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Mission Statement

To preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the state through professional records, historic preservation, and education programs.

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The SC Department of Archives and History has the primary responsibility for preserving the tangible aspects of the state's history. Through archives and records management and historic preservation programs the department safeguards the original fabric used to interpret the major events in South Carolina's history. Preserving both the documentary and built environments ensures that future generations will have access to primary resources. Each year more than 26,000 people visit, call, or e-mail requests to access records in the South Carolina archives, one of the most comprehensive state archives in the nation. 82% of these patrons are researching family histories. Researchers use legislative, executive, military, court, county, municipal and state agency records to compile family histories, write books and articles, compose school papers and projects and countless other activities built on foundations of historical facts.

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http://www.state.sc.us/scdah

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