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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 on 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 our reference desk at the State Library for more information about a topic or subject heading and to request copies of articles or clippings. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional details about the vertical file.

Alphabetical (except for Biographies)
Biographies
Subject headings by topic
Frequently Asked Questions
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 SC Lends catalog.

What do the terms mean in the vertical file index?

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  • 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. In the example above, the term "Ebenezar Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church" is not used, but may be looked for in the index. Instead, look under the term "Old Brick Church."
  • See also:- A see also reference guides you from a subject heading that is in use to additional subject headings that are related. In the example above, the term "Churches" has items in the vertical file, but a person interested in this subject heading may also be interested in the subject heading "Columbia-Churches".
 
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