Created to foster the study of the American South, the Institute for Southern Studies serves as a link to the very rich research resources at the University of South Carolina as well as providing access to other important research facilities throughout the state. It brings together outstanding faculty specializing in the study of the South from a wide variety of disciplines for research, teaching, special seminars and public programs.
The Institute provides students with a variety of valuable, challenging courses and research projects, and the opportunity to earn a Minor in Southern Studies. Its public programs on campus, throughout the state and through public media extend its educational mission across the region and the nation. Through its scholarly publications the Institute fosters the continuing exploration of all aspects of this important region.
Names in South Carolina
A compendium of South Carolina place names and their histories, compiled from 1955 to 1979. From the preface: "One of the primary purposes of Names in South Carolina is to provide an authentic record of the origins of our state's names. Such information will prove valuable to sociologists, historians, and linguists in writing their special studies. We are . . . attempting through the years to make a composite collection of the place names in South Carolina." Edited by Claude Henry Neuffer and Irene Neuffer.
The South Carolina Encyclopedia
The South Carolina Encyclopedia is "an authoritative and entertaining one-volume compilation of essays on topics ranging from politics to the arts, from Hilton Head to Caesars Head, and from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish." Edited primarily by Walter Edgar, together with many associate editors from fellow southern colleges. More available under Exploring the South