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Update on the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs

We Need Your Help! As we finish up with some of the last tasks on the digital collection for William D. Workman, Jr.’s photographs, we need your help to fill in some of the details in the collection with as … Continue reading

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September update on the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs

Workman is Online! We are excited to announce that we have uploaded the first four batches of images from Workman’s collection. Our grad assistant, Chauna Carr, has been given the green light to start uploading to our new server space. … Continue reading

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July/August update on the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs

Good news! We have completed scanning all the images in the Workman Photograph collection, some 2,335 prints and negatives, give or take a few duplicates. We are eager to start uploading content so that the public may begin exploring all … Continue reading

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Update on the Second Phase of the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs

We are currently in the midst of checking and editing metadata for the previously scanned images and negatives mentioned in the last update. By early April, we had digitized well over 1,600 additional images in varying formats and had begun … Continue reading

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Digitizing the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs: Second Phase Well Under Way

As of my last update, we had completed the first phase of our NHPRC-funded grant project (arrangement, description, and rehousing) and had begun the second phase (digitization). At that time, I had already finished scanning and creating metadata for over 400 photographs. In the past month, that number has grown to … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. According to the IWD timeline, it initially began in New York City as National Women’s Day in February 1908. Gradually, more countries … Continue reading

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Reprocessing the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs: First Phase Essentially Complete

I am thrilled to announce that after five months, the first phase of our NHPRC-funded grant project, Reprocessing and Digitizing the William D. Workman, Jr. Papers Photographs, is essentially complete. In my last update, I had finished “rearranging the images in accordance with … Continue reading

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First Run of the Buses in Charleston

Eighty years ago tomorrow, what the News and Courier dubbed a “new era in public transportation” began in Charleston as trolley cars were replaced by motorized buses (“Program for Bus Service,” 1938). William D. Workman, Jr.’s collection offers images of the momentous event when, … Continue reading

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Gubernatorial Inaugurations

Since the state was settled by the English in 1670, South Carolina has had 93 governors—some of whose collections are held by SCPC. In 1865, James Lawrence Orr became the state’s first governor to be elected by popular vote. As … Continue reading

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (01/09/18)

In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, I’d like to highlight the images from William D. Workman’s collection that document the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). According to Hugh Munn’s entry titled “South Carolina Law Enforcement Division” in … Continue reading

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