The SC SHRAB South Carolina Historical Repository Directory

This online directory is the product of information gathering originally conducted from mid-2006 through the fall of 2008 with the support of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the grant-making arm of the National Archives. It updates and supersedes an earlier version available online since 2000.

This directory contains information on South Carolina institutions and organizations that hold significant amounts of primary source material documenting South Carolina history (e.g., letters, diaries, photographs, business and government records). Not listed are repositories whose holdings are mostly books and periodicals.

Thanks go to the many repositories that provided information on their holdings and operations for this updated online directory. Though constituting most of South Carolina’s historical records repositories, the 100 historical societies, museums, government offices, public libraries, colleges and universities, and other kinds of repositories listed here do not constitute a complete accounting of all repositories in the Palmetto State. A few have not responded to queries for directory information and, doubtless, there are others that we did not know about.

As a remedy for those repositories not listed here, the SC SHRAB provides a Word form for completion and submission. (Please keep in mind that to be included in the online directory, an institution or organization must house and make available to the public for research primary source material.) Click here for a copy of the form.

York Marion Horry Florence Darlington Lancaster Kershaw chester Richland Sumter Cherokee Spartanburg Greenville Pickens Anderson Abbeville Laurens Greenwood Newberry McCormick Georgetown Edgefield Aiken Calhoun Orangeburg Bamberg Charleston Hampton Beaufort Clarendon Dorchester Map of South Carolina

 Abbeville || Aiken || Anderson ||
Bamberg || Beaufort || Berkeley ||
Calhoun || Charleston || Cherokee || Chester || Clarendon ||
Darlington || Dorchester || Edgefield || Florence ||
Georgetown || Greenville || Greenwood || Hampton || Horry
Kershaw ||  Lancaster || Laurens ||
Marion || McCormick || Newberry ||
Orangeburg || Pickens || Richland ||
 Spartanburg || Sumter || York

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