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Tue, 12/15/2020

A Blog Post by Elaine Rohr, Archivist



     Since its establishment by the state legislature in 1905, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History…

Mon, 12/14/2020

A Blog Post by Ramon Jackson

Our current public health crisis has restricted our ability to take part in some of our most treasured pastimes, most notably visiting our…

Fri, 11/13/2020

By Elizabeth M. Johnson

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th…

Wed, 10/14/2020

By Wade H. Dorsey, Supervisor, Reference Services


The South Carolina State Hospital, now the Department of Mental Health…

Wed, 10/14/2020

A Blog post By Dan Elswick


I was born in Waco, TX, but our family moved around because my father was a career Air Force officer.  We lived in California,…

Tue, 09/29/2020

A blog post by Ramon M. Jackson, PhD


           A lot has transpired since my last post

Fri, 06/12/2020


A blog post by Edwin Breeden, Ph.D.


Thu, 05/07/2020



I have a Master’s Degree in American History with a concentration in Public History from Western Carolina University and an undergraduate degree (BA) in…

Wed, 04/08/2020



South Carolina’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement is often overshadowed by national events. After…

Tue, 03/03/2020

A Blog Post By Morgan Jones-King


Doing genealogical research at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History can…

Tue, 01/28/2020
A Blog Post by  Michael Fondren


I’m originally from Foreman, Arkansas. I earned my B.A. History degree at Southern Arkansas University in 2015 and my M.A.…

Mon, 01/13/2020

A blog post by Virginia Harness