"M" is for Museum of Education

Feb 4, 2019

Credit SC Public Radio

"M" is for Museum of Education. Founded in 1977, the Museum of Education was established as a repository for archives, references, and artifacts related to the culture of educational life in South Carolina. It later expanded to house selected archival collections related to education throughout the United States. The museum is funded by the College of Education, at the University of South Carolina and is housed in Wardlaw Hall, on the main campus in Columbia. Included in the collection are the papers of former college presidents: Harold Taylor (Sarah Lawrence College); John Andrew Rice (Black Mountain College); and John Andrew Rice, Jr. (Columbia College). Most prominent among the archival collections of the Museum of Education is a school textbook collection of approximately seven thousand volumes, primarily those used by South Carolina students—dating back to 1789.