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

Events, Exhibition, Special Collections, Spoleto

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 […]

April 28, 2016

Newest Exhibition from LDHI Reflects on Race, Labor, and Food at Civil War’s End

Exhibition, In the News, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Digital Library

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. A century and a half later, Charleston paid homage to this […]

April 30, 2015

Jewish Family Roadshow in the Addlestone Library’s Special Collections

Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Exhibition, Special Collections

The Addlestone Library is currently hosting an unique exhibit on South Carolina Jewish history in Special Collections. The Jewish Family Roadshow (March 29th-May 19th) is a collection of photos, books, diaries, paintings and other materials on loan from Jewish families with deep roots in South Carolina. The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina will hold […]

April 1, 2013

Helene Berr: A Stolen Life, March 2013 at the Addlestone Library

Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, In the News, Lecture, Special Collections

Why Do We Continue To Read Holocaust Journals? The Case of Helene Berr, Theodore Rosengarten Addlestone Library, Room 227 Tuesday, March 12, 6pm In 1942, at age 21, Helene Berr began writing a journal describing a world that brutally ostracized her for being a Jew. She wrote in her journal every day until March 1944 […]

March 8, 2013

All Lovers of Nature Love a Swamp: Wading and Wandering Throught the Lowcountry Marsh

Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, In the News, Lecture, Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition, Special Collections

The Friends of the Addlestone Library invite you to join Dr. Jim Tuten, Associate Professor of History, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, for a look at the evolution of two beloved Lowcountry pastimes: hunting and fishing. Dr. Tuten, a Lowcountry native and expert on the defunct South Carolina rice industry, will examine the unique natural landscape […]

February 11, 2013

What’s Happening at the Library in 2013?

Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Film Screening, Friends of the Library, Lecture, Performance, Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition, Special Collections

Winter/Spring 2013 Programming There are lots of exciting things happening in and around the Library in the next few months! A Memory of Light, Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson Addlestone Library Rotunda Saturday, January 12, 3pm Join Brandon Sanderson and Harriet McDougal for a public book signing as they concludetheir cross-country launch for A Memory […]

January 8, 2013

Smithsonian Comes to Avery

Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Lecture, Press

The Avery Research Center is excited to host “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language”, the exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum, in January 2012. This exhibition is a beautiful and thought-provoking assemblage of artifacts, photographs, and text that documents the life and work of Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner, […]

December 19, 2011

Mackenzie Library Launch Successful

Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Lecture, Mackenzie Library, Special Collections, Wish List

On October 18th we hosted a launch of the Mackenzie Library Project featuring historian and University of South Carolina Professor David Shields.  The evening showcased the original and recently restored books from the College’s first library with publishing dates that go from 1633 to 1769.  They were restored by the CofC’s Senior, Brien Biedler, and […]

November 10, 2011