Berkeley County Photograph Collection

Once part of an album, the photographs (circa 1900) show plantations, African Americans, horses, hunting, rice threshing, wagons and carts, and churches in Berkeley County, S.C.

Beulah Glover Photograph Collection

This small sampling of images by Miss Beulah Glover includes prints and negatives and covers the years 1941 to 1952.

Charleston Earthquake, 1886

The photographs in this collection show the aftermath of the 1886 Charleston earthquake shortly after it occurred.

E. Don Herd Photograph Collection

E. Don Herd created these negatives while a student at Belton High School, Belton, S.C. and a few later while at Erskine College.

E.T. Start Collection

E. T. Start of New York State moved to Camden South Carolina in 1903, as the photographer at the Kirkwood Hotel. Photographing the Winter Colony and local scenes, he spent time in Camden until c. 1945.

George LaGrange Cook Photograph Collection

This collection of glass plate negatives of Charleston and Summerville was made by George LaGrange Cook in the 1880s and early 1890s.

Home Movies from USC’s Moving Image Research Collections

Moving Image Research Collections’ holdings of amateur films and home movies documents family life, holiday celebrations, vacation travel and much more. These films, created in many locations across the United States and across the globe as well, represent a period of time spanning from the early 20th century to the 1970’s. Browse the entire collection …

Humboldt’s Atlas of Latin America, 1799-1804

This volume, the atlas to the exhibition, was printed in Paris between 1805 to 1834 and is a comprehensive work in the fields of physical geography and geology, natural history, and ethnography that served as a model for future scientific expeditions.

John Hensel (1919–1999) Photograph Collection

A native of Kenton, Ohio, John LeRoy Hensel came to Columbia during World War II, upon being stationed at the Columbia Army Air Base as a bomber pilot instructor.

John Shaw Billings Photograph Albums, 1875-1939

The series of photograph albums document the time that John Shaw Billings (1898-1975) and his extended fmaily spent at the Redcliffe plantation in Aiken County, South Carolina.