An original publication 1982. xvi, 493 pp., index, paper. Item #117
In 1940 the South Caroliniana Library of the University of South Carolina became the first and only separate university library completely devoted to the history and literature of its supporting state. At the time of publication of this volume, its manuscript collection contained over two million items. The guide to this collection represents a three-year task for Allen H. Stokes Jr., then manuscripts librarian, who combined, condensed, and revised the entries in the card catalogue of the Library's Manuscripts Division. Material catalogued includes: genealogies and family records, official correspondence, military records, church minutes and records, school and college records, plantations and business accounts, legal account books, medical records, travel diaries and letters, estate settlements, minutes of organizations, notes on local history and government, and other types of South Carolina material. The extensive index contains names of manuscript groups, persons and families, places in South Carolina, and subject categories.