Phosphates in South Carolina, 1870-1890

During the late 19th century the discovery of phosphate deposits in the Charleston and Florence areas marked the beginning of a rapidly growing industry in South Carolina.

Solomon Blatt: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Solomon Blatt, Sr. at South Carolina Political Collections.

montage of images from the SC Film and Video Collection

South Carolina Film and Video Collection

This collection contains films and video made in and about South Carolina. They were made by a state agency or feature regional places and people of the state.

South Caroliniana Pamphlet Collection

The South Caroliniana pamphlet collection is comprised of 45 artificially bound volumes of separately published South Carolina imprints from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

South Carolina Railroad Photograph Collection

The South Caroliniana Library has been collecting photographs of train stations, depots, rail yards, engines, and rolling stock for many years.

Spartanburg at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

This collection includes A Story of Spartan Push: The Greatest Cotton Manufacturing Centre in the South: Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Its Resources by Edward P. McKissick and Spartanburg, City and County, South Carolina: Their Wonderful Attractions and Marvelous Advantages as a Place of Settlement, and for the Profitable Investment of Capital by the Spartanburg Board of Trade.

Stereographic Views of South Carolina

This group of stereographs contains images of the damage to Charleston during the Civil War, images of Folly and Port Royal Islands as well as forts, churches, hospitals and headquarters.

Thomas and Muller Family Papers, 1702-1998

Diaries, correspondence, and photographs chiefly documenting the lives of family members near Ridgeway, S.C.

Government Information USDA Periodicals

This collection contains USDA Periodicals titled, The Cotton Situation (1947-1948), The Farm Income Situation (1946-1955), The Fruit Situation (1946-1949), The Marketing and Transportation Situation (1947-1948), and The Market Reporter (1920-1921).

WPA Photograph Collection, 193u-194u

A collection of photographs documenting homes, schools, colleges, churches, streets, landscapes, murals, artwork, and other aspects of South Carolina life, these images were collected by photographers hired as part of Federal Writers’ Project.