Guide to "Green" Archival Collections in SC

The Archives and Special Collections Round Table of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) has posted a "Guide to 'Green' Collections in the Palmetto State." The term “green” is defined in a broad context and includes topics ranging from public health to conservation to nuclear waste to gardening. Although this guide is meant to give librarians an idea of the variety of information resources available in South Carolina, anyone interested in "green" topics may find the guide of interest in locating primary source documents.

We submitted this entry:

The Beaufort District Collection (311 Scott Street, Beaufort) holds historical files on the fight against German chemical producer BASF Group (then known as Badische Anilin and Sodafabrik; it wanted to locate a factory on Victoria Bluff), Port Royal Sound survey reports pertaining to estuaries and water supply, and a few public health dissertations on microfiche based on studies conducted in Beaufort County.

Come visit us to research these materials about green topics. Usual hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 10 am until 5 pm but with the holidays upon us, there are closings. You can call ahead to make an appointment or to ask questions about our materials or schedule: 843-470-6525.

Unfortunately, we are still hemmed in the 1st floor room so we cannot seat more than four researchers at a time.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.