Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, March 27th to Sunday, April 2nd:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, March 20th to Sunday, March 26th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, March 13th, to Sunday, March 19th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri. & Sat. Closed
Sunday Opens at 5:00 PM 5:00 PM to Midnight

24 hour access will resume on Sunday, March 19th at 5:00 PM. The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access.    Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Noted S.C. Historian Walter Edgar to Speak March 22 on Revolutionary War

University of South Carolina Professor Emeritus of History Walter Edgar will give a 6 p.m., March 22nd talk on “The American Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry” in Kinard Auditorium. Student cultural event credit is available. 

walter edgar

Edgar retired from the University of South Carolina in 2012, after a 40-year career. He was director of its Institute for Southern Studies and held four named professorships. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he did his undergraduate work at Davidson College and his graduate work at the University of South Carolina.

 Edgar is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on South Carolina and the American South, including The South Carolina Encyclopedia (2006) of which he was editor-in-chief. He is also the author of South Carolina: A History (1998) and Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Campaign that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution (2001). Since 2000, he has hosted “Walter Edgar’s Journal” on SCETV-Radio–and since 2005, “South Carolina from A to Z.”

 Writing in The State newspaper in 2012, Carolyn Click described Edgar as “a courtly bespectacled professor with a wry and wicked sense of humor.” She noted further that “he has expanded the state’s view of itself in college classes and public lectures, at Rotary Clubs and library gatherings, on public radio and television, in now-classic history books, unearthing wonderful little gems to support his voluminous research.” Journalist Claudia Smith Brinson even said, “Walter Edgar’s encyclopedic knowledge of the state makes him a historic figure himself.”

 The free lecture is sponsored by Winthrop’s Friends of Dacus Library and is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.

 For more about the program contact Ronnie W. Faulkner at faulknerr@winthrop.edu or by phone at 803/323-2262.

 

A Closer Look At Independent Voices

Dacus Library acquired a digital archive last year from Reveal Digital called Independent Voices. Compiled from libraries’ special collections, the Independent Voices collection chronicles the decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the independent alternative press.

If you’re interested in taking a closer look at the Independent Voices archive and you’re wondering how some of the collections might be useful to your classes or research, go to Reveal Digital’s blog. Every couple of weeks there will be a new post about how Independent Voices was useful to an author’s research. Dr. Jeremy Guida, whose dissertation was on the religious significance of the underground press, writes the March 1 post about the 1967 San-Francisco Be-In, a gathering of participants in the hippie countercultural movement.

After an interesting recap of these “be-ins,” the last paragraph of Dr. Guida’s post guides you through some searches he did in the Independent Voices archive while doing research on this topic. If you’re interested in taking a look at the Independent Voices archive, go to Dacus Library’s homepage and from the databases tab, select Independent Voices from the A-Z list. You’ll have access to all the Independent Voices collections (if you’re off-campus, you must set a library account password – see this guide for instructions). Whether you use Independent Voices for scholarly purposes or you browse through some of the periodicals for fun, it’s definitely a unique and interesting archive.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, March 6th, to Sunday, March 12th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 5:00 PM Closes at 5:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. Closed

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.