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Bishop England High School time capsule

Identifier: A-02-1017

Scope and Contents

The Bishop England High School (BEHS) time capsule collection contains editions of three local newspapers of Charleston, South Carolina. The newspapers, The Charleston Evening Post, Charleston American, and The News and Courier were buried in 1921 and opened in 2002.


  • Created: 1921
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2002


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Bishop England High School (BEHS) was founded in 1915 by Reverend Joseph O'Brien and Reverend J.J. May with the approval of Henry N. Northrop, Bishop of Charleston. Classes were conducted in the Cathedral school on Queen Street for one year until Ida Ryan of New York, New York, donated property to the diocese. The high school was transferred to a temporary building at 203 Calhoun Street, while funds donated by Catholics of Charleston were raised to construct a new high school building. On October 12, 1921, the BEHS time capsule was buried in commemoration of William T. Russell, Bishop of Charleston, laying the cornerstone of the new BEHS building. The time capsule was exhumed in 2002.


1.50 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Contents of a Bishop England High School time capsule buried in 1921.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Bishop England High School in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim July 2012.

Inventory of the Bishop England High School time capsule
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US