AccessAble Books

Digitized in 2017, these 18 books are a combination of rare, unique and invaluable, and were digitized in collaboration with the UofSC Press. Some of the titles you’ll see are books on South Carolina and its citizens, and others are more far-ranging in their geographical coverage.  The types of bound volumes you’ll find include memoirs, biographical sketches, historical accounts, and veteran’s experiences.

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.

banner sized image of a letter from Harry Briggs

Briggs v. Elliott

Comprised of special collections and archives from UofSC’s South Caroliniana Library and South Carolina Political Political Collections, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Richland County Public Library, and the S.C. State Library, this digital collection provides a contextual glance into primary sources surrounding the legal case Briggs v. Elliott.

Broadsides from the Colonial Era to the Present at the South Caroliniana Library

Broadsides from the Colonial Era to the Present at the South Caroliniana Library.

South Carolina and the Civil War

South Carolina and the Civil War

Poised for the sesquicentennial remembrance of the Civil War, South Carolina and the Civil War brings together eyewitness views and accounts of this period of American history, selected from the rich holdings of University of South Carolina Libraries.

Charles Stuart Vedder Papers, 1848–1912

The papers of the Rev. Charles Stuart Vedder (1826–1917) consist primarily of letters as well as diaries spanning a period of over sixty years.

Chester County Historical Collection, 1739-1997

This digital collection contains correspondence, family papers, business records, and church records from Chester County.

Church Register of the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Salem M. E. Church South was located in Richland County, SC (now Fort Jackson property). It dates back to 1887 for sure and possibly even earlier to 1876. The church register is mostly from this Church.

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.”

Eugene Avery Adams Papers, 1892-1968

Papers documenting the life of a twentieth century AME minister and leader in the fields of education, civil rights, and business.