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The Jackson Library will be closed Sunday, January 16, due to the winter storm watch, and Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rare Books & Special Collections: Rare Books & Special Collections

Welcome to the Rare Books and Special Collections

Jackson Library has a collection of rare books and special collections in its archival holdings.  Materials consist of monographs on local and state history. Our archives house the Samuel Lander Collection, a collection of material donated by the university’s founder to make up the college’s original library and the Watson Collection, monographs and pamphlets collected by Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), the editor and publisher of the Index-Journal. The Watson collection is over 800 volumes of books and magazines. 


                                                                        Dr. Samuel Lander                                                           Harry Legare Watson                                                                                                                                                            

Need Special Collections Help?

If you have questions about special collections and/or University Archives, please contact Dr. David Mash, Associate Director of Library Services by email or call 864-388-8046.

South Carolina Periodicals

Jackson Library does have a large collection of the Sandlapper Magazine. The print collection can be found within the reference shelves on the main floor of the library.