Join us for an afternoon with curators and archivists at the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster. This event is the fundraiser for the SCAA’s scholarship program, the Darrick L. Hart Endowment Fund. Awards up to $500 are made available to current SCAA members through an application and review process to attend continuing educational training. Click here to learn more about the Hart Endowment

Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Native American Studies Center, 119 South Main St., Lancaster, SC
Cost: $15.00 for SCAA members; $10.00 for students; $20.00 non-members
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You are invited

SCAA Annual Meeting: Archives and the Natural Environment

The SCAA Outreach and Advocacy Committee invites you to attend the annual meeting to be held at Newberry College in Newberry, SC on Friday, October 10, 2014. The natural environment will serve as the theme and inspiration for conference proceedings.

We welcome presentation and/or session proposals relating to the intersection of archives and records repositories with the natural environment as well as issues relevant to our profession in the 21st Century.

These include:

  • The intersection of archives and preservation with landscape, conservation, flora, fauna, agriculture, management of natural resources, and outdoor recreation in South Carolina.
  • Biographical, historical, and research information concerning collections that document the South Carolina landscape. These can include naturalists, biologists, and botanists.
  • Sustainability in the archives. Anything from selecting sustainable formats for electronic records to “green” archival facilities.
  • Challenges facing archivists involved in caring for natural history collections.
  • Collaboration of archivists with other professionals in the fields of natural history, science, archaeology, land management, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, and farming.
  • New research and innovative projects and programs being implemented in archives repositories.

To download a session proposal form, click here!

Registration will open soon and additional details about the meeting will be available soon.

Protecting the Past to Safeguard the Future: Balancing Access with Security in South Carolina’s Cultural Heritage Repositories

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

Time: 11:30 to 4:00 (includes lunch)

Location: St Helena Branch, Beaufort County Library System. Registration now open!

Registration Fee: $25 SCAA Member; $35 Non-member; $15 Students


The SCAA spring workshop will  offer attendees an SAA webinar followed by a panel discussion.  The webinar focuses on mitigating risks, building bridges with local law enforcement, and developing a holdings protection program. A panel discussion with front-line archivists, librarians, law officers, public relations specialists, and administrators representing a variety of different repositories (academic, public library, private, etc.) will follow the webinar. Panelists include: Gina White (Winthrop University), Steven Tuttle (South Carolina Department of Archives and History), Lynette Stoudt (Georgia Historical Society), and Douglas Henderson (Charleston County Public Library).

Registration now open - click here to register!


Prepared in Mind and Resources:

Collaboration, Relevance, and the Re-Imagined Archives

October 16-18, 2013

The South Carolina Archival Association , the Society of North Carolina Archivists and the Society of Georgia Archivists are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Tri-State Archivists Meeting, which will take place October 16 - 18, 2013 at Furman University located in Greenville, South Carolina.
The theme of the meeting is  Prepared in Mind and Resources: Collaboration, Relevance, and the Re-Imagined Archives, and will include presentations on the collaborative spirit between archives, libraries, historians, museums, and the wide variety of projects they undertake. Also on the program will be sessions reflecting archival practice in the areas of marketing, outreach, processing, digital archives, and instruction. You’ll want to check out the poster presentations as well!
Keynote speaker Emily Gore is the Director for Content, Digital Public Library of America, and Dr. Clifford Kuhn (past president,   Oral History Association; Georgia State University) will be our lunchtime plenary.
The Tri-State Education Committee will be offering the following pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, October 16: Digital Repositories (a SAA DAS Workshop), Archival Boot Camp, and an Oral History Workshop. Pay close attention to your listservs for upcoming information on registration.
Early bird registration fees for the meeting are $75 for members of SCAA, SNCA, and SGA, $50 for student members of SCAA, SNCA, and SGA, and $100 for non-members. SGA Members should log in to receive the member rate. To receive the early bird price, registration must be submitted online by September 13th! To register, please visit
Registration fees include: Thursday and Friday sessions and poster exhibits; Thursday and Friday continental breakfast and food and beverage breaks; access to exhibiting vendors; luncheon on Thursday (vegetarian options available); dessert reception and silent auction on Thursday evening at the Upcountry History Museum located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina (wine included), and complementary wireless login at Younts Conference Center (please indicate on registration form).
For information on directions, lodging, the reception location, and local activities (to be added soon), please visit:
On behalf of the Tri-State Archivists Meeting Program, Local Arrangements, and Education Committees, we look forward to seeing you in October!


SCAA is now accepting nominations for its four annual awards.  Please use the criteria below to nominate archives workers and institutional friends who have done outstanding archival work in South Carolina.  The awards will be presented at the 2012 Fall Business Meeting on October 4.  Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 7.

South Carolina Archivist of the Year – to a current SCAA member, in recognition of extensive years of exceptional service to the profession, particularly in South Carolina, and to forwarding the mission and goals of the South Carolina Archival Association.

Career Achievement Award – in recognition of an extensive body of work on the preservation of historical material about South Carolina and of service to promoting their use, and generally rewarded upon retirement, relocation from South Carolina and similar events.  Recipients do not have to be SCAA members.

Program Innovation Awards – to SCAA members, based upon criteria such as, but not limited to: creating a viable archive where none existed; publishing materials that benefit archives or archivists; establishing successful new programs such as access to collections on the web or working with community groups to promote archives.  Successful efforts should be South Carolina-based.

Friend of the Archives Award – to an individual or organization which promotes, advocates, and/or defends archives and archival programs in South Carolina.


Please submit a separate nomination for each person or award and include:

Nominee’s name



Nominator’s name

Nominator’s contact information

Name of Award

Describe the justifications for this nominee receiving this award.  Please be specific and provide factual details.  The more information you can provide, the stronger the case you will make for your nominee.


Send nominations to Beth Bilderback, South Caroliniana Library, U.S.C., Columbia SC 29208,