National Historical Publications & Records Commission

South Carolina Grants

NHPRC Grants by State and Territory


  • Entries span the dates of projects funded in that state since 1976.
  • Each list is categorized by:
    1. Records Projects
    2. Publications Projects
  • Each award is identified in parentheses by the year of the award and grant number.

These South Carolina grants span 1977 - 2013

Records Projects

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$98,822 to support a two-year project to for a two-year project to process and describe 500 linear feet in three manuscript collections from textile mill owner Elliott White Springs, civil rights activist John Hurst Adams, and civil rights attorney John Roy Harper. (RH50054-13)

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
$77,000 to support a two-year project to inventory its visual materials collections (200 linear feet) and preserve, process, and make available approximately one-half of those collections of an estimated 30,000 visual items including photographs, postcards, sketches, glass negatives, and other visual materials dating from the 18th century to 1999. (RH50066-13)

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
$87,600 to support an 18-month project to provide detailed arrangement and online descriptive access for the Burnet R. Maybank Senatorial Papers (330 linear feet) and the L. Mendel Rivers Congressional Papers (70 linear feet). Additionally, staff will digitize and post in the Lowcountry Digital Library a sample of up to 150 documents from these collections. (RH50072-13)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$8,000 to support the work of the South Carolina Historical Records Advisory Board, including a statewide archives awards program. (RC10115-11)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$70,000 to support basic activities, disaster planning and recovery workshops, local archives management workshops, and an ongoing regrant program. (RC10013-08)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$128,040 for the statewide regrant and training program. (RC05707-07)

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
$75,633 to arrange, describe, and make more accessible to the public 93 manuscript collections consisting of 238 cubic feet of records relating to medical history and the health profession in South Carolina. (RA5657-06)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$45,970 for the state historical records advisory board statewide planning and for administrative support. (2006-007)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$162,315 for a project to move the Department's electronic records program beyond basic policy guidance to direct involvement with state agencies in addressing electronic records management and preservation issues. (2003-008)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$19,995 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses. (2002-017)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$37,435 for its Electronic Records Training and Awareness Program to develop and conduct six workshops on electronic records issues. (2001-035)

Catawba Cultural Preservation Project, Rock Hill, SC
$6,430 to hire a consultant to evaluate the Catawba Indian Nation's current records policies and procedures, survey the records held in tribal offices, and make recommendations for implementing a tribal records management program. (2000-114)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$6,952 to fund the administrative expenses of the South Carolina board for 16 months. (2000-044)

South Carolina Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$29,340 for a planning project to evaluate progress on the board's 1994 plan, publish and distribute a report and a revised plan based on this evaluation, reassess the board's own mission, develop criteria for evaluating progress on the revised plan, and sponsor workshops and conferences on historical records. (98-002)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$100,000 ($50,000 matching) to preserve and provide access to valuable historical materials in South Carolina's repositories of private papers and non-governmental archives. At least 90 percent of grant funds will be regranted. (97-096)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$69,353 for an 18-month project to process 15 historically significant manuscript collections relating to the history of South Carolina and the South in the South Caroliniana Library, a special collections library of the university. The collections, with a total volume of 535 linear feet, cover topics in women's history, slavery and race relations, the Civil War, and political and military history. (97-082)

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
$32,670 to improve access to 367 manuscript collections (435 linear feet, 18th to 20th century) pertaining to agriculture, commerce, and culture in South Carolina. Upon the successful completion of this project, researchers will have access to approximately 60 percent of the society's holdings of personal papers and business records. (96-066)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$21,700 for a one-year project to plan and develop a prototype information locator system for South Carolina state government, evaluate its limited implementation, and make recommendations concerning its expanded implementation. (96-010)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$37,371 to continue the retrospective conversion of its collection-level catalog descriptions into the USMARC (United States MAchine Readable Cataloging) format. (95-086)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$95,400 to improve the preservation of and access to holdings in the state's manuscript repositories and non-government archives. By linking grant funds for collections projects to requirements for professionally accepted collections management practices and by providing increased professional training, the proposal aims to raise the basic standard of archival practices among the state's repositories. Regrants will be available for consultancies, education and training activities, collections management, and preservation projects. (95-042)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$19,064 for a planning grant to publicize and follow up on its long-range planning activities and to maintain its active leadership of the state's records community. (94-026)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$85,434 for the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Historical Society, and the College of Charleston to convert existing catalog descriptions of their manuscript collections into MARC AMC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging Archival and Manuscripts Control) format records. (93-067)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$18,646 to support the travel and meeting expenses of the board, including the development of an updated report on the conditions and needs of the state's historical records programs and a videotape to be used to increase interest in and support for historical records programs in the state. (92-117)

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
$3,080 to hire a consultant to review current descriptive policies and to make recommendations concerning increased access to the society's manuscript collections. (91-112)

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
$71,689 to arrange, describe, and selectively microfilm approximately 630 cubic feet of textile records dating from 1879 to 1988. (91-103)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$34,100 for a fellowship in archival administration. (90-075)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$150,000 for a regrant project sponsored by the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board for local governments to develop archival and records programs, study records-related problems, microfilm permanently valuable records, and produce finding aids to local government archives. (90-038)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$3,050 to support the board's travel and meeting expenses. (90-019)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC
$54,501 for a national meeting of the State and Territorial Historical Records Coordinators and meetings of the State Coordinators' Steering Committee, and to convene a group to assess the mission and structure of the coordinators' organization and the role of the steering committee. (89-084)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$2,976 to support printing of the state's historical records assessment report and a summary brochure. (88-052)

University of South Carolina, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC
$56,410 for a project to develop an archives and records management program for the university. Founded in 1801, the university was the state's first institution of higher education and, by educating many of the state's most influential leaders, has had a significant impact on its history. (87-092)

Benedict College, Columbia, SC
$44,068 to establish an archives for the college's permanently valuable records. Founded in 1870, Benedict College is an historically black, independent, liberal arts institution of higher education. (86-094)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$3,500 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (86-069)

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
$27,070 for the second year of a project to develop its archival and records management program. (85-134)

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
$22,890 for the first year of a project to develop a records management and archival program for the university. Clemson is one of two state-supported universities in South Carolina and is a center for research in agriculture and textile technology. (85-047)

South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board, Columbia, SC
$24,745 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (81-129)

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
$11,621 for preservation activities relating to the society's manuscript collections. (77-039)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,842,870

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Publications Projects

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$14,194 for a subvention to publish The Sound of the Genuine: Papers of Howard Thurman(PS10025-08)

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
$60,000 to edit for publication Harriott Middleton and Susan Matilda Middleton correspondence. (2004-065)

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
$1,584,124 for the Papers of Henry Laurens. (1976-2004)
Project In Progress
Model Edition Partnership Web Site

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$967,121 for the Papers of John C. Calhoun. (1976-2002)
Project Completed

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$185,382 on behalf of the Model Editions Partnership to create new versions of the current MEP Guidelines, Reference Manual, and document type definitions based upon a new, simplified version of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) known as the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). (2002-023)
Model Editions Partnership Web Site

University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC
$188,719 for subvention support for the Papers of Henry Laurens and the Papers of John C. Calhoun. (through 2002)

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$46,960 for its Model Editions Partnership: Archiving Documentary Editions Project to determine the feasibility of establishing a service center to archive the electronic files used by Commission-supported projects to produce printed volumes. (2001-011)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$222,440 for the Model Editions Partnership to:

  1. complete the markup guidelines, reference guide, and encoding report for electronic historical editions;
  2. publish five mini-editions to explore the effectiveness of automated conversion;
  3. prepare and publish two mini-editions to demonstrate the interoperability of SGML digital library resources;
  4. develop a series of utilities to automate the conversion of project word processing files into SGML files; and
  5. prepare and publish a study describing the uses of documentary materials in an electronic environment. (99-021)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$219,344 for the second half of a three-year project known as the Model Editions Project to address both the scholarly and technological issues involved in developing new approaches to enhance intellectual access to documentary editions using an international standard for text markup (the Standard Generalized Markup Language [SGML]) and guidelines for the use of SGML developed by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). (97-004)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
$247,397 for the first 18 months of a three-year project to address both the scholarly and technological issues involved in developing new approaches for addressing questions of intellectual access to documentary editions. Using an international standard for text markup (the Standard Generalized Markup Language) and guidelines for the use of SGML developed by the Text Encoding Initiative, project staff will develop a generalized model for the process of preparing and publishing electronic documentary editions. The project also will create a series of marked-up sample editions to be published using CD-ROM and the Internet, and will prepare one or more "casebooks" to document the process of creating the models and sample editions. (95-039)

Mark Malvasi (Ph.D. candidate, University of Rochester), Columbia, SC
$25,000 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Papers of John C. Calhoun, University of South Carolina. (1990)

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 3,760,681

TOTAL $ 5,603,551

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