SC Archives Summary Guide

South Carolina Archives Summary Guide

RICHLAND COUNTY

Formed in 1785 from part of Camden District

A fire during the federal occupation of Columbia in February 1865 destroyed the courthouse and most of the records in it. Most of the equity and probate records, however, had been safely removed.

 

Register of Mesne Conveyances

L 40001 Richland County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Register of Mesne Conveyances records (general index)
1872-1908
3.00 volumes

L 40002 Richland County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Conveyance books
1865-1951
118.00 microfilm reels and 1.00 volume

L 40003 Lawyers Title Company.
Plat books
ca. 1871-1924
5.00 folders

L 40004 Richland County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Charter books
1887-1944
1.00 volume

L 40005 Richland County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Official bonds books
1903-1946
2.00 volumes

L 40006 Richland County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Agricultural lien books
1870-1876
3.00 volumes

L 40012 Richland County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Block plats of the City of Columbia
1921
0.66 cubic ft.
(Restricted due to physical condition)
 

Clerk of Court

L 40007 Democratic Party (Richland County, S.C.)
Democratic club rolls
1908
1.00 volume

L 40008 Richland County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Voter registration books
1948-1956
54.00 volumes

L 400157 Richland County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Receipts for legislative publications
1882-1912
1.00 volume

L 40158 Richland County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Account book for administration of estates and condemnation proceedings
1926-1954
1.00 volume

L 40160 Richland County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Venire facias writs
1881-1891
0.33 cubic ft.

L 40161 Richland County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Petitions to be excused from jury duty
1881-1891
0.01 cubic ft.
 

County Court

L 40145 County Court (Richland County)
Civil calendars
1934-1955
3.00 volumes

L 40153 County Court (Richland County)
Case files
1960-1963
2.33 cubic ft.

L 40154 County Court (Richland County)
Depositions
1950-1957
0.33 cubic ft.
 

County and Intermediate Court

L 40136 County and Intermediate Court (Richland County)
Fieri facias executions
1791
0.16 cubic ft.
 

Court of Common Pleas

L 40009 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Civil journals
1865-1900
9.00 volumes

L 40010 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Judgment rolls
1867-1951
384.15 cubic ft., 4.00 volumes, and 18.00 microfilm reels
(Portions restricted)

L 40011 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Abstracts of judgments (index)
ca. 1867-1900
2.00 volumes

L 40013 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Equity minutes
1869-1870
1.00 volume

L 40015 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Equity bills
1869-1883
2.33 cubic ft. and 4.00 microfilm reels

L 40016 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Equity petitions
1870
1.00 microfilm reel and 0.33 cubic ft.

L 40017 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Equity bill dockets
1869
1.00 volume

L 40124 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Equity records (general index)
1869-1870
1.00 microfilm reel and 2.00 volumes

L 40133 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Papers
1850-1957
1.00 cubic ft.

L 40142 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Appeals to the Supreme Court
1933-1949
1.00 cubic ft.

L 40156 Court of Common Pleas (Richland County)
Account books of the Court of Common Pleas
1935-1938
1.00 volume
 

Court of Equity

L 40014 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity bills
1793-1868
49.83 cubic ft., 0.01 cubic ft., 41.00 microfilm reels, and 0.01 microfilm reel

L 40018 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity minutes
1863-1868
0.01 volume

L 40020 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity petitions
1804-1867
3.16 cubic ft., 0.01 cubic ft., 11.00 microfilm reels, 0.01 microfilm reel, and 0.01 volume

L 40023 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity bill dockets
1867-1868
0.01 volume

L 40025 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Guardian, trustee, and committee bond books
1809-1868
1.00 microfilm reel, 0.01 microfilm reel, 1.00 volume, and 0.01 volume

L 40026 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Guardian, trustee, and committee account books
1840-1868
2.00 volumes and 0.01 volume

L 40127 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity records (general index)
1793-1868
0.01 microfilm reel and 0.01 volume

L 40128 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity bills (abstracts)
1793-1812
2.00 volumes

L 40134 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity papers
ca. 1781-1868
0.33 cubic ft.

L 40137 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Annual reports of the Master
1818-1869
0.33 cubic ft.

L 40139 Court of Equity (Richland District)
Equity papers
1809-1862
2.00 microfilm reels
 

Master

L 40024 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Guardian, trustee, and committee accounts
1867
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40028 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Dockets of the Master
1925-1957
4.00 volumes

L 40029 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Sales books of the Master
1901-1956
8.00 volumes and 0.01 volume

L 40030 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Receipt books
1902-1904
1.00 volume

L 40141 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Master's reports and miscellaneous papers
ca. 1919-1977
20.00 cubic ft.

L 40146 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Ledgers of the Master
1926-1931
1.00 volume

L 40147 Richland County (S.C.). Master.
Cashbooks of the Master
1929-1934
1.00 volume
 

Court of Ordinary

L 40032 Court of Ordinary (Richland District)
Estate record books
1787-1839
1.00 microfilm reel, 0.01 microfilm reel, 6.00 volumes, and 0.01 volume

L 40037 Court of Ordinary (Richland District)
Citations, bonds, and letters books
1808-1839
1.00 microfilm reel and 2.00 volumes

L 40039 Court of Ordinary (Richland District)
Bond books
1839-1868
1.00 microfilm reel and 1.00 volume
 

Probate Court

L 40031 Probate Court (Richland County)
Estate papers
1787-1909
39.00 cubic ft., 114.00 microfilm reels, and 1.00 volume

L 40033 Probate Court (Richland County)
Will books
1840-1966
10.00 microfilm reels and 56.00 volumes

L 40034 Probate Court (Richland County)
Probate records (general index)
ca. 1865-1878
1.00 volume

L 40035 Probate Court (Richland County)
Administration bond books
1868-1966
17.00 volumes

L 40036 Probate Court (Richland County)
Administration bonds with will annexed books
1868-1966
4.00 volumes

L 40038 Probate Court (Richland County)
Letters books and bond books (indexes)
1868-1919
2.00 volumes

L 40040 Probate Court (Richland County)
Guardian, trustee, and committee bond books
1868-1966
6.00 volumes and 0.01 volume

L 40041 Probate Court (Richland County)
Petitions for letters of administration books
1935-1966
18.00 volumes

L 40042 Probate Court (Richland County)
Letters books
1840-1919
1.00 microfilm reel and 3.00 volumes

L 40043 Probate Court (Richland County)
Letters dismissory books
1869-1966
20.00 volumes

L 40044 Probate Court (Richland County)
Inventories, appraisements, and sales books
1839-1904
6.00 volumes and 0.01 microfilm reel

L 40045 Probate Court (Richland County)
Inventories and appraisements books
1904-1966
52.00 volumes

L 40046 Probate Court (Richland County)
Returns books
1837-1966
1.00 microfilm reel, 110.00 volumes, and 0.01 volume

L 40047 Probate Court (Richland County)
Real estate books
1825-1878
4.00 volumes and 0.01 microfilm reel

L 40048 Probate Court (Richland County)
Lands devised books
1885-1911
1.00 volume

L 40049 Probate Court (Richland County)
Petitions for writs of partition
1869
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40050 Probate Court (Richland County)
Real estate sales books
1903-1937
2.00 volumes

L 40051 Probate Court (Richland County)
Cashbooks of the Probate Judge
1868-1935
4.00 volumes

L 40052 Probate Court (Richland County)
Journals of the Probate Court
1806-1890
1.00 microfilm reel, 0.01 microfilm reel, and 3.00 volumes

L 40053 Probate Court (Richland County)
Petitions for the appointment of trustees
1841-1882
1.00 microfilm reel and 1.00 volume

L 40054 Probate Court (Richland County)
Money decrees books
1891-1915
1.00 volume

L 40055 Probate Court (Richland County)
Probate decrees
1941-1949
1.00 volume

L 40056 Probate Court (Richland County)
Fee books
1911-1914
1.00 volume

L 40130 Probate Court (Richland County)
Marriage licenses
1911-1922
7.00 cubic ft. and 11.00 microfilm reels

L 40131 Probate Court (Richland County)
Marriage books
1911-1965
50.00 volumes and 8.00 microfilm reels

L 40163 Probate Court (Richland County)
Liquor permits
1933-1935
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40164 Probate Court (Richland County)
Affidavits to prove marriages prior to June 30, 1911
1943-1987
0.16 cubic ft.  
 

Court of General Sessions

L 40058 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Criminal journals
1875-1884
1.00 volume

L 40059 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Indictments
1866-1957
92.66 cubic ft., 3.00 volumes, and 3.00 microfilm reels
On-Line Records Index

L 40061 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Pardons, paroles, and commutations
1924-1932
0.33 cubic ft.

L 40140 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Criminal statistics
1966-1969
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40148 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Grand jury presentments
1881-1942
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40149 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Papers
ca. 1877-1952
0.33 cubic ft.

L 40162 Court of General Sessions (Richland County)
Coroner's inquisitions
1871-1890
0.01 cubic ft.
 

District Court

L 40060 District Court (Richland District)
Civil journals
1866-1868
0.01 volume
 

Magistrates Court

L 40062 Magistrates Court (Richland County)
Criminal dockets
1847-1944; (bulk 1902-1912)
8.00 volumes

L 40063 Magistrates Court (Richland County)
Reports to County Supervisors
1930-1932
1.00 volume
 

Court of Magistrates and Freeholders

L 40064 Court of Magistrates and Freeholders (Richland District)
Dockets of the Court of Magistrates and Freeholders
1847-1850
0.01 volume
 

Sheriff

L 40065 Richland County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Tax execution books of the Sheriff for the city of Columbia
1921
0.01 microfilm reel

L 40066 Richland County (S.C.). Sheriff.
List of tax executions
1900
1.00 volume

L 40067 Richland County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Receipts
1869
0.16 cubic ft.
 

Coroner

L 40068 Richland County (S.C.). Coroner.
Coroner's inquisition books
1848
0.01 volume
 

Board of Honor

L 40069 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Honor.
Confederate pension rolls
1919-1947
1.00 volume

L 40070 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Honor.
Confederate pension papers
1920-1976
2.00 cubic ft.

L 40071 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Honor.
Account books of the Board of Honor
1919-1926
1.00 volume
 

Richland County Consolidated Government Charter Commission

L 40129 Richland County Consolidated Government Charter Commission.
Minutes, reports, and reference files of the Richland County Consolidated Government Charter Commission
1992-1995
1.00 cubic ft.
 

County Council

L 40072 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Minutes of the County Council
1946-1951
1.00 volume

L 40073 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
General ledgers of the County Council
1921-1950
8.00 microfilm reels

L 40074 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Cashbooks of the County Council
1924-1949
4.00 volumes

L 40075 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Descriptive lists of prisoners on the county chain gang
1895-1929
27.00 volumes

L 40076 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Chain gang payrolls
1918-1937
1.00 volume

L 40077 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Supervisor's scrapbooks
1912-1946
1.00 volume

L 40078 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Reports of the Commission to Investigate the Financial Affairs of Richland
County
1905
1.00 volume

L 40144 Richland County (S.C.). County Council.
Audit reports
1919-1951
1.00 cubic ft.
 

Auditor

L 40079 Richland County (S.C.). Auditor.
Auditor's tax duplicate books
1883-1962
40.00 microfilm reels

L 40080 Richland County (S.C.). Auditor.
Road tax books
1911-1912
1.00 microfilm reel

L 40081 Richland County (S.C.). Auditor.
Letters sent
1873-1881
1.00 volume
 

Treasurer

L 40082 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Treasurer's tax duplicate books
1876-1960
135.00 microfilm reels

L 40083 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
General cashbooks of the Treasurer
1903-1917
1.00 volume

L 40084 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
School funds cashbooks of the Treasurer
1887-1920; (bulk 1887-1897)
1.00 microfilm reel

L 40085 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Tax execution books of the Treasurer
1890-1953
4.00 microfilm reels

L 40086 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Fifteen percent delinquent tax lists
1878
1.00 volume

L 40150 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Bond ledgers
1923-1930
1.00 volume

L 40151 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Annual county tax settlements of the Treasurer
1894-1903
1.00 volume

L 40152 Richland County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Disbursement journals
1948
1.00 volume
 

Tax Collector

L 40155 Richland County (S.C.). Tax Collector.
Tax sales books
1942-1968
1.00 volume
 

Public Works Dept.

L 40165 Map of the Columbia Canal and land appertaining thereto
1870-1883
1.00 item
 

Board of Education

L 40087 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Minutes of the Board of Education
1902-1969
6.00 volumes

L 40088 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Rough minutes of the Board of Education
1964-1966
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40089 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
General ledgers of the Superintendent of Education
1879-1967
49.00 volumes, 1.00 microfilm reel, and 0.01 microfilm reel

L 40090 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
General cashbooks of the Superintendent
1916-1920
1.00 microfilm reel and 1.00 volume

L 40091 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Monthly apportionment of school funds files
1965-1969
0.33 cubic ft.

L 40093 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Contingent account books
1916-1918
1.00 volume

L 40094 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Annual school tax settlements of the Board of Education
1910-1919
1.00 volume

L 40095 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Teachers' certification record books
1907-1922
1.00 volume

L 40097 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Annual reports of the Superintendent of Education
1931-1969
43.00 volumes

L 40098 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Elementary school reports
1965-1966
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40099 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
High school accreditation applications
1947-1968
2.00 cubic ft.

L 40100 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Superintendent's files
1964-1969
0.16 cubic ft.

L 40101 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Directory of teachers
1922-1968
16.00 volumes

L 40102 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Correspondence with the school districts
1933-1960
2.00 cubic ft.

L 40103 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Columbia street directory
1943
1.00 volume

L 40104 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Attendance reports on white students
1967
0.01 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

L 40105 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Attendance statistics for Richland School District No. 6
1960-1969
1.00 cubic ft.

L 40106 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Census of children ages 7-16 not in school
1967
0.01 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

L 40107 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Notices of transfer of students out of School District No. 2
1966-1967
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40108 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
School bus use permits
1968-1969
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40109 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Charleston County administrative school survey books
1966
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40110 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Columbia's neighborhoods
1965
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40111 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Dedication of the Lower Richland Vocational Center
1966
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40112 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
District Two School Board policy manual
1966
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40113 Columbia Housing Authority (S.C.)
Final narrative relocation report by the city of Columbia Housing Authority
1964
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40114 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
History of the school lunch program
1955
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40116 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Study of the annexation of Richland School District No. 5 to School District No. 1
1965
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40125 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
List of teachers from Lower Richland District Schools
1965-1966
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40126 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
List of teachers in Dentsville area schools
1966
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40132 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Teachers' certification records books (African-American teachers)
1931-1945
1.00 volume

L 40143 Richland County (S.C.). Board of Education.
State aid applications
1946-1966
1.00 cubic ft.
 

County Teachers' Association Board

L 40117 Richland County Teachers' Association (S.C.)
Minutes of the Richland County Teachers' Association
1920-1941
1.00 volume and 0.01 volume
 

Teachers' Retirement Board

L 40118 Richland County (S.C.). Teachers' Retirement Board.
Minutes of the Teachers' Retirement Board
1937-1964; (bulk 1941-1948)
2.00 volumes
 

Columbia Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)

L 40159 Columbia Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.
Yearbooks of the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing
1950-1963
10.00 volumes
 

Mixed Provenance

L 40138 Papers of mixed provenance
1960-1973
2.00 cubic ft.
 

Uncertain Provenance

L 40119 Robert Cathcart and Company (Richland County, S.C.)
Account books of Robert Cathcart and Company
1841-1860
11.00 volumes, 1.00 microfilm reel, and 0.01 microfilm reel

L 40120 Seaboard Insurance Company (Richland County, S.C.)
Ledgers of the Seaboard Insurance Company
1877-1885
1.00 volume

L 40121 Ledgers of a shoemaker
1847-1853
1.00 volume

L 40122 Unidentified store accounts books
1838-1866
1.00 microfilm reel and 2.00 volumes

L 40123 Exhibits in case of Horkabook vs. H. Honold
1810
0.01 cubic ft.

L 40135 Papers
ca. 1762-1890
2.33 cubic ft.


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