Charles Stuart Vedder Papers, 1848–1912

The papers of the Rev. Charles Stuart Vedder (1826–1917) consist primarily of letters as well as diaries spanning a period of over sixty years.

Charleston Earthquake, 1886

The photographs in this collection show the aftermath of the 1886 Charleston earthquake shortly after it occurred.

Chester County Historical Collection, 1739-1997

This digital collection contains correspondence, family papers, business records, and church records from Chester County.

Church Register of the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Salem M. E. Church South was located in Richland County, SC (now Fort Jackson property). It dates back to 1887 for sure and possibly even earlier to 1876. The church register is mostly from this Church.

City Directories of South Carolina 1859-1922

The City Directories of South Carolina are housed at UofSC’s South Caroliniana Library. Many of the Columbia (S.C.) City Directores are at the Richland Library. It includes directories from the cities of Anderson, Camden, Chester, Clinton, Gaffney, Laurens, Newberry, Sumter, and Union.

Civil Rights Films from Moving Image Research Collections

This curated collection brings together diverse archival footage documenting the Civil Rights movement.

Collected Civil War Papers of Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman

This collection contains the mementos Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Franklin Eshleman, a former commander of the Washington Artillery battalion, saved in his scrapbook.

Columbia, South Carolina City Directories

This searchable collection of Columbia (S.C.) City Directories from 1859 is an invaluable source for historians and genealogists. City directories offer an alphabetized listing of residents and businesses as well as a street-by-street listing of occupants.

David Wyatt Aiken Papers, 1849-1976

This collection contains a diary, letters and other materials surrounding the life of five-term U.S. congressman David Wyatt Aiken, who biographers have styled “South Carolina’s Militant Agrarian.”

E. Don Herd Photograph Collection

E. Don Herd created these negatives while a student at Belton High School, Belton, S.C. and a few later while at Erskine College.