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

  • Definition and treatment of GAPCs and significant sites 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    Geographic Areas of Particular Concern (GAPCs) receive special management consideration. As stated in the Policies and Procedures of the South Carolina Coastal Management Program, "when a site overlaps with, is adjacent ...
  • Review & compliance - frequently asked questions 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    This paper answers questions concerning laws applicable to historic properties.
  • Traditional cultural properties in South Carolina : identification and evaluation for section 106 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    Traditional Cultural Properties (TCP) are a subset of historic properties associated with the cultural practices, traditions, beliefs, lifeways, arts, crafts, and social institutions of any living community. Most TCPs are ...
  • Tax incentives : tips for developers of textile mill projects 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    Historic textile mills in South Carolina may be eligible for multiple tax incentives so it is important that any developer coordinate the required reviews. The federal and state income tax credits for the rehabilitation ...
  • Tax incentives : tips on how to apply for mixed use projects 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    When the rehabilitation of a historic property includes an income-producing use as well as an owner-occupied residence, the project is considered to be "mixed use." Special provisions are required for mixed use projects ...
  • Frequently asked questions - income-producing tax credits 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    This paper answers questions concerning tax credits for historic buildings that produce revenue. In order to use the tax credits the building must be listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places or after ...
  • Guidance for archaeological site monitoring 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-11)
    Monitoring is the observation of construction excavation activities by an archaeologist in order to identify, recover, protect and/ or document archaeological information or materials. An archaeologist who meets the Secretary ...
  • Complying with architectural covenants 

    South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-01-28)
    A covenant is a formal agreement between the State Historic Preservation Office and the owner of a historic property in which the owner agrees to ensure the maintenance and preservation of the architectural and historical ...
  • The business of rural heritage, culture and art : an introductory resource guide for entrepreneurs 

    South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation; South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-19)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...

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