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Russell Maxey Photograph Collection

The Russell Maxey Photograph Collection at Richland Library includes over 7000 negatives, including images taken by Maxey and earlier photographers. Russell Maxey’s photographs allow researchers a glimpse into a southern city undergoing dramatic shifts in its economic, physical and social landscape. The negatives are housed in the …

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Russell Maxey Photograph Collection

Midlands Memories

Midlands Memories is a digital collection of photographs contributed by citizens that depict people, places and events of local historical significance. Contribute your Midlands Memories! Help us to share our collective community history. Richland Library is looking for historical photographs from the city of Columbia, Richland County, …

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Midlands Memories

South Carolina Postcards

The South Carolina Postcards collection includes early 20th-century postcards and souvenir folders depicting historic images of Columbia, Richland County, Fort Jackson, and the wider Midlands area of South Carolina. These postcards are available for examination in the Walker Local and Family History Center on the first floor of the …

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South Carolina Postcards

Bicentennial Photograph Collection

This collection of photographs was donated to Richland Library in 1987 in honor of the bicentennial of the founding of the city of Columbia in 1786. The collection was created from copies of photographs, programs and lithographs of historic images of Columbia, S.C. Due to copyright restrictions, some images in the Bicentennial Collection …

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Bicentennial Photograph Collection

Books and Pamphlets

The Books and Pamphlets collection provides access to full-text searchable books and pamphlets about Columbia and South Carolina from the print collections of the Walker Local and Family History Center at Richland Library. These diverse texts feature the people, places and events that existed in Columbia and the surrounding areas from …

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Books and Pamphlets

About the collections



Richland Library, with 11 locations throughout Richland County, South Carolina, offers numerous resources in a variety of formats to meet citizens' needs for reading, learning and information.

Richland Library's Walker Local and Family History Center, located in the Main Library in downtown Columbia, has historical material focusing on Columbia, Richland County, and the surrounding counties of the Midlands. The collections found here include photographs, pamphlets, books, maps, and other historical materials from the Civil War to the present day.

All Rights Reserved

All rights are reserved for these images. Prints for personal or educational use can be made from the website. To request a publication-quality print, digital copy or for permission to use images owned by Richland Library, please contact us at (803) 929-3402.

 

Additional collections available

Richland Library has additional collections available online through the South Carolina Digital Library. Use the links below to explore these collections.

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