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Avery Research Center

The Avery Research Center was established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Avery’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora. The Avery Research Center is located at 125 […]

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Barbados Museum & Historical Society

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society was established in 1933 by an Act of Parliament. The Museum began as a historic society founded by Mr. Eustace Maxwell Shilstone. At that time, the mandate of the historic society was to “to study and put on permanent record the history of the Island, its leading families and […]

Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

The mission of Battery Gadsden Cultural Center is to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Battery Gadsden Cultural Center works to preserve and provide access to the civilian history of Sullivan’s Island; to provide a space for the display of art and artifacts; to provide a space for artists to work […]

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Beaufort County Library

We are the public library system of Beaufort County, South Carolina. We are governed by a Library Board of 11 Trustees who are appointed by County Council. There are five Branches of the Beaufort County Library; each are safe and secure gathering places that allow all residents – regardless of economic, social or racial background […]

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Charleston Library Society

From its inception over 265 years ago, the Charleston Library Society has been a cornerstone of intellectual and cultural life in Charleston. Today it is a center for scholarly research, a modern lending library, and an oasis of calm in the middle of Downtown Charleston. In addition to contemporary circulating collections of general interest, the […]

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Coastal Carolina University, Horry County Archives Center

Coastal Carolina University, Horry County Archives Center digital collections are maintained by the Horry County Archives Center at Kimbel Library. The center maintains the special collections of the library and university as well as historical materials relating to Horry County and surrounding areas. Featured collections include the John R. Beaty Letters, Independent Republic Quarterly (the […]

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College of Charleston

The Special Collections Department of the College of Charleston is home to over 500 separate manuscript collections that vary in size from a single item to collections over 400 linear feet. The largest collections are the College of Charleston Archive, the Spoleto Festival Archive, the Jewish Heritage Collection (including the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection […]

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Colleton County Memorial Library

The Colleton County Memorial Library was established through the consolidation of two libraries: the historic Walterboro Library Society and the Colleton County Library. Colleton County Memorial Library is dedicated to providing free and equal access to expertly chosen resources and reliable information and to fostering lifelong learning and the joys of reading. Our services are […]

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Diocese of Charleston Archives

The Diocese of Charleston Office of Archives and Records Management documents the history of the Roman Catholic Church in South Carolina from before its establishment in 1820 to the present day.  The objective is to preserve the history of Catholicism in South Carolina and promote a wider understanding of the Catholic Church by offering access […]

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Drayton Hall: A National Historic Trust Site

Drayton Hall is different. It’s the real thing, and we are bound by our mission to preserve the property—that is, to keep it in near-original condition just as the National Trust received it from the Drayton family in 1974. Instead of being restored to the vision of those who lived centuries after it was built, […]

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Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society

The Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society was founded in 1986. The mission of the Society is to preserve and exhibit the history of Edisto and to educate the public in these endeavors. To fulfill this mission, the Society operates the Edisto Island Museum and serves as an advocate for historic preservation on the island.

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Friends of the Hunley

On the night of February 17th, 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the world’s first successful combat submarine when she attacked and sank the USS Housatonic off the coast of Charleston. The Hunley signaled to shore she had completed the mission and was on the way home, but instead, mysteriously vanished with her crew of […]

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Gibbes Museum of Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art exists to link the art of our past with the art of our future through innovative exhibitions, acquisitions, interpretation and educational programs that preserve and promote the art of Charleston and the American South.

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Historic Charleston Foundation

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is dedicated to preserving and protecting the architectural, historical and cultural character of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs, and to educating the public about Charleston’s history and the benefits that are derived from preservation. The Margaretta Childs Archives serves as the archives and library for Historic Charleston Foundation.  At […]

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Middleton Place Foundation

Collections coming soon! Middleton Place has been under ten generations of family stewardship, including two of America’s Founding Fathers: Henry Middleton, a president of the First Continental Congress, and his son Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; as well as to generations of African Americans, both slave and free. Today, the property […]

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC, is home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS YORKTOWN, Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. The Naval and Maritime Museum strives to preserve the living history […]

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South Carolina Historical Society

In 1855 a group of South Carolina’s most distinguished citizens came together to found the South Carolina Historical Society, to preserve South Carolina’s rich historical legacy for future generations. Today the SCHS is the state’s oldest and largest private repository of books, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs about South Carolina history. Our mission is […]

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The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library

The Charleston Archive, located on the second floor of the Charleston County Main Library, is an archive of historic manuscripts, books and visual materials representing Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding Lowcountry. Much of the unique manuscript material housed in The Charleston Archive contains valuable genealogical information and is available to visitors on microfilm or […]

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The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum, America’s First Museum, was founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Museum’s collections now present the oldest-acquired and the most comprehensive assemblage of South Carolina materials in the nation. Modern collecting emphases include natural science, ornithology, […]

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The Citadel Archives & Museum

The Citadel Archives & Museum and the Daniel Library have over 300 archival collections which pertain to the history of The Citadel or have military significance. The time span of the collections is from 1842 to the present and are comprised of personal papers, letters, diaries, reports, minutes, speeches, and Citadel publications. Visual images include […]