Bilingual Digital Exhibit Highlights Lowcountry Latino Communities


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Exhibition, In the News

The oft-overlooked experiences of Lowcountry Latino communities are the subject of a new digital exhibit now freely available online. The exhibit—formally styled Las Voces del Lowcountry—spotlights Charleston’s Latino communities and their contributions to the cultural and economic life of the region, as well as their struggles with poverty and discrimination. “Stories are our starting point,” […]

December 12, 2017

Nov. 6 – 10 | The College Cares LGBTQ Quilt Display


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Exhibition

Members of the LGBTQ community face an elevated risk of suicide four-times greater than that among their heterosexual counterparts. Social stigma, discrimination, unsafe schools, and ineffective providers all contribute to this disparity. To increase awareness of this issue, students and several on-campus organizations have taken matters into their own hands. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 6, Addlestone Library’s […]

November 6, 2017

New Exhibit: “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia


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“In Consequence of the Apprehension” Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia A new exhibit featuring SCHS collection items is on view on the third floor of the Addlestone Library. The exhibit, which coincides with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World’s (CLAW) Wells Fargo […]

October 10, 2017

NASA Lands at the Library Saturday, Aug. 19


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Friends of the Library, South Carolina Historical Society

The lunar shadow is fast approaching the Lowcountry. Before donning viewing glasses and craning your neck, join the Friends of the Library for a pair of FREE presentations with NASA scientists Alex Young and Paul Hertz. On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2:00 p.m., learn where and when to experience the awe-inspiring celestial event with Dr. Young as he discusses […]

August 16, 2017

New Exhibit: Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation: The British Channel Island of Guernsey under the Third Reich, 1940-1945


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Exhibition

College of Charleston Addlestone Library Third Floor May through December 2017 Curator, Geoff Timms, College of Charleston Librarian for Marine Resources A new exhibit “Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation: The British Channel Island of Guernsey under the Third Reich, 1940-1945″ tells the story of the five year-long Nazi occupation of the British Channel Islands, just off the coast […]

May 17, 2017

LIFE AND WORK OF SEPTIMA P. CLARK, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, NOW A NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION


Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Exhibition, Special Collections

The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative is excited to announce the online exhibition, “Remembering Individuals, Remembering Communities: Septima P. Clark and Public History in Charleston,” written by Katherine Mellen Charron, North Carolina State University. The exhibition interprets and maps the life and work of Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), to provide insights into her experiences as an […]

February 7, 2017

FORMS AND MOTIFS IN AFRICAN ART: WORKS FROM THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER’S JOHN R. DUPREE AFRICAN ART COLLECTION


Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Friends of the Library, Special Collections, Uncategorized

  Exhibition Open February 25 through December 1, 2017 Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library John R. Dupree began amassing his extensive African art collection in 1972 while living in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and working for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Dupree was a member of a small group of FAA […]

January 18, 2017

Avery Opens New Permanent Exhibit!


Avery Research Center, Events, Exhibition

2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Avery Normal Institute and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. In June, Avery opened a new permanent exhibition in their 19th century classroom gallery that explores over one hundred […]

September 7, 2016

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


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Friends of the Library

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 […]

September 7, 2016