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Women in the National Register of Historic Places

By Elizabeth M. Johnson In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment I wanted to share with our readers a few places…

RESEARCH TIP OF THE MONTH: RECORDS OF THE STATE HOSPITAL/DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

By Wade H. Dorsey, Supervisor, Reference Services   The South Carolina State Hospital, now the Department of Mental Health, was born as the state…

Meet the Staff: Dan Elswick

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…

A Year in Review: African American Historic Preservation in South Carolina

A blog post by Ramon M. Jackson, PhD              A lot has transpired since my last post as part of our ongoing conversation at the Silver…

South Carolina Historical Markers: From Start to Finish

  A blog post by Edwin Breeden, Ph.D.   “Boundary House” marker (Little River, Horry Co…

Meet the Staff: Elaine Rohr

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

Researching the Civil Rights Movement at the SCDAH

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

SC Birth Certificates at the Archives

A Blog Post By Morgan Jones-King   Doing genealogical research at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History can be a rewarding venture…

Meet the Staff: Michael Fondren

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…

Coordinating the National Register of Historic Places

A blog post by Virginia Harness   Listing a property in the National Register of Historic Places is an intensive process. National Register…