Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of South Carolina University, 1884

Slavery at South Carolina College, 1801–1865:

The Foundations of the University of South Carolina

Sources: Maps

Original hard-copy maps produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company are available to researchers at the South Caroliniana Library. Digital versions are available online through University Libraries’ Digital Collections. The South Caroliniana Library also contains a number of other Columbia maps, although they do not show college outbuildings. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial data for the University of South Carolina is available through the Department of Geography. In addition, the South Carolina Department of Archives & History contains a number of maps relevant to Columbia but not specifically South Carolina College.

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  • Maps
  • Sources: Maps