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article icon October 2011 • Medical University of South Carolina
C. Wayne Weart Pharmacy Artifact Collection

The C. Wayne Weart Pharmacy Artifact Collection features photographs of show globes, also known as carboys, as well as late-19th and early-20th century pharmacy catalogs and apothecary trade cards. These items are from the private collection of Dr. C. Wayne Weart, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the MUSC College of Pharmacy.

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article icon June 2009 • The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library
Charles N. Bayless Photos of Charleston

A collection of images of buildings in downtown Charleston, taken between 1979 and 1988 as part of a photographic project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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article icon November 2009 • College of Charleston
Charleston and Savannah Railroad Records

Volume contains handwritten minutes of the Board of Directors of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company, Charleston, South Carolina from 1863 to 1867. Minutes include financial accounts (1864), a report (1865) of the stockholders' meeting, a list (1866) of bondholders and their bonds, reports, resolutions, and copies of letters sent by the company. Many entries for 1866 and 1867 concern creditors.

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article icon August 2010 • The Charleston Museum
Charleston Firefighters Rosters, 1862-1864

The collection consists of sixteen oversize sheets listing the free men of color who comprised various fire companies in the city of Charleston in the years 1863 and 1864. Nine different companies are included Engine companies numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 as well as a Hook and Ladder Company. There are two sheets, nearly exact duplicates, for all companies except 2 and 8; there are many minor variations from sheet to sheet. The headings on the printed forms include date of enrollment, name, age, height, eyes, hair, complexion, occupation, residence and remarks, the last column always being empty. Information for all other categories is given, with the date of enrollment in most forms being the same for all enrollees, except for those men who were members of the Hook and Ladder Company, suggesting that the date might actually be the day that the rolls were taken. These sheets supply a type of visual identification for Charleston free men of color not available in any other known sources.

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article icon August 2011 • The Charleston Museum
Charleston Museum Civil War Photographs

These images are from the Charleston Museum's collection of civil war photographs and are primarily stereographs.

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article icon September 2011 • The Charleston Museum
Charleston Museum Collection

This collection highlights some of the best of the Charleston Museum Archives. Currently featured is the Charleston Signal Book. The Signal Book was kept by Union Officer Ensign LaRue P Adams during the Siege of Charleston between August and September of 1863.

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article icon August 2011 • The Charleston Museum
Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

This collection contains earthquake photographs held by the Charleston Museum, America's first museum. This collection features 204 photographs documenting the damage inflicted on Charleston by the earthquake of August 31, 1886. Primarily professional photographs, these images were sold as souvenirs of the devastating quake.

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article icon August 2011 • The Charleston Museum
Charleston Museum Fort Photographs

These images are from the collection of photographs relating to Charleston area forts, specifically Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson.

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article icon August 2011 • The Charleston Museum
Charleston Museum Illustrated Newspapers Collection

These images are from a collection of illustrated newspapers, primarily Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's, housed in the archives at the Charleston Museum.

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article icon September 2010 • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Charleston Naval Shipyard Photographs

This collection features hundreds of photographs of ships built or repaired at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, primarily during the World War II years.

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article icon November 2009 • College of Charleston
Charleston Slave Passes

A collection of slave passes, some found in a Book of Common Prayer donated to the College of Charleston.

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article icon March 2010 • Historic Charleston Foundation
Civic Services Committee Papers

The Civic Services Committee (CSC) (1942-1946) was the predecessor body to Historic Charleston Foundation. It was formed by the Carolina Art Association to address the need for architectural preservation and to implement city planning in response to growth. The Committee received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation, which were used to retain Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., to prepare a study that resulted in his report "Objectives for the Civic Services Committee." The funding was also used to compile an inventory of the city's architecture that resulted in the publication of the book This is Charleston. The Committee also addressed and conducted studies related to growth issues such as off-street parking and traffic. The collection spans the time period ca. 1939-1949, and consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, speeches, news clippings, manuscripts, and other documents.

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article icon January 2010 • College of Charleston
College of Charleston Artwork and Sketchbooks

These digital images highlight some of the artwork found in the manuscript collections of the College of Charleston's Special Collections Department. Current collections include sketchbooks by Charleston architects Albert Simons and William Martin Aiken, artwork by the Middleton Family, chromolithographs by William Henry Jackson and lithographs by Prentiss Taylor.

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article icon December 2009 • College of Charleston
College of Charleston Oral Histories

The College of Charleston Oral Histories collection seeks to preserve the history and culture of the South Carolina lowcountry through recorded interviews with area residents. Currently highlighted are interviews with production managers, directors, performers and behind-the-scenes contributors from Spoleto Festival, USA in Charleston, SC.

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article icon January 2010 • College of Charleston
College of Charleston Photographs

The College of Charleston Photograph Collection consists of images of the college's historic buildings, campus activities, and other photographs from the Special Collections Department of the Addlestone Library.

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article icon January 2010 • College of Charleston
College of Charleston Publications

This collection contains newsletters, magazines, and other publications from several College of Charleston entities. The triannual College of Charleston magazine is included, as is the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World's Connections newsletter.

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article icon November 2009 • College of Charleston
College of Charleston Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

This collection highlights various albums and scrapbooks housed in the Special Collections department of the College of Charleston library.

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