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Search University Libraries' Finding Aids to Locate Primary Resources

Welcome to the finding aid repository for the University of South Carolina. Here you can search or browse guides (finding aids) about unique collections housed in several of the university's libraries and special collections units. Materials include primary resources, unpublished manuscripts, sheet music, visual materials, films, university records, audiovisual recordings, and more.

Books and other published materials can be found in the library catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use this Site?

To search all collections, type a keyword into the search bar or use Advanced Search to search for specific results. Click on any of the tabs above to browse holdings by collection, digital objects, subjects, or names. If browsing by collection, results can be narrowed by repository or subject by clicking the unit name or subject facets on the left.

What is a Finding Aid?

Finding aids are detailed inventories of unique collections that provide information about the creation, historical context, and contents of primary source materials.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about a collection, note the repository that the collection is housed in and click on their name to access their contact information. You can also access the list of respositories by clicking here.