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S.C. History and Culture

Learn more about the history and culture of South Carolina. Listed below are digital collections, websites, and cultural institutions that showcase the rich history of our state.

South Carolina History
  • A Brief History of South Carolina
    Read a very short history of South Carolina.
  • County Histories
    Learn more about the history of each of the 46 counties of South Carolina.
  • StudySC StudySC
    StudySC is an educational website loaded with South Carolina-specific web resources for the K-12 community. You can find links to many high-quality web resources for South Carolina history and culture.
  • Knowitall
    Knowitall.org is ETV's educational web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents.
    • Let’s Go!
      Check out virtual tours of some of South Carolina’s most interesting historical sites
    • Road Trip! Through SC Civil Rights History
      Take virtual tours of historical places in South Carolina and learn about important events from the civil rights movement.
SC Photographs & Images
Cultural Institutions
  • South Carolina Arts Commission
    The Arts Commission is dedicated to building a thriving arts environment for the benefit of all South Carolinians.
  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History
    The Department of Archives and History preserves and promotes the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State.
  • South Carolina Historical Society
    The South Carolina Historical Society is dedicated to expanding, preserving, and making accessible our invaluable collection, and to encouraging interest and pride in the rich history of our state.
  • South Carolina Humanities Council
    The South Carolina Humanities Council funds, promotes, counsels and coordinates exhibits, documentaries, discussion forums, planning, workshops, dramatizations, and lectures that pertain to the humanities.
  • South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
    The SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology is a USC research institute and state cultural agency that is concerned with the state’s prehistoric and historic archaeology.
  • South Carolina Literary Map
    The South Carolina Literary Map showcases authors who have lived, worked in, or had other connections to counties in South Carolina.
  • South Caroliniana Library
    The South Caroliniana Library is a special collection library of the University of South Carolina, focusing on South Carolina-related material.
 
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