South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board
The South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SC SHRAB)
serves the public by advising and supporting efforts to identify, preserve,
and provide access to South Carolina’s Historical Records.
The SC SHRAB is an active and effective agent for the preservation of a wider
public access to South Carolina’s historical records and serves as a model for
the nation’s other SHRABs. It fosters and supports communication and collaboration,
as well as plays the roles of educator, advocate, promoter, planner, and coordinator.
Current SC SHRAB Members
Dr. W. Eric Emerson- Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives & History, State Archivist, State Historic Preservation Officer
Brenda Burk- Head of Special Collections at Clemson University
Kate Boyd- Director of Digital Research Services at the University of South Carolina
Dr. Rameth Owens- Professor of History Emerita at Clemson University
Gina White- Director of Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University
Joseph Boykin- Former Dean of Libraries at Clemson University
The SC SHRAB completed the updated South Carolina Repository Directory and the strategic plan, entitled “A Plan to Ensure the Preservation and Availability of the Palmetto State’s Historical Records”, with funds from a State Board Programming grant provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). More information about the NHPRC is available on their website: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc.
The SC SHRAB hosted a day of training and networking on September 20, 2021, with funds from a State Board Programming grant provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The workshop focused on archival education and was geared specifically towards the needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other primarily African-American Archives within South Carolina. The goal of the workshop was to aid these institutions in making their collections more accessible though conservation, preservation, and outreach.
Speaker presentations are featured below:
Startup of a Low-Budget South Carolina Civil Rights Museum - Cecil Williams, South Carolina Civil Rights Museum
Today's Modern Archives: Conservation, Preservation, and Publicization - Constance Caddell, USC Center for Civil Rights History & Research
Call My Name: Using the Archives and the Internet to Enhance Public Engagement Black History Projects - Dr. Rhondda Thomas, Clemson University
Digging in to Digital Projects: Getting started with a new digital collection - Margaret Dunlap, Richland Library
How to Build Relationships Through Social Media - Mauricio Orozco, SC Commission for Minority Affairs
Putting a Disaster Plan Into Action - Michelle Van Allen, Santee Cooper
Demystifying Grant Writing - Jannie Harriot, SC African American Heritage Commission
Contact the Board
For additional information, or questions about the SC SHRAB, or additions/changes to the Historical Repository Directory, please contact Erin Lowry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-896-6128.