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

  • The business of rural heritage, culture & art : an introductory resource guide for entrepreneurs 

    South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation; South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This guide provides a wealth of information pointing toward assistance that is available to help entrepreneurs achieve success. The resources listed here are a starting point for startup businesses and for existing businesses ...
  • South Carolina historical markers : a guidebook 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12)
    The South Carolina Historical Marker Program was officially established in 1936. The listing includes all markers that SCDAH has approved since the program’s establishment in 1936, as well as markers previously erected ...
  • Maintaining S.C. historical markers : cleaning, repairing, and repainting South Carolina historical markers 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12)
    While the South Carolina Department of Archives and History oversees the South Carolina Historical Marker Program, individual markers are proposed, funded, and erected by outside organizations that serve as a marker’s ...
  • 2019 supplement to a teacher's guide to African American historic places in South Carolina : integrating the arts into classroom instruction 

    South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation; South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This third Arts Integration Supplement to A Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina outlines twelve lesson plans that infuse the 2017 South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for ...
  • Stepping stone to the Supreme Court : Clarendon County 

    Hornsby, Benjamin F. (South Carolina State Library, 1992)
    The first title in the series Topics in African American History by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History provides the history, a timeline, and petition text for the Briggs v. Elliott court case.
  • Survey manual : South Carolina statewide survey of historic properties 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12)
    The South Carolina Statewide Survey of Historic Properties Survey Manual provides guidance for the identification, evaluation, and documentation of above-ground historic and architectural resources. It sets forth current ...
  • HISTORIC TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS ANNUAL REPORT FY 2016-2017 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The following report provides greater detail on the income-producing and residential historic tax credit applications from FY 2016-2017. Fiscal year 2016-2017 has seen an increase in both income-producing (36%) and ...
  • Confederate Military Records 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2011)
    Tracing your ancestor's service in the Confederate army during the Civil War can be a very rewarding part of genealogical research. The records listed here, consisting of National Archives' microfilm and original documents ...
  • 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)
  • Woodside Dams historic documentation 

    Harvey, Bruce G. (South Carolina State Library, 2007)
  • Survey manual : South Carolina statewide survey of historic properties 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2013)

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