Abby D. Munro Papers, 1837-1913

This collection includes letters from Munro’s purchase of a house which served as the Mt. Pleasant Home for Destitute Children, as well as legal documents from parents and guardians who signed care of impoverished African American children over to the home, financial documents, photographs, and an extensive run of the Laing School Visitor newsletter.

Bonds Conway Papers, 1763-1907

This collection of family letters, land papers, and other items documents several generations of a free family of color from the 18th through the 20th centuries in South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, east Texas, and elsewhere.

Calvin Shedd Papers, 1862-1864

Forty-four letters, 1862-1864, of Union soldier Calvin Shedd from Company A, Seventh New Hampshire Regiment, are written primarily from locations in coastal South Carolina.

Chester County Historical Collection, 1739-1997

This digital collection contains correspondence, family papers, business records, and church records from Chester County.

George William Walker papers, 1913-1934

Letters and photographs from Charleston-native George William Walker (b. 1894) who served as a lieutenant in the 52nd Infantry Regiment, World War I.

Henry William Ravenel Papers, 1739-1935

Manuscripts and diaries documenting the family life and natural history interests of a 19th century planter, botanist, and agricultural writer.

Inventory of S.C. Church Archives

A historical records survey known as the Inventory of Church Archives was completed by W.P.A. workers between 1937 and 1939.

James Glen Papers, 1738-1777

The papers of colonial governor James Glen (1701-1777), who served as Governor of South Carolina from 1738 to 1756, include official government documents, papers concerning relations with Native American Indians, business papers relating to his ownership of a South Carolina rice plantation, and correspondence between Glen and South Carolina planter, John Drayton (1713-1779).

James Kershaw Papers, 1786-1825

This collection contains diaries of James Kershaw, 1791-1825, with meteorological observations, recipes, and home remedies, including advice for treatment of pimples, boils, baldness, and unwanted hair.

John C. Calhoun Papers

John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), born in Abbeville, South Carolina, rose to prominence as a politician and statesman. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1810, and quickly became instrumental in pushing the United States to declare war on Britain, launching the War of 1812.