Initial funding for Phase I of this project was provided by the University of South Carolina, Vice President’s Office of Research through an Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) Integration grant. The ASPIRE program provides USC faculty the opportunity to compete for funding to begin a promising new research endeavor for later external funding, build up a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project and/or invest in the university's research infrastructure.

Phase II of this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS Project MA-30-18-0048-18). This phase of the project added the materials of 7 additional naturalists and expanded the scope to include materials from The Charleston Museum. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums, focused on advancing, supporting, and empowering America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. The IMLS vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina
A.C. Moore Herbariaum, University of South Carolina
Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina
University Libraries, University of South Carolina
Charleston Museum

Project Team

Digital Collections
Kate Boyd, Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Ashley Knox, Digital Projects Librarian
Megan Oliver, Digital Projects Librarian
Digitization Assistants
Alyn Carr, Digitization Assistant
Sarah Funk, Digitization Assistant
Yuan Li, Digitization Assistant
Sarah Moore, Digitization Assistant
Josh Schutzenburg, Digitization Assistant
Alex Trim, Digitization Assistant
McKissick Museum
Christian Cicimurri, Curator of Collections
Linda Smith, Project Manager
Heather Cain, Digitization Assistant
Matt Collins, Digitization Assistant
Eric Friendly, Digitization Assistant
Savannah Keating, Digitization Assistant
Jay Loy, Digitization Assistant
Nate Price, Digitization Assistant
Katy Self, Digitization Assistant
Elliott Sloan, Digitization Assistant
Meghan Teumer, Digitization Assistant
Taylor Turbyfill, Digitization Assistant
AC Moore Herbarium
John Nelson, Chief Curator
Herrick Brown, Assistant Curator

South Caroliniana Library
Nathan Saunders, Curator of Manuscripts
Graham Duncan, Curator of Manuscripts
Center for Digital Humanities
Colin Wilder, Associate Director
John Knox, Assistant Director
Dalia Hussein, Videographer
Collin Haines, Web Developer
Tyler Moon, Programmer
Pierce Matthews, Programmer
Institute for Southern Studies
Matthew Simmons, Digital US South Project Coordinator
Nikhila Cheepurupalli, Programmer
Bhavin Tailor, Web Developer
Charleston Museum Project Team
Jennifer McCormick, Chief of Collections & Archivist
Matt Gibson, Curator of Natural History
Jessica Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant