Harbison Agricultural College Photograph Collection

Harbison Agricultural College began in 1885 when the Rev. Emory W. Williams of Washington, D.C. founded a school to educate young African Americans in Abbeville, S.C.

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.

History of Education in America

This collection of textbooks and printed works on nineteenth century American education have been drawn from the collections of both the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (including the William Savage Textbook Collection) and the South Caroliniana Library.

James and Marian Robinson Scrapbooks, 1935-1969

This collection includes both a bound (1944-1949) and an unbound (1935-1969) scrapbook, and each book offers a snapshot into the life of Jim and Marian Robinson. Letters, photos, and newspaper clippings are all included in this collection.

John C. Calhoun Papers

John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), born in Abbeville, South Carolina, rose to prominence as a politician and statesman. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1810, and quickly became instrumental in pushing the United States to declare war on Britain, launching the War of 1812.

John Hodge Bollin papers, 1918-1920

Letters, postcards, and photographs from Columbia native John Hodge Bollin, Jr. (1894-1950), a member of Company M, 323rd Infantry, 81st Division and served during World War I.

Joseph A. De Laine Papers ca. 1918 – 2000

This core unit of three hundred fifty items covers chiefly the period from 1942, when Joseph Armstrong DeLaine submitted his annual report as secretary of the Clarendon County Citizen[s] Committee, to 1974, when he delivered an address entitled “History leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision outlawing Segregation in Public Schools.”

Keziah Brevard Journal, 1860-1861

Records daily activities, 22 July 1860 – 13 Apr. 1861, of a widowed plantation mistress, including the management of slaves; preparation and preservation of food; menus offered to guests; winery procedures; and the distribution of supplies to the slaves at her Sand Hills and Cabin Branch plantations.

M. Hayes Mizell Papers

This digital collection consists chiefly of reports relating to implementation of school desegregation that were sent to M. Hayes Mizell in his role with the American Friends Service Committee, his own speeches and writings, and photographs.

Millage J. Gomillion papers 1918 March 7- November 8

Millage J. Gomillion served in World War I as a corporal in Co. I, 371st Infantry. The 371st Infantry Regiment was comprised of African American soldiers, and formed at Camp Jackson on 31 August 1917.