National Women's History Month online resources

Here in the Beaufort District Collection we do our best to tie-in with local and national events. We are but a small cog, but we do participate in national efforts whenever possible.

Check out the web pages drawn from the collections in the The Library of Congress; National Endowment for the Humanities; National Gallery of Art; National Park Service; Smithsonian Institution; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, hosted by the Library of Congress, to celebrate Women's History Month.

Marvel at the variety of resources available to you in art, culture, and history - some with ties to Beaufort County!

For example, listen to the life story of Zora Neale Hurston, whose film "Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort, South Carolina, May 1940" film) is being restored at the Library of Congress. The full Zorz Neale Hurston digital collection is found at


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.