Our Collections

College of Charleston

  • 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.


  • John Henry Dick Collection

    This collection consists of photos by John Henry Dick which fall into four separate groups: color slides, separate prints made largely from slides, scrapbooks with mainly color prints, and misc. photographs of family and friends.


  • Journal of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's plantations, 1818-1819 Journal of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's plantations, 1818-1819

    The Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Journal (1818 April 6-May 16, with a few scattered entries in late 1818 and early 1819) consists of journal entries on pages interleaved in Hoff's Agricultural Almanac (1818).


  • Keystone View Company Lantern Slides, 1892-1912 Black and white photo of the Sphinx and the Second Pyramid, Gizeh, Egypt.

    These lantern slides were produced for classroom use by the highly successful Education Department of the Keystone View Company and cover a wide range of subject matter.


  • L. Mendel Rivers Papers, 1940-1962

    Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, legislative files, political files, and committee files of L. Mendel Rivers (1905-1970), Democratic United States Representative from South Carolina's 1st Congressional District from 1941 to 1970.


  • Lawrence Layden Scrapbook, 1941-1945 Lawrence Layden Scrapbook, 1941-1945

    The Lawrence Layden Scrapbook contains photographs and papers documenting his wartime service. Lawrence Layden was a Captain in the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group during World War II.


  • Leah Greenberg Postcard Collection Leah Greenberg Postcard Collection

    The Leah Greenberg Postcard Collection is comprised of 63 postcards of houses and landmarks around Charleston, South Carolina.


  • Lowcountry Tourism Color painting of the Cooper River Bridge from

    This growing collection features historic pamphlets highlighting some of the attractions of Charleston, South Carolina and the lowcountry.


  • Martha Mondschein Bauer Papers, 1940-2001 Martha Mondschein Bauer Papers, 1940-2001

    The Martha Mondschein Bauer Papers consists of a collection of black and white family photos taken before the start of World War II.


  • Maynard Pearlstine Travel Albums and Sketches, 1936-2006 Maynard Pearlstine Travel Albums and Sketches, 1936-2006

    Watercolors by Charleston-born architect Maynard Pearlstine.


  • Middleton Family Art Work, 1803-1867 Middleton Family Art Work, 1803-1867

    A ten-set collection containing 37 items of measured drawings, ink sketches, pencil drawings and watercolors representing several generations of the Middleton family of South Carolina from 1803-1867.


  • Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695 Map of Europe by Justus Danckerts, circa 1682-1695

    This collection consists of 31 maps covering various countries in Europe, as well as the continents of Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The maps are by various cartographers including Visscher, Schagen, Overton, Ram, Blaeu, Broen, and Borgonio.


  • Nathaniel Russel Middleton Papers, 1823-1881 Nathaniel Russel Middleton Papers, 1823-1881

    The Nathaniel Russel Middleton Papers, on a myriad of topics, were probably delivered to the students of the College of Charleston during his tenure there as professor and president.


  • Pincus Kolender Papers, circa 1915-1996 Pincus Kolender Papers, circa 1915-1996

    The Pincus Kolender Papers consists of mostly black and white photographs of family members in Poland before World War II and in Germany after the war.


  • Roswell T. Logan Journal, 1852-1865 Roswell T. Logan Journal, 1852-1865

    Roswell T. Logan's Journal, 1852-1865, begins in 1852 with an address before his Charleston High School debate club, the Philomathic Society and contains many speeches, poems and essays


  • Roy S. MacElwee Collection Black and white photo of a waterfront drive in Chicago, IL

    Roy S. MacElwee was a planner who specialized in port development. This collection is an oversized scrapbook of photographs and clippings about the design of waterfronts for cities worldwide.


  • Samuel Lord Hyde Photographs Photo of two headstones - John Frierson and Rachel Frierson

    This collection contains 2 groups of Samuel Lord Hyde's photographs - 25 prints from the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition of 1901-1902, and approximately 100 images taken in 1939 in the area of Lake Moultrie during its construction.


  • Senator Burnet R. Maybank Papers, 1914-1973 Maybank Telegram

    Legislative files, correspondence, printed material, voting records, and personal papers of Burnet Rhett Maybank (1899-1954), United States Senator from 1941 to 1954.


  • Simons and Lapham Architectural Drawings, 1919-1952 Simons and Lapham Architectural Drawings, 1919-1952

    Architectural drawings from the firm of Albert Simons and Samuel Lapham.


  • Small-Whaley Family Papers, 1796-1994 Small-Whaley Family Papers, 1796-1994

    The Diary of a Voyage to China, 1850-1851, the private diary of Captain Thomas Small, reveals the intense loneliness of command and details the longing he feels for the wife and newborn son he left behind.


  • South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, 1901-1902 Woman's Building from the SC Interstate and West Indian Exposition

    In order to attract new business to the area, the city of Charleston hosted the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition in 1901-1902. This collection contains pamphlets of illustrations and exhibit information.


  • St. Andrew's Society of Charleston Records, 1729-2001 Letter from St. Andrew's Society of Charleston

    This collection includes administrative, financial, and membership records, records of charitable assistance, and other materials of the St. Andrew's Society of Charleston. Records document the social and benevolent activities between the years 1729-2001.


  • The Black Whale, by Gabriel E. Manigault The Black Whale, by Gabriel E. Manigault

    Holograph manuscript with annotations and corrections written by Gabriel Edward Manigault, curator of the College of Charleston Museum, for publication in the Proceedings of the Elliott Society.


  • The Joseph Mordecai Hirschmann Collection Watercolor painting of a harbor in Portofino, Italy, 1927

    This collection includes Joseph Mordecai Hirschmann's numerous sketches of buildings and ruins in Italy, France, and North Africa. It also contains many renderings of architectural details.


  • The Lithographs of Prentiss Taylor: a Catalogue Raisonne The Lithographs of Prentiss Taylor: a Catalogue Raisonne

    Collection of lithographs by Prentiss Taylor (1907-1991), a noted American artist, who created 142 lithographs between 1931 and 1983.


  • The Thomas Haythe Rare Book Collection

    Printed during the 15th and 16th centuries, this collection of rare books includes works from medieval France with a particular focus on the theme of chivalry.


  • Thomas J. Tobias Papers, ca. 1790-1970 Thomas J. Tobias Papers, ca. 1790-1970

    The Thomas J. Tobias Papers contain six diaries written by three members of the same family, in the mid-19th century.


  • Vera Nathans Semel Papers, 1830-1985 Vera Nathans Semel Papers, 1830-1985

    Vera Nathans Semel Papers consist of photographs of family members before and after World War II and Paerl family papers. Paerl papers contain birth certificates, a synagogue certificate, marriage certificates, a militia certificate, and a false ID card.


  • Vincent P. Lannie Collection, 1733-1974 Vincent P. Lannie Collection, 1733-1974

    The Vincent P. Lannie Collection consists of five separate manuscripts by plantation owner Elizabeth Allston Pringle.


  • Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers Handwritten letter from John Keith to Magdelen Keith, 1863

    The Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers consist of correspondence and other documents among the Wilkinson, Keith, Siegling, Haskell, and Marshall families and their friends dating from 1785 to 1920.


  • William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Postcards Color postcard depicting the Cardiff United Synagogue, Wales

    Rabbi William A. Rosenthall's collection of Judaica postcards.


  • William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Prints and Photographs Image appearing on the cover of the "Oh Fatherland Dearest" sheet music

    Rabbi William A. Rosenthall's collection of Judaica prints and photographs.


  • William Henry Jackson Photochrom Collection, 1898-1905 William Henry Jackson Photochrom Collection, 1898-1905

    A collection of landscapes by William Henry Jackson, producer of color photochroms from black and white photographs.


  • William Martin Aiken Papers, 1878-1956 William Martin Aiken Papers, 1878-1956

    Pencil sketches and occassional watercolors by Charleston-born architect William Martin Aiken.


  • Willy Adler Papers, 1913-1938, 1982-2010 Willy Adler Papers, 1913-1938, 1982-2010

    The Willy Adler Papers contain three black and white photographs of Willy Adler's parents, 2nd grade class, and family.


  • Zionist Organization of America Records - Charleston Chapter Return letter from Mayor Lockwood to the Zionist Organization of America, 1944

    Meeting minutes, bank statements, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to the activities of the Charleston Chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.


Diocese of Charleston Archives