Patrons researching plantation history will be interested to know that one of our staff members has created a plantation index. The staff database lists the plantation names, locations, and what sources in the South Carolina Room contain information about each one. The sources in the index include books, vertical files, articles, and websites for individual plantations such as Drayton Hall, and lesser known private plantations.
Patrons can ask the staff person at the desk to search the database for them to save time locating information about the plantation they are researching. Although the database is not all-inclusive, it is an ongoing project that gains more entries each month, and it is helpful for any project dealing with a South Carolina Plantation.