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

  • 2018 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 Library, 2019-02-04)
    This Arts Integration Supplement to the Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina outlines 22 lesson plans that utilize the 2017 South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and ...
  • Historic architectural survey of the City of York, York County, South Carolina : final report 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History; York (S.C.); Wagoner, Paige; Lanphear, Kristina; Salo, Edward; Brockington and Associates, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 2008-11)
    The objective of this survey is to identify all aboveground historic architectural resources in the survey universe that retain sufficient integrity to be included in the Statewide Survey of Historic Places. The project ...
  • City of Greenville, South Carolina architectural inventory 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Greenville (S.C.); Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc.; De Miranda, Cynthia; Fearnbach, Heather; Griffith, Clay W.; Martin, Jennifer F.; Woodard, Sarah A. (South Carolina State Library, 2003-05)
    This report contains an overview of the historical development of the city, a discussion of architectural styles represented in Greenville, a list of recommendations for National Register eligibility and local designation, ...
  • FY 2020 federal historic preservation grants 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08)
    Federal Historic Preservation Grants make up part of the annual grant awarded to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History by the National Park Service. These grants assist projects such as historical and ...
  • FY 2019 federal historic preservation grants 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    Federal Historic Preservation Grants make up part of the annual grant awarded to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History by the National Park Service. These grants assist projects such as historical and ...
  • FY 2018 federal historic preservation grants 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    Federal Historic Preservation Grants make up part of the annual grant awarded to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History by the National Park Service. These grants assist projects such as historical and ...
  • The Carolina Lowcountry, April 1775 - June 1776 and the Battle of Fort Moultrie 

    Lipscomb, Terry W.; South Carolina Department of Archives & History, Public Programs Division (South Carolina State Library, 1994)
    This publication is the first in a projected series of reference handbooks that will survey South Carolina in the Revolution. It is written for the general reader and covers the years 1775 and 1776..
  • How did we get to now? : documenting African American schools in South Carolina from the Jim Crow era 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History; South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (South Carolina State Library, 2016-07)
    The primary focus was to compile an inventory of extant African American schools that existed in the period roughly between 1895 and 1970. In addition to inventorying these schools, this project was to provide relevant ...
  • South Carolina becomes a state : the road from colony to independence, 1765-1776 

    Lipscomb, Terry W.; South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 1988-07)
    A chronological presentation of the events in South Carolina from 1765-1776, the years when South Carolina became estranged from Great Britain, became closer to the other colonies, and helped found the United States.
  • Manual for owners of historic buildings 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    A non-technical guide about caring for, adapting, expanding, and preserving older buildings.
  • South Carolinians in the War for American Independence 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Helsley, Alexia Jones (South Carolina State Library, 2000)
    This is a short history of South Carolinians who participated int the Revolutionary War.
  • Historic tax credit programs annual report Fiscal Year 2018-2019 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08-14)
    This report provides greater detail on the income-producing and residential historic tax credit applications.
  • Historic tax credit programs annual report Fiscal Year 2019-2020 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-15)
    This report provides greater detail on the income-producing and residential historic tax credit applications.
  • Tax credit annual report Fiscal Year 2017-2018 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-07)
    This report provides greater detail on the income-producing and residential historic tax credit applications.
  • Directory of South Carolina's local history, historic preservation, and cultural organizations 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-02)
    This directory lists historical and other organizations by county, giving the name, address, phone number, director and website.
  • Useful sources for researching historic properties 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-12)
    This bibliography lists electronic resources from all over the country for researching historic properties. Included are: research guides, libraries and archives, digital collections, genealogy services, newspapers/journals, ...
  • Survey records Abbeville County 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-18)
    This is list of survey sites in Abbevillle County,
  • FY 2022 federal historic preservation grants 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07)
    Federal Historic Preservation Grants make up part of the annual grant awarded to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History by the National Park Service. These grants assist projects such as historical and ...
  • FY 2021 federal historic preservation grants 

    South Carolina Department of Archives and History (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08)
    Federal Historic Preservation Grants make up part of the annual grant awarded to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History by the National Park Service. These grants assist projects such as historical and ...
  • 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 ...

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