Angelica Singleton Van Buren Collection

This collection of travel diaries and an autograph book gives a first-hand account of early to mid nineteenth century aristocratic life in The United States and abroad.

Butler Derrick: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Butler C. Derrick at South Carolina Political Collections

Census of Cuba Report, 1899

Report on the Census of Cuba, 1899. Acknowledgements Lisa Ressener (2006, MLIS Library Science) and Laura Masce (2006, MLIS Library Science) scanned the images of this book in the fall of 2005. Laura Masce then created a home page for the book and used optical character recognition software to “OCR” the text of the book, …

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.

David Wyatt Aiken Papers, 1849-1976

This collection contains a diary, letters and other materials surrounding the life of five-term U.S. congressman David Wyatt Aiken, who biographers have styled “South Carolina’s Militant Agrarian.”

Fox Movietone News: The War Years

These 8 to 10 minute Fox Movietone News newsreels record how the world appeared on screen to the American public during the war.

Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings at South Carolina Political Collections

Glenn Drayton Journal, 1814-1864

Glenn Drayton’s journal is a bound volume consisting of Drayton’s rules of conduct expected of a U.S. sailor, 1814; and records, 1814-1864, of Rusticello plantation, Pendleton District, S.C., continued after Drayton’s death

Heyward Album

This Civil War-era photograph album contains cartes-de-visite photographs of members of the S. C. Secession Convention, Confederate and U.S. Governments, officers of the Confederate and U.S. Armies, S.C. governors, and officers of the South Carolina Volunteers 1st Regiment of Rifles.

Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Pamphlet Collection

These three rare pamphlets cover a wide range of topics, including women’s suffrage, athletic dance, and colonization.