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Waring Exhibits

The Historical Library prepares exhibits, both physical and online, on subjects pertaining to the history of the health sciences and MUSC. We have curated exhibitions for the College of Nursing, the College of Dental Medicine, etc. The exhibits are prepared using manuscripts, archival records, photographs, and artifacts from our collections.

Physical Exhibits

View the campus map to determine the location of the following physical exhibits.

"James B. Edwards: Sailor, Surgeon, Servant"

Location James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Dental Clinics

Dr. James B. Edwards served as president of MUSC from 1982 to 1999. Under his leadership, the University experienced a period of tremendous and unprecedented growth. This physical exhibit looks back on Dr. Edwards' life, from his time as a merchant seaman, a practicing dentist, and his tenure as U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Ronald Reagan. 

"St. Luke's Chapel: A History"

Location St. Luke's Chapel

From weapons and conflict to education and healing, St. Luke’s has emerged as a place of quiet, renewal, and reflection for MUSC faculty, staff, patients, and visitors. Using archival records and photographs, this exhibit tells the story of St. Luke’s Chapel, Birth and Rebirth. 

"History of the College of Dental Medicine"

Location Basic Science Building

This exhibit tells the story of the establishment of the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.

"With Integrity and Dignity: The Life of James W. Colbert, Jr., M.D."

Location 1st Floor, Colbert Education Center and Library Building

James W. Colbert, Jr., M.D. was a man with a clear vision for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Believing in the great potential of MUSC, Dr. Colbert dedicated his five years with the Medical University to expanding its stature and reputation beyond South Carolina. By recruiting exceptional faculty and staff, expanding research activities, and improving its academic programs, Dr. Colbert laid the groundwork that guided the University into the twenty-first century. Though his life was tragically cut short, Dr. Colbert’s lasting impact on MUSC is still seen and felt today. This exhibit tells the story of Dr. Colbert’s life and career through archival records, photographs, and oral history interviews.


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