New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition

This spring Special Collections displayed rare materials from the personal collections renowned landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. The exhibition, New Gardens are Ever Appearing: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition, featured historic collections from multiple Charleston institutions and colorfully illustrated the Lowcountry’s gardening traditions over the past 250 years. Now you can support the Friends…

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…

College of Charleston Library’s Digitization Efforts get a Shout Out on NPR

NPR understands the importance of digitization projects in our nation’s libraries. Digitization initiatives, like the College of Charleston-led Lowcountry Digital Library, provide researchers worldwide with access to original historical material. Click here to learn what NPR’s All Tech Considered segment had to say about library digitization initiatives. Click here to visit the Lowcountry Digital Library.    

WSJ lauds The Compleat Angler… See it in Special Collections!

  The Wall Street Journal lauds the undying popularity of Isaac Walton’s The Compleat Angler… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323744604578473251929009978.html The Grenville Haslam Sporting Book Collection in the Addlestone Library’s Special Collections contains 400 copies of this single title, including the famous second edition, and is one of the most comprehensive collections of The Compleat Angler in the world. To…

Addlestone Library to House SC Historical Society Collection

Starting in 2015, the College of Charleston will house the South Carolina Historical Society’s remarkable collections of books, manuscripts and archives. The College’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library will undergo an extensive renovation before opening the collection to the public. With the addition of the Historical Society’s materials to the College’s already extensive holdings, the…

Addlestone Library and the C of C REACH Program = Winning Combination for All

The Addlestone Library is the recent recipient of a most special award: The College of Charleston REACH Program’s Business Partnership Award… and the Library is doling awards right back! Matt Raczka, a second year REACH student from Middleton, CT, was the Library’s Student Employee of the Month Award for March 2013. Matt worked at the circulation desk during…