New Materials | Special Collections Receives Renowned Chef’s Personal Books, Papers

Culinary historian, author, artist and photographer John Martin Taylor, also known as Hoppin’ John, has donated his personal collection of books and papers to the Special Collections Department of the College of Charleston and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach (ICI). Taylor owned the famous Hoppin’ John’s culinary bookstore and cooking…

Limited Seating Remains For Feb. 7 Event Exploring Lowcountry’s LGBT History

Committed to Home February 7, 6:00 P.M. | Alumni Memorial Hall | FREE The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Alliance for Full Acceptance challenge the conventional narrative of postwar queer activism in the Lowcountry with a free public program on February 7th, 2018 at Alumni Hall. Sheila Morris will moderate a conversation…

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

“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…

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

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…

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

  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…

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…

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

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…