This is a very large collection of scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, writings, recordings, and other documents and artifacts connected primarily to the DuPre, Moseley, and Stevens families of South Carolina. Inherited by siblings Carlos and Cynthia Moseley, the primary portion of this collection was assembled by their mother, Helen DuPre Moseley, a well-connected Spartanburg resident who was known for her many years as postmaster of Spartanburg and as a prolific painter of unusual and playful creatures. Her deep connections to Wofford College, Converse College, the Citadel, and the elites of Spartanburg is reflected here. Her mother's family, the Stevenses, are well-documented in the collection, which includes an unparalleled grouping of correspondence spanning the mid-19th century and documenting the careers of three Confederate officers: Henry Kennedy Stevens, Clement Hoffman Stevens, and Peter Fayssoux Stevens. Another portion of the collection focuses on the career of Carlos DuPre Moseley, who was an accomplished pianist and long-time executive in the New York Philharmonic. His close friendship with Leonard Bernstein and other musicians and artists in mid-20th century New York City is documented in personal correspondence and other papers within the collection.
1699 - 2010
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available by appointment only. Please contact the Kennedy Room for more information.