montage of Burns chapbooks

The G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana & Scottish Literature

The University of South Carolina libraries have been acquiring works by Scottish authors since the early nineteenth century. With the addition of the extensive G. Ross Roy Collection in 1989, South Carolina now has major research holdings across a wide range of Scottish writing. The G. Ross Roy Collection goes back to 1892 when Roy’s …

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.

The American Revolution in South Carolina

This collection brings together material from numerous South Caroliniana Library collections to document the experiences of South Carolinians during the American Revolutionary War—both within and outside of the state.

Angelica Singleton Van Buren Collection

This collection of travel diaries and an autograph book gives a first-hand account of early to mid nineteenth century aristocratic life in The United States and abroad.

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.

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.

banner sized image of a letter from Harry Briggs

Briggs v. Elliott

Comprised of special collections and archives from UofSC’s South Caroliniana Library and South Carolina Political Political Collections, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Richland County Public Library, and the S.C. State Library, this digital collection provides a contextual glance into primary sources surrounding the legal case Briggs v. Elliott.

Butler Derrick: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Butler C. Derrick at South Carolina Political Collections.

Calvin Shedd Papers, 1862-1864

Forty-four letters, 1862-1864, of Union soldier Calvin Shedd from Company A, Seventh New Hampshire Regiment, are written primarily from locations in coastal South Carolina.

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.