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Special Collections


Edisto River Review (October 2023)

ERR 2023

In August of 2014, Claflin’s English Department began sponsoring a themed, cross-university literary contest. In 2019, in cooperation with the Art Department, we asked students to submit their best works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and, for the first time, cover art. We awarded first, second, and third place winners in the four categories. This year, along with the award winners, our editors have again selected the best of the rest and published the collection in our "Gun Violence: How Has It Affected You and Your Family?"-themed student journal: the 2023 Edisto River Review. This edition, our fourth 100% student-content edition, is hot off the press. In it, you’ll find submissions by students from across Claflin’s departments and schools. If these works don’t knock your socks off, I don’t know what will. Enjoy!


Nick R. Robinson, MFA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Editor, Edisto River Review

  • 2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Nonfiction
  •  Notable Essay, 2022 Best American Essays
  • Winner, 2022 Patty Friedmann Writing Competition: Creative Nonfiction
  • 2021 Tennessee Williams Scholar in Nonfiction
  • Winner, 2020 Ned Stuckey-French Nonfiction Prize
  • Winner, Willamette Writers' 2020 Kate Snow Writing Contest, nonfiction category
  • Winner, 2020 Dreamers Magazine's Nonfiction Writing Contest
    English Department
    Claflin University


The Wilbur R. Gregg Black Collection

The Wilbur R. Gregg Black Collection contains books by and about African-Americans. A substantial portion of the collection consists of material on microfilm from the famed Schomburg Collection. These valuable gifts were presented to the library by the 3-M Company and the Hill Family Foundation. The majority of books in the collection can be checked out. The Black Collection is located on the third floor of the H.V. Manning Library.

The Juvenile Collection

This collection of books and materials for children and adolescents is used to support courses offered by the Department of Education. The Juvenile Collection is located in the back area of the third floor, and the books may be checked out.


The Archives contains rare material by and about African-Americans, as well as materials pertaining to the history of Claflin University, the Methodist Church and the state of South Carolina. The Special Collection is located on the third floor.

Access to this collection is by appointment only.

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