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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

Welcome to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History!

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is an independent state agency whose mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. The department houses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation, spanning more than 325 years of South Carolina history.  

Please browse around our site to discover more information about us. As always, we thank you for your support of our agency and the archives and history of our state!

Please view this video about what to expect when researching at the Archives.