Library News & Notes

From the Beacon: Get into the spirit of election season with a look back in US presidential history

With the 2012 election fast approaching, this is an appropriate time to look back on a few intriguing presidential elections in history and offer reading suggestions. Personally, I've enjoyed reading "Guide to U.S. Elections, Fifth Edition, Vols. I & II.")

ELECTION OF 1800

If you think recent presidential campaigns have been full of rancor, sleaze and controversy, wait until you read about the election of 1800. You had two heavyweight candidates: Thomas Jefferson of the Republican Party and the incumbent John Adams of the Federalist Party.Read More...

Jonathan Francis, [Sr.], 1910 - 1963

Our new St. Helena Branch Library, located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road on St. Helena Island, will soon be opened to the public. We've been asked for a little information about the namesake of the road.

Q: Who was Jonathan Francis?Read More...

Celebrate Archives Month!

Although the noun “archives” has several meanings, the definition most relevant to the management and daily operation of the BDC is “a facility in which records of permanent historical, cultural, or evidentiary importance are preserved, providing a means through which present and future generations may gain knowledge of and maintain continuity with the past.” Every day our staff of two manages archives of donated materials from individuals and organizations that demonstrate contributions of enduring local historical and cultural value to our area. Read More...

From the Beacon: Beaufort District Collection to be open for tours in October

October is a very busy time for the staff in the Beaufort District Collection. We have lots to celebrate as it is both Archives Month and Archaeology Month.

ARCHIVES MONTH

Although the noun "archives" has several meanings, the definition most relevant to the management and daily operation of the Beaufort District Collection is "a facility in which records of permanent historical, cultural or evidentiary importance are preserved, providing a means through which present and future generations may gain knowledge of and maintain continuity with the past."Read More...

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