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Beaufort County Library

College of Charleston

  • Reverend Alexander Glennie Meteorological Observations, 1834-1880  Reverend Alexander Glennie Meteorological Observations, 1834-1880

    Bound volumes containing charts (graphs and tables) pertaining to weather and the meteorological observations of Alexander Glennie taken in All Saints Parish and at Georgetown, South Carolina.


  • Albert Simons Papers, 1908-1977 Albert Simons Papers, 1908-1977

    Sketches of buildings and architectural features by Charleston architect Albert Simons.


  • Barnwell Family Papers Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to Catherine Osborn Barnwell from 1855.

    This collection consists mostly of the correspondence, with some related materials, of the Barnwell family of Beaufort and lowcounty South Carolina. A variety of topics are covered, including religion, travel, education, and social issues, among others.


  • Burton L. Padoll Papers, 1957-2009

    Sermons, addresses, photographs, publications, and other papers of Burton L. Padoll, rabbi and civil rights advocate. Materials largely relate to Padoll's rabbinate at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1961-1967.


  • Charles Cross Collection of Buchenwald Concentration Camp Photographs, 1945 Charles Cross Collection of Buchenwald Concentration Camp Photographs, 1945

    The Charles Cross Collection of Buchenwald Concentration Camp Photographs, 1945 is a collection of black and white photographs taken shortly after the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.


  • Charles Fraser Book of Precedents, 1800-1819 Charles Fraser Book of Precedents, 1800-1819

    Charles Fraser's Book of Precedents, 1800-1819, was apparently handwritten by Fraser as a reference work for his legal studies.


  • Charles Henry Meltzer Papers, 1939-1940 Charles Henry Meltzer Papers, 1939-1940

    This collection is comprised of a collection of letters and postcards between Charles Henry Meltzer and notable names of the musical community.


  • Charleston and Savannah Railroad Records A handwritten page from the Charleston and Savannah Railroad records, 1863-1867.

    Collection contains handwritten minutes of the Board of Directors of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company, Charleston, South Carolina from 1863 to 1867.


  • Charleston in 1883 Charleston in 1883

    "Charleston South Carolina in 1883..." was published by Arthur Mazyck in 1883, containing images of Charleston buildings and sights. The work was updated in 1983 by College of Charleston faculty member, Gene Waddell.


  • Charleston Slave Passes Handwritten slave pass of Sarah Savage, September 19, 1843

    A collection of slave passes, some found in a Book of Common Prayer donated to the College of Charleston.


  • City Year Books for Charleston, South Carolina, 1880-1951

    This collection of city year books (1880-1951) provides an overview of the city of Charleston’s annual status. Each year begins with an opening address by the mayor that is followed by data and reports from various municipal departments.


  • College of Charleston Board of Trustees Minutes Randolph Hall

    This collection consists of typed College of Charleston board meeting minutes from 1791 to 2007.


  • College of Charleston Buildings and Grounds Photograph Collection College of Charleston Buildings and Grounds Photograph Collection

    Photographs of the College of Charleston campus.


  • College of Charleston Magazines College of Charleston Magazines

    The College of Charleston Magazine is a monthly publication released by the College of Charleston's Chrestomathic Society during the academic year. This collection contains publications from 1898 through 1945.


  • College of Charleston Oral Histories Photo of Randolph Hall and the cistern yard at College of Charleston.

    Currently highlighted in this collection are interviews with production managers, directors, performers and behind-the-scenes contributors from Spoleto Festival, USA in Charleston, SC.


  • College of Charleston Pamphlets College of Charleston Pamphlets

    The College of Charleston Pamphlets collection is a growing collection of pamphlets digitized from the College of Charleston archive.


  • College of Charleston Publications Photograph of the College Mall through the Calhoun St. gates.

    This collection contains newsletters, magazines, and other publications from several College of Charleston entities. The triannual College of Charleston magazine is included, as is the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World's Connections newsletter.


  • College of Charleston Scrapbooks and Photo Albums Autographed photo of Geraldine Farrar from 1918.

    This collection highlights various albums and scrapbooks housed in the College of Charleston library. Currently the collection includes the Byrnes Downs Garden Club Scrapbook, a European Photo Album, and the Frank Connor Photographic Collection.


  • College of Charleston Stereoscope Views College of Charleston Stereoscope Views

    The College of Charleston Stereoscope Views is comprised of black and white photographs of work on plantations in the states of South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.


  • Corrie McCallum Papers, c. 1930-2003 Corrie McCallum Papers, c. 1930-2003

    A collection of American artwork from noted Charleston couple, William M. Halsey and Corrie McCallum.


  • Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs, 1938-1996 Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs, 1938-1996

    The Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs is a collection of, mostly black and white, family photographs.


  • Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Correspondence Collection Handwritten letter from John Vaughan to Philip Tidyman, dated Dec.11, 1801.

    This collection features correspondence from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, including two letters written by Dr. John Vaughan to Philip Tidyman, and a letter from Frederick Garrissen to William Stephen.


  • Francine Ajzensztark Taylor Papers, circa 1913-1985 Francine Ajzensztark Taylor Papers, circa 1913-1985

    The Francine Ajzensztark Taylor Papers is an assembly of black and white photographs of the Ajzensztark and Taylor families and friends.


  • Frank Fisher Notes, 1882-1902 Color print of page 1 of Frank Fisher's Notes, 1882-1902.

    Frank R. Fisher's notes contain observations, drawings, and photographs relating to scientific studies.


  • Gertrude Sanford Legendre Papers, 1836-2000 Gertrude Sanford Legendre Papers, 1836-2000

    Gertrude Sanford Legendre (1902–2000) was an American socialite who served as an OSS operative during World War II. She was also a noted explorer, big-game hunter, environmentalist, and owner of Medway plantation in South Carolina.


  • Goldberg Family Papers, 1902-1953 Translation: Here is buried, Pictures of Moshe Yidel Gelbart

    Two memorial photograph albums documenting the funeral of Moshe Yidel Gelbart.


  • Grimke Family Papers, 1678-1977 Grimke Family Papers, 1678-1977

    This collection includes the Revolutionary War papers of John Paul Grimke and his son John Faucheraud Grimke, Thomas Smith Grimke, and abolitionists Sarah Moore Grimke and Angelina Grimke Weld, and others.


  • Halley's Comet Project, 1985-1986 Halley's Comet Project, 1985-1986

    The Halley's Comet Project is a collection of first hand accounts of the comet, answers to the attached questionnaire, and offers to help with the research projects.


  • Harry Blas and Erika Stockfleth Blas Papers, circa 1910-circa 1980 Harry Blas and Erika Stockfleth Blas Papers, circa 1910-circa 1980

    The Harry Blas and Erika Stockfleth Blas Papers is a collection of black and white family photographs and a short personal narrative authored by Harry Blas.


  • Henry Laurens Account Book, 1766-1773 Laurens Account Book

    Business and personal accounts (1766 Sept.-1767 Dec., 1768 Feb.-1773 May, 1773 Aug.-Sept.) kept for Henry Laurens.


  • Heyward and Ferguson family papers, 1806-1923 Handwritten letter from William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward, 1844.

    The collection consists of business correspondence, plantation records, slave lists, military documents, accounting records, legal documents and Civil War letters of the Heyward and Ferguson families of the Lowcountry near Charleston, South Carolina.


  • Irish Volunteers Company records, 1798-1929 Cover of a pamphlet commemorating the Irish Volunteers Memorial Meeting.

    This collection contains typescript copies of "The History of the Irish Volunteers Company" (1798-1836) and minutes from organizational meetings from 1884-1901 and 1915-1929. Also included is a pamphlet commemorating memorial meetings in 1877.


  • Jewish Heritage Collection - Personal Papers Black and white photo of two men standing beside the grave of Moshe Yidel Gelbar

    This collection is comprised of born-digital and digitized material from individual and family collections from the Jewish Heritage Collection.


  • Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories

    These interviews with members of Charleston's Jewish community cover various topics including family history, life in Charleston in the mid-20th century, anti-Semitism, and experiences during World War II and the Holocaust.


  • Joe Engel Papers, 1938-2006 Joe Engel Papers, 1938-2006

    The Joe Engel Papers collection is a composition of black and white photographs taken of the Engel family in their hometown of Zakroczym, Poland before the war and one month after liberation.


  • John F. Riley Papers, 1849-1855 John F. Riley Papers, 1849-1855

    Papers (loose pages, probably originally one gathering) include a handwritten "Journal" [diary], exercises, and lecture notes written by physician, J.F.R.