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, 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.
This beautifully illustrated alphabet book, published in 1775, is an excellent example of early children’s literature from the eighteenth century.
Shallow Water Marine Benthic Macroinvertebrates of South Carolina:
Species Identification, Community Composition and Symbiotic Associations
by Richard S. Fox and Edward E. Ruppert
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.
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 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.
Books printed in the 15th century, alternately referred to as fifteeners or incunabula, comprise the earliest examples we have of the mass production of books by mechanical means during the late medieval period. Derived from the Latin word for cradle or swaddling, incunabula are books printed between 1450 and 1501, the first 50 years of printing in Europe.
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.
The Carolina Bands Collection is comprised of hundreds of letters, pages of drill, photographs, football programs, and newspaper clippings.