The U.S. Food Administration was created by President Wilson through Executive Order 2679-A on August 10, 1917. Herbert Hoover was appointed as its administrator. Hoover understood that saving and conserving food was essential to quickly increase food supplies during the war. He believed that people would willingly save food to support the war efforts.
The University of South Carolina was first founded in 1801 under the name South Carolina College.
The University of South Carolina Football Program Covers display special artwork made to support and promote Gamecock football.
In 1873, the University of South Carolina became the only Southern university supported by the state to fully allow integration after the Civil War’s Reconstruction Era.
This collection includes USDA Periodicals with titles like “The Cotton Situation” (1947-1948), “The Farm Income Situation” (1946-1955), “The Fruit Situation” (1946-1949), “The Marketing and Transportation Situation” (1947-1948), and “The Market Reporter” (1920-1921).
This book, once belonging to a wealthy merchant named William Ancrum, contains 171 pages and is bound in vellum. It has a letter book and financial accounts that show how the American Revolution affected his finances as a businessman and planter in South Carolina.
William Gilmore Simms, writing from various places in South Carolina and during trips across the South and North, played a significant role in shaping how white southerners saw themselves, their sense of nationalism, and their understanding of history.
These materials contain interviews with people who were once slaves, stories about their culture and traditions, and articles about important African Americans and organizations. They give us a wealth of information about what life was like for African Americans in South Carolina during that period.
In 1941, a publication called “The WPA Week in National Defense” was released. It contained short news pieces about the Work Projects Administration’s activities all across the United States.