Archives Collection Spotlight

York Church Home Orphanage- York County Fair- nd
York Church Home Orphanage Display at the York County Fair- nd


The Episcopal Church Home For Children Records are a valuable source on the Church’s historical effort to extend its services for the social improvement of South Carolina (in this case the Episcopal Diocese’s program for destitute children.)  The Episcopal Church Home was established in 1850 in Charleston, S.C. for orphan girls and was chartered by the S.C. General Assembly in 1852. The collection consists of a history, minutes, reports of the annual meetings, general correspondence, superintendent’s records, health records, attendance registers, financial records, newsletters (both bound and unbound), and photographs.

For more information please see the list of manuscript collection finding aids or contact the Archives

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