Texts, videos, audio and images contained in Between the Waters are organized here in the form of a searchable database for research purposes. Photographs belonging to the Belle W. Baruch Foundation are available on the Georgetown County Digital Library website, www.gcdigital.org.
This notebook was found in the attic of a home in Barnyard Village in the 1990s. The cover bears the name of Arthur Kennedy, who was born in Barnyard Village in 1936, but It appears that several students at Strawberry School shared the notebook in the 1940s. Lessons in the book range from grammar, composition, and handwriting to basic math problems, geography and scientific concepts, providing a glimpse into the education provided to students in this one-room, segregated school.
This folder contains transcripts of interviews conducted between 2011 and 2016 for Between the Waters and the documentary, the Baruchs of Hobcaw.
During the many years that Bernard Baruch served as an adviser to presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Harry Truman, he was often the subject of political cartoons. A number of them can be found in this collection, providing commentary on topics ranging from atomic energy to fiscal policy. We offer some interpretation, but we encourage further exploration of the issues, and analysis of the meaning of the cartoons.
From the 1920s into the 1940s, the Baruch family shot home movies. Four reels of 16mm film documenting the family's activities have been preserved by the Belle W. Baruch Foundation. There is no documentation for the films, so information regarding them is based upon visual clues and historical context. For these folders, they have been minimally edited and organized thematically.
James L. Michie, an archaeologist working for the Waccamaw Center for Historical and Cultural Studies, conducted several site visits to Hobcaw Barony from 1990 to 1991. His documentation is a valuable resource for connecting material culture of the Hobcaw Barony area to its past peoples. While Michie’s research was focused on the potential for a 16th century Spanish settlement in the area of Hobcaw Barony, its outcome revealed a strong presence of pre-Columbian Native American settlement. In 2014, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) rehabilitated his collections and updated data while beginning a new phase of study in areas unavailable to Michie's team.