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US and SC History Digital Resources
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.
American Memory - Library of Congress
A digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
Civil War in the American South
In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the start of the American Civil War, Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). This site currently links to more than 10,000 items from 30 libraries. The shared collection continues to grow, providing ready access to a world-class collection of primary source materials from the American Civil War era.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
This database covers the 18th through the early 19th century, and currently features nearly 120,000 transcribed letters, legal notices, and other documents from the collections of John Adams, James Madison, George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton.
Greenville County Historical Records Online
Small selection of digitized records from Greenville County.
Educational multimedia with 24/7 access for faculty, staff, and students that can be streamed or downloaded.
Lowcountry Digital Library
A collaboration of seven repositories in the Charleston, South Carolina area including College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Charleston County Public Library, Gibbes Museum, Historic Charleston Foundation, and Beaufort County Library. They seek to provide free online access to unique materials that document the history and culture of the region.
South Carolina Digital Library
Collaborative effort of South Carolina schools, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions initiated by the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL). Seeks to create and maintain a digital library to provide access to South Carolina’s historical and cultural resources.
University of South Carolina Digital Collections
The University of South Carolina Libraries provides online access to materials from its many collections related to the history of South Carolina through this interface. Included is a selection of materials especially for South Carolina teachers, SC Digital Academy.