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The South Carolina State Library maintains a print vertical file collection of information about towns, cities, counties, events, people, landmarks, and other topics relating to South Carolina.

Vertical File

The South Carolina State Library maintains a print vertical file collection of information about towns, cities, counties, events, people, landmarks, and other topics relating to South Carolina. The files contain pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence with staff, articles, historical sketches, and other informational materials. Included is also a small general file collection of material that is not specifically from or about South Carolina.

This page is an index of the print items in the vertical file. Please contact the State Library Information Desk for more information about a topic or subject heading and to request copies of articles or clippings.

 

What is Included in the Vertical File?

The South Carolina State Library Vertical File contains information about towns, cities, counties, events, people, landmarks, and other topics relating to South Carolina. The files contain pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence with staff, articles, historical sketches, and other informational materials. Included is also a small general file collection on material that is not specifically from South Carolina. These are materials that have not been cataloged or added to the SCLENDS catalog.

What do the terms mean in the Vertical File Index

 

  • Subject Heading- The subject heading is the term or terms a librarian at the State Library has chosen to describe the content of the item.
  • File Location- The file location is the vertical file that the item belongs to. We have both a South Carolina Vertical File (SCVF) and a General Vertical File (GVF). This is useful to note if you want to make sure the information you are seeking is about South Carolina in particular.
  • See- A see reference guides you from a subject heading that is not in use in the index to a term that is used. 
  • See also- A see also reference guides you from a subject heading that is in use to additional subject headings that are related.