BDC Preservation Associate Charmaine Seabrook Concepcion designed and installed the "Beaufort Women of Courage, Character and Commitment" display in the Research Room this month. She selected some images from the Byrne Miller Papers and the photo morgue of the Lowcountry Ledger that she's been processing for almost a year. You'll see that she chose some of the book length treatments of the life and times of Byrne Miller, Kate Gleason, the Petigru Sisters, Harriet Keyserling, and Rosalie Pazant, in other words, some of the most significant women in Beaufort's long and storied past. You can check out copies of some of these titles from the Local History sections at the Branch libraries - though you will need to come to the Research Room to see the archival papers, vertical files, obituaries, and other related materials pertaining to the role and impact of women here through the years.
Of course, what you see in the display case is just a small fraction of the women's history-related materials that we hold in trust for the community in the library system's special local history collection and archives. Drop by to visit us Mondays through Fridays, 10 am - 5pm to see the display and learn more about the role that women have played in social, political, and domestic affairs throughout history. (Please note: We'll be switching over to a Preservation Week display on Monday, April 21st.)
PS: When the Lowcountry Ledger photo morgue is ready for research, you'll hear about it here first. We appreciate that you continue to read this blog - and for your trust that the Beaufort District Collection will do right by the communities we serve.