Finding Aids

Finding aids are inventories created by archival and manuscript repositories to provide information about specific collections and are used by researchers to determine whether materials within a collection may be relevant to their research. While not exhaustive, finding aids help researchers identify the particular boxes or folders that may hold items of interest. Each link below leads to a finding aid describing the contents and arrangement of many of the manuscript collections housed in the SCHS archive. Each finding aid will provide a history of the person or organization that produced the collection, an overview of the collection, and a detailed list of the collection’s contents.

Adams family papers, 118.00
Adger, Margaret Hall Moffett, 1312.00
*Agricultural Society of South Carolina, 251.00*
Aichel, Johana family papers, 289.00
Allan, James, 101.00
Allen, Horatio, 1159.00
Allston and Rutledge families papers, 487.00
Allston Papers, 1164.00
Alston Family Papers, 1002.00
Alston Pringle Frost papers, 1285.00
Anita Pollitzer family papers, 1210.00
Associated Charities Society records, 1161.00
*Bacot Family papers, 1004.00*
Baker family papers, 1138.00
Baldwin, Agnes Leland, 142.00
Ball family papers, 369.00

Ball family papers, 1134.00
Balzano Collection, 110.00
Bank of Charleston records, 1179.00

Barbot family papers, 1005.00
Barker, Gilliland & Fitzsimons, 1052.00
Barnett, Stan, 1265.00
Barnwell Family Papers, 1250.00
Barnwell, Joseph W., 1255.00
Beaufort Volunteer Army, Records relating to, 557.00

Bee, W.C. records, 1198.00
Bee-Chisolm family papers, 1199.00
Bennett, John H., 277.00
Bennett, John papers, 1176.00
Bernard ONeill & Sons records, 1189.0
Black, George W , 1006.00
Blake family papers, 1007.00
Bond, Arthur, 1252.00
Boyce-Burckmyer-Holmes family papers, 480.00
Brady, Mary P, 415.00
Bragg, Laura 1009.00
Brewton, William, 1010.00
Bricklayers…Union, 1217.00
British War Relief Society, 1127.00
Brown, Alexander, 1012.00
Brown, Ellen Pinckney 1274.00

Bryan Family Papers, 1266.00
Buell, George 259.00
Buist and Buist, 1013.00
Buist, Henry, 1191.00
Bull, Elias Ball papers, 376.00
*Bunting, Ethel Jane, 248.00*
Burckmyer family, 1163.00
Cain family papers, 565.00

Cain, William family papers, 281.00
Cameron and Barkley, 437.00

Campbell, James Butler, 1015.00
Cappelmann, John D_personal papers, 478.19
Century Club records, 278.00
Chafee, W.H., 1190.00
Chamberlain family papers, 1131.00
*Chapman, Clarence E. Photo Collection, 514.00*
Charleston and Summerville Electric Railway Company Records, 1241.00
Charleston automobile club, 1126.00
Charleston Bible Society records, 239.00

Charleston Chamber of Commerce records, 1158.00
Charleston Club records, 1243.00

Charleston Cotton Exchange records, 1182.00
Charleston County Democrat Executive Committee, 1277.00

Charleston Development Board Records, 481.00
Charleston English Speaking Union records, 296.00
Charleston Federation of Women’s Clubs, 161.00
Charleston Industrial Association records, 266.00
Charleston Light Dragoons, 1133.00
Charleston Natural History Society Records, 290.00
Charleston Place Project records, 166.00
Charleston Retail Merchant Association, 1241.00

Chesnut family papers, 1165.00
Cheves, Langdon I, 1166.00
Cheves, Langdon III papers, 1167.00
Child family muniments, 502.00
Childs family papers, 1224.00
Childs, Margaretta Pringle, 456.00
Christ Church Parish Records, 325.00

Church of the Resurrection records, 507.00
Circular Congregational Church records, 1302.00

Civic Club records, 1125.00
Clement, James Wilkinson Legare, 1016.0
Clergy Society records, 319.00
Coburn Papers, 1017.00
Coe, William R., 1150.0
Cohen, Louis & Co, 1183.0
Coker, P.C. Maritime Collection, 549.00
Colburn, James Smith papers, 551.00
Coosaw Company Records, 1184.0
Cooke Family Papers, 1008.0

Consumer Coal Co., 1186.0
*Constantine, A.E., 1239.00*
Conner Family Papers, 1256.0
Condon’s Department store, 193.00
Community Club records, 1128.00
Committee of Correspondence papers, 1034.00

Combahee River Project, 1018.0
Corbin, David T., 1019.0
Cotton, Charles C., 1020.0

Courteney, WC., 1181.00
Courtenay, William A., 1095.0
Crosland, Malcolm E., 0103.00

Cross Brothers records, 491.00
CSA Records, 1043.00
Cummings & McCrady records, 479.00
Cuthbert, Robert, Research on Robert Mills, 1141.0
Dargan Landscape architectural – oversize drawings, 42-207
Dargan Landscape architectural – project files, 207.00

David Jennings & Co. Records, 1180.00
Deas family papers and research, 274.00
DeHon family papers, 1021.0
DeSaussure family papers, 1022.00
Dick, John Henry, Journals, 34-0655
*Discrete Collection (visual materials)*
Dixon, John, 1023.00
Doar-Middleton Family papers, 1247.0
Dock Street Theatre collection, 1177.0
Drayton family papers, 1298.00
Dubose, William P. 388.00

Dunkin family papers, 1024.0
Ephemera Collection, 506.00

Farrow, Emily Ravenel Family Papers, 523.00
Fayssoux family papers, 1216.0
Feilden papers, 1025.0
First Presbyterian Church records, 1140.0
Flagg family papers, 1156.0

Follin, G.A. correspondance, 1026.0
Footlight Players records, 1244.0
Ford, C.L and sons, 372.00
Foster family papers, 1028.0

Frain, Shirley papers, 224 00
Fraser family papers, 1029.0
Fraser, Ladson L family papers, 482.00
French Protestant Church records, 1030.0
Frost, Elias Horry papers, 1031.0
Gadsden family papers, 1032.00
Gadsen, Ellinor P. papers, 1272.0

Gaillard Family papers, 1033.00
Gaillard Plat Collection, 575.00
George Legare Homes records, 552.00

German Friendly Society, 424.00
Gibbes Family papers, 1035.0
Gilman, Caroline H. papers, 1036.0

Glover Family papers, 1037.0
Gooch family papers, 282.00
Googe and Murdaugh records, 1187.0
Gourdin Family papers, 1038.0
Gourdin family papers, 1222.00
Gourdin, Virginia B. Papers, 536.00

Grace Church records, 435.00
Grace, John P, 1268.00
Green, Louis L., 1147.0
Gregorie, Anne King, 1254.00
Grimball family papers, 1220.00
Grimball, John family papers, 426.00
Grimke family papers, 1040.0

Hagood (Johnson) papers, 366.00
Hagood, Johnson papers, 1041.00
Hagood, Rivers, and Young, 310.00
Hale’s Jewelers records, 490.00
Halsey & Cummings records, 569.00

Halsey family papers, 1042.00

Hamer, Philip M., 1219.0
Harleston family papers, 1044.00
Harrigan, Anthony, 302.00
Harriott Middleton family papers, 373.00

Harris, I.L. Geneology papers, 1045.0
Hasell family papers, 1157.00
Hayne, Robert Young letters, 1046.0
Haynsworth Family papers, 1229.0
Heisser research on state and city seals, 159.00
Henry William Ravenel family papers, 1085.00
Hering Family papers, 1211.00

Heyward, Barnwell Rhett genealogical papers, 1047.0
Heyward, Dorothy papers, 180.00
Heyward, DuBose papers, 1172.00

Heyward, James Barnwell, 268.00
Hibernian Society records, 432.00
Holmes Family Correspondence, 1048.0

Holmes, Edward I invoice book, 1204.0
Holmes, W.E. & Co. records, 1188.0
Horlbeck Brothers records, 0179.00
Howell family papers, 1049.00
Huguley, John E. Papers, 562.00

Hume family papers, 1050.00
Humphreys, William W. papers, 1240.0
Hutchinson family papers, 1060.00
Hutson Family papers, 1142.0
Inglesby, John W. papers, 1051.0
Jager Family papers, 1235.0

Jenkins family papers, 417.00
Jennings, David and Co., 1180.00
Jervery, Theodore Dehon family papers, 1257.00
Johnson Family papers, 1237.00
Johnson, John, 1053.00
Josephine Pinckney papers, 1175.00
Kaufman, A.C. papers, 1054.0
Kennerty, Rossina Sottile papers, 1273.0
Kerrison’s Department Store records, 568.00
Kinloch Gun Club records, 1246.0
Kittredge Family papers, 1228.0
Knobeloch family papers, 1055.0

Kollock papers, 1056.0
Ladies Benevolent Society records, 116.00
Lamb family papers, 1057.0
Lathan, Robert- 1251.00
Laurens, Henry 037
Lawton, Thomas O. Papers, 537.00
Lee, Hutson papers, 1058.0
Legare, Colcock & Co. records, 1192.0
Legerton and Company Records, 541.00
Lemons-Mcdermott collection, 1059.0

Logan family papers, 1260.00
Louisa Lord correspondence, 1065.00
Lowndes, C.T. papers, 1063.00
Lucas family papers, 447.00
Lucas family papers, 477.00
Lucas family papers, 1064.0
Lucas, Jonathan papers, 1148.00

Macbeth family papers, 1066.0
Macbeth family papers, 1281.0
Magrath family papers, 1072.0
Maillefert, Benjamin business records, 1203.0
Manigault Family Papers, 1068.00
Manigault, Louis Travel Journal, 528.00
Manigault, Peter, 436.00
Martin, John papers, 1067.0
Martin-Boyd Papers, 434.00
Mary DeBerniere Barnwell family papers, 272.00

Mazyck, Arthur papers, 1195.00
McCord, Louisa S. papers, 1103.00
McCormack, Helen G papers, 1069.00
McCrady, (Edward Jr.) papers, 452.00
McCrady, Edward papers, 1258.00
McCrady, Edward Sr., 1259.00
McCrady, John plat collection, 510.00
McCrady, John Plats and Deeds Collection, 546.00
McCutchen family papers, 483.00
McDonald, Frederick H. papers, 1070.0

McDonald, Wilkins & Co. records, 1208.0
McGowan, Clelia Peronneau M, 368.00
McIver family papers, 1071.00
McMichael, Paul Agalus correspondence and diary, 1073
*Means, William Martin Family Papers, 240.00*

Michaux Garden records, 1074.00
Middleton family papers, 1075.00
Middleton Family Papers, 1168.00
*Middleton, Margaret Simons Family, 206.00*
Miles, James W. papers, 1215.0
Miller, William Capers papers, 1076.0
Mills, Robert papers, 1135.00
Mitchell and Horlbeck legal collection, 505.00
Mitchell and Horlbeck property records, 576.00
Mitchell and Horlbeck Records, 153.00
Mitchell and Smith, 152.00
Moore Family Papers, 539.00
Morrall, John F, 375
*Muller Family Papers, 165.00*
New England Society records, 209.00

Parham, Edna papers, 370.00
Patterson-Dye family papers, 1249
Pease research collection, 472.00
Pease research notes on Charleston, 260.00
Perry family papers, 317.00
Peterkin, Julia Mood papers, 1271.00
Peterkin, Julia Research Papers on, 530.00
Phosphate industry records, 464.00
Pinckney family papers, 037 and 038

Pinckney family papers, 495.00
Pinckney, Elise, 493.00
Pinckney, Josephine, 1175.00

*Pinckney-Means Family Papers, 208.00*

Pinopolis research, 516.00
Pitts, Thomas, 1151.00
Plantation records- James Carson, 1212.00
Poetry Society, 399.00
Porcher family papers, 147.00
Protestant Episcopal Diocese of SC, 273.00
Ravenel family papers, 217.00
Ravenel family papers, 1027.00
Ravenel family papers, 1130.00
Ravenel Family Papers, 1171.00
Ravenel, Harriott Horry family papers, 1086.00
Read family papers, 267.00
Read family papers, 1088.0
Read, Motte Alston, 1170.00
Read, Thomas C. papers, 1087.00
Rhett (Robert G.) papers, 496.00

Rhett family papers, 1092.00
*Reilly, Ronald Allen, 34/535-536.00*
Rivers, L. Mendel papers, 0141.00

Rutledge and Young, 308.00
Rutledge, B.H. Jr. 386
Sass, Herbert Ravenel papers, 1213.00
SC Sons of Confederate Veterans, 394.00
Scafidel_Research on Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, 1225.00

Schirmer papers, 1149.00
Second Presbyterian Church records, 428.00
Shackelford, James, 467.00

Siegling Music House records, 1194.00
Simons and Lapham architectural drawings, 42_1-280

Simons and Simons, 431.00
Simons, Albert 1253.00
*Simons, Andrew, Jr. Slide Collection, 520.00*

Simons, James_ personal papers, 478.18
Simons, Siegling, and Cappelmann bound volumes, 572.00

Simons, Siegling, and Cappelmann records, 478.00
Sirmans, M Eugene, 1262.00
Skipper and Sessions family papers, 451.00
Smith Family Papers, 1287.00
Smith, Alice Ravenel Huger papers, 1173.00
Smith, H.A.M. papers, 1102.00

Smith, Robert W. Family Papers, 529.00
Smith, William Loughton papers, 1119.00
Society for the Preservation of Spirituals, 1304.00
Society of the Cincinnati in the State of SC records, 0379.00
Society of the Colonial Wars records, SC, 297.00Smith Family Papers, 1287.00
Sosnowski family papers, 158.00
St. John’s Colleton Parish Research, 526.00
St. Michael’s Church records, 320.00
St. Peters Church records, 327.00
*Star Gospel Mission Records (visual materials), 295.00*
Stoney family papers, 1209.0

Stoney Popham papers, 301.00
Stoney, A.T.S. map and plat collection, 558.00
*Stoney, Thomas P. Papers, 100.00*
Strawn, Anne W., 378.00

Stringfellow, Elizabeth H., 448.0
Stuckey genealogical collection, 418.00
Taylor Family Papers, 574.00

Taylor, Joseph D. Papers, 525.00
Teague, Benjamin H. papers, 1105.00
Thornhill, Theodore W. papers, 1231.00
Thornhill, Thomas E. papers, 1230.00

Tobias, Thomas J papers, 1106.00 
Tradd Street Press Records, 237.00
Trinity United Methodist Church records, 1153.00
Turnbull, R. J. papers, 1107.00
Turquand Sermon books, 1155.00
Tutterow, Mary Ritchie Simmons family papers, 440.00
Unitarian Church Records-395-00
Vanderhorst Family, 1169.00
Verner, Elizabeth O papers, 1238.00
*Visual Materials Discrete Collection*
Von Oven Brothers records, 1200.00

Waddell, Gene papers, 1263.00
Wagner, Theodore D., 1108.00
Walker, Evans, and Cogswell records, 1310.00

Walker, George E. papers, 1129.00
Walker, Henry Pinckney family papers, 1223.00
Wallace, David D. family papers, 1233.00

Wallace, David Duncan, 1261.00
Waring family papers, 300.00

Waring, Clelia M., 500.00
Waring, Simons V. Papers, 548.00

Waring, Thomas R. Jr. papers, 1207.00
Waring, Thomas R. papers, 1193.00
Washington family papers, 1110.00
Washington Light Infantry records, 555.00

Waterhouse-Crofut family papers, 421.00
Webb, Daniel Cannon plantation journals, 1154.00
Webber genealogical notes, 422.00
Wells, Edward L. papers, 1111.00

Wells, Edward Laight papers, 1136.00
Wells, Sabina E. papers, 1139.00

West Point Rice Mill Company records, 1201.00
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company of South Carolina records, 433.00
Weston family papers, 1112.00
Whaley and Mitchell law firm, 151.00
Whaley, Mitchell, and Clancy, 150.00
Whilden family papers, 1113.00

White House Plantation letters, 1143.0
White, John Blake papers, 1116.0
White, Wesley D. papers, 1311.00

Whitridge, Joshua B. papers, 1114.00
*Whitelaw, Robert N. S., 263.00*
Wilkinson, Leila papers, 1117.00
Williams, Frances L. papers, 1137.00
Williams, George W. papers, 1185.00
Williams, George Walton family papers, 1306.00
Williams, George Walton, 174.00
Williams, Porter genealogical papers, 1115.00
Willis, Eola papers, 1174.00
Wilson family papers, 1300.00
Woodside, Dianne political papers, 476.00
Wragg family papers, 1118.00
Yates family papers, 1120.00
Young family papers, 1121.00