The Archives

Reading Room

The Camden Archives and Museum collection contains records relating to the history of Camden District and modern-day Kershaw County.  

The archives contains  a diverse collection of books, microfilm, maps, files, periodicals and general reference materials which will aid visitors in their research.  We primarily collect material pertaining 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 South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Library and the Colonial Dames XVII Century Library are also located at the archives.    As a city department, the Archives is home to the City of Camden's historical records.