Tax support, county-based library systems, and a state-wide library support base were integrally related goals. Progress toward these goals, however, took place very slowly. The State Library Board was officially established in 1929 but not funded with state funds until 1943. Miss Mary E. Frayser, of the Agricultural Extension Service, was a tireless worker in these efforts. A landmark conference at Clemson University in 1934 summarized, in the paper shown, the issues regarding public library services.
Spearheading the movement for an active state library and the basis of discussion for the landmark conference at Clemson in 1934 was this bulletin on South Carolina libraries written by Mary E. Frayser, who devoted her time, energy and effort toward the establishment of a statewide library program.