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SOST 305: The Contemporary South: Primary Sources

Moving Image Research Collections

USC Digital Collections

Most of the digitized collections are from before 1970, but a few do have source materials from the contemporary period.

Special Collections in University Libraries



Oral History, South Caroliniana Library

International Women’s Year Conference Oral History Collection. In the process of being transcribed and digitized. Contact Andrea L’Hommedieu, South Caroliniana Library


John Roy Harper Papers, South Caroliniana Library

Harper was an African-American attorney, community organizer, and civil rights leader of Columbia, SC.  Contents list for the collection.  Must make arrangements to use collection in the South Caroliniana Library



Among the contemporary African American newspapers held by the South Caroliniana Library are:

Black News [title varies] (Columbia, SC)

Charleston Chronicle [title varies]

Check the library catalog to determine dates covered of African American newspapers