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THE LOWCOUNTRY DIGITAL LIBRARY (LCDL)
The Lowcountry Digital Library
, funded by the Donnelly Foundation and housed by the College of Charleston, digitizes and makes accessible unique local archival resources. To provide a well-rounded digital collection, the library works with numerous regional and historically interconnected international partner institutions in a collaborative manner to ensure the overall quality of the digital library. Moreover, it provides professional training and support for archive, library, and museum professionals throughout the region. LCDL is part of the South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL), a featured partner of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). 

The Lowcountry Digital Library documents the history and culture of the region while it supports current research initiatives and cultivates creative content and digital information in appropriate formats across disciplines in support of scholarly inquiry.

GAYLORD AND DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION (GDDF)
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
partners with programs in Chicago, Illinois, and the South Carolina Lowcountry that support land conservation and artistic vitality. GDDF seeks to honor the values and legacy of founders Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley by focusing on a healthy natural environment and artistic expression.

THE PROGRAM IN THE CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY AND ATLANTIC WORLD (CLAW)
The Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World (CLAW) at the College of Charleston promotes scholarship on the Carolina Lowcountry, the Atlantic World, and the connections between the two, to strengthen the College’s instructional program and to promote public understanding of the region and its place in a broader international context. Over the last decade CLAW has organized and hosted more than a dozen academic conferences, its publication series with the University of South Carolina Press has issued multiple volumes, and each semester it arranges a series of public lectures, faculty seminars, and co-sponsored symposia with local cultural heritage organizations (such as the Avery Research Center, the South Carolina Historical Society, The Waring Historical Library, and the History Departments at the College of Charleston and at the Citadel). It has also served as curator for a number of physical exhibitions and has engaged in robust educational outreach - most notably the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade project in partnership with UNESCO.

THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
For over twenty-five years, the College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture has collected art and archival materials, and featured outreach programs that document and promote the history, traditions, and cultural legacies of African Americans and their contributions to American society and culture. The Avery building at 125 Bull Street in downtown Charleston is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The Center’s archives specialize in collecting primary-source materials that document the African American experience in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and more recently, throughout the African diaspora. This robust collection of archival materials, oral histories, and rare manuscripts offers a scholarly foundation for all of Avery’s programming endeavors, including exhibitions, community and educational outreach, and public presentations and conferences.

THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON-CITADEL GRADUATE COLLEGE MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY
The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel offer a joint master of arts in history providing each student with advanced specialized work in one of three areas: United States history, European history and Asian/African/Latin American history. The program offers qualified holders of the baccalaureate degree the opportunity to pursue historical studies in the midst of some of America's richest historical treasures. The management of the program is vested in a joint program committee composed of representatives of the two history departments, including the director and the associate director.

COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONS 

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Charleston County Public Libraries

Charleston Museum

College of Charleston Special Collections

Emanuel A.M.E Church

Historic Charleston Foundation 

International African American Museum

Lowcountry Africana

Philip Simmons Foundation, Inc.

South Carolina Historical Society