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Topographical Maps of South Carolina, 1888-1975

Measuring 14 ½ x 20 inches the Polyconic Projections were first published in the late 19th Century. Some were produced by the Army, others by the Corps. of Engineers and the remainder were produced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The scale is 1:62500. The contour intervals vary. Measurements are shown in miles, feet and kilometers.

Town Theatre Logo

A collection of over 100 programs dating from 1921 to 1999 from productions at the historic Town Theatre in downtown Columbia. Full programs can be viewed online, hosted by South Carolina Digital Library.

USC Aiken Archives Collection

The University of South Carolina Aiken Photograph Collection, 1961-2011, contains a selection of images showcasing the last 50 years of USCA. The five main collections are Campus, Students, Faculty, Athletics and Chancellors.

Exterior of building on USC Campus

These images, dating from the 1920s to the 1950s, document the evolution of the University's physical structures.

USC football program cover

The University of South Carolina Football Program Covers showcases the unique artwork created to support and promote Gamecock football. The collection contains program covers ranging from 1923 to present.

The Walter S. McDonald Collection contains photos taken by McDonald during his time as a journalist and photographer for local newspapers. A Georgetown native, McDonald (1921-1976) was the son of Walter and Marian McDonald. He attended Winyah High School and Clemson University before serving in the military during WWII. In addition to his newspaper career, he also owned and operated a photography studio is Georgetown for many years. The photos in this collection include many area plantations, churches and aerial photographs featuring the city of Georgetown.

Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

As part of a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, the Waring Historical Library is photographing 500 objects from its collection of medical artifacts. The artifacts date to the 18th century, and include pharmacy containers, surgical instruments, and bleeding apparatus. One hundred of the objects will be presented as "3D" videos that offer a 360 degree view of the artifact.

Waring Historical Library Inaugural Theses

With funding provided by the National Library of Medicine's Express Library Digitization Award program, The Waring Library has scanned and transcribed 133 of its inaugural medical theses, for the period of 1825-1829.

Waring Historical Library Photograph Collection

The holdings of the Waring Historical Library include photographs documenting the history of health care, health professionals, and the study of the health sciences in the Charleston and Lowcountry area.

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