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.

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Special Collections

Colleton County Yearbooks (1926 - present), Local Phone Books (1948 - present),

Walterboro Business Directories (1949 - present)

Press & Standard Yearly Folios (1920s - present)

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Archival Collections

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

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Colleton County Yearbooks

Click here to view this collection online.
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Local Telephone Books

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Walterboro Business Directories

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Press & Standard Folios

Click here to search this collection online.
Click on the images above to view Finding Aids.
No Finding Aid for Press & Standard Folios.
 

Archival Collections

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.

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Download

"The Story of a Rest Room"

Download

"The Sycamore Club"

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.

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Download a digital copy of a history of the Walterboro Book Club by clicking the image above. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Download digital copies of the reports by clicking the images above. 

Other Collections

The Colleton County Memorial Library Archival Collections encompass many more records. Here is a list of other collections you can inquire about:

Women's Clubs of Walterboro Organizational Records

Historic SC/Walterboro Tourism Collection

Misc. Historic Colleton County Papers