The South Carolina Encyclopedia Goes Digital
Historians, students and the curious have often turned to the South Carolina Encyclopedia to find the answers to their questions about our state’s history. This work was edited by Dr. Walter B. Edgar and published in 2006. Now, the Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia is available online!
View the Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia
The Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia is an expanded and enhanced edition of the original South Carolina Encyclopedia and contains video, historic photographs, and updated entries for over 1000 topics relating to our state’s long and fascinating history. Richland Library’s historic photographs, along with those from numerous other libraries and museums across the state, enhance the entries within the Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia to help make history come alive for students and researchers.
The Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia is a joint project between South Carolina Humanities, the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina State Library, and others. Librarians at Richland Library are happy to see such a rich resource about our state now available online. Please check it out!
- Local History Digital Collections
Richland Library's Walker Local and Family History Center, located in the Main Library in downtown Columbia, has historical material focusing on Columbia, Richland County, and the surrounding counties of the Midlands. The collections found here include photographs, pamphlets, books, maps, and other historical materials from the Civil War to the present day.
- Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia
Consisting of almost 2000 entries with more than 1100 digital assets, the digital encyclopedia aspires to be an authoritative compilation of essays on topics ranging from politics to the arts, from Hilton Head to Caesars Head, from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish. In short, we hope it will be the go-to reference for everything South Carolina.