For residents of Columbia and the many communities throughout the state, the 2015 flood was much more than statistics suggest. The oral histories in this collection begin to humanize the experience of the flood, as residents confronted loss and destruction of homes and businesses, and found support and resilience within their communities. Those willing to share their story are farmers, professors, artists, retirees, web designers, business owners, and more.
Shallow Water Marine Benthic Macroinvertebrates of South Carolina:
Species Identification, Community Composition and Symbiotic Associations
by Richard S. Fox and Edward E. Ruppert
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.
Leather bound book, 133 pages with hand-written entries in ink, pencil, and blue-colored pencil. List of mineral specimens, beginning with 20a, Coal – anthracite and ending with number 2335, Gold on page 133.
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.
The photographs in this collection show the aftermath of the 1886 Charleston earthquake shortly after it occurred.
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This collection consists of five items that represent some of the earliest publications describing the diamond fields of South Africa.
The Ethelind Pope Brown Collection of South Carolina Natural History is comprised of 32 opaque watercolors, or gouaches, on paper.
This collection of glass plate negatives of Charleston and Summerville was made by George LaGrange Cook in the 1880s and early 1890s.
This is a collection of informational pamphlets from the Government Information Library.
Manuscripts and diaries documenting the family life and natural history interests of a 19th century planter, botanist, and agricultural writer.