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The Resource Creating the South Caroliniana library/, John M. Bryan

Creating the South Caroliniana library/, John M. Bryan

Label
Creating the South Caroliniana library/
Title
Creating the South Caroliniana library/
Statement of responsibility
John M. Bryan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The South Caroliniana Library, located on the historic Horseshoe of the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories in South Carolina and the American Southeast. The library's holdings--manuscripts, published materials, university archives, and visual materials--are essential to understanding the Palmetto State and Southern culture as it has evolved over the past 300 years.0When opened as the South Carolina College library in 1840 it was the first freestanding academic library building in the United States. Designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument, it is built in the Greek Revival style and features a replica of the reading room that once housed Thomas Jefferson's personal library in the second Library of Congress. When the college built a larger main library (now known as the McKissick Museum) in 1940, the Mills building became the home of "Caroliniana"--published and unpublished materials relating to the history, literature, and culture of South Carolina.0Through a dedicated mining of the resources this library has held, art historian John M. Bryan crafted this comprehensive narrative history of the building's design, construction, and renovations, which he enhanced with personal entries from the diaries and letters of the students, professors, librarians, and politicians who crossed its threshold. A treasure trove of Caroliniana itself, this colorful volume, featuring 95 photographs and illustrations, celebrates a beautiful and historic structure, as well as the rich and vibrant history of the Palmetto State and the dedicated citizenry who have worked so hard to preserve it.0A foreword is provided by W. Eric Emerson, director, South Carolina Department of History and Archives
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryan, John Morrill
Dewey number
970.980
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mills, Robert
  • South Caroliniana Library
  • Academic libraries
  • Library buildings
  • Columbia (S.C.)
Label
Creating the South Caroliniana library/, John M. Bryan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Contents
Forward -- Preface -- Chapter one: the college library before the library building -- Chapter two: Robert Mills and the college library -- Chapter three: the college library, 1840-1932 -- Chapter four: collecting Caroliniana -- Chapter five: the South Caroliniana library -- Appendices
Control code
on1157568842
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 170 pages:
Isbn
9781643360645
Other physical details
illustrations (color);
System control number
(OCoLC)1157568842
Label
Creating the South Caroliniana library/, John M. Bryan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Contents
Forward -- Preface -- Chapter one: the college library before the library building -- Chapter two: Robert Mills and the college library -- Chapter three: the college library, 1840-1932 -- Chapter four: collecting Caroliniana -- Chapter five: the South Caroliniana library -- Appendices
Control code
on1157568842
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 170 pages:
Isbn
9781643360645
Other physical details
illustrations (color);
System control number
(OCoLC)1157568842

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