Coastal Carolina University Digital Collections
About the Collections
Coastal Carolina University Digital Collections are hosted on a variety of platforms, including CCU Digital Commons, the Horry County Archives Center Digital Repository, the Lowcountry Digital Library and the Internet Archive. To view these collections click on the links below.
CCU Digital Commons
CCU Digital Commons: CCU Digital Commons is Coastal Carolina University's institutional repository. The repository contains not only research and scholarly output from the university but also digital collections from the university and surrounding region.
Horry County Archives Center Digital Collections
Horry County Archives Center Digital Repository: The HCAC Digital Repository contains the bulk of the center's digital collections. However, some of its collections are hosted on other organizations' servers. Below is a list of HCAC items hosted elsewhere.
- Confederate Military Correspondence: This collection contains correspondence dealing with the Confederate military. Collection highlights include a letter from General P. G. T. Beauregard to South Carolina Governor M. L. Bonham in 1863; a letter from Colonel Edward Manigault to South Carolina Governor F. W. Pickens in 1861; and a letter from Captain T. W. Daggett to South Carolina Governor F. W. Pickens in 1861.
- John R. Beaty Letters: The John R. Beaty Letters is a collection of thirteen letters dated from August 18, 1860 to February 8, 1862 and four undated letters written in that same time period. Beaty was born in Conwayborough (Conway), South Carolina on August 16, 1827 and died in February, 1865. Beaty was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company B (Brooks Rifle Guards), 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Manigault's Brigade, CSA.
- Samuel Pope, Seaman's Protection Certificate, 1820: This document basically served as a "merchant seaman's passport". This SPC was issued to Samuel Pope on September 1, 1820. Capt. Samuel Pope, who was born in Wells, Maine in 1800/01 is believed to have moved to Horry District, South Carolina in the 1830s. In 1856 Capt. Samuel Pope was elected mayor, then called "intendent", of "Conwayboro", South Carolina.
- U.S. Engineer Maps of the Waccamaw River, 1903: This collection contains five maps of the Waccamaw River in Horry County, S.C. from Conway to Bull Creek, dated November 1903. These five maps show the soundings and some of the place names along the river. Also shown are proposed "cuts" that would straighten out parts of the river where extreme twists and turns made navigation by larger vessels difficult.
Kimbel Library Digital Collections
Kimbel Library also has digital collections hosted on systems other than the Horry County Archives Center Digital Repository. To view these collections click on the links below.
- Atheneum: Yearbook of Coastal Carolina University: Atheneum, the Coastal Carolina University yearbook, was published from 1969 to 1997. The 1969 yearbook is considered to be the first volume because previous editions were included as part of Garnet and Black, the University of South Carolina's yearbook. The yearbooks contain information on university administration, student organizations, student life, university sports, student and staff yearbook pictures and much more.
The Horry County Archives Center at CCU offers the following services to the university community as well as to the community-at-large:
- Consultation on proposed university digital collections
- Digitization of select materials
- High-resolution copies of materials in our digital collections
- Consultation on digitization and digital preservation standards
Please contact us for further information.