North of the Broad River, The Land and the People – Buford S. Chappell

This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information regarding Fairfield County, South Carolina, including families who settled in the region, as well as related lines in Charleston, Orangeburg County, Richland County, and elsewhere in South Carolina.

Cox and Chesnut Family Papers, 1792-1858

This collection of papers of the Cox and Chesnut families discusses political, economic, and social aspects of life in the United States during the Early National and antebellum periods.

Paul Hamilton Papers, 1802-1812

This small collection of letters written by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Paul Hamilton (1762-1816) documents concerns and developments during the months preceding the War of 1812.

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 Caroliniana Cookbook Collection

19th-century and early 20th century South Carolina cookbooks containing recipes and practical domestic advice

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 Jones Davies Bible Records,1830-1865

The Bible and its inserts, owned by Thomas Jones Davies, contain vital statistics of enslaved African Americans living on Davies’ plantations located throughout Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The plantations mentioned in the records include: Malvern and Gardner’s Swamp, of Beech Island, SC; Swamp Place, near Hamburg, SC; Cherry Hill and Waldburg of Burke County, GA; and Edgefield and Barnwell of Bolivar County, MS. The vital statistics of the enslaved African Americans span from 1830 to 1865, and consist of 82 births, 36 deaths and 11 marriages.

William Ancrum Papers, 1757–1789: Letter Book and Account Book

Formerly owned by wealthy Charleston merchant William Ancrum (ca. 1722–1808), this single volume (171 pages, bound in vellum) contains both a letter book and financial accounts that reflect the financial impact of the American Revolution on this South Carolina businessman and planter.

William Drayton Rutherford Papers, 1840–1897

This collection of papers and artifacts relating to William Drayton Rutherford (1837–1864) and his wife, Sallie Fair Rutherford (1842–1921), has been expanded to include a 2008 accession that provides a look into the life of Sallie and her family following her first husband’s death.