The mission of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture and environment of the area of lowcountry South Carolina once known as the old historic Beaufort District. In these stringently close economic times, donations of appropriate research materials are particularly helpful.
We are very grateful to all the generous individuals and organizations who helped us meet our mission in 2011.
Through the years, we have built a solid reference collection through a combination of purchases and donations. The Beaufort County Library and the Beaufort District Collection would like to thank the following people and organizations for their generous donations of local history reference books, videos, photographs, maps, posters, postcards and/or documents that were added to our holdings during 2011:
Amy Jenkins Bassett
Friends of the Beaufort County Library
Conway G. and Diane Ivy
Jenny L. Kitty
Penelope Holme Parker
Dr. W. C. Sammons
Carolyn Poling Schreiber
Although our primary charge is to be good stewards of the materials we hold in trust for our community and share them with researchers, a lot of people interested in local history do not necessarily enjoy the process of research. Accordingly, a special collections library needs to share its materials with the community in other ways such as programs. During 2011, we provided opportunities for lifelong learning and leisure through BDC-sponsored programs on local history, oral history, genealogy, and archaeology with the help of others. We are grateful to the folks and organizations who donated their services in support of the BDC @The Branches local history series during 2011:
Amy Jenkins Bassett
Beaufort County Planning Department
Alice Connelly Moore
Dr. Lawrence Rowland
And we cannot forget our most enduring supporters, the Beloved BDC Docents:
Each of these dedicated volunteers donated their time and their skill to the BDC during 2011. They performed such tasks as map encapsulation, diary transcription, magazine article title indexing, photograph preservation, maintenance of our obituary index, and filing "stuff" which helps us share our holdings with the community. Charmaine and I couldn't work without their help!
A heartfelt "Thank You" for your support of and donations to the unique Beaufort District Collection. The BDC serves our community much better because of these donors, presenters, organizations and docents!