January 26, 2022

New Reference Resource: Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia Now Available Online

From the South Carolina Digital Library:

Thanks to funding from the Humanities Council SC, the S.C. State Library LSTA grant, and the hard work of the USC’s Institute for Southern Studies, we can now search and browse Dr. Walter Edgar’s South Carolina Encyclopedia with South Carolina Digital Library media and new, updated entries.


About this Resource

2016-10-27_15-34-39The Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference source of the people, places, events, things, achievements, and ideals that have contributed to the evolution of the Palmetto State.

Consisting of almost 2000 entries with more than 1100 digital assets, the digital encyclopedia aspires to be an authoritative compilation of essays on topics ranging from politics to the arts, from Hilton Head to Caesars Head, from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish. In short, we hope it will be the go-to reference for everything South Carolina.

The Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia builds on the 2006 print volume, edited by Dr. Walter B. Edgar and with articles by more than 600 authors. Working with our partner institutions, we have enhanced the print version by adding more than 1200 photos, videos, documents, and audio recordings. In addition to the entries from the print version, we will, over time, add entries as well as update others as needed. Thus, not only is the Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia an essential means of exploring the past and present of the Palmetto State – fostering a deeper appreciation of its richness and complexity – but it also serves as the most complete bibliography on South Carolina ever assembled.

Direct to Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia

See Also: Interdisciplinary Team Taking SC history digital (via U. of South Carolina, February 2, 2016)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.