Handwritten cursive text with words I.S. Leevy History overlaid on background of example notebook page from I.S. Leevy collection with cursive lettering

Isaac Samuel Leevy Papers, 1905-1973

Isaac Samuel Leevy (1876-1968) was an entrepreneur and civic leader in Columbia, South Carolina best known for directing Leevy’s Funeral Home and staunchly supporting a two-party political system in the state as a Republican (until late in life) and Richland County Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.

A panoramic photograph of a group of people.

Panoramic Photographs of South Carolina

Panoramas are not unique to photography, as artists have employed the technique to capture wide-angle views since 20 A.D. Early panoramic photographs are rare and consisted of daguerreotype plates being pieced together to form the picture. Even with the later albumen process, prints were stitched together. With the invention of film negatives in 1888, followed …

Abby D. Munro Papers, 1837-1913

This collection includes letters from Munro’s purchase of a house which served as the Mt. Pleasant Home for Destitute Children, as well as legal documents from parents and guardians who signed care of impoverished African American children over to the home, financial documents, photographs, and an extensive run of the Laing School Visitor newsletter.

Aerial Photos of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina (Pilot Project)

Aerial photographs of Richland County, South Carolina.

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.

Berkeley County Photograph Collection

Once part of an album, the photographs (circa 1900) show plantations, African Americans, horses, hunting, rice threshing, wagons and carts, and churches in Berkeley County, S.C.

Beulah Glover Photograph Collection

This small sampling of images by Miss Beulah Glover includes prints and negatives and covers the years 1941 to 1952.

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.

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.

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.

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.