This is a magazine from Charleston before the Civil War. It is famous for being the first Jewish publication printed in the United States.
Over the past half century, Mr. Ariail collected historic telescopes and astronomical instruments, which are now at the State Museum. He also gathered over 5,000 rare books and other published items, which are now in the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections.
The work was first published in a children’s magazine called “Young Folks Paper” using the pen name “Captain George North.”
This collection includes materials from World War 1, taken from South Caroliniana Library.
This collection contains papers from Solomon Blatt, Sr. at South Carolina Political Collections.
In preparation for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “South Carolina and the Civil War” collects firsthand views and accounts from that time in American history. The materials were chosen from the University of South Carolina Libraries’ extensive collection.
The South Caroliniana pamphlet collection consists of 45 volumes that contain separately published materials from South Carolina. These materials were printed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This collection includes cookbooks from the 19th and early 20th centuries in South Carolina. The cookbooks contain recipes and practical advice for household tasks.
This collection contains two books: “A Story of Spartan Push: The Greatest Cotton Manufacturing Centre in the South: Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Its Resources” by Edward P. McKissick, and “Spartanburg, City and County, South Carolina: Their Wonderful Attractions and Marvelous Advantages as a Place of Settlement, and for the Profitable Investment of Capital” by the Spartanburg Board of Trade.
The Bible and its inserts, owned by Thomas Jones Davies, have important information about enslaved African Americans who lived on his plantations in Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The records include details about births, deaths, and marriages of enslaved individuals from 1830 to 1865. There are 82 births, 36 deaths, and 11 marriages recorded in total. The plantations mentioned in the records are Malvern and Gardner’s Swamp in Beech Island, SC; Swamp Place near Hamburg, SC; Cherry Hill and Waldburg in Burke County, GA; and Edgefield and Barnwell in Bolivar County, MS.
The bulletins in these volumes show the record of weather observations taken three times a day at the same time.
This part of Jean Blaeu’s Grande Atlas, from the French version published in 1663, talks about and shows the astronomical tools used by a Danish astronomer named Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).