Please join us for this year’s SCAA conference entitled, “How do I ...?”!

Our theme covers a wide array of topics, including digitization, processing, preservation, outreach ... all of the major subjects that archivists and cultural resource professionals deal with on a recurring basis! 

This year's SCAA conference keynote speaker, Mrs Dawn Corley, best known at "The Charleston Silver Lady"! Dawn Corley has been collecting and lecturing on silver from South Carolina for nearly 30 years. She is descended from one of Charleston's earliest silversmiths, and her silver collection is shown by museums throughout the world. Some of Dawn’s most noteworthy pieces include silver that belonged to Robert E. Lee, John C. Calhoun, Wade Hampton, and porcelain that belonged to George and Martha Washington; pieces made by enslaved South Carolinians are included in her exquisite collection.

Her interactive lecture programs allow attendees the rare opportunity for a 'hands on' examination of these treasured pieces. Dawn had the honor of being the appraiser of the jewelry found on the Hunley Submarine in Charleston, and she has spoken for US Presidents, Foreign Heads of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as many hundred private groups and organizations.

Some will recognize her name from state and national publications as well as local and national television. The ancestral home she shares in the Midlands of SC with her family was featured recently on HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk", and their 1790 plantation home was recently the focus of an ETV special, and has also been the site of multiple made for TV movies. 

Read more about her practice and collection at  


When: Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: University of South Carolina – Aiken

Gregg-Graniteville Library

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Early bird registration fees are $35 members; $50 nonmembers (includes membership fee); $15 students. Registration price will increase on October 10: $45 members;
$60 non-members (includes membership for one year); $25 students.

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