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SC Country Roads with Tom Poland - Episode 82

SC Country Roads with Tom Poland - Episode 82

May 2, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Tom Poland's recent book, South Carolina Country Roads – Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & other Vanishing Charms published by History PressTom is the author of fourteen books and more than 2,000 magazine features and columns. He writes about the South, its people, and culture and he travels back roads looking for forgotten places to bring back to life. 

From Our Collection - Poetry - Episode 81

From Our Collection - Poetry - Episode 81

April 24, 2019

In this episode, Sarah and Kerry discuss some poetry-related items from our collection. Kerry tells us all about Helen von Kolnitz Hyer who was the second poet laureate of South Carolina and has three different books in our collection. Sarah talks about two books: A Season in the Hour: Poems from the Prisons of South Carolina from Frank Graziano and Home is Where: an Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas from Kwame Dawes.

Books by Helen von Kolnitz Hyer:

From Our Collection: Women’s History Month - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 80

From Our Collection: Women’s History Month - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 80

March 27, 2019

In this new episode format, Dr. Curtis Rogers sits down with two South Carolina State Library staff members, Sarah Pettus and Kerry Jeyschune, who work in the library's Collections and Digitization department to discuss items from the library's collection. In celebration of Women's History Month, Sarah and Kerry discuss Sarah Leverette and Maria Martin, two women important to South Carolina's contemporary and pre-Civil War history.

Dr. William B. Gravely - Episode 79

Dr. William B. Gravely - Episode 79

March 19, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the new University of South Carolina Press book They Stole Him Out of Jail: Willie Earle, South Carolina’s Last Lynching Victimby Dr. William B. Gravely. Dr. Gravely is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Denver and is a graduate of Wofford College, Drew University, and Duke University where he received his PhD in 1969. He recorded the recollections of journalists, law enforcement officers, attorneys, clergy, and relatives of Willie Earle, who was lynched on February 17, 1947. The recordings and other primary documents are available online at the William Gravely Oral History Collection at the University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections website.

Dr. Bobby Donaldson - Episode 77

Dr. Bobby Donaldson - Episode 77

March 8, 2019

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Columbia SC 63 initiative and State Library's exhibit with Dr. Bobby Donaldson. Professor Donaldson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina and leads the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, housed in the Hollings Special Collections Library. He also serves as the lead scholar for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a documentary history initiative that chronicles the struggle for civil rights and social justice in Columbia.