University of South Carolina Student Examinations

These student examinations date largely from the second half of the 19th century, a period in which the University of South Carolina underwent significant changes not only in its curriculum but also in its student body, its faculty and its educational goals.

Views of Columbia, South Carolina

This digital collection brings together photographs of Columbia, S.C. from many different collections in the South Caroliniana Library. Dating from the 1880s through the 20th century, these photographs provide a visual record of the changes seen in the city.

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 Couper’s Diary, World War I, 1917

Diary of William Couper (1884–1964), a native of Norfolk, Virginia, who served as Construction Officer at Camp Jackson (now Fort Jackson) in Columbia, South Carolina, during WWI.

William D. Workman, Jr., Papers Photographs

William D. Workman, Jr. (1914-1990) was a newspaper journalist and editor, author, and talented amateur photographer. His collection includes thousands of images taken across South Carolina and of prominent South Carolinians within and outside the state.

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.

William Gilmore Simms Digital Edition

Writing from Charleston and Barnwell District, South Carolina, as well as on trips across the South and to the North, William Gilmore Simms did more than anyone to frame white southern self-identity, nationalism, and historical consciousness.

William Savage Oral History Collection, 1982-1988

40 interviews from late 1980s of faculty and staff members documents a small part of the institutional history of the University of South Carolina.

WPA Federal Writers’ Project Materials on African American Life in South Carolina

Via interviews with former slaves, notes on folklore, and articles on prominent African Americans and African-American organizations, these materials provide us with one of the richest sources of information on African-American life in South Carolina at the time.

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.