Archive for June, 2010

IMLS Grant Guide for Fiscal Year 2011

June 30, 2010

Now Available: FY11 Guide to Programs and Opportunities
This guide provides a succinct overview of the Institute’s FY2011 programs and resources, including useful tips and tools you can use to develop competitive grant applications and staff contact information for each grant program. Download your copy at (PDF, 567KB) or e-mail to request a printed copy.


Hurray! Work Begins on the BDC Compact Shelves

June 23, 2010

The installers from Patterson-Pope have arrived at the Library building on Scott Street! Yesterday workmen began installing the rails.  If everything goes as planned, their part of the work should be done by mid-July. 

Watch Connections for updates on the progress of the project and the “Moving Timetable.”

2010 Gullah Studies Institute

June 23, 2010

Penn Center is sponsoring its 6th annual Gullah Studies Institute during July.  This year’s theme is “Teaching African American History: The Gullah People of the Sea Islands.”  Registrants have a choice between a two week seminar (described in the Gullah Studies Institute2010 pdf) or a one week seminar  (described in the 2010 One-Week GSI Brochure).  To register, call (843) 838-2432.

Federal Grant Opportunities

June 12, 2010

The folks at NEDCC compiled a list of upcoming federal grant opportunities for cultural heritage agencies at

Take a look and see if your organization might be eligible to apply.

SCDAH Pleads for Our Help

June 10, 2010

This e-mail was forwarded to me by our colleague, Maxine Lutz of Historic Beaufort Foundation.  If you feel moved to contact your State House representatives about this issue – either for or against — you can use the “SC State Government” links on the library’s website at to find addresses, telephone and fax numbers of your state representatives.   — Grace

Dear friends:  The SC Department of Archives and History needs your help.  Yesterday, Governor Sanford announced his vetoes of the state budget.  Among them were three cuts to the SC Department of Archives and History budget, totaling $980,945.  (The House and Senate had approved a budget of the $2,445, 764 in state funds plus $200,000 in stimulus funds for the agency for FY 2010-2011.)   A link to the Governor’s veto is below.

 Veto 29: Administration and Planning – Other Operating Expenses $635,445

Veto 30:  Old Exchange Building — $145,500

Veto 104:  Stimulus Funds — $200,000

 These cuts will make it impossible for Archives and History to continue to fulfill its mission. The legislature will be in session on Tuesday (June 15) to consider the Governor’s vetoes.   Our ability to continue to serve you and the citizens of South Carolina depends upon your support.   

If the services and programs of Archives and History have been helpful to you, would you consider letting your local legislator know today, as well as Representative Dan Cooper, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Representative Chip Limehouse, Chair of the House subcommittee dealing with Archives and History.

To find your local legislators you can use this search page from the South Carolina Legislature Online.

 Rep. Daniel T. Cooper (R) District No. 10-Anderson County 525 Blatt Bldg. Columbia, SC 29201 803-734-3144 

Rep. Harry B. “Chip” Limehouse III (R) Dist. No. 110-Berkeley & Charleston Cos. 326 Blatt Building, Columbia, SC 29201 803-734-2977

On behalf of our director, W. Eric Emerson, staff, and countless patrons, thank you for your support. 


Elizabeth M. Johnson Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Department of Archives and History 8301 Parklane Road Columbia, SC 29223 phone:  803.896.6168  fax: 803.896.6167   E-mail:    Website: