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Giving at South Carolina

  • Front exterior of Thomas Cooper Library at dusk, with a darkening sky and the library's interior lights shining on the reflecting pool in front of the building

University Libraries

Home to the oldest freestanding college library in the U.S., University Libraries build on that tradition with special collections ranging from early medieval manuscripts to modern literature and politics. 

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South Caroliniana Library Renovation Fund

Built in 1840, the South Caroliniana Library is the oldest freestanding academic library in the country and one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories in the Southeast. Its holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the past 300 years. Your support of the renovation will help preserve the historic building while upfitting it with modern fire protection, temperature control and electrical needs.

Marine Corps Film Collection

Through your contributions, Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) will develop an online, digital film library that students, researchers, historians, veterans and their families can watch and also contribute information to, forming a permanent, crowdsourced repository of Marine Corps history.

Oral History Endowment Fund of the University Libraries

The Department of Oral History records the voices of our veterans, leaders, activists, artists, authors, scientists and more. Currently more than 3,000 historical recordings exist in categories that include: African-American history, women's history, military history and veterans, and arts, literature and culture. Your donation will ensure the voices of our past are heard well into the future.

Libraries Digital Collections Fund

Contributions to this fund provide student support, equipment, supplies and related needs for digitization of materials from all University Libraries collections.

Thomas Cooper Library spaces

Help fund renovation of collaborative learning spaces in the heart of campus to benefit all students.

Fox Movietone News Fund

Contributions help preserve and digitize the Fox Movietone News Collection, which comprises more than 2,000 hours of unique films, recording world events from 1919 to 1934 and 1942 to 1944.

Music Library Fund

Your contribution provides student internships for hands-on learning and digital projects that share our unique collections online with the world, as well as opportunities for visiting music educators to engage students and the community in all things music, plus other initiatives.


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