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Director's Office

Agency Director
W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.
803-896-6185  

Administration and other Functions

Human Resources 
Brenda House
803-896-6160  

Facility Rental
Lesia Banks
803-896-6187 

Media Relations and Agency Advancement
Grace Salter
803-896-0339

I.T. 
Mario Backmon
803-896-6216  

Budget and Finance 
Bernice Cooper-James
803-896-6163

Kathy Loy
803-896-6213

Archives and Records Management

Director, Archives Services 
Steven D. Tuttle 
803-896-6204

Archives Accessions 
Patrick McCawley 
803-896-6203

Electronic Records and Digital Collections
Bryan Collars 
803-896-4808 

Director, Records Management Services
Richard Harris 
803-896-6123

State Government Records Services
Erin Lowry
803-896-6128

Jessica Hills
803-896-6119

Local Government Records Services
Carolyn Smith
803-896-6125  

Micrographic Services 
Richard Harris 
803-896-6123        

State Records Center
Richie Wiggers
1942-A Laurel Street Warehouse,
Columbia, SC 29201
803-898-9980

Richard Harris
803-898-2278

State Historical Records Advisory Board

State Coordinator
W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.
803-896-6185

State Historic Preservation Office

State Historic Preservation Officer
W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.
803-896-6185

Supervisors
Elizabeth Johnson
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
803-896-6168

Brad Sauls
Supervisor of Survey, Registration, Grant, and Local Government Programs
803-896-6172

Archaeology
Keely Lewis
803-896-6181

GIS/Mapping
Keely Lewis
803-896-6181

Grants
Brad Sauls
803-896-6172

Historical Markers
Ehren Foley, Ph.D.
803-896-6182

Local Government Assistance/
Certified Local Government Program

Brad Sauls
803-896-6172

National Register of Historic Places
Ehren Foley, Ph.D.
803-896-6182

Virginia Harness
803-896-6179

National Register Plaques and Certificates
Brad Sauls
803-896-6172

Outreach Programs / Newsletter
Elizabeth Johnson
803-896-6168

Review and Compliance/Section 106
SHPO Project Review Staff and Assigned Agency Responsibilities (PDF)

Keely Lewis
803-896-6181

Elizabeth Johnson
803-896-6168

John D. Sylvest
803-896-6129

Statewide Survey of Historic Properties
Brad Sauls, Survey Coordinator 
803-896-6172

John D. Sylvest
803-896-6129

Tax Incentives:  Income-Producing Historic 
Buildings and Technical Architectural Assistance

Dan Elswick
803-896-6174

Tax Incentives: Owners of Historic Homes
and Technical Architecture Assistance

Pam Kendrick
803-896-5638

South Carolina Archives & History Foundation
Grace Salter
803-896-0339