Welcome to the Lowcountry Oral History Initiative
and Audiovisual Repository
Using the search box above, you can discovery sound and audiovisual recordings from Lowcountry Digital Library partner institutions across the region. Highlights of this platform include advanced search and discovery tools including full text searchable transcripts, subject indexing, time stamping, and annotations (when available).
About the Project
The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) produces digital collections and projects that support research about the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and historically interconnected sites in the Atlantic World. LCDL is committed to a multifaceted approach that incorporates historical and anthropological scholarship, oral history, integrative archival practices, digital librarianship, and spatial, temporal, and environmental information. Together with its institutional partners, LCDL helps students, scholars, and a wide range of public audiences develop a better understanding of the history and culture of the region relative to the nation and the world.
The Lowcountry Oral History Initiative (LOHI) cultivates relationships between the Lowcountry Digital Library and various archival and community organizations to record, preserve, and make available audio and video recordings that document the memories of historically marginalized communities. These oral histories will enrich the historical record and enrich our understanding of regional history and culture. As this project begins in earnest (Fall 2023), we will be adding more oral histories to this platform. This project was started with the generous support of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Read more about the project here.