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Meet the Staff: Ben Richardson

      I am originally from Indianapolis and went to Ball State University where I received Bachelors degrees in History and Anthropology and a…

Research Tip of the Month: Prison Records

A Blog Post by Michael Fondren     Federal Records United States Federal Census One way of discovering an incarcerated individual is through the…

Meet the Staff: Roberto G. Muñoz-Pando

A Blog post by Roberto G. Muñoz-Pando   I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Growing up, I always had a passion for history and archaeology. When…

Meet the Staff: Christopher Tenny

  I was born in Lexington, South Carolina and was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first two years of my undergraduate education were at…

Searching for Safe Havens: Rediscovering Extant Green Book Sites in South Carolina

A Blog Post By Ramon Jackson   Over the past year, the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) has been conducting a detailed…

State Plats for Land Grants 1784-1868 Now Available Online

A Blog Post by Wade Dorsey   The Archives is delighted to report that two of our most important series of land records, the State Plats from both…

Cold War Resources in the SC State Historic Preservation Office

A Blog Post by John Sylvest   2021 marks 30 years since the end of the Cold War, the period of intense ideological and military competition between…

Grants for Historic Preservation in South Carolina

A Blog Post by Brad Sauls   South Carolina is fortunate to have many historic buildings and sites that are physical reminders of our state’s…

More Than a Month: Celebrate Black History Everyday!

A Blog Post by Ramon Jackson   As Black History Month draws to a close, I have been thrilled to answer numerous requests for book lists, digital…

SC Archives Research Tip of the Month – February 2021

Sources for African American Genealogical Research   A Blog Post by Steve Tuttle In 1996 our agency published the first edition of Sources for…