University of South Carolina Libraries

The digital collection known as Pages from the Past provides a comprehensive record of medieval manuscripts found in South Carolina’s institutional archives. It should be noted that the collection does not include any manuscripts held privately. In total, there are 118 items, with a few being complete codices and the majority consisting of individual leaves and cuttings. These South Carolina manuscripts offer a diverse selection of pre-modern literature, covering various subjects such as theology, science, liturgy, history, and more. The primary purpose of this website is to serve as an introduction to the writing technology and purpose during the Middle Ages, showcasing a wide range of texts that have been transmitted over centuries.

Media Types

  • Books & Pamphlets
  • Manuscripts & Diaries