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From Our Collection - Poetry - Episode 81

In this episode, Sarah and Kerry discuss some poetry-related items from our collection. Kerry tells us all about Helen von Kolnitz Hyer who was the second poet laureate of South Carolina and has three different books in our collection. Sarah talks about two books: A Season in the Hour: Poems from the Prisons of South Carolina from Frank Graziano and Home is Where: an Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas from Kwame Dawes. Books by Helen von Kolnitz Hyer: Danger never...


BibliObservatory - Episode 3 (English)

Berta Berriz’s story is a journey that takes us to a time when she was a little girl in La Habana, Cuba, listening to her grandmother's stories, and how those stories helped her overcome later on the challenges she faced as an immigrant child in the USA. She recounts in BibliObservatory the legends, historic episodes, and poetry that have shaped her, empowered her, and inspired her. This episode is an important reminder about embracing our own cultural identity as a meaningful and dynamic...


BibliObservatorio - Episodio 3 (Español)

La historia de Berta Berriz es un viaje que nos lleva a aquel tiempo cuando ella era una niña pequeña en La Habana, Cuba, y escuchaba los cuentos de su abuelita, y cómo esas historias la ayudaron después a superar los retos que enfrentó como niña inmigrante en los Estados Unidos. Ella nos relata en BibliObservatorio las leyendas, episodios históricos y poesía que la han formado, la han emponderado e inspirado a lo largo de su vida. Este episodio es un importante recordatorio acerca del...


BibliObservatory - Episode 2 (English)

Deborah DePaoli, children’s advocate, shares her memories growing up in California, surrounded by a diverse culture that encouraged her to become trilingual and exposed her to Braille materials from the Library of Congress delivered at home. Hear her heartfelt stories from her childhood about her family and a beloved teacher whose personal story about her father told in the classroom made a long-lasting impact on her. Find out how the books she read and the special stories are closely...


BibliObservatorio - Episodio 2 (Español)

Deborah DePaoli, defensora por la infancia, comparte algunas sus memorias de su niñez, rodeada por una diversidad cultural que la impulsó a ser trilingüe y en donde fue expuesta a materiales Braille enviados por la Biblioteca del Congreso de Estados Unidos. Escuche sus sentidas memorias familiares, y sus experiencias en comunidades migrantes y de habla hispana en California, a sí mismo, por qué es importante para las comunidades inmigrantes mantener el idioma de origen en el...


From Our Collection: Women's History Month - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 80

In this new episode format, Dr. Curtis Rogers sits down with two South Carolina State Library staff members, Sarah Pettus and Kerry Jeyschune, who work in the library's Collections and Digitization department to discuss items from the library's collection. In celebration of Women's History Month, Sarah and Kerry discuss Sarah Leverette and Maria Martin, two women important to South Carolina's contemporary and pre-Civil War history. Sarah Leverette: South Carolina lawyer, teacher, mentor,...


BibliObservatorio - Episodio 1 (Español)

En este primer episodio de BibliObservatorio, Caroline Smith, consultora en servicios de inclusión y diversidad, entrevista a Ivette Villarreal, quien indaga sobre la conexión entre los cuentos favoritos leídos o contados en la infancia y cómo éstos definen la vida de la gente. Sus primeras memorias la llevan a los cuentos de Tío Tigre y Tío Conejo contados y recreados por su padre. Estas narraciones de la tradición oral de Venezuela entretuvieron su niñez y jugarían un rol importante para...


BibliObservatory - Episode 1 (English)

In this first episode of BibliObservatory, Caroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant, interviews co-host of this series, Ivette Villarreal, who searches the connection between people’s favorite books or stories heard in childhood and how those stories define their lives. Her earliest memories take her to the stories of Uncle Tiger & Uncle Rabbit retold by her father. These traditional tales from her homeland Venezuela amused her as an infant and also played an important role later when...


Dr. William B. Gravely - Episode 79

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the new University of South Carolina Press book They Stole Him Out of Jail: Willie Earle, South Carolina’s Last Lynching Victim, by Dr. William B. Gravely. Dr. Gravely is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Denver and is a graduate of Wofford College, Drew University, and Duke University where he received his PhD in 1969. He recorded the recollections of journalists, law enforcement officers, attorneys, clergy, and relatives of Willie Earle, who...


Archive: South Carolina Poetry since 2005 - Episode 78

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Archive: South Carolina Poetry since 2005 and more with Dr. Ed Madden, Dr. Ray McManus, and Dr. Jeffrey Makala. Author of four books of poetry, Dr. Madden is a professor of English and director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina. In 2015 he was named the poet laureate for the City of Columbia. Dr. McManus is an award-winning poet and Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter. He is Writer in...


Dr. Bobby Donaldson - Episode 77

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Columbia SC 63 initiative and State Library's exhibit with Dr. Bobby Donaldson. Professor Donaldson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina and leads the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, housed in the Hollings Special Collections Library. He also serves as the lead scholar for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a documentary history initiative that chronicles the struggle for civil rights and social justice in...


Dr. W. Eric Emerson - Episode 76

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Civil War letters of Augustine Thomas Smythe and more with Dr. W. Eric Emerson. Dr. Emerson is the director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia. His current book (along with co-editor Karen Stokes) is Days of Destruction: Augustine Thomas Smythe and the Civil War Siege of Charleston (University of South Carolina Press). He is also the author of Sons of Privilege: The Charleston Light Dragoons in the Civil War, co-editor of...


Patricia Moore-Pastides - Episode 75

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Mediterranean diet, the University of South Carolina President's House, and more with Patricia Moore-Pastides. Mrs. Moore-Pastides is the first lady of the University of South Carolina and is a successful public health professional, the author of three books, an accomplished cook and an advocate for many worthy causes. In addition to her role as first lady, which includes hosting events for the university throughout the year, health is her top priority. Her...


Sheila Morris - Episode 74

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses writing and more with South Carolina author, Sheila Morris. Sheila’s published works include five nonfiction books; the most recent is Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home published by the University of South Carolina Press and released in December of 2017. She has an international following of her blog “I’ll Call It Like I See It.” She is also the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for her leadership and service to the...


Libby Bernardin - Episode 73

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with South Carolina poet, Libby Bernardin. Libby has published two chapbooks, The Book of Myth (SC Poetry Initiative, 2009) and Layers of Song (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Cairn, Kakalak, Pinesong, and the Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbooks. She is a Life Member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and a member of...


Ed DeVos - Episode 72

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Revenge at King's Mountain with author Ed DeVos. Mr. DeVos is a highly decorated military officer and is also an experienced writer of thought-provoking historical fiction. His books, The Stain, The Chaplain's Cross, Revenge at Kings Mountain, and Family of Warriors, feature characters who model valor, integrity, honor, and courage as they face spiritual and moral dilemmas that warriors have always faced on the...


Chaplain MAJ Kari Maschhoff - Episode 71

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Chaplain MAJ Kari Maschhoff. Major Maschhoff has served as the Director of Resource and Information Management for the US Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson here in Columbia, South Carolina since 2016. She entered the Army in 2004 and her first assignment as a Battalion Chaplain was at Ft. Hood, Texas. She has served in Iraq, Kuwait, Ft. Huachuca in Arizona, and at Ft. Gordon in Georgia. She has a BA in Economics and five Masters Degrees and has...


Terry Wynne - Episode 70

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Terry Wynne about her mother's book, Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style. From proud-to-be-Southern storyteller, Carolyne Taylor Wynne’s true tales of her life will charm you with their innocence and entertain you with their humor. Her “laugh at myself” punch lines are page-by-page reminders that the best humor often comes from being oh-so-much less than perfect. Historical, educational, and wholesome, Through My Eyes is a treasured book that...


Wild South Carolina with Liesel & Susan Hamilton - Episode 69

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the book Wild South Carolina and more with authors Liesel & Susan Hamilton. Liesel Hamilton holds an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing from George Mason University and has received fellowships from George Mason University and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. In addition to Wild South Carolina, you can find her writing in Fall Lines, where she received the the Broad River Prize for Prose, and Catapult, The Normal School, and Audubon, and other...


Liz Gilmore Williams - Episode 68

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses No Ordinary Soldier: My father's two wars, with author Liz Gilmore Williams. A finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in the military history genre, Liz Gilmore Williams worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. As a speaker for South Carolina's Humanities Out Loud Program, she travels statewide to speak at meetings for sponsoring organizations that promote...