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

  • South Carolina standards and guidelines for archaeological investigations 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Council of South Carolina Professional Archaeologists; South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (South Carolina State Library, 2013-08)
    This is an advisory framework for archaeological fieldwork and reporting in the state of South Carolina. It offers guidance to project archaeologists, administrators, and other interested parties who prepare reports and ...
  • Smiling faces, historic places : the economic benefits of historic preservation in South Carolina 

    Lennox, Chad; Revels, Jennifer; South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Palmetto Conservation Foundation; Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservati0n (South Carolina State Library, 2003-01-17)
    Smiling Faces Historic Places contains these five major conclusions: historic preservation activities create jobs ; historic preservation increases property values ; historic preservation is the vehicle for heritage tourism ...
  • Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, October 6, 1757-January 24, 1761 

    Lipscomb, Terry W.; South Carolina Department of Archives and History; South Carolina. General Assembly. Commons House (South Carolina State Library, 1996)
    This is a record of the proceedings of the Commons House of Assembly from October 6, 1757 to January 24, 1761.
  • The Fig Island ring complex (38CH42) : coastal adaptation and the question of ring function in the Late Archaic 

    Saunders, Rebecca; South Carolina Department of Archives and History; United States. National Park Service (South Carolina State Library, 2002-08-05)
    This report describes fieldwork and laboratory analysis undertaken at the Late Archaic Fig Island site (38CH42), located on a marsh island associated with Edisto Island, off the South Carolina coast. The fieldwork and ...
  • Educational document packets 1-8 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1997-01-21)
    The Department of Archives and History began in 1989 to issue curriculum materials highlighting particular documents from the Archives. These resource packets provided topical documents, relevant illustrations, historical ...
  • The changing face of South Carolina politics 

    Hartsook, Herbert J.; Helsley, Alexia Jones; South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1993)
    These mini-posters celebrate selected twentieth-century political milestones. They illustrate the interaction of human beings and document the changing face of South Carolina politics.
  • Sustaining historic places in changing times : historic preservation plan for South Carolina 2020-2026 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    The state historic preservation plan is used to guide decision-making on a general level, coordinate statewide preservation activities, and communicate statewide preservation policy, goals, and values to the preservation ...
  • African American historic places in South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06)
    This publication provides information on properties in South Carolina that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places or have been recognized with South Carolina Historical Markers as of June 2021 and have ...
  • Whom we would never more see : history and archaeology recover the lives and deaths of African American Civil War soldiers on Folly Island, South Carolina 

    Smith, Steven D.; South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1993)
    The siege of Charleston, the attack on Folly Island and African American participation in the Civil War are depicted. Also discussed are the archaeological excavation efforts to recover the remains of the soldiers who ...
  • I will not be silent and I will be heard : Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Penn Center 

    Power, J. Tracy; South Carolina Department of Archives & History, Public Programs Division (South Carolina State Library, 1993)
    This gives the history of the beginning of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which started at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, S.C.
  • A History of South Carolina's State House 

    Andrews, Judith M.; South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Public Programs Division (South Carolina State Library, 1994)
    This document explains the development, reconstruction, and evolution of the South Carolina State House throughout time. This publication has been taken from a historic documentation report on the South Carolina State House ...
  • Selected Bibliography of County, City, and Town Histories and Related Published Records in the South Carolina Archives Reference Library 

    Mackintosh, Robert Harley (South Carolina State Library, 1994)
    This bibliography provides an easy-to-use list of the county, city, and town histories and related published records-abstracts of wills and deeds, cemetery records, marriage and death notices, and so forth available in the ...
  • The State Seal of South Carolina : A Short History 

    Heisser, David C. R. (South Carolina State Library, 1992)
    This document explains the history and evolution of South Carolina's state seal over time.
  • South Carolina Court Records : An Introduction for Genealogists 

    Helsley, Alexia Jones (South Carolina State Library, 1993)
    Until 1868 when the courts of law and equity merged, South Carolina's judicial system consisted of three courts of law-the Court of Common Pleas, the Court of General Sessions, and the County and Intermediate Court-and the ...
  • South Carolina's Antebellum Militia 

    Stauffer, Michael E. (South Carolina State Library, 1991)
    This publication draws on many sources to describe the organization of the militia in both words and maps and to list volunteer companies. In addition, the appendix holds a transcription of two pages of the Confederate ...
  • The Formation of Counties in South Carolina 

    Stauffer, Michael E. (South Carolina State Library, 1994)
    This guide describes the way each of South Carolina's forty-six counties was formed, supplies maps showing the changing face of the state as new counties were established, and lists the counties in alphabetical order, ...
  • Selected Civil War Bibliography 

    McCawley, Patrick J. (South Carolina State Library, 1991)
    This document is a comprehensive bibliography of book and documents related to the history of the Civil War.
  • Census Records at the Archives 

    Tuttle, Steven D. (South Carolina State Library, 1992)
    As you begin to gather information about your family, census records are one of the first sources you should consult. This pamphlet will give you an overview of the South Carolina census schedules we have at the Archives ...
  • Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina 

    Lipscomb, Terry W. (South Carolina State Library, 1991)
    How many revolutionary battles and skirmishes occurred in South Carolina? There is no definitive answer. The number depends on the knowledge and resources of the person compiling the list. It also depends on the criteria ...
  • Artificial Limbs for Confederate Soldiers 

    McCawley, Patrick J. (South Carolina State Library, 1992)
    This document discusses about the South Carolina state government's program to develop and provide prosthetics and artificial limbs to veterans post-Civil War into the 20th century as well as provides a list of veterans ...

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