About Sam Nickles

Sam nickles in an undated photo of Sam in San Francisco

Sam nickles in an undated photo of Sam in San Francisco

Samuel Lindsay Nickles was born in Hodges, SC to W.A. "Al" and Martha Jean Anderson Nickles of Hodges, SC, where his father served many years as the Mayor. He graduated from USC and worked at Policy Management Systems where he was named Outstanding Employee of the year in 1989. He was a member of Columbia's Unitarian Universalist Congregation, was co-founder of 'AmPositive BePositive' and a sustaining member of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. He passed away at the age of 35 on July 16, 1995.

About the Lending Library

The Sam Nickles Memorial Library housed at the Harriet Hancock Center contains hundreds of volumes of books including fiction, non fiction, LGBT oriented literature - poetry, and provides a quiet space for reading and reflection.

The library contains two laptops that are available for use in the center for research, job placement, and other educational purposes.

The library is currently under reorganization with the collection being catalogued via the 'LibraryThing' application for small community based libraries and the collection will be available online along with modes to check out books housed in the collection.

If you wish to donate to the collection please contact us at info@harriethancockcenter.org in order to process requests and arrange times for pick up or delivery.