The South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive single-volume reference for just about anything anyone would want to know about the Palmetto State’s rich cultures and storied heritage, from prehistory to the present day. The encyclopedia is the result of a six-year collaboration between the Humanities Council SC, the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina Press. Published in 2006, the South Carolina Encyclopedia has sold more than 20,000 volumes and as of October 2016 is available online.
The Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia builds on the 2006 print version. With more than 1800 entries — now enhanced with images, documents, and videos from various repositories around the state — the digital encyclopedia is a one-stop resource for school children, teachers, members of the general public, and academic researchers.