleston in the eighteenth century. The 1998 fellow was Dr. Jack Irby Hayes, of Averett College, Danville, Va., who researched South Carolina and the New Deal, 1932-1938. In 1999 Dr. Mary Galvin, of Ohio State University, will expand research on her dissertation topic, "Piecing Together a Colonial Quilt: Cultural Evolution in Colonial South Carolina." In addition, Dr. Bagwell will return to complete his work begun two years ago. This fund was established by an anonymous donor.

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  • Modern Political Collections Endowment The Modern Political Collections Endowment supports the work of this division of the South Caroliniana Library. Income supports graduate assistantships, research awards to encourage the study of the division's holdings, exhibits, staff development, and other activities designed to promote the division and enhance its ability to collect, preserve, and make available manuscript collections relating to contemporary government.

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  • Robert I. and Swannanoa Kenney Phillips Libraries Endowment The Robert I. and Swannanoa Kenney Phillips Libraries Endowment was established in January 1998 by their son, Dr. Robert K. Phillips, of Donalds, to honor his parents and his family's commitment to generations of support of the University of South Carolina. This endowment will provide funds for acquisitions and preservation of materials in the South Caroliniana Library and the Thomas Cooper Library, with priority given to literature representing the various majority and minority cultures of Britain and America to support undergraduate studies.

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  • Nancy Pope Rice and Nancy Rice Davis Library Treasure Endowment The Nancy Pope Rice and Nancy Rice Davis Library Treasure Endowment has been established to strengthen the ability of the Dean of Libraries and Information Systems to make special and significant acquisitions in a timely fashion for the University of South Carolina libraries. These funds allow the Dean to purchase books and manuscripts to enhance the special collections held by South Caroliniana Library and Thomas Cooper Library.

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  • William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship Endowment Fund The William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship Endowment Fund, established by Simms' granddaughter Mary C. Simms Oliphant and continued by his great-granddaughter Mrs. Alester G. Furman III and other family members, recognizes and honors the noted nineteenth-century American literary giant. To date, funds have been used to finance study of Simms' manuscripts by Professor John C. Guilds, a Simms scholar from the University of Arkansas, and to restore one of Simms' personal scrapbooks, which had fallen into disrepair. The 1998 Visiting Professor was Dr. Miriam J. Shillingsburg, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English, Lamar University, Beaumont, Tx. This summer Dr. James B. Meriwether will complete a bibliography of Simms' separate publications, including books, pamphlets, and broadsides.

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  • Southern Heritage Endowment Fund The Southern Heritage Endowment Fund supports and encourages innovative work at the South Caroliniana Library and at McKissick Museum. Together and separately, these two entities preserve the history of the South, the state of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina. To date, funds have been used to acquire exhibit materials and to purchase appropriate archival supplies to protect valuable holdings.
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