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Sarah Collins Rudolph, Junie Collins Williams, and Janie Collins Simpkins being interview in CofC Special Collections by Debi Chard. “Ties That Bind Two Holy Cities” is the first series of … Read More

Special Collections launches new website

Posted on 6 May 2015 | 9:27 am

Special Collections has just launched a new website to enhance distribution and discovery of information about services and resources available from the College of Charleston’s manuscript and rare book repository. … Read More

Check Out the Charleston as a Classroom Tumblr!

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 10:38 am

  The First Year Seminar “Charleston as a Classroom: Exploring the City’s Archives and Historic Sites” taught by Dale Rosengarten introduces students to the rich historical resources housed on every street in … Read More

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Moon Exhibit in Special Collections

Posted on 11 November 2011 | 2:20 pm — 

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has organized an exhibit called “From the Moon: Mapping & Exploration.”   Many of the pieces (including moon rocks) are displayed at the new Science … Read More

President Emeritus Stern’s autobiography now online

Posted on 12 October 2010 | 11:00 am — 

In 2001, the library published President Stern’s autobiography, No Problems, Only Challenges.  Thanks to the efforts of the Lowcountry Digital Library team, a digital edition is now available and freely available at

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the collections available at the Lowcountry Digital Library we encourage you to do so.  The Lowcountry Digital Library digitizes and makes accessible unique local resources, providing access to materials that, in the past, required a fieldtrip or were not available at all. In order to provide a well rounded digital collection, the library works with partner institutions in a collaborative manner.  Participating institutions include:

Presentation: Russian Icons

Posted on 14 January 2010 | 11:38 am — 

Faith Warriors: The Cultural, Historical, and Religious Context of Russian Icons Thursday, February 4th 4:30 pm College of Charleston Addlestone Library, Room 227 Reception to Follow Dr. Ludmila Pruner, Russian … Read More

College Receives CLIR funding for Special Collections

Posted on 3 December 2009 | 9:30 pm — 

The College of Charleston is one of 14 institutions who received funding from CLIR,  Council on Library and Information Resources, for processing materials from the Jewish Heritage Collection, ranging from … Read More

Flannery O’Conner’s Farm Photograph Exhibit

Posted on 16 November 2009 | 10:32 am — 

You are cordially invited to view photographs of Flannery O’Connor’s farm at the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library – second floor – until December 18, 2009. Nancy Marshall took these … Read More

Confirmed Fall Events in Addlestone Library

Posted on 5 May 2009 | 4:30 pm — 

August 18 New faculty reception @ Addlestone Sept 21 Women’s symposium – Based on the success of the Ashley Hall archive, Marie Ferrara and Sharon Bennett are reaching out to … Read More