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Beaufort County Library

Beaufort County Library, the public library system of Beaufort County, provides informational, educational and recreational resources to the community to help individuals adapt to a rapidly changing world while protecting the past by preserving our area's rich heritage. Home of the Beaufort District Collection, we interact with researchers from all over the world. After all, as author Larry Rowland, Ph.D. has written, "All American history begins in Beaufort."

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College of Charleston

Located in historic Charleston, The College of Charleston offers many digital collections that document the holdings in Addlestone Library's Special Collections, Avery Research Center, and other archives. Topics covered in these collections include slavery, local history and organizations, art, photography, and literature.

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Diocese of Charleston Archives

The Diocese of Charleston Archivesí prime objectives are to serve the administrative needs of the diocese and to promote a wider understanding of the Roman Catholic Church by making some of the Archives holdings visible and accessible to the general public. Professional archivists and trained staff collect, preserve, and make available non-current diocesan records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, canonical, and historic value as well as records of other institutions, personal papers, and publications documenting the history of the Roman Catholic Church within diocesan boundaries.

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Gibbes Museum of Art

The mission of the Carolina Art Association (the Gibbes Museum of Art) is to offer through collection, exhibition and interpretation a thorough knowledge of the visual culture of Charleston, the Lowcountry and the American South from the colonial era through today.

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Historic Charleston Foundation

One of the many ways Historic Charleston Foundation seeks to protect Charleston's architectural, historical and cultural integrity is through scholarly research and documentation. Not only does HCF maintain its own records in the Margaretta Childs Archive, staff members also can offer advice to those researching Charleston's architecture and history.

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Medical University of South Carolina

MEDICA is the institutional repository and digital archives of the Medical University of South Carolina. MEDICA was created to provide access to current research of MUSC faculty and students, as well as the historical archival collections held at MUSC's Waring Historical Library and University Archives. MEDICA's collections include articles written by MUSC faculty, theses and dissertations written by MUSC students, and historical photographs and documents relating to the history of the health sciences. Finding aids for archival collections at the Waring Historical Library and University Archives are another component of the digital collections.

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, located in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on Charleston Harbor, is home to the U.S.S. Yorktown, an aircraft carrier used in World War II. The museum also features several other warships and numerous combat airplanes used in conflicts from World War II through Desert Storm.

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South Carolina Historical Society

In 1855 a group of South Carolina's most distinguished citizens came together to found the South Carolina Historical Society, to preserve South Carolina's rich historical legacy for future generations. Today the SCHS is the state's oldest and largest private repository of books, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs about South Carolina history. Our mission is "to expand, preserve, and make accessible our invaluable collection, and to encourage interest and pride in the rich history of our state."

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The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library

The Charleston Archive, located on the second floor of the Main Library, is an archive of historic manuscripts, books and visual materials representing Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry. Much of the unique manuscript material housed in The Charleston Archive contains valuable genealogical information and is available on microfilm or photocopies in the South Carolina Room. Access to the original materials is by appointment only.

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The Charleston Museum

America's first museum, founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the Lowcountry. The varied items of the Archives certainly reflect the museum's long history of collecting and include books, photographs, maps, manuscripts, postcards, journals and newspapers. While there are some materials from the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries, the bulk of the collections are from the 19th century. Access to the original materials is by appointment only.

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The Citadel

There are over three hundred collections in the Citadel's Archives which pertain to the history of the Military College of South Carolina or have military significance. The time span of the collections is from 1842 to the present. Holdings include personal papers, letters, diaries, reports, minutes, speeches, Citadel publications. Visual images include photographs, postcards, engravings, films and videotapes.

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