Tuesday, January 19, 2016

HCAC Digital Repository

Digital collections from Kimbel Library and the Horry County Archives Center are now available online with the release of the Horry County Archives Center Digital Repository. Please see the full press release here.

A significant trove of local history, including old newspapers, photographs, journals, letters and maps, is being made available online starting today by the Horry County Archives Center (HCAC) at Coastal Carolina University.

This digital repository includes many Civil War-era letters, more than 1,000 photographs, the contents of the Horry County Historical Society's quarterly journals (1967-2006), and engineering maps of the Waccamaw River from 1903. Data relating to CCU include the complete contents of the Atheneum yearbooks and archaeological reports by the late CCU history professor Jim Michie.

"By establishing this digital repository, the Horry County Archives Center at CCU can now digitize items of historical interest and make them easily accessible to students as well as the general public," said Ben Burroughs, HCAC director. "It is hoped that this information will help students and researchers gain a better understanding of our area's history."
Some items that have been digitized by the HCAC are hosted on servers located outside of CCU. Examples include the College of Charleston's Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) and the South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. CCU collections will be harvested into the SCDL and then into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), according to Burroughs. 

Now that the repository is up and running, more items will be gradually added. Work is now underway to digitize Horry County newspaper archives from the years 1871 to 1923 and the complete archives of The Chanticleer, the CCU student newspaper.

Visit the HCAC Digital Repository at

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