Image of a now extinct parrot from the Carolinas. The parrot has a yellow head, green body and wings, and is perched on a branch.

Catesby’s Natural Histories

Published by subscription in installments from 1729-1747, Catesby’s Natural History is a scientific account of the flora and fauna of North America and contains 220 illustrations of the plants and animals Catesby encountered in his travels.

Names of South Carolina

With the first edition in 1954 and the final edition in 1965, Names of South Carolina is dedicated to locating, contextualizing, and explaining famous family names found in the state. Authored by Claude and Irene Neuffer, and totaling 12 volumes, this compendium spans from the post-Civil War era to the Civil Rights era. Rights and …

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.

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.

Alan Seeger, Le Poète de la Légion Étrangère

Alan Seeger, a poet of the Foreign Legion. His letters and poems, written during the war, are brought together here by his father and translated by Odette Raimondi-Matheron.

Alphabet Rendered Instructive and Entertaining

This beautifully illustrated alphabet book, published in 1775, is an excellent example of early children’s literature from the eighteenth century.

Belle W. Baruch Library Collection

Shallow Water Marine Benthic Macroinvertebrates of South Carolina:
Species Identification, Community Composition and Symbiotic Associations
by Richard S. Fox and Edward E. Ruppert

Bonds Conway Papers, 1763-1907

This collection of family letters, land papers, and other items documents several generations of a free family of color from the 18th through the 20th centuries in South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, east Texas, and elsewhere.

Brief History of Moscovia

This collection includes John Milton’s A Brief History of Moscovia: and Other Less-Known Countries Lying Eastward of Russia as Far as Cathay. Gathered from the Writings of Several Eye-Witnesses and a map of Russia dating from 1625.

Camilla Urso Collection

Camilla Urso was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century. She accomplished this at a time when the violin was not considered to be a suitable instrument for a woman to play.

Carolina Bands Collection

The Carolina Bands Collection is comprised of hundreds of letters, pages of drill, photographs, football programs, and newspaper clippings.

Carolina Students Handbook

The Carolina Student’s Handbook offers a glimpse of the campus culture at the University of South Carolina from the 1920s through the 1940s.