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Wed, 06/02/2021

A Blog Post by Wade Dorsey


The Archives is delighted to report that two of our most important series of land records, the State Plats from both the Charleston…

Mon, 04/12/2021

A Blog Post by John Sylvest


2021 marks 30 years since the end of the Cold War, the period of intense ideological and military competition between the United…

Thu, 03/11/2021

A Blog Post by Brad Sauls


South Carolina is fortunate to have many historic buildings and sites that are physical reminders of our state’s history. These places…

Wed, 02/24/2021

A Blog Post by Ramon Jackson


As Black History Month draws to a close, I have been thrilled to answer numerous requests for book lists, digital resources, and…

Fri, 02/12/2021

Sources for African American Genealogical Research


A Blog Post by Steve Tuttle

Tue, 01/19/2021

Although I was born in Virginia, I was raised here in South Carolina in Calhoun County.  Growing up on a farm, my closest friends were the horses, cows and pigs that also…

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