Special Collections Interest Group

ASERL’s Special Collections Interest Group was established in 2017 to encourage cooperation and partnerships among member libraries. A series of activities was undertaken in 2017 to bring together special collections professionals and libraries, in particular for shared digital collections and expanding professional development. Activities included site visits to 24 member institutions and a professional development survey to inform future webinars.

In 2019, the group offered two webinars on outreach and community engagement and donor relations, a disaster response survey and is planning a Shared digital exhibit to launch in Fall 2019.  See the Webinar Archive for recordings of these sessions.


Interest Group Leaders

The Special Collections Interest Group page is maintained by three co-chairs of the Special Collections Interest Group:
See https://lists.aserl-lists.org/mailman/listinfo/aserl-spec-collections to join the email list for ASERL’s Special Collections Committee.

Special Collection Profiles

Collections Spotlight

Photo of Circular Church, Charleston SC

Kenneth Frederick Marsh Photograph Collection — University of South Carolina

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA — The photographs of Kenneth Frederick Marsh (d. 1968) were used to illustrate the following books by photographer Marsh and his wife, Blanche Marsh: Historic Flat Rock (North Carolina), Plantation Heritage, Robert Mills, and The New South, Greenville, S.C. The photographs and negatives depict historic and modern homes, public buildings, textile mills, churches, and scenes of South Carolina and Flat Rock, N.C. Many of the photographs are unpublished.

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