Armstrong Family Papers, 1900-1930

This collection of photographs, newspaper clippings and various manuscripts documents one of America’s foremost early twentieth-century African-American magic acts.

Collected Civil War Papers of Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman

This collection contains the mementos Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman, a former commander of the Washington Artillery battalion, saved in his scrapbook.

Harry and William Birch Collection

Over 40 hours of film, photographs, and papers document the careers of two distinguished Chicago news cameramen, father and son.

New South Newspaper, 1862–1866

The New South offers a glimpse into an era of unprecedented social upheaval in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In the Battle of Port Royal Sound of Nov. 7, 1861, Union Navy forces seized control of Port Royal Harbor, and Beaufort District’s white residents fled in their wake.

Papers of the Smith and Wells Families, 1856-1914

This collection from the South Caroliniana Library consists primarily of the Civil War letters of Edward Laight Wells, discussing the mood in Charleston during the secession crisis in 1860, fighting with the Hampton’s Legion 1864-1865, and the immediate aftermath of the war.

Phosphates in South Carolina, 1870-1890

During the late 19th century the discovery of phosphate deposits in the Charleston and Florence areas marked the beginning of a rapidly growing industry in South Carolina.

Richard L. Walker: In His Own Words

Academic papers, articles, clippings, and speeches from the Papers of Richard L. Walker at South Carolina Political Collections

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped in Young Folks Paper

Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel about the adventures of young David Balfour, is one of the Scottish author’s most famous works.

Robert McNair: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Robert E. McNair at South Carolina Political Collections

Sol Blatt: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Solomon Blatt, Sr. at South Carolina Political Collections