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Thomas Cooper Society papers

Identifier: SCU-RBSC-1991-1

This collection is comprised of files relating to the Thomas Cooper Society, a friends group supporting the Library and in particular Rare Books and Special Collections, later the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, at the University of South Carolina. The Society was established to promote the Library and Library Services by sponsoring a variety of lectures, exhibits, and programs throughout the year. The Society also funded special acquisitions and special library initiatives. The papers here reflect the activities and goals of the Thomas Cooper Society from 1988-2019. The membership of the Society voted to dissolve the Society as of December 31, 2019 at its Annual General Meetings on April 25, 2019. A new friends organization, the Friends of the University of South Carolina Libraries, was established in Fall 2019.


  • 1988 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with the creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.


3 boxes


Repository Details

Part of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-3847

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