August 11, 2008

South Carolina Library Association Conference

The Archives and Special Collections Round Table of the South Carolina Library Association invite you to attend our session, "Researching Green: A Survey of Environmental Collections in the Palmetto State," at the 2008 SCLA Annual Conference in Greenville. The session is from 8:30-10am on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008.
Round Table Vice-Chair/Chair Elect Lori Schwartz, Special Projects Archivist, SC Political Collections at USC, will begin the session with an introduction of the speakers and a brief talk on the Round Table’s guide to South Carolina’s green collections. The guide was created by the Round Table for the conference, and will be available at the session, as well as on the Archives and Special Collections Round Table website.
The session speakers are Elizabeth Sudduth, Special Collections Cataloger of Rare Books and Special Collections at USC’s Thomas Cooper Library and Nic Butler, Special Collections Manager at Charleston County Public Library. Ms. Sudduth will speak about the natural history collections at Thomas Cooper Library, while Mr. Butler will speak about the public health collections at Charleston County Public Library, with an emphasis on city records dealing with city council's attempts to clean up the slaughterhouses and cattle pens in urban Charleston, from colonial times through 1949.

We would also like to encourage your input. Does your institution have collections pertaining to natural history and the environment, or do you know of these types of collections elsewhere? Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Round Table and let us know about green collections that should be included in the guide!

Please visit the 2008 SCLA Conference Wiki for more information on the conference.

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