Our collections are located in the South Carolina Historical Society Reading Room on the third floor of the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library. They contain manuscripts, letters, journals, maps, drawings, photographs, and artifacts.
The South Carolina Historical Society Reading Room, located in the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, is open by appointment only. Click here for appointment information.
*The Addlestone Library will be undergoing construction on the first floor throughout the summer of 2022. While the SCHS Archives reading room on the third floor of the library will not be affected, there may be some construction noise at various times through the summer. To combat this, researchers are welcome to bring their own noise canceling headphones or request earplugs at the reference desk. Construction is expected to take place from May 9 – August 8, 2022.
205 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Monday - Friday
By Appointment Only