These items are available to everyone on the internet.
All reference books are held in the Robert R. Muntz Library on the 2nd (main) floor, in the long row of bookshelves behind the Reference Desk. State and local history fall in the F area.
The Encyclopedia of Southern History. Ref. F207.7 .E52.
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Ref. F209 .E53 1989.
Historical Statistics of the United States. Ref. HA202 .H57 2006.
Statistics of the United States in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns of the Eighth Census. HA201 1860 .C45 1976. [3rd floor circulating collection, national and state level summaries]