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An Architect Of The New South: A Case Study Of William Lawrence Hill And Sharon, South Carolina, Paul Laffredo Iii Dec 2018

An Architect Of The New South: A Case Study Of William Lawrence Hill And Sharon, South Carolina, Paul Laffredo Iii

Graduate Theses

This is a case study of William Lawrence Hill and Sharon South Carolina. Mr. Hill was born in 1866 and grew up under the harshness of Reconstruction which taught Hill that above all else he did not want to become a southern farmer. At the age of ten, Hill was operating a mercantile, for the benefit of the Blairsville, South Carolina community. In 1898, Hill relocated about twenty miles away to the community called Sharon. Hill along with four other men incorporated the Sharon community into a town and served as a member of its first city council.

William L ...


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin Jan 2018

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...


The Bleachery Way: A Study Of The Rock Hill Printing And Finishing Company, 1960-2017, Alexander Keith Windham Dec 2017

The Bleachery Way: A Study Of The Rock Hill Printing And Finishing Company, 1960-2017, Alexander Keith Windham

Graduate Theses

The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company has been a staple in the development of the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina. The textile factory has not been extensively written on apart from newspaper articles and therefore the purpose of this thesis is to identify just how impactful the factory was on the development and people of Rock Hill. From 1929 to 1998 the plant was in full operation and employed countless citizens of the city. The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company has been neglected despite its lasting history in the city. The concepts of labor relations regarding race ...


The Catholic Church, Catalyst For Change: Taking The Black Community Of Rock Hill, Sc From The Twentieth To The Twenty-First Century, 1946-2016, Sandra Ludwa Dec 2016

The Catholic Church, Catalyst For Change: Taking The Black Community Of Rock Hill, Sc From The Twentieth To The Twenty-First Century, 1946-2016, Sandra Ludwa

Graduate Theses

The Roman Catholic Oratorians came to Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1935 with the mission to minister to the poor, underprivileged, and disadvantaged of all races and creeds, and to spread the good news of Catholicism. During the past eighty-one years, the Catholic Church has had a tremendous effect on where the community stands today. It was, and remains, significant because it improves economic, social, educational, and vocational conditions for the black community in particular. The church is ever changing, growing, and evolving to meet the needs of its congregation and community, and is quite different from the Catholic Church ...


Are We In The Clear? : A History Of Military Treatment Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder From The Civil War Until The Wars On Terror, Susanna O. Lee May 2016

Are We In The Clear? : A History Of Military Treatment Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder From The Civil War Until The Wars On Terror, Susanna O. Lee

Graduate Theses

Post-traumatic stress disorder is known as a common element of warfare. However, it has only gained significance during the last century. The Civil War was the first time that the military began to record soldiers who were diagnosed with “nostalgia.” With every conflict that followed, the name of the disorder changed. Along with changing the name, new treatments were implemented.

The goals of the paper are to show depictions of the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder beginning with the Civil War until the present Afghan/Iraqi conflicts and how it was dealt with by military organizations. This paper will also ...


Arnold Michael Shankman Papers - Accession 259, Arnold Michael Shankman Jan 2016

Arnold Michael Shankman Papers - Accession 259, Arnold Michael Shankman

Manuscript Collection

The Arnold Shankman Papers are a treasure trove of historical research in a variety of areas. Within the American Civil War era, Shankman had extensively researched the “copperhead” movement of northern opposition to the war and was an expert on one of its leading members, Clement Vallandigham. Pursuing his interest in ethnic history, Dr. Shankman was a pioneer in the study of how ethnic and immigrant groups viewed each other. For example, he was one of the first to use early African-American newspapers to determine the views of blacks toward Italian immigrants and other groups. Shankman also was singularly instrumental ...


Arnold Michael Shankman Papers - Accession 98, Arnold Michael Shankman Jan 2016

Arnold Michael Shankman Papers - Accession 98, Arnold Michael Shankman

Manuscript Collection

The Arnold Shankman Papers consist mainly of photocopies of manuscript collections which Dr. Shankman used for his research and writing. Included are pamphlets, biographical sketches, correspondence and newspaper accounts. Most of the collection relates to the American Civil War, particularly in Illinois, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, but there is material relating to Jewish history, African-Americans and United States foreign relations.


Jessie Huey Laurence Papers - Accession 5, Jessie Huey Laurence Jan 2015

Jessie Huey Laurence Papers - Accession 5, Jessie Huey Laurence

Manuscript Collection

The Jessie Huey Laurence Papers primarily consist of correspondence, but also included are speeches, program notes, minutes, financial records, photographs, clippings, and scrapbooks relating to her role in the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs (1928-1937); her promotion of a compulsory school attendance bill for South Carolina (1934-1936); the formation of the South Carolina Council for the Common Good (1935); Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Public Works Administration (PWA) projects in South Carolina; and her interest in the Catawba Indians of York County, as chairman of Indian Affairs Committee for the Catawba Chapter of the Daughters of the American ...


Come-See-Me Festival Records - Accession 1408, Come-See-Me Festival Jan 2012

Come-See-Me Festival Records - Accession 1408, Come-See-Me Festival

Manuscript Collection

The Come-See-Me Festival Records consist of papers, photographs, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, media kits, publicity kits, awards, applications, invitations, bylaws, guidelines, histories, correspondence, promotions and advertisements, posters, and memorabilia from the Come-See-Me Festivals from the 1980s to 2013.


Come-See-Me Festival Records - Accession 815, Come-See-Me Festival Jan 2010

Come-See-Me Festival Records - Accession 815, Come-See-Me Festival

Manuscript Collection

The Come-See-Me Festival Records consist of records and memorabilia from the Come-See-Me Festivals since its founding in 1962. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, financial reports and papers, promotional materials, and other records and material chronicling the development of the Come-See-Me Festival in Rock Hill, SC.


James Sisters Papers - Accession 869, James Sisters Jan 1996

James Sisters Papers - Accession 869, James Sisters

Manuscript Collection

The James Sisters Papers consist of personal correspondence between the sisters and their parents while they attended Winthrop and other papers, memorabilia, and photographs relating to their college and professional lives.


Knox-Wise Family Papers - Accession 591, Knox-Wise Jan 1985

Knox-Wise Family Papers - Accession 591, Knox-Wise

Manuscript Collection

The Knox-Wise Family Papers includes a land grant issued to John Knox in 1768; diaries written by Dr. John Knox [1792-1859] covering the 1840s and 1850s; James N. Knox [1806-1880] covering 1859-1880; and William D. Knox [1847-1928] covering 1869-1928; indentures, deeds, receipts, court summonses and other papers of Hugh Knox [1757-1821], sheriff and justice of the peace in Chester County, South Carolina (ca. 1780s and 1790s); correspondence of James N. Knox, correspondence, and other professional papers of Dr. John Knox; correspondence, and other papers of William D. Knox, Superintendent of Education in Chester County from 1896-1928. Papers of various other ...


The Friedheim's Of Rock Hill, South Carolina - Accession 715 #67, Family History - Friedheim Family, C. H. "Icky" Albright, Harper S. Gault Jan 1982

The Friedheim's Of Rock Hill, South Carolina - Accession 715 #67, Family History - Friedheim Family, C. H. "Icky" Albright, Harper S. Gault

Manuscript Collection

The Friedheim's of Rock Hill, South Carolina relates the history of the family through narrative, stories, anecdotes and photographs. There is a outline of the family connections at the back of the booklet. The Friedheim Brothers operated a department store in Rock Hill in 1866. The store closed in 1965. The author, C.H. Albright married one of Arnold Friedheim's granddaughters.


Carolina Low Country Girl Scout Council Records - Accession 325, Girl Scouts, Carolina Low Country Jan 1980

Carolina Low Country Girl Scout Council Records - Accession 325, Girl Scouts, Carolina Low Country

Manuscript Collection

This collection is a valuable source of girl scouting records in South Carolina during the twentieth century. While the Carolina Low Country Girl Scouts (CLCGS) was chartered in 1924, the records begin earlier with the organization of the CLCGS and continue until the late 1970s. The collection consists of organizational records, financial records, troop registrations and membership lists, news releases, Juliette Low Region VI records, newsletters, and records relating to camps and annual conventions. Other records include program activities, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and memorabilia.These records give a good overview of the CLCGS’ history. They also provide a ...


John Gary Anderson Papers - Accession 158, John Gary Anderson Jan 1979

John Gary Anderson Papers - Accession 158, John Gary Anderson

Manuscript Collection

The John Gary Anderson Papers consist of biographical sketches of J.G. Anderson and Alice Holler Anderson (wife of J.G. Anderson), newspaper clippings offering accounts of the success and failures of the Rock Hill Buggy Company, the Anderson Motor Company and “the Rock Hill Plan” for reduction of the cotton crop in the south. Also included is a map of Rock Hill dated 1891 and scrapbooks containing advertising materials for Anderson’s products, photographs, and correspondence relating to Anderson’s business, his will and years as a trustee of Winthrop College (1920-1937).


York County Multiethnic Heritage Project Collection - Accession 186, York County Multiethnic Heritage Project Jan 1978

York County Multiethnic Heritage Project Collection - Accession 186, York County Multiethnic Heritage Project

Manuscript Collection

The York County Multiethnic Heritage project collection includes a wide variety of material that can be used for research on York County and for instructional purposes by teachers. The collection consists of magazines, newspaper clippings, books, photographs, slides, audio tapes, video cassettes, slide transparencies, and copies of historical documents such as letters and land records.


Johnson Family Papers - Accession 162, Johnson Family Jan 1978

Johnson Family Papers - Accession 162, Johnson Family

Manuscript Collection

The Johnson Family Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs, and other records relating to the family of David Bancroft Johnson, founder and first president of Winthrop (1886-1928) including, his wife Mai Rutledge Smith Johnson (Class of 1898), and their children, David Bancroft, Jr., Burgh, and Suzanne Johnson. The collection covers topics concerning David Bancroft Johnson’s work with the Columbia, South Carolina school system and the origins of Winthrop. Correspondents include Edward Southey Joynes, J.C. McCurry, Frances W. Parker, A.D. Mayo, William G. Burgin, and W.R. Bradford among many others.


Pindarian Club Of Rock Hill Records - Accession 166, Book Club Of Rock Hill, Pindarian Jan 1978

Pindarian Club Of Rock Hill Records - Accession 166, Book Club Of Rock Hill, Pindarian

Manuscript Collection

The Pindarian Club of Rock Hill, SC was organized on February 25, 1954 as a daughter club of the Perihelion Club. The purpose of the literary club is to encourage and sustain the intellectual development of its members and to promote better citizenship, inviting therein such social factors as may contribute to this purpose. The records consist of histories, constitutions, bylaws, minutes, membership records, photographs, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings documenting the club’s history.


Mary Oni Holler Papers - Accession 111, Mary Oni Holler Jan 1978

Mary Oni Holler Papers - Accession 111, Mary Oni Holler

Manuscript Collection

The Mary Oni Holler Papers consist of genealogical material concerning the Holler family and correspondence between Holler and her parents in Chester County, South Carolina, which mainly concern her life, impressions and studies at the Chester Female Institute in Chester, Virginia, her marriage, family matters, her work as a school teacher in Chester County, her travels, and social life.


Daniel Saye Hollis Papers - Accession 175, Daniel Saye Hollis Jan 1978

Daniel Saye Hollis Papers - Accession 175, Daniel Saye Hollis

Manuscript Collection

Daniel Saye Hollis (1885-1981) was a politician and community leader from Rock Hill, SC. The Daniel Saye Hollis Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, legislative bills, reports, newspaper clippings and other material relating to Hollis’ career, term of office as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, York County politics, and the South Carolina Democratic Party. Of particular interest is a memoir entitled, “I Remember," which focuses on his early life, rural attitudes, and growing up in a southern rural community in the early 1900s. There is also some information on St. John’s United Methodist Church, Rotary Club ...


Thomas Family Papers - Accession 147, Thomas Family Jan 1978

Thomas Family Papers - Accession 147, Thomas Family

Manuscript Collection

The Thomas Family Papers are a valuable source of information concerning family life in Rock Hill, S.C. during the period 1920-1945. The collection includes diaries, Thomas Tours brochures, newspaper clippings speeches, financial and estate records, genealogies, menus, photographs, memorabilia and an extensive body of correspondence comprising the largest part of the collection. Dr. Roy Zachariah Thomas brought his family to Rock Hill when he assumed the position of professor of Chemistry at Winthrop College in 1914. The correspondence in the collection traces the growth of the Thomas family and the tour business, Thomas Tours, Inc., that Dr. Thomas founded ...


Boulware Family Papers - Accession 102, Thomas Mccullough Boulware, James Richmond Boulware Jan 1977

Boulware Family Papers - Accession 102, Thomas Mccullough Boulware, James Richmond Boulware

Manuscript Collection

The Boulware Family Papers consist of photocopies of a plantation journal (302 pages) kept by Thomas McCullough Boulware I (1829-1889) and a genealogy of the Boulware family written by James Richmond Boulware II of Lakeland, Florida, in 1948. The journal concerns the Blackstocks Plantation in Chester County, South Carolina and subjects include the planting of crops and farming of land; family events, such as deaths, births and marriages; family travel and vacations; church affairs, including the local temperance league; land sales; free black and northerners in Chester County after the Civil War.


Rock Hill Council On Human Relations Records - Accession 47, Council On Human Relations, Rock Hill Jan 1976

Rock Hill Council On Human Relations Records - Accession 47, Council On Human Relations, Rock Hill

Manuscript Collection

The Rock Hill Council on Human Relations Records consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, program notes, newsletters, membership lists, and other records of a body organized in 1954 by the Rock Hill City Council to further communication between the city’s African- Americans and whites. The collection includes material relating to the South Carolina Council on Human Relations with which the Rock Hill Council was affiliated, American Friends Services committee, Southern Regional Council, and a black & white 16mm film pertaining to the origin and early development of the Council. Correspondents include Alice Spearman Wright, civil rights activist and former executive secretary ...


Thelma Ecord Busbee Papers - Accession 29, Thelma Ecord Busbee Jan 1975

Thelma Ecord Busbee Papers - Accession 29, Thelma Ecord Busbee

Manuscript Collection

Thelma Ecord Busbee [1910-2004] was a Civic leader and club woman from Columbia, South Carolina. The Thelma Ecord Busbee Papers consist of correspondence, reports, constitutions, financial records, program notes, and other papers relating to her many club and civic activities. The collection covers the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs (1950-1959), The South Carolina Status of Women’s Conference (1961-1968), the Richland-Lexington Tuberculosis Association (1961-1964), South Carolina Alert, Inc. (1961-1962), the Palmetto Outdoor Historical Drama Association (1965-1968), the South Carolina State Library Board (1967-1968), the Lexington County Hospital Auxiliary (1970-1972), and the South Carolina Council for the Common Good ...


Hutchison Family Papers - Accession 19, Hutchison Family Jan 1975

Hutchison Family Papers - Accession 19, Hutchison Family

Manuscript Collection

The Hutchison Family Papers consist of diaries, journals, speeches, correspondence, genealogical material and financial papers, concerning the personal and business affairs of a Rock Hill family. Subjects include post-colonial life in the Carolinas, the antebellum plantation system in South Carolina, post-Civil War cotton farming, especially the Rock Hill Cotton Mill, and Rock Hill during World War I. There is also material concerning relations and negotiations with the Catawba Indians by David Hutchison who was one of several commissioners designated by the South Carolina legislature to investigate Catawba land claims and leasing practices; and historical sketches of Glencairn Garden, the White ...


Episcopal Church Home For Children Records - Accession 31, Episcopal Church Home For Children Jan 1975

Episcopal Church Home For Children Records - Accession 31, Episcopal Church Home For Children

Manuscript Collection

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. Boys were admitted later in the century. 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 ...


Mary E. Frayser Papers - Accession 1, Mary E. Frayser Jan 1974

Mary E. Frayser Papers - Accession 1, Mary E. Frayser

Manuscript Collection

The Mary E. Frayser Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, clippings, minutes, histories, family histories, constitutions and bylaws, membership lists, program notes, photographs, and other papers, relating to her work with the South Carolina Extension Service (1912-1940) Winthrop College, her involvement with the South Carolina Council for the Common Good (1935-1952), the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs (1926-1952), the South Carolina Status of Women Conference (1945-1952), the South Carolina Division of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) (1929, 1935-1949), the South Carolina Interracial Institute (1938-1942), the South Carolina Division of the Southern Regional Council (1944-1951), and the ...


The Chester News April 29, 1927, W. W. Pegram, Stewart L. Cassels Apr 1927

The Chester News April 29, 1927, W. W. Pegram, Stewart L. Cassels

Chester News 1927

The Chester News was a semi-weekly, later weekly continuation of the Semi-Weekly News established in 1913. The name changed to the Chester News in September 1917 retaining the number sequence of the Semi-Weekly News. In 1917 it was a semi-weekly Democrat newspaper. About 1942, it became a weekly paper. W. Ward Pegram and Stewart L. Cassells were the owner/publishers. W. Ward Pegram, Jr. took ownership after his father’s death and published the paper until September 1971 when it merged with the Chester Reporter to form the News and Reporter which is still in publication.


The Chester News April 26, 1927, W. W. Pegram, Stewart L. Cassels Apr 1927

The Chester News April 26, 1927, W. W. Pegram, Stewart L. Cassels

Chester News 1927

The Chester News was a semi-weekly, later weekly continuation of the Semi-Weekly News established in 1913. The name changed to the Chester News in September 1917 retaining the number sequence of the Semi-Weekly News. In 1917 it was a semi-weekly Democrat newspaper. About 1942, it became a weekly paper. W. Ward Pegram and Stewart L. Cassells were the owner/publishers. W. Ward Pegram, Jr. took ownership after his father’s death and published the paper until September 1971 when it merged with the Chester Reporter to form the News and Reporter which is still in publication.


The Chester News April 22, 1927, W. W. Pegram, Stewart L. Cassels Apr 1927

The Chester News April 22, 1927, W. W. Pegram, Stewart L. Cassels

Chester News 1927

The Chester News was a semi-weekly, later weekly continuation of the Semi-Weekly News established in 1913. The name changed to the Chester News in September 1917 retaining the number sequence of the Semi-Weekly News. In 1917 it was a semi-weekly Democrat newspaper. About 1942, it became a weekly paper. W. Ward Pegram and Stewart L. Cassells were the owner/publishers. W. Ward Pegram, Jr. took ownership after his father’s death and published the paper until September 1971 when it merged with the Chester Reporter to form the News and Reporter which is still in publication.