Want to see passes that slaves carried to travel the streets of Charleston, a firsthand account of the earthquake of 1886 or a world map from the late 1600s?

A new online library launched this month at the College of Charleston will show you.

The Lowcountry Digital Library is a collaborative effort to bring online more than 50,000 items from public and private archives in the Lowcountry, said project director John White, an archivist and historian at the college's Addlestone Library. The digital library will contain items "about or housed in the Lowcountry," White said.

Other partners in the project are the Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Gibbes Museum of Art, Historic Charleston Foundation, Beaufort County Library and the Charleston County Public Library.

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