What do you have at the South Caroliniana Library?
"South Caroliniana" means things related to South Carolina. The South Caroliniana Library holds collections related to South Carolina history, culture, and people.
We are an educational and family destination for South Carolina history, with two floors of exhibits featuring items from our collections that help tell the story of the Palmetto State.
At the South Caroliniana Library, we have archival materials related to South Carolina and the regional South in these areas:
- Published materials, such as books, newspapers, journals, and pamphlets
- Manuscripts, primarily those generated by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations (such as churches), which can include things like personal letters and plantation records
- Visual materials, including photographs, postcards, prints, images from illustrated newspapers, fine art, and design records
- University Archives, holding the official records of the University of South Carolina, including those of the President, Provost, Board of Trustees, and other academic and administrative departments