Exhibits, Booklets, and Biographies
Exhibits and Special Histories
- Adventures in Faith: Library Services to Blacks in South Carolina
Through documents and photographs, this exhibit highlights some of the stories of the history of Black libraries in South Carolina.
- The College of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
The University has been offering library science courses since 1930. This exhibit documents the program's history.
- Communities in Collaboration: A STRUGGLE TO INCREASE LITERACY IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Doctor of Education in the College of Education University of South Carolina, 2004
- Davis College
Home of the USC College of Library and Information Science, this historic building stands on what was formerly part of Gibbes Green
- Raising Library Consciousness’: Women’s Club Efforts In Public Library Development In South Carolina,
A thesis in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Master of Arts in History completed in the Joint Master’s Program in History and Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 2004
- Village to State
The "Village to State: The Foundation of South Carolina Public Library System"
exhibit illustrates through documents and photographs the history of public libraries in South Carolina.
In 1935 the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began sponsoring nationwide library demonstration projects.This site explains the workings of the WPA library projects in South Carolina and includes county information and photographs.
- The Libraries of South Carolina, by Mary Frayser
The Mary Frayser booklet is about the development of the libraries in South Carolina
- "So Good and Necessary a Work"
Estellene P. Walker compiled and edited "So Good and Necessary a Work": The Public Library in South Carolina 1698-1980, which was published by the South Carolina State Library in 1981.
- The South Carolina Library Association, Advocate for Libraries
This booklet is a history of the South Carolina Library Association written by Roger Hux, from the James A. Rogers Library at Francis Marion College and published in 1990.
- Thomas Bray
Thomas Bray established 70 libraries in colonial America.
- Susan Dart Butler
Mrs. Butler provided the leadership needed in 1925 in gaining assistance for the development of public libraries for Negroes in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Dr. Thomas Cooper
Dr. Thomas Cooper was the second president of what is now known as the University of South Carolina. The main campus library in Columbia bears his name.
- Mary Elizabeth Frayser
Miss Frayser was a woman whose determined hard work was largely responsible for the nationally recognized public library system South Carolina enjoys today.
- Estellenne P. Walker
Estellene P. Walker (1913-1984) was the director of the South Carolina State Library Board from 1946 and State Librarian at the South Carolina State Library from 1969 until her retirement in 1979.