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How to Use the South Caroliniana Library


Primary sources provide unique material to enhance student learning. Using archives in the classroom can help develop students' skills to:

  • Conceptualize
  • Find
  • Read, Understand, and Summarize
  • Interpret, Analyze, and Evaluate
  • Use and Incorporate

We Want to Hear from You

Want us to speak to your class? We're happy to schedule visits to talk to your classes about the South Caroliniana Library, choosing a research topic, conducting primary source research, or how archives work. Although we are not currently in our historic building, we can come to you!

Working on your class syllabi? We can suggest great collections to complement your teaching or create a LibGuide especially for your course.

Need remote access? If you find materials in our finding aids that you would like to see digitized, we can work with you to try to get digital copies created. While not everything can be digitized, input from our users helps us determine our digitization priorities.

Have a question? We are a resource to answer reference questions on the history and culture of South Carolina.

How To Teach with Primary Sources

Check out these online resources about how to use primary sources in your classroom.

Learn the Lingo

The Society of American Archivists maintains a glossary to define archival terminology.