Fifteeners: Early Printed Books

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.

Fox Movietone News Collection

The collection contains seven million feet of nitrate motion picture film and four million feet of safety motion picture film documenting the national and global politics and culture from 1919 through 1934 and from September 1942 through August 1944. Paper holdings provide detailed notes generated by original camera crews as well as ephemera related to individual stories.

French Language Children’s Books

A selection of French language children’s books from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings at South Carolina Political Collections.

montage of Burns chapbooks

The G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana & Scottish Literature

The G. Ross Roy Collection goes back to 1892 when Roy’s grandmother, Charlotte Spriggings, inscribed an edition of the works of Robert Burns to her friend W. Ormiston Roy. The collection was inherited by the grandson in 1958 and has since grown fivefold.

George LaGrange Cook Photograph Collection

This collection of glass plate negatives of Charleston and Summerville was made by George LaGrange Cook in the 1880s and early 1890s.

Government Information Pamphlet Collection

This is a collection of informational pamphlets from the Government Information Library.

Hemrick Nathan Salley Family Sheet Music

These two bound volumes from the collection each have a distinct focus: one on popular piano music from the mid-1800s, and the other on popular songs for piano and voice from 1899 to 1902 with an emphasis on blackface minstrelsy.

Home Movies from Moving Image Research Collections

Moving Image Research Collections’ holdings of amateur films and home movies documents family life, holiday celebrations, vacation travel and much more. These films, created in many locations across the United States and across the globe as well, represent a period of time spanning from the early 20th century to the 1970’s.

Humboldt’s Atlas of Latin America, 1799-1804

This volume, the atlas to the exhibition, was printed in Paris between 1805 to 1834 and is a comprehensive work in the fields of physical geography and geology, natural history, and ethnography that served as a model for future scientific expeditions.

Select Pamphlets from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

These three rare pamphlets cover a wide range of topics, including women’s suffrage, athletic dance, and colonization.

Isaac Rosenberg: Early Poetry and Related Documents from the Joseph Cohen Collection of World War I Literature

Isaac Rosenberg, recognized as the first significant Jewish poet in English literature, was one of the major poets whose life was cut short by the Great War, and the only one who served in the ranks. He died on the Somme in 1918 at the age of 27.