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Beulah Glover Photograph Collection

Identifier: SCL-VM-12239

In about 1937 Miss Beulah Glover (17 Aug. 1887 – 4 Jan. 1991) opened a photography studio in Walterboro, S.C. Being also an historian, Miss Glover shot many historical scenes in the Lowcountry. She converted some of these images to postcards and sold them in her studio, Foto-Nook. She also used images to illustrate her many articles and books on the history of Colleton County. Miss Glover worked also as a photo-journalist, selling her images to the Walterboro newspaper. This small sampling of images by Miss Glover includes prints and negatives and covers the years 1941 to 1952.

The collection is divided into the following subseries: African Americans, Churches, Edisto Island, Houses, Persons, Photo-Journalism, Postcards, War Activities, Miscellaneous, and Negatives. Each sub-series is contained in a single folder. There is also a sample book used for snap shots processed by Foto-Nook and a Cathay Cover that held the negatives. The collection contains ninety-two prints and thirteen negatives (stored with original negatives.)


  • circa 1920s-1952

Conditions Governing Access

Open to research


92 Photographic Prints (Photographs taken by Beulah Glover of Walterboro, S.C.)

13 See container summary (Photographic negatives, stored separately.)

Physical Location

This collection is held by the South Carolinina Library. Contact the library at 803-777-3132 or to inquire about scan-and-deliver options or to set up a research appointment. Please provide at least three business days’ notice for in-person appointments.


Digital collection

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-5747 (Fax)

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