black and white image of fire fighters battling a blaze with moving vans in foreground

Columbia Fire Department

This is a collection of photographs documenting the activities of the Columbia Fire Department between the 1940s the 1960s.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moving Image Research Collections

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Development of the Printed Page

The images in this collection have been created from a portfolio of book and manuscript leaves that was compiled and sold by The Society of Foliophiles in 1964.

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.

Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words

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

montage of Burns chapbooks

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.