Caroliniana Columns
Newsletter of the University South Caroliniana Society
Spring 1999

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Simms and Jones Scholars
to Spend Summer at SCL

The South Caroliniana Library will have three scholars in residence this summer. Dr. James B. Meriwether will serve as William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professor. Dr. Meriwether, who taught in the University of South Carolina's Department of English for many years before his retirement, will be finishing a bibliography of Simms's separate publications, including books, pamphlets, and broadsides.

There are two Lewis P. Jones Research fellows for the summer. Dr. Mary Galvin, assistant professor in Ohio State University's Department of African-American and African Studies, will be conducting additional research on the subject of her dissertation, "Piecing Together a Colonial Quilt: Cultural Evolution in Colonial South Carolina." Dr. William F. Bagwell, a retired professor from Cheyney State University (PA) and resident on his family's farm in Donalds, will conduct further research on an African-American woman who arrived in Charleston in the 18th century and her descendants.

The Library awarded Dr. Bagwell the first Lewis P. Jones Research Fellowship in 1997. [See the Autumn 1997 edition of Caroliniana Columns for details].

The Simms Research Professorship and the Jones Research Fellowship are awarded annually.
For more information about these programs contact:
Allen Stokes, Director
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


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