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SCArchCat, the online catalog, allows searching and browsing of information about the holdings of the South Carolina State Archives.  These holdings include over 10,900 record series, 29,000 cubic feet of paper records and 23,550 microfilm reels of non-current state, county, and municipal records, as well as copies of records relating to South Carolina government and history from other governments and private sources.  The catalog provides summary level information on all series, full descriptions of over half of the series, and lists of containers and folders of many of the series.

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Search the complete holdings of the South Carolina State Archives
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    • Educat* will search educate, education, educational, educating, etc.
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  1. Advanced Search - Type in subject, name, agency, place, or other search term to search specific fields, and get lists and description of records relating to your search.
  2. Browse Subject Terms - View alphabetical lists of subject terms, names and other index terms available for searching.
  3. Browse Holdings - View lists of holdings arranged alphabetically by series title or creator, or numerically by series number.

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This online catalog has been made possible by Library Services and Technology Act funds administered by

the: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the South Carolina State Library

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