Archive for September, 2008

SoCar wants your support to digitize SC newspapers, 1836 – 1922

September 24, 2008

South Caroliniana Library wants to digitize SC newspapers, 1836 – 1922.  Here’s how you can help Kate Boyd, the Digital Collections Librarian: 

I am seeking letters of support for the South Caroliniana Library’s application for a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.  The NEH’s National Digital Newspaper Program is a funding program that will create, at the Library of Congress, a national, online digital resource of historically significant newspapers in each state.  The database will be created by scanning microfilm of selected newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.  The South Caroliniana Library is working with the University Libraries’ Digital Collections Librarian to apply for the current phase, which focuses on the time period 1860 to 1922.  We will be identifying South Carolina newspapers that meet the grant guidelines, and outsourcing the scanning of the microfilm.  

If you are interested in providing a letter of support, please send it to Kate Boyd at the Thomas Cooper Library or via email at by October 31.



“Watch a Photographs Archivist at Work” Day in the BDC, BCL

September 18, 2008

Get ready for South Carolina Archives Month 2008! Here is an exciting event taking place here at the Beaufort District Collection to celebrate:

Watch a Photographs Archivist at Work” Day — Thursday, October 16, 2008.

Celeste Wiley, project archivist for the Lucille Hasell Culp Collection, will discuss principles of photographs preservation, demonstrate preservation techniques, and answer questions from participants as she works. The demonstration is free. Open to all persons over age 12.

Session 1 will be held 10 am until Noon

Session 2 will be held 1 pm until 3 pm.

*Because BDC Room capacity is very limited, reservations are strongly suggested.*

The demonstration is part of the 2nd Annual South Carolina Archives Month Celebration.

For more information or to sign up please call us at (843) 470-6525 or e-mail South Carolina archives this month and every month. Visit us today! We look forward to sharing the Beaufort District Collection with you!



SC Archives Month, October 2008

September 18, 2008

October 2008 is American Archives Month! Libraries, museums and archives across the country are planning special exhibits and events to highlight the importance of historical collections…and South Carolina is no exception!


The goal of South Carolina museums, libraries, archives and other institutions during Archives Month is to highlight the “gems” of their document and historical collections and reach out to their patrons and communities. To find out more about Archives Month 2008 special events and exhibits, please visit and plan a visit to your local museum, archives, or library.

Support for Archives Month 2008 is provided to South Carolina institutions and organizations by the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SC SHRAB). To learn more about Archives Month and SC SHRAB, please visit

SHRAB Re-grant applications due December 5th

September 4, 2008

Read the announcement and requirements at:  As a past and current recipient of SC SHRAB re-grant monies, I can attest to the program.  It is helping us prepare the Lucille Hasell Culp Collection for use by allowing us to hire an image archivist who is hard at work.  It’s a good grant program, the paperwork is not onerous, and the folks at the SC Archives are very helpful.  If you have a project that fits the SC SHRAB criteria, go for it.  The worst they can say is “No.” — gmc