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Fulmer named new director at South Caroliniana Library

Staff Report
Published Jan. 7, 2013

University of South Carolina alumnus Henry G. Fulmer has been named director of the university’s South Caroliniana Library.

Henry G. Fulmer
Henry G. Fulmer
Fulmer is a 30-year USC Libraries employee, most recently serving as curator of manuscripts. He began his new duties Jan. 2.

“Henry is the perfect candidate to lead South Caroliniana Library,” said USC Libraries Dean Tom McNally. “He has 30 years of experience, combined with knowledge of not just the library’s collections but also the individuals who support the library. He’s been instrumental in the success of the library in the past, and he can now take the library to the next level.”

As a graduate student at USC, Fulmer’s search for a part-time campus job led him to the manuscripts division at South Caroliniana Library. He has served as the curator of manuscripts since 1992.

Constructed in 1840, South Caroliniana Library is the oldest continuously occupied academic library in the United States, according to a news release.

Today, the library serves as the repository of the Palmetto State’s documented history and literature. Its five major research divisions are published materials, manuscripts, university archives, oral history and visual materials.