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 Henry McCray Papers, 1929-1989

This collection of manuscripts and photographs documents the life and work of journalist and politician John H. McCray (1910-1987).

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.

Lutheran Church Records of South Carolina

Parish registers, with records of baptisms, marriages, burials, and communions, in addition to lists of members, pastors, and church officers.

Marx E. Cohen Plantation Records, 1840-1868

Owner of Clear Springs Plantation, or Tipse Boo in St. Andrew’s Parish, Charleston, SC.

Maxcy Gregg Papers, 1835–1888

This collection includes Maxcy Gregg’s Sporting Journal (1839–1860) as well as letters and reports from his service during the Civil War. Letters and newspaper clippings commemorating his death at the Battle of Fredericksburg are also included.

Micajah Adolphus Clark Journals, 1847-1857

In 1847 and 1857, Micajah Adolphus Clark (1822-1905) traveled from Mississippi to South Carolina and kept detailed accounts of his journeys.

letter head from South Carolina Council on Human Relations

New Insights in the American Civil Rights Movement: South Carolina Council on Human Relations Records

South Carolina Council on Human Relations (SCCHR) played a key role in fostering better living and social conditions for African Americans and promoting racial harmony within South Carolina and the South generally.

Official program of the mid-winter session of the Bishops’ Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church February 14, 1923

This item documents the 1923 meeting in Columbia, S.C., of the Bishops’ Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Cox and Chesnut Family Papers, 1792-1858

This collection of papers of the Cox and Chesnut families discusses political, economic, and social aspects of life in the United States during the Early National and antebellum periods.

Smith and Wells Family Papers, 1856-1914

This collection from the South Caroliniana Library consists primarily of the Civil War letters of Edward Laight Wells, discussing the mood in Charleston during the secession crisis in 1860, fighting with the Hampton’s Legion 1864-1865, and the immediate aftermath of the war.

Paul Cross Papers

The Paul Cross (d. 1784) papers span the years 1768 to 1803 and include accounts, lists of goods exchanged for enslaved Africans, inventories, invoices, correspondence, receipts, and a memorandum book.