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Scope and Contents College campuses began moving classes online in March, 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) gained a strong foothold in the United States. In May, Andrea L’Hommedieu taught an online 3-week service learning course for UofSC’s Honors College to document the perspectives and experiences of those impacted in a variety of ways by the current global pandemic, using oral history skills to tell the stories.The ten students in the class each chose one person to interview and those...
Scope and Contents Stories of desegregation often focus on the urban schools that were in the spotlight thanks to their media coverage or the conflicts surrounding them, from Little Rock to Boston. Much less attention is paid to schools in rural communities, outside the media glare.In addition, the period before integration is often neglected, or discussed solely in terms of its deprivation, neglecting the worlds created by highly motivated and caring teachers, many of whom were terminated by white...
Dates: 2016 - 2017
Scope and Contents The online exhibit presented here is the culmination of a years-long project to begin telling the living history of a Jewish family and the business they developed, creating deep roots locally and growing dramatically during its eighty years of operation in Columbia, South Carolina.Kline Iron and Steel Company (1923-2003), known for its high quality products and services, had a reciprocal reputation of loyalty and respect between employees and owners. Through the thirty-plus oral...
Dates: 2016 - 2017
Scope and Contents The Public History Program in the Department of History at University of South Carolina is one of the nation’s oldest programs in the country dedicated to training graduate students in historic preservation, material culture, and history and theory of museums. Initially known as the “Applied History Program,” the program prepares students to practice public history in a range of historical sites and settings.This collection includes 36 interviews conducted with past students of the...
Scope and Contents This collection highlights the lives and experiences of American veterans who now call South Carolina home. Most major military conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan are represented in the collection, as are all branches of the U.S. military. The veteran interviewees range in age from 34 to 95. Some are South Carolina natives, while others came to the state as part of their service or as retirees. A number of veterans who...
Scope and Contents For residents of Columbia and the many communities throughout the state, the 2015 flood was much more than statistics suggest. The oral histories in this collection begin to humanize the experience of the flood, as residents confronted loss and destruction of homes and businesses, and found support and resilience within their communities. Those willing to share their story are farmers, professors, artists, retirees, web designers, business owners, and more.The flash flooding in...
Dates: 2015 - 2016
Scope and Contents University High School operated at the University of South Carolina from 1932-1966. A laboratory school located in the Wardlaw building, part of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina (USC), it served as an on-campus high school that allowed future teachers to gain experience in the classroom. Student teaching was a constant presence in University High classrooms, in addition to permanent staff including coaches, teachers and, most notably, principal Clinton B. Harvey....
Scope and Contents The William W. Savage oral history collection is comprised of 38 oral history interviews conducted by Dr. William Savage in 1987 and 1988 with many long time members of the university community, namely professors and administrators. William Savage was the founder and curator of the Museum of Education, College of Education, from 1977-1984 and also contributed a textbook collection and photograph collection to the university.The finding aid is arranged alphabetically by last name of...
- Repository: Department of Oral History X