FOL Supports Acquisition of Rare Books for Mackenzie Library Collection

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, the College of Charleston Special Collections has acquired two exciting new additions to the John Mackenzie Library Collection. These valuable acquisitions are a part of the Libraries’ effort to rebuild and restore the colonial library of John Mackenzie, a Goose Creek planter and Charles Town diplomat…

Mackenzie Library Launch Successful

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…