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About this site

The Special Collections and Archives continues to build a research collection with special emphasis on agriculture, architecture, athletics, textiles, politics and the history of the university and community. Please use this search tool to discover the holdings of our Manuscript Collections and University Archives. For the Rare Book Collection, please search the Libraries’ main catalog. For questions, please email or call 864-656-3031.

Using the Database

  • Start with a keyword search in the search bar above.
  • You may also search for a specific collection title, creator, subject, notes, or identifier by selecting a field from the dropdown menu to the right of the search bar.
  • You can narrow your date span by adding a beginning and or end date in the Years field.
  • Click the + button to the right of the search bar to conduct a Boolean search. This will allow you to combine keywords with operators such as AND, OR, or NOT to produce more relevant results. You can add multiple Boolean searches.
  • Browse the contents of a collection by using a guide’s Collection organization pane. Click the arrows to expand or collapse to view or hide content.
    Screenshot of Collection organization pane
  • You can navigate a collection using the breadcrumbs seen below:
    Screenshot of breadcrumbs just below item title