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Rcpl Local History Room


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General information concerning the Local History Room of the Richland County Public Library, SC.

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Rcpl Local History Room

  1. 1. Walker Local History Room Richland County Public Library 1431 Assembly Street Columbia, South Carolina 29201
  2. 3. Benefactors <ul><li>The benefactors for the Local History Room are members of the Walker Family: </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Walker, Jr. Claude M. Walker </li></ul><ul><li>Marion Walker Clarke Felix D. Walker </li></ul><ul><li>Robert C. Walker John S. Walker </li></ul><ul><li>The Walker family has long been involved with the cotton industry. The patriarch of the family was Joseph Walker, the senior member of the firm of Joseph Walker and Company, one of the leading cotton companies of the South. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Introduction <ul><li>The Local History Room contains historical and some current material focusing on the Midlands of South Carolina (Columbia, Richland County, and the surrounding counties of Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Sumter, and Calhoun) and other general South Carolina sources. The collection is selective, not exhaustive. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Hours <ul><li>Monday – Thursday 9-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Friday – Saturday 9-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday 2-6 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Helpful Hints <ul><li>Materials may not be removed from the area; however, duplicate copies of some titles may be found in the circulating collection. </li></ul><ul><li>A copier and a microfilm/microfiche reader/printer are available to use for those sources which are found only in the Local History Room. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Displays <ul><li>Sources of Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
  7. 8. Popular Materials <ul><li>South Carolina Vertical File </li></ul><ul><li>City and County Histories </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina General Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Church Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia and Cayce, West Columbia, Lexington City Directories, prior years; Columbia Telephone Directories and Cross-reference Directories for the Columbia area, prior years </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina Legislative Manuals, prior years </li></ul><ul><li>The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>The Official Records of the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Mills’ Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies of famous South Carolinians </li></ul>
  8. 9. Special Collections and Activities <ul><li>Oral Histories </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina Vertical File </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to Groups </li></ul>
  9. 10. Oral Histories <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul>
  10. 11. Photographs <ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning vs. Donating </li></ul>
  11. 12. Assembly Street Market, circa 1934
  12. 13. Five Points, circa 1939
  13. 14. Maps <ul><li>Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Topographical </li></ul>
  14. 15. Presentations to Groups
  15. 16. Special Services <ul><li>Census Reel Rentals </li></ul>
  16. 17. Items Not Collected <ul><li>Minutes of Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Ephemera </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogical Material </li></ul>
  17. 18. Contact Information Walker Local History Room Richland County Public Library 1431 Assembly Street Columbia, South Carolina 29201 (803) 929-3402 (803) 929-3471 (Voice Mail)