May 30 | Tomb of the Unknown Racist—A Conversation with Blanche McCrary Boyd

Author Visit, Events, Friends of the Library

Wednesday, May 30 | 6:00—7:00 p.m. | Randolph Hall/Alumni Memorial Hall Join award-winning novelist Blanche McCrary Boyd for a discussion of her provocative new novel, Tomb of the Unknown Racist, her first novel in twenty years. A family story set against political and racial struggle, it is based on real life events surrounding William Luther Pierce, Timothy […]

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Andrew O’Shaughnessy Brings Unique Perspective on the American Revolution to C of C


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

On September 16th, 2013, the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library will welcome Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy to campus to speak on an often overlooked topic: the British side of the American Revolution. While all Americans learn of the heroism and sacrifices of Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton, British leadership, from King George III to General […]

July 24, 2013

Sebastian Junger to Speak at C of C in November!


College of Charleston, Events, Film Screening, In the News, Press

On November 13, 2013, the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library will host acclaimed war correspondent, bestselling author and Academy Award-nominated documentary film maker Sebastian Junger. Sebastian Junger literally took the literary world by “storm” with the 1997 publication of The Perfect Storm, his bestselling account of the doomed last voyage of a Massachusetts-based […]

July 15, 2013

WSJ lauds The Compleat Angler… See it in Special Collections!


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, In the News, Press, Special Collections

  The Wall Street Journal lauds the undying popularity of Isaac Walton’s The Compleat Angler… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323744604578473251929009978.html The Grenville Haslam Sporting Book Collection in the Addlestone Library’s Special Collections contains 400 copies of this single title, including the famous second edition, and is one of the most comprehensive collections of The Compleat Angler in the world. To […]

May 28, 2013

Jenny Sanford Donates Personal Papers to Special Collections


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, In the News, Special Collections

Via the Charleston Post and Courier (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) Jenny Sanford’s Donated Papers Offer Poignant View of Power Couple, “Second Chance” E-book Now Available Jenny Sanford has donated to the College of Charleston boxes of scrapbooks, emails, letters and thousands of other items kept during her marriage to Mark Sanford, a trove that sheds […]

May 24, 2013

Addlestone Library to House SC Historical Society Collection


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, In the News, South Carolina Historical Society, Special Collections

Starting in 2015, the College of Charleston will house the South Carolina Historical Society’s remarkable collections of books, manuscripts and archives. The College’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library will undergo an extensive renovation before opening the collection to the public. With the addition of the Historical Society’s materials to the College’s already extensive holdings, the […]

May 6, 2013

Addlestone Library and the C of C REACH Program = Winning Combination for All


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, In the News, Nominations & Awards

The Addlestone Library is the recent recipient of a most special award: The College of Charleston REACH Program’s Business Partnership Award… and the Library is doling awards right back! Matt Raczka, a second year REACH student from Middleton, CT, was the Library’s Student Employee of the Month Award for March 2013. Matt worked at the circulation desk during […]

May 2, 2013

Photos from The Winthrop Roundtable Featuring Justice Albie Sachs


College of Charleston, Events, Winthrop Roundtable

The Winthrop Roundtable 2013, featuring South African Constitutional Court Justice and internationally renowned human rights activitist Albie Sachs, was a big success. Judge Sachs held the audience captive with his eloquently delivered keynote address, The Triumph of Humanity and Social Justice. You can view photos from this great event on the FOL Facebook page. If you’d like […]

April 29, 2013

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