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The Books and Pamphlets collection provides access to full-text searchable books and pamphlets about Columbia and South Carolina from the print collections of the Walker Local and Family History Center at Richland Library. These diverse texts feature the people, places and events that existed in Columbia and the surrounding areas from the Civil War to the modern era.

 

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Use these subjects to find books and pamphlets within the Local History Digital Collections as well as the South Carolina Digital Library and the Internet Archive on various local history topics. This guide to books and pamphlets is curated by Local History librarians, and it will be continuously updated to reflect books and pamphlets both found online via Internet Archive and added to the Local History Digital Collections.

 

Architecture

  • Bultman Coulter Gasque Associates. Columbia's commercial heritage: an inventory and evaluation of older commercial buildings in the city center. Columbia, S.C.: Crowson-Stone Printing Co., 1977. View in Local History Digital Collections
  • Designs from the work of Frank P. Milburn, architect, Columbia, S.C.. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company, 1903. View on Internet Archive
    Milburn was well known for designing many Columbia buildings including St. Peter's Catholic Church, Union Station and the South Carolina State Capitol.
  • Lafaye and Lafaye. Representative work, Lafaye and Lafaye, architects, Columbia, S.C. Norfolk, Va.: George S. Myers Co., 1935. View in Local History Digital Collections

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Biographies and Memoirs

  • O'Neall, John Belton. Biographical sketches of the bench and bar of South Carolina. Charleston, S.C.: S.G. Courtenay & Co., 1859. View on Internet Archive
    John Belton O'Neall's biographical sketches of South Carolina's lawyers and judges. Published in 1859.
  • Scott, Edwin J. Random recollections of a long life, 1806-1876. Columbia, S.C.: Charles A. Calvo, Jr., Printer, 1884. View on Internet Archive
    Edwin Scott's memoir is often referred to for information about early Columbia families.
  • Selby, Julian A. Memorabilia and anecdotal reminiscences of Columbia, S.C., and incidences connected therewith. Columbia, S.C.: R.L. Bryan Company, 1905. View on Internet Archive
    This memoir by Julian Selby was published in 1905.
  • Stroyer, Jacob. My life in the south. Salem, Mass.: Newcomb & Gauss, 1898. View on Internet Archive
    Freedman Jacob Stroyer describes his life as a slave and freedman in lower Richland county.

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Business and Industry

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Churches

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City Government Documents

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Civil War

  • Carroll, James Parson. Report of the committee appointed to collect testimony in relation to the destruction of Columbia, S.C., on the 17th of February, 1865. Columbia, S.C.: The Bryan Company, 1893. View in Local History Digital Collections
  • Central Association for the Relief of the Soldiers of South Carolina. The plan, and address, adopted by the citizens of Columbia, October 20, 1862. Charleston, S.C.: Evans and Cogswell, 1862. View on Internet Archive
    This report lays out a plan to help wounded Civil War soldiers.
  • Gibbes, James G. Who burnt Columbia. Newberry, S.C.: E.H. Aull Company, 1902. View on Internet Archive
    An account of the burning of Columbia by James Gibbes
  • Simms, William Gilmore. Sack and destruction of the city of Columbia, S.C.: to which is added a list of the property destroyed. Columbia, S.C.: Power Press of Daily Phoenix, 1865. View on Internet Archive
    William Gilmore Simms' account of the burning of Columbia.
  • Trezevant, D. H. The burning of Columbia, S.C.: a review of northern assertions and southern facts. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Power Press, 1866. View on Internet Archive
    This report identifies all the claims of damage during Sherman's march through Columbia.
  • Memorial pamphlet: Confederate soldiers who died in the service of their country and are buried in Columbia, South Carolina, 1861-1865. Columbia, S.C.: The Wade Hampton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1924. View in Local History Digital Collections

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Columbia

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Directories

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Education and Libraries

  • Annual catalogue of Benedict Institute, at Columbia, S.C. 1883-1884. Columbia, S.C.: Benedict Institute, 1884. View on Internet Archive
    This catalog lists teachers, students and the classes taught at Benedict Institute.
  • Crawford, Agnes. Survey of the negro libraries of South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: Richland County Public Library, 1936. View in Local History Digital Collections
  • Osborn, A. C. Forty years: a review of the work at Benedict College, Columbia, S.C. New York: The American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1911. View on Internet Archive
    Rare history of Benedict College.
  • The public schools of Columbia, South Carolina: report of a survey made under the direction of the Commissioner of Education. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918. View on HathiTrust

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Fiction

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History

  • A brief history of Richland County, South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: Richland County Public Information Office, 2014. View on Richland County Government Website
  • Adallis, D. History of Columbia, S.C. Greek-American Colony, 1884-1934. Columbia, S.C.: D. Adallis, 1935. View on Internet Archive
    Historical information about Columbia's Greek population.
  • Bernheim, G. D. History of the German settlements and of the Lutheran church in North and South Carolina : from the earliest period of the colonization of the Dutch, German, and Swiss settlers to the close of the first half of the present century. Philadelphia: Lutheran Book Store, 1872. View on Internet Archive
  • Bradford, W. R. The Catawba Indians of South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: Farrell Printing Co., 1946. View in Local History Digital Collections
  • Hennig, Helen Kohn. Rare South Caroliniana : A paper read before a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1922. View in Local History Digital Collections

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Military

  • United States Army 306th Regiment of Engineers and Engineer Train. Roster and history, 306th Regiment of Engineers and 306th Engineer Train. Columbia, S.C. : The State Company, 1919. View on Internet Archive
  • United States Army Basic Combat Training Museum. The birth of Camp Jackson : A collection of photographs, maps and papers documenting the development of Camp Jackson near Columbia, South Carolina. Including a discussion of the need for training camps and soldiers in World War I, the offer presented by the city of Columbia to the Army to help fill that need, the construction of Camp Jackson and the structures built there, the units and people who populated the camp, and the training that converted average American citizens into the world's greatest soldiers. Columbia, S.C.: United States Army Basic Combat Training Museum, 2016. View in Local History Digital Collections

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Organizations

  • Columbia Athenaeum. The constitution & by-laws of the Columbia Athenaeum: Adopted February 28, 1856. Columbia, S.C.: I.C. Morgan, 1857. View on Internet Archive
    The Athenaeum was an antebellum social organization that provided lectures and reading opportunites for members.
  • League of Women Voters of South Carolina. The New Voter. Columbia, S.C.: League of Women Voters of South Carolina, 1921. View on USC's Digital Collections

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Recreation and Tourism

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