This collection includes papers, photographs and books that had belonged to James Hamilton Geer, Jr. The bulk of the materials were created by his mother, Josephine Sessions Geer and his grandfather, F. Perry Sessions. Other family names represented in the collection include Murphy and Johnson. These families had their roots in Georgetown County, South Carolina, but Perry and Josephine spent many years living in Spartanburg. Josephine later moved to Rye, New York. Areas of focus in the collection include Perry Sessions' records and photographs as a Citadel graduate and Major in the First World War, documents relating to Josephine Geer's apparent suicide in 1963, multiple generations of student correspondence, and many early land records.