Avery Research Center’s Executive Director Honored with ExCEL Award, Fashion Feature


Avery Research Center, In the News

The Libraries’ own Patricia Williams Lessane has had an exciting week. On Wednesday, March 28, the Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and Co-Principal of the Race and Social Justice Institute was honored with the 2018 Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award for Administrator of the Year. Williams Lessane joined […]

March 30, 2018

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

Oct. 26 | WaPo’s Peter Finn Joins the Friends to Talk Trump


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, College of Charleston, Events, FOL Book Club, Friends of the Library, In the News, Press

One Year In: National Security in the Age of Trump As President Trump nears the first anniversary of his election, the College of Charleston Friends of the Library will host Peter Finn (National Security Editor of The Washington Post) and John Creed (CofC’s Professor of Political Science) for a wide-ranging conversation on the major foreign policy issues […]

October 13, 2017

Soon to Sell Out | Winthrop Roundtable


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, In the News

 Chancellor William H. McRaven 2017 Roundtable Keynote Speaker 6:00 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 1 | The Gaillard Center Performance Hall This year’s Winthrop Roundtable keynote speaker is William McRaven, who will present “A Life in Lessons” –  inspirational and informative wisdom drawn from his life of exceptional public service in the U.S. military and as a […]

October 12, 2017

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


Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Exhibition, Friends of the Library, In the News, Press, South Carolina Historical Society, Special Collections

“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

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


In the News, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Race and Social Justice Initiative

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 […]

June 14, 2016

New Publication about Library Projects: “Success Beyond Access”


In the News

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 […]

December 8, 2015

Race and Social Justice Initiative – College of Charleston


In the News

Avery Research Center and College of Charleston Receive $125K Grant to Spark Dialogue about Race and Inequality In response to the recent tragic events in Charleston, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture has received a $125,000 grant from Google to implement an eighteen-month educational initiative focused on increasing conversations about race, […]

September 20, 2015

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

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Recognized by American Library Association


In the News, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Digital Library, Nominations & Awards

The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. The list, in its 11th year, recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history. Published in Reference and User […]

February 5, 2015