|Fulmer Named Director of South Caroliniana Library|
Written by Curtis Rogers
Friday, 04 January 2013 13:45
Henry G. Fulmer has been named director of the South Caroliniana Library, located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe. A three-time USC graduate and thirty-year USC Libraries employee, Fulmer began his new duties January 2.
Constructed in 1840 as the central library for South Carolina College, South Caroliniana Library is the oldest continuously occupied academic library in the United States. Today the library serves as the repository of the Palmetto State’s documented history and literature. Students and faculty of the university, as well as researchers from around the world, visit the library to study the books, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, audio recordings and visual images preserved there. Its five major research divisions are published materials, manuscripts, university archives, oral history and visual materials.
Fulmer has a bachelor’s degree in applied music, a master’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of South Carolina. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the South Carolina Archival Association. He currently serves as treasurer on the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. He also is the organist-choirmaster at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Columbia.