The South Carolina Department of Archives and History publishes a variety of documents on the history of the state and preservation methods and best-practices.

Recent Submissions

  • Supplement to A Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina : integrating art into classroom instruction 

    South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation; South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2016-05)
    Within this booklet, teachers will find instructional resources covering a wide array of genres, including, dance, choral music, general music, instrumental music, media arts, theatre, and the visual arts. These lesson ...
  • The many faces of slavery 

    Helsley, Alexia Jones; McCawley, Patrick J.; Andrews, Judith M.; South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1999)
    This is an overview of the history of slavery in South Carolina featuring petitions that influenced the laws and peoples affected by the institution.
  • Rice and the making of South Carolina : an introductory essay 

    Littlefield, Daniel C.; South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1995)
    Originally, Carolinians grew rice on dry land, but early in the eighteenth century, cultivation spread to swampy fresh water areas. Until the 1850s, rice reigned supreme. But large-scale rice production was limited to the ...
  • The Columbia Canal study 

    Wilbur Smith and Associates; South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1979)
    The consulting firm of Wilbur Smith and Associates was contracted by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the city of Columbia through the City's Landmarks Commission to prepare a feasibility study and ...
  • Directory of South Carolina's Local History, Historic Preservation, and Cultural Organizations 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2016-05-19)
    This directory lists historical and other organizations by county, giving the name, address, phone number, director and website.
  • A teacher's guide to African American historic places in South Carolina, 2015 

    South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation; South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2015)
    This revised edition of A Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina includes sites identified and approved by The National Register of Historic Places or the South Carolina Historical Marker ...
  • African American Historic Places in South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    This shows properties in South Carolina that were listed in the National Register of Historic Places or have been recognized by the South Carolina Historical Marker program from July 2013-June 2014 and have important ...
  • Why Are We Looking At That? : Mid-Century and Modern Architecture in South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    This document describes modern architecture and how a building is considered eligible to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. It gives descriptions of modern buildings in South Carolina as well as many ...
  • Records Management and You 

    Lowry, Erin (South Carolina State Library, 2014-09-23)
    This PowerPoint presentation discusses records management. It includes legal aspects, retention schedules, inventory, electronic records and records storage.
  • Consultant's guide to survey & National Register files, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2012-03)

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