Charleston County, South Carolina Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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  • Charleston Archives, Libraries and Museums Council CALM. This is a council of repositories, mostly in the Charleston area that represent a variety of disciplines. Purposes that promote family history include  preserving historic and contemporary materials and providing a supportive environment for the exchange of ideas and information. For more information about CALM, click here.
  • Charleston County Public Library Charleston County's main library is the home of the Charleston Archive and the South Carolina Room. The SC Room houses local history and genealogy materials and resources, focusing on the history and genealogy of SC, with special emphasis on Charleston and the Lowcountry.  Their collection also includes a microfilm copy of early birth (starting in 1877) and death (starting in 1821) registers for Charleston.  You can search these records onsite or a staff libarian will make a search of these records for you for the price of copy fees.  You can contact them through email or mail.  The main library is located at 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC. For additional information about the library and its services click here.
  • College of Charleston: Special Collectionslocated on the third floor of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library acquires, evaluates, and preserves rare printed and archival material. These include books, manuscripts, maps and artwork. One of its largest collections is the Spoleto Festival Archive, the Jewish Heritage Collection (which includes the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection and Papers), the L. Mendel Rivers Collection, and the Burnet R. Maybank Senatorial Papers. For more information about the collection Click Here.
  • International African American Museum Center For Family History Facebook Group (IAAM CFH Facebook Group).

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