Papers of Charleston’s-longest serving mayor to be archived

Former Mayor Joe Riley

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — The College of Charleston has been given the green light to archive former Mayor Joe Riley’s papers.

The Charleston City Council approved the measure on Tuesday, February 9.

We’re told the project is contingent on the City of Charleston providing funds for the work.

The College hopes to make those papers available to the public, including online.

Riley retired as mayor in January 2016 after serving 40 years.

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