History of Hilton Head Island: A List of Selected Links & Materials

Hilton Head Island figures prominently in the history of Beaufort District, particularly from the 17th through 20th centuries. Shell mounds to Civil War forts to planned gated retirement communities, plantations to hunting camps to timber to golfing to tennis tournaments to second and retirement homes, Hilton Head Island has emerged as one of the world's primary resorts. Latest update: 2 April 2022

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter, Scrapbook Collection, 1976 – 2019

The Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter of the DAR was founded in Beaufort, SC on April 5, 1976. The organization's objectives are "historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor." This collection includes newspaper clippings, memorabilia and photographs relating to the group's activities and programs from 1967 through 2019. Posted: 4 January 2022

Beaufort Art Association Collection, 1958 – 2014, Finding Aid

The Beaufort Art Association (BAA) was chartered in 1957. It is a non-profit membership based organization whose mission is to encourage, support and provide opportunities for the growth of all members, as well as to contribute to the community with aesthetic and educational experiences in the visual arts. Posted: 27 August 2021

Men and Women in World War II Scrapbooks, 1995, Finding Aid

These scrapbooks contain photocopies of the Beaufort News, a mimeographed newsletter sent to the area's service men and women in 1944, newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, and ephemera about the men and women from Beaufort County who served in the military forces during World War II.

Reeves Collection of Stuart Family Papers, 1823-1912, bulk 1840-1888, Finding Aid

This archival collection consists primarily of photocopies of family correspondence between Claudia Smith Stuart (1802-1876) about family matters, social affairs in Beaufort and Charleston, S.C., schooling at Harvard, West Point, and seminaries in Spartanburg, S.C. and Alexandria, VA, secession, and the Civil War. Reconstruction Era documents mostly refer to family poverty and difficulties post-war. Related families include Heyward, Rhett, Taber and Walker. Three original items were discovered during processing. Created 30 June 2021

Beaufort County Historical Society Records, 1939 – 2017, Finding Aid

The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Its mission is to promote accurate historical knowledge and appreciation with special emphasis on the Beaufort County area.