The South Carolina Room has an assortment of school yearbooks available to our patrons. The collection includes colleges, elementary, and both public and private local high schools. The yearbooks for the Citadel, Clemson, and College of Charleston are among the collection’s oldest, dating back to the 1920s. Because these yearbooks have been donated by our generous patrons and were not provided yearly by local schools, the collection is a random assortment and may not include each year for any given school. We have provided a finding aid that shows what schools and years are available for viewing. To make a donation of any unwanted yearbooks, please contact the South Carolina Room at 843-805-6956!
One helpful resource that the South Carolina Room has available to its patrons is the Ancestry Library Edition website. This genealogical site houses various records including the U.S. census, military service records, and death records. The South Carolina Room is hosting two special classes on how to use the site, which will take place at the Charleston County Library on Saturday, October 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the Technology Learning Center on the second floor. Space is limited so please call 843-805-6885 to register.