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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015     Views: 24

The College of Charleston's archival collections are housed in Special Collections, which is located on the 3rd floor of Addlestone Library. A map of the 3rd floor is linked below. For more than two centuries, generous benefactors have contributed many valuable books and pamphlets of considerable historic significance. Special Collections holds approximately 50,000 rare books and pamphlets. The collection is very strong in 18th and 19th century natural history and social philosophy texts, Charleston imprints, Civil War imprints, Charleston and South Carolina history, and travel literature.