The resources in this guide are available in the Special Collections and South Carolina Historical Society Archives. Located on the third floor of the Addlestone Library, research hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Using the catalog to find Special Collections' architectural resources
It is rare for a single subject or keyword search to successfully pull up every resource available at the College of Charleston Libraries on a given topic. Be prepared to conduct several different searches using the online catalog.
Architecture -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Charleston (S.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Historic buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Architecture, Domestic -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Be mindful of being too specific when keyword searching. Sometimes the popular or alternative name for a building is not the authorized name used in the catalog. The popular name may not appear in a catalog record and therefore that record will not show up in a keyword search of the popular name.
Popular name: Old City Jail
Authorized name: Charleston District Jail
Popular name: The Pringle House
Authorized name: Miles Brewton House
Popular name: The Circular Church
Authorized name: Independent or Congregational Church of Charleston, South Carolina.