Where the Past Comes Alive
The Special Collections and Archival Collections at the Colleton County Memorial Library span over two hundred years (1820s - present) and represent the combined efforts of local historians, librarians and community members to preserve the records that help tell the story of Colleton County and its diverse communities.
Colleton County Yearbooks (1926 - present), Local Phone Books (1948 - present),
Walterboro Business Directories (1949 - present)
Press & Standard Yearly Folios (1920s - present)
Numerous collections ranging in date from the 1820s to the present. Collections include local club and organizational records, historic photographs, scrapbooks, maps and more.
These collections are available in the library only.
Please call 843-549-5621, ext. 3 to schedule a time to view these collections.
Special Collection Finding Aids
Colleton County Yearbooks
Click here to view this collection online.
Local Telephone Books
Walterboro Business Directories
Download the 1950 Walterboro Business Directory.
Press & Standard Folios
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Click on the images above to view Finding Aids.
No Finding Aid for Press & Standard Folios.
The Beulah Glover Collection
The Beulah Glover Collection encompasses the compiled writings, clippings,
historical sources and genealogical material collected by local historian and author Beulah Glover from the 1920s through her death in 1991.
Download a digital copy of a biography of Glover by her niece and collaborator Leslie M. Rentz
The Walterboro Book Club Collection
The organizational records of the Walterboro Book Club represent about four decades of club records from the 1920s - 1950s and includes meeting minutes, membership rolls, annual reports, club yearbooks and more.
Download a digital copy of a history of the Walterboro Book Club by clicking the image above.
Download a digital copy of the Walterboro Book Club in WWI by clicking the image above.
Historic Map Collection
This collection features historical maps of Walterboro, SC, Colleton County and
the State of South Carolina that were originally housed in the library’s vertical file.
Download a digital copy of a 1940s map of Walterboro, SC from this collection
by clicking on the image above.
The Walterboro Girl Scout Neighborhood Organizational Records
This collection includes the troop member records, financial records, meeting minutes, cookie sales, badge records, and more
from the Walterboro Girl Scout Neighborhood
for the 1950s & 1960s.
Local Garden Clubs Organizational Records
This collection contains the organizational
records of the Walterboro Garden Club,
the Alba Plena Camellia Garden Club,
the Gloria De Nantes Garden Club and the Campbell Ashley Garden Club and may
include meeting minutes, scrapbooks
or club yearbooks.
Press & Standard Photograph Collection
The Press & Standard Photograph Collection contains photographs that were submitted to Walterboro’s Press & Standard newspaper for publication from the 1940s - 1970s.
The collection contains wedding & anniversary pictures, studio portraits, as well as images of club meetings, award ceremonies, town events, military service, elections and more.
Local School Reports Collection
This collection features projects by local students including two historical reports about Walterboro in 1957 by Marion B. Glover and
Jean O’Keefe and a 1993 photographic documentary of downtown Walterboro and its residents by local middle-schoolers.
Download digital copies of the reports by clicking the images above.
The Colleton County Memorial Library Archival Collections encompass many more records. Here is a list of other collections you can inquire about: