South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Contact Information


Research Room 
The South Carolina Archives and History Center
8301 Parklane Road 
Columbia, SC 29223

Telephone:[1]  803-896-6171
Fax:[1]  803-896-6167

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm[1]

Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

Public transportation, maps, and directions:

Internet sites and databases:

  • On-line Records Index
    • Records of Confederate Veterans 1909-1973
    • Criminal Court Records
    • Index to Multiple Record Series ca. 1675-1929
    • Legislative Papers 1782-1866
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Plats for State Land Grants 1784-1868
    • School Insurance Photographs 1935-1952
    • Will Transcripts 1782-1855
  • Digital Collections
    • Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938
    • Insurance file photographs of public schools, 1935-1952
    • Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877
    • Colonial Plats
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Will Transcripts, 1782-1855
    • Militia Enrollments of 1869

Collection Description



  • (?) Reader I.D. Card.


The South Carolina Archives & History Center official guides:

Additional guides:

  • Holcomb, Brent H. et al. South Carolina Miscellaneous Records & Genealogical Records of the South Carolina Archives. Hartsville, S.C.: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, [1995?]. Audio cassettes. FHL US/CAN Audio no. 18 pt. 1, pt. 2, supp.
  • Lesser, Charles H. Sources for the American Revolution at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2000. FHL Book 975.7 J53L

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

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  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.

Neighboring Collections

  • South Caroliniana Library


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at (accessed 21 January 2011).