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Special Collections launches new website

Posted by: mjfairch | May 6, 2015 Comments Off |

SpecCollhomepageSpecial Collections has just launched a new website to enhance distribution and discovery of information about services and resources available from the College of Charleston’s manuscript and rare book repository. Students and researchers are invited to explore unpublished, published, and digital resources; learn more about research and instruction services; and stay informed of most recent exhibit installations, news, and events.  You can visit the new website at http://speccoll.cofc.edu/.

The Special Collections and South Carolina Historical Society Archives reading room is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. All visitors are welcome!


under: Special Collections

Dedication of Little Free Library, North Campus Tomorrow!

Posted by: Joey | May 5, 2015 Comments Off |

Please feel free to drop by the North Campus tomorrow, Wednesday May 6 at 9:30 AM, for the dedication of our Little Free LibraryThe Library was built and donated by Charleston resident Fred Herrmann, and School of Education, Health and Human Performance professor Tracey Hunter-Doniger helped Memminger Elementary 6th grade students design and paint it in the style of artist Jonathan Green. The two lead student artists will attend the dedication.


under: Celebrations, Events, News & Happenings, North Campus

Event Adverstisement

Join the Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, the Sophia Institute, the Charleston Library Society, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and Grimké Sisters Walking Tours for a day honoring Sarah and Angelina Grimké, the progressive 19th century Charlestonian sisters renowned for their feminist and abolitionist activism. Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings, a fictionalized account of Sarah Grimké’s life, will return to the setting of her novel to join our partners in celebrating the lives of these great women.

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under: Events, Exhibits, Friends of the Library

GI Jews: South Carolina Goes to War

Posted by: mjfairch | April 30, 2015 Comments Off |

GI Jews

Curated by Alyssa Neely and Dale Rosengarten, the new exhibit on display in the Jewish Studies Center features the stories of Jewish service persons during World War II, many of which are drawn from the rich resources held by the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston. The exhibit will be installed and open to the public on weekdays throughout the month of May.

under: Exhibits, Uncategorized

*TODAY* Stand Against Racism-Cougar Mall

Posted by: Joey | April 24, 2015 Comments Off |

Join us as we take a Stand
Cougar Mall


racism harms everyone

Office of Institutional Diversity
Robert Scott Small Building 2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29424
fax: 843.953.7713
website: diversity.cofc.edu


under: Diversity, Events

Exhibit Highlights Founding Documents

Posted by: mjfairch | April 23, 2015 Comments Off |

Showcasing manuscript items, images, and artifacts from the holdings from the College of Charleston’s Special Collections and Avery Research Center as well as the South Carolina Historical Society, this exhibit highlights the roles of South Carolinians in forging a new democracy and subsequent challenges to the Constitution during struggles for economic parity, citizenship, and suffrage.  Included are letters from George Washington, John Adams, Henry Laurens, Lafayette, and Benjamin Franklin; incendiary pamphlets published during the Nullification Crisis; objects documenting the long struggle for citizenship and equal rights for African Americans; and materials that illustrate women’s fight for suffrage and equal rights in the twentieth century.

The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Addlestone Library through the summer and fall semesters.

under: Uncategorized

Happy Earth Day!

Posted by: Joey | April 22, 2015 Comments Off |

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate by balancing out your day with a game, walk or a bike ride outside.
Learn more about Earth Day at www.earthday.org/2015.



under: Celebrations, Raising Awareness

New @ the library

Posted by: williamsj | April 20, 2015 Comments Off |

The library now has 10 MacBook Air laptops available to CofC students for 6 hour and overnight checkout.  These have solid state drives and startup within seconds.  For information please contact the Circulation department [email protected] or call 843.953.8001.

Other items available to CofC students, faculty and staff include:

 5 iPad Airs

5 iPod Touches

4 Kindles (older models, not Fire)

3 Digital Cameras

2 Projectors

Calculators (Scientific and Graphing)

Cell Phone Chargers

Laptop Chargers

Network Cables

DVI Cables

Also please remember that librarians are available to help you with your research needs.  Don’t hesitate to request a research consultation.

Research Consultation Life Saver 4

under: Addlestone Library, Circulation, News & Happenings, Research & Information Services, Reserves, Services, What's New

Nat Fuller’s Feast: The Life and Legacy of an Enslaved Cook in Charleston

Posted by: Joey | April 17, 2015 Comments Off |

Kudos to the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative team for a great story in The Post and Courier about the Nat Fuller exhibit.


Nat Fuller Exhibit Description
In April 1865, Nat Fuller, a newly free African American cook, hosted what one observer described as a “miscegenation dinner ” at his restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Fuller’s dinner guests, both black and white, celebrated Emancipation and the end of the U.S. Civil War. This exhibition explores Nat Fuller’s work and legacy as an enslaved cook, caterer, and restaurateur, and provides insight into the culinary history of antebellum Charleston.

under: Exhibits, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Press

Communications Museum concerts Thursday AND Friday!

Posted by: Joey | April 16, 2015 Comments Off |

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 will be our usual 3rd Thursday of the month “POETICS” open-mic and poetry event from 8-11pm, but with an added attraction- special guest headliner Silver Screen Orchestra, who play original soundtrack music to videos they show-it’s very enteartaining!


Heare are two recent songs:

Their sound is not so much Beyonce as it is Am-Beyonce, occasionally spelled ambience!

Then, Friday, April 17th, starting at 8pm, we present:

Two days filled with free speech and FREE admission-good deal, huh!?!

The College is committed to ensuring that College sponsored programs and activities are accessible to all visitors.  If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation in order to participate in a College sponsored program or activity, please contact Rick Zender in advance at (843) 953-5810.

Thanks for thinking of The Communications Museum!

under: Communications Museum, e-books

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