City Directories of South Carolina 1859-1922

The City Directories of South Carolina are housed at the Published Materials Division of USC’s South Caroliniana Library. Many of the Columbia (S.C.) City Directores are at the Richland Library. Some of this collection was digitized by the Internet Archive as part of a project funded by PASCAL in collaboration with LYRASIS. It includes directories …

Columbia, South Carolina City Directories

This searchable collection of Columbia (S.C.) City Directories from 1859 is an invaluable source for historians and genealogists. City directories offer an alphabetized listing of residents and businesses as well as a street-by-street listing of occupants.

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.

Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches in South Carolina, 1785-1920

Baptists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, and Presbyterians in South Carolina have often disagreed on matters of liturgy and theology and have even competed for members.

Negro Travelers’ Green Book, 1956

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green.

North of the Broad River, The Land and the People – Buford S. Chappell

This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information regarding Fairfield County, South Carolina, including families who settled in the region, as well as related lines in Charleston, Orangeburg County, Richland County, and elsewhere in South Carolina.

The Quiver

Antebellum Charleston literary magazine, recognized as the first Jewish publication printed in the United States. 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of South Carolina

Originally conceived in the late 18th Century, fire insurance maps provided structural and urban environmental information necessary for insurance underwriters. Founded in 1867 in the United States, the Sanborn National Insurance Diagram Bureau systematically produced ascetically appealing, but also efficient, maps nationwide.

Spartanburg at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

This collection includes A Story of Spartan Push: The Greatest Cotton Manufacturing Centre in the South: Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Its Resources by Edward P. McKissick and Spartanburg, City and County, South Carolina: Their Wonderful Attractions and Marvelous Advantages as a Place of Settlement, and for the Profitable Investment of Capital by the Spartanburg Board of Trade.