College of Charleston Libraries Partner with Mother Emanuel for New Online Tribute

The College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital History Initiative and Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased to present a new online exhibition, “A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel Church,” developed in partnership with Lowcountry Africana, the Emanuel A.M.E. Church and the church’s Memorabilia Sub-Committee. This online tribute documents local and national responses to the tragic…

Special Collections’ Harlan Greene Featured on PBS NewsHour

Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston, was interviewed along with Charleston artist Jonathan Green on PBS NewsHour about Spoleto Festival USA’s featured opera, Porgy and Bess. Greene, a noted Porgy scholar, spoke about DuBose Heyward’s contribution to the literary world. “What he did that was truly earth-shattering,” Greene said, “is that…

Porgy and Bess: A Charleston Story, Lecture and Book Signing, May 31

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for a Lecture and Book Signing. Porgy & Bess: A Charleston Story Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00pm, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor, 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 Editor Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections, will be joined by authors Karen Chandler, Damon Fordham, and Pam Wall to discuss…

FOL Book Club: DuBose Heyward’s Porgy

Tuesday, April 12, Addlestone Library Special Collections, 6:00pm FOL Book Club: DuBose Heyward’s Porgy Moderated by Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections Join the Friends of the Library for an exciting Book Club conversation with author and historian Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston. We’ll be discussing DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy, inspired…

Bryan Stevenson: Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 Speaker Series, March 31

“American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference,” Bryan Stevenson, Author and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Thursday, March 31, 2016 Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC 6:00PM – Free and open to the public! Book signing to follow lecture.  America has the largest prison population in the world – and the criminal…

Marian Wright Edelman Opens the Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 Speaker Series

“A Conversation with Marian Wright Edelman,” Author and President of the Children’s Defense Fund, Introduction by Former Senator Malcolm Graham Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC 6:30PM – Free and open to the public! Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for…

Exhibit Reception: “New Gardens Are Ever Appearing”

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for an Opening Reception “New Gardens are Ever Appearing”: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition Friday, February 12, 2016, 6-8PM Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor This new Special Collections exhibit will tell the story of taming and cultivating the rich semi-tropic flora of the Lowcountry over the past…

New Publication about Library Projects: “Success Beyond Access”

Beginning in 2008, the College of Charleston Libraries have received three successive nationally competitive grants from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Recently CLIR published a new volume titled, Innovation, Collaboration, and Models: Proceedings of the CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium, March 2015. The volume documents the capstone event to the seven-year Cataloging Hidden Special Collections…