Cultural Institution

Camden Archives and Museum

The Archives and Museum is recognized throughout South Carolina and the Southeast as having one of the best research libraries pertaining to genealogical research. It houses a diverse collection of books, microfilm, maps, files, periodicals and general reference materials which will aid visitors in their research for ancestry. It sets forth a policy of primarily collecting material which pertains to the north-central section of South Carolina formerly recognized as the old Camden District. This area today encompasses several counties including Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Lancaster, York, Chester, Fairfield and northern Richland County.

The Archives and Museum has a growing collection of books, newspapers, photographs, maps and is also the repository for a number of city related records, including city minutes, early ordinances and many other miscellaneous records. Census records, publications, cemetery surveys, local newspapers, vertical files and the SC Death Certificate Index, etc. are also available for research.

The South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Library and the South Carolina Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Library are housed in the building.

Educational tours are encouraged as the Archives and Museum recognizes its role as a community resource. The Archives and Museum provides information pertaining to a number of special events which take place in Kershaw County.

Howard Branham

(803) 425-6050

1314 Broad Street
Camden, SC 29020