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South Carolina Historical Society

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Contact Information

E-mail:  info@southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org

Address:[1]

100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401-2215
Telephone:  843-723-3225    Fax:  843-723-8584

Library Hours:[1]  Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Holidays.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]

Follow Interstate 26 east to the end and take the Meeting St./Visitor Info exit. Turn right onto Meeting Street and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. The Fireproof Building, home of the South Carolina Historical Society, will be on the left at the corner of Meeting and Chalmers Streets. See Google Map.
Parking: The South Carolina Historical Society does not have its own parking facility. Metered street parking is available in the surrounding area, and the city operates several public parking garages in the vicinity. Parking is also available in the Charleston County Garage on the right side of Meeting Street just past Hibernian Hall.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Society has a non-lending library with 60,000 historical records, manuscripts, books, photos, and family histories.[2] Includes diaries and papers, plantation, business, and church records, maps, plats, genealogies, the Civil War, and local/state/regional histories. 30,000 photos, 50,000 books, pamphlets, and serials. Their vertical files are on subjects like architecture, African-Americans, churches, and localities.

Their manuscript collection does not include original public or civic documents, such as vital records, taxes, military records, or court records, except as printed or microfilm copies.

Tips

The Library is open to everyone. Non-members pay $5 (U.S.) per day.

Guides

  • Vertical File Guide Jan 2010 with topics like African Americans, business, cemeteries, churches, forts, history, Native Americans, and plantations.

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the South Carolina Historical Society, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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Similar Collections



Neighboring Collections

  • Charleston County Public Library
  • Charleston Museum Archives

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Visit Us" South Carolina Historical Society at http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org/?name=Site&catID=17571&parentID=17490 (accessed 12 May 2011).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 603. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.

 

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