As some of you might be aware, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) a small grant to conduct a survey of historical repositories across South Carolina.  As part of that survey, the Board would like to invite you to participate in a virtual focus group to assess the archiving, processing, electronic records, etc., needs of historical records repositories in South Carolina.  It is the SHRAB’s intention to use the information learned from this focus group to update South Carolina’s Strategic Plan for Historical Records.  The first group is scheduled for November 30th, from 2pm-3pm.  The second focus group is scheduled for December 11th, from 10am-11am.  The focus groups will ask the same questions, so you only need to RSVP for one of them.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in participating in one of these virtual focus groups, please contact Jessica Hills at the South Carolina Department of Archives & History.  Her direct line is 803-896-6119 and her email address is

Thank you in advance for your time and input.