People, Not Patients
In 2022-2023, with funding from South Carolina Humanities, Historic Columbia partnered with Able South Carolina to explore the lives of those treated at the former South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (1828-1896). Research pulled from the asylum’s administrative records, gravesites, newspapers, and census data illuminate the uniqueness life stories of different people who passed through the hospital’s gate on Bull Street.
- To read our current biographies, click here.
- For a short narrative about the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, click here.
- To learn about resources and methodology, click here.
Please contact Katharine Allen if you have a story about the former BullStreet campus or would like more information about a relative.
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Long-form Essays (StoryMap)