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 Victim, by 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. Curtis Rogers discusses urban botany and more with Dr. John Nelson. Dr. Nelson is the Chief Curator of the A. C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Florida State University. He recently conducted an urban botany walking tour for our library patrons and this is also his second time with us on LibraryVoicesSC.
- C. Moore Herbarium: http://herbarium.biol.sc.edu/index.html
- John Nelson: http://herbarium.biol.sc.edu/nelson.html
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the ins and outs of the University of South Carolina's Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) with Dr. Heather Heckman and Amy Meaney. MIRC preserves films and videos produced outside the American feature film industry, making them available to present and future audiences.
Heather is the Director of Moving Image Research Collections and has a PhD in Communication Arts from UW Madison, where she also earned Master of Arts degrees in Library and Information Studies and Communication Arts. Her publications include "Burn After Viewing, or, Fire in the Vaults: Nitrate Decomposition and Combustibility" (The American Archivist, Winter 2010).
Amy is the Curator for Local Television News Collections and Science and Nature Films. She holds Master of Arts degree in Public History from University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College. Her work includes curating exhibits and programs, processing collections, managing online outreach platforms, and facilitating access and use of archival moving image materials.
- Main website: http://library.sc.edu/p/collections/mirc
- US Marine Corps Film Repository is the focus for Give 4 Garnet, USC’s Day of Giving on April 18, 2018: http://library.sc.edu/marinecorps
- USC MIRC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uofscmirc
- USC MIRC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UofSCMIRC/