From Village to State:
The Foundation of South Carolina's
Public Library System

{Horse drawn cart, Bookmobile, State Library}

Introduction America's First Public Library Law Georgetown and the Winyah
Indigo Society
Beaufort Library Society Walterboro Public Library The Civil War and Reconstruction Years
Gaffney's Library Movement The Clover Club Chester County Free Public Library
Marion Public Library Carnegie Libraries Edgefield's D.A. Tompkins Library
Columbia's Timrod Library Columbia & Richland County Lancaster
Greenville libraries Mary E. Frayser The WPA Library Project
The State Library Board Services to Blacks Bond Issues
The Struggle for Buildings Regional Libraries The State Library Today

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Updated October 12, 1999.
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