African American Heritage
SC Rosenwald Schools Database
This database is an initial effort to make South Carolina’s Rosenwald School records more accessible. It is a synthesis of information from a number of sources including The Rosenwald Fund Papers housed at the Fisk University Archives; The South Carolina Statewide Survey of Historic Properties cards; Personal interviews; and other local and state documentary sources.
The database also includes links to National Register of Historic Places nominations when available and links to the School Insurance Photographs made between ca. 1935 and 1952 by the state of South Carolina to help in insuring public school buildings.
Please note that at this time, the State Historic Preservation Office possesses copies of Rosenwald Fund Cards for 486 schools, shops, and teachers’ homes, while the National Trust's Rosenwald Schools Initiative website records a total of 500. The database will evolve as more information is collected. If you have questions or would like to contribute information about any of the buildings, please contact Brad Sauls, 803-896-6172.