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Waring Historical Library


Waring Historical Library


Medical University of South Carolina
175 Ashley Ave.,
Box 250403
Charleston, SC 29425


(843) 792-2288

Fax Number

Not Available


Contact Person

Susan Hoffius, Curator



The Waring Historical houses materials related to the history of the health sciences in South Carolina. This includes images and biographical information on nurses, physicians, dentists, and pharmacists as well as the related health professions. It is suggested that researchers contact the library for specific interest and needs.


Specific African-American collections include the papers and records of:

  • Cannon Street Hospital and training School Nurses
  • McClennan Banks Hospital
  • Hospital Herald (publication of Cannon Street Hospital)
  • Anna DeCosta Banks, RN
  • Alonso McClennan, MD
  • Maude Callen, RN
  • Lucy Hughs Brown, MD
  • Matilda Evans, MD
  • Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association
  • History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

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