South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Address and Contact Info

Address: South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Rd., Columbia, SC 29223-4905

Phone: (803) 896-6100

Web page:

Director: Rodger E. Stroup

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Collection Summary

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is the repository for the permanently valuable noncurrent public records of the state of South Carolina. Dating from 1671, its holdings include land records, court records, military service records, treasury records, and records of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, state agencies, and the secretary of the province and state. In addition, the department holds over 3,000 cubic feet of manuscript county records and a growing collection of microfilm. A more detailed listing of the holdings of the Archives is found in The South Carolina Archives: A Temporary Summary Guide (1976), A Guide to Local Government Records in the South Carolina Archives (1988), and at An online item-level index to selected record series is available at

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