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1891 Spartanburg Water Works bond

Identifier: SCPL-2014-004
Content Description Gold bond certificate for $1000 issued by the Spartanburg Water Works Company in 1891 with detachable slips valued at $30 and payable between 1894 and 1908.

1920 African-American family portrait

Identifier: SCPL-2014-001
Content Description One modern reprint of a 1920 photograph depicting an unknown Spartanburg County African-American family in front of their home. Seller's original description identified the date and location.

1960 and 1961 Artists' Guild calendars

Identifier: SCPL-2015-034
Content Description Two bound calendars featuring artist profiles and sketches of historical sites in the Spartanburg region by members of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg. Sites depicted in the 1960 calendar include Anderson's Mill, Walnut Grove Plantation, McMaken's Tavern, Price's Post Office, Nazareth Church, Shiloh Church, Harriet Trail House, Earle's Fort, Daniel Morgan Monument, Lucas House, Seay House, Legge House, Block House, old Graded School, Westmoreland House, Mount Pleasant Tavern, Mulligan House,...

27th Division, 102nd Battalion Army Corps of Engineers photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2014-018
Content Description Large collection of 91 small format photographs depicting activities of the 102nd Battalion of the Army Corps of Engineers while stationed at Camp Wadsworth during World War I. A few of the images may depict activities at Fort McAllen, Texas in 1916. A few of the images include the photographer's stamp for P. E. Witte of Spartanburg, SC.

31st Infantry Training Battalion, Company C, group portrait

Identifier: SCPL-2011-009
Content Description One panoramic photograph of Company C of the 31st Infantry Training Battalion assembled at Camp Croft in October of 1941.

A. Frank Lawter grocery store photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-023
Content Description One original photograph depicting interior view of A. Frank Lawter grocery store in Spartanburg. First appearance of the store in city directories occurs in 1911, when the store is listed at 116 South Church Street, where it remains until the 1918 city directory, when it is listed at 118 South Church Street. This photograph likely dates to the store's opening in 1910 or 1911.

Advertising color lithographs depicting antebellum African-Americans

Identifier: SCPL-2016-010
Content Description Three color lithographic prints (7.25" x 9.25") depicting African-Americans, cotton cultivation, and a banjo performance. Prints were created by a dry goods firm, William R. Moore Company of Memphis.

Albert Twichell House photographic slides

Identifier: SCPL-2010-013
Content Description 25 color slides of Albert Twichell House (also known as the Fretwell House), one color slide of a brick arch in the Church of the Advent chapel, and 13 color slides of an exhibit at the Spartanburg Arts Center. All slides are circa 1985.

Alexander Music House collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-003
Content Description Collection consists of ledgers, sheet music, photographs, business documents, and publicity clippings from Alexander Music House, a Spartanburg business that sold musical instruments, lessons, and recordings from the turn of the century through the 1980s.Contents include:Box 1 1. Folder: Photos: 167 W. Main St. Location (1 negative, 5 photos) 2. Folder: Photos: 200 E. Main St. Location (44 photos) 3. Folder: Photos: 391 E. Main St. Location (36 photos) 4. Folder: Photos:...

Andrews Building photographic slides

Identifier: SCPL-2010-012
Content Description Nine (9) color slides depicting architectural details of the Andrews Building (also known as the Chapman Building) in downtown Spartanburg.

Apalache Mill textile strike photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-018
Content Description One original photographic print depicting an area outside Apalache Mill with the cars of a "flying squadron" from Spartanburg during the general textile strike of 1934. Image was originally published by Acme News Pictures. The photograph was touched up with pigments apparently for reproduction in a publication.

Army and Navy Masonic Service Center postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2018-002
Content Description Postcard depicting interior of Masonic Temple in Spartanburg in the 1940s, when a portion of the building was used as a recreation facility for Masonic servicemen. Postcard has been mailed by Private George Martin, stationed at Camp Croft, to his wife in Plainfield, Vermont.

Austin Family tintype

Identifier: SCPL-2014-036
Content Description One tintype depicting a boy, believed to be a member of the Austin family, possibly William Jefferson Austin (1874 - 1960), a resident of Caldwell County, North Carolina.

B & B Studio paper ephemera collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-007
Content Description The materials in this collection were separated from the remainder of the B & B Studio Collection, which focuses on the photographic holdings generated by the business. Included are an assortment of programs, maps, and company newsletters collected by the business during its operation from 1947-2008.

Band and White Printers flier

Identifier: SCPL-2014-052
Content Description Trifold flier produced by Band and White Printers including blank space for news clipping.

Battle of Cowpens Centennial scrapbook pages

Identifier: SCPL-2015-041
Content Description This file consists of nine sheets removed from a scrapbook otherwise filled with household tips, recipes, and anecdotal stories clipped from newspapers and pasted into a book. Retained were pages containing newspaper clippings from the 1881 dedication of the Daniel Morgan Monument and the Cowpens Centennial Celebration. Also retained was a two sheet program from an exhibition of the 1881-1882 sophomore class of Wofford College held on May 11 and May 12, 1882.

Beaumont E newsletter collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-009
Content Description Eight issues of The Beaumont E, the company newsletter of the Beaumont Manufacturing Company. The title of the publication stems from the Army-Navy E Award, a honor given to manufacturing companies who provided material for the war effort during World War II.

Beaumont Mills first shift card room employees photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-027
Content Description One panoramic photograph depicting first shift employees of the Beaumont Mills card room. Donor identified the following individuals (all on first row): Superintendent James L. Adams (far left), Overseer Lloyd Jordan (2nd from left), Broad Jordan (10th from left), Levi Lindsay (12th from left), Will Berry (13th from left).

Bessie Norris Wofford collected funeral programs, 1957-1991

Identifier: SCPL-2003-001
Overview Funeral programs, 1957-1991 (bulk 1975-1991), collected by Bessie Norris Wofford, primarily of services in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, particularly Roebuck and Walnut Grove. Also included are a small number of programs for services for natives of South Carolina held in other states and programs for a service to license for Brother Alan W. Ferguson and a 21st anniversary celebration of Rev. A.M. Matthews' ministry at Harrison Grove Baptist Church, Walnut Grove.

Betty Koon collection

Identifier: SCPL-2017-008
Content Description Four photographs, depicting activities and graduation exercises of the Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1948, 1948 graduation exercises program, and diploma and registered nurse certificate issued to Pearl Brown, class of 1947.

Billy Sunday Revival photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-010
Content Description Yard-long photograph by Alfred Willis of the ushers who participated in the Billy Sunday revival held in Spartanburg from January 9 to February 19, 1922. Ushers are standing on the courthouse lawn on Magnolia Street and the image includes a much of the eastern side of Magnolia Street. The only person identified is the donor's grandfather, John Miller Johnson, who is seated second from far right.

Block House postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2014-041
Content Description One postcard depicting the Block House at the boundary between North and South Carolina near Landrum, South Carolina. Mailed in 1912 by W. A. McClure of Spartanburg to Frank T. Henrietta of Fort Bayard, New Mexico.

Brown family photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2014-006
Content Description Small collection of six portrait photographs apparently connected to the Morris Augustus Moore Brown family of Inman, South Carolina. Only one photograph is identified. It depicts M. A. M. Brown, his wife Sally Brown, and two children, Buford and Mayfield Brown around 1906. Another image created by Joyner's Studio in Chester, South Carolina depicts a man with American Indian and/or African-American features. Another notable photograph depicts two uniformed policemen with a mule.

Camp Croft Station Hospital Organization Day program

Identifier: SCPL-2015-037
Content Description Program booklet profiling the Camp Croft station hospital on the first anniversary of its organization in 1941. Booklet includes photographs of hospital, key personnel, and recreational activities of the hospital staff. Also included is a full roster of officers, nurses, and enlisted personnel.

Camp Wadsworth panoramic photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2018-004
Content Description Souvenir panoramic photograph of Camp Wadsworth with inset images of training activities.

Campobello High School booklet

Identifier: SCPL-2014-049
Content Description Booklet describing the facility, faculty, and academics of Campobello High School during the 1897-1898 session. The booklet also includes several photographs and a roster of students attending the school.

Carla Mayo postcard collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-019
Content Description Nine (9) postcards depicting scenes in downtown Spartanburg, all mailed by Lois to Ann Eitel in March of 1949.

Carlisle-Love architectural collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-013
Content Description Original architectural plans created by John M. Carlisle, at times in partnership with Harry M. Love, primarily depicting residential and church buildings in the Spartanburg area. A small auxiliary portion of the collection contains drafting tools and handbooks.

Carolina Cracker-Jacks Song and Picture Book

Identifier: SCPL-2011-023
Content Description One booklet profiling the Carolina Cracker-Jacks, a four-piece string band associated with WSPA for many years. Booklet profiles band members Arthur Smith, Sonny Smith, Mary Lou Morris, and Pee Wee Dalton. Various WSPA staff members are also profiled.

Charles Lindbergh photograph collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-005
Content Description Eight medium format negatives and prints depicting Charles Lindbergh's visit to Spartanburg in 1927. Images show the Spirit of St. Louis at the Spartanburg Memorial Airport, Lindbergh's parade through downtown Spartanburg, and Lindbergh and Mayor Ben Hill Brown speaking at Duncan Park Baseball Stadium. One image depicts photographer Alfred Willis while he photographs the Spirit of St. Louis. Other items in this grouping include a class reunion of Spartanburg High School students standing in...

Circus elephants photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-021
Content Description Single photographic print depicting team of circus elephants pulling circus wagons and drivers at an undetermined location in Spartanburg. Reverse of the print is imprinted "Eddie Jackson, Circus Photos, Box 477 Macon, Ga."

City of Spartanburg collection

Identifier: SCPL-1997-002
Content Description Materials created and assembled by various city departments from the 1950s to the mid-1980s, most apparently used for promotional purposes. Highlights include city council minutes covering 1913-1916 and photographs covering a wide variety of areas including police and fire departments, city council, city staff, downtown neighborhoods, 1960 annual report draft and photos, 1968 civil rights protests at Spartanburg Herald Journal and YMCA, Urban Renewal sites, Model Cities projects, and various...

Clarence Crocker Glendale research collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-005
Content Description Research files and scrapbooks containing narratives, clippings, and photographs on the Glendale, SC community. Topics include land transactions, liquidation of Glendale Mill assets, family profiles, 1948 mill office robbery, holiday activities, sports and recreation, the mill store, dam and bridges, road paving, floods, fire protection, streetcar, law enforcement, post office, Bivingsville Manufacturing Company, D. E. Converse Company, Glendale Mills, Indian Head Mills, presidents and...

Cleveland Hotel matchbook

Identifier: SCPL-2014-040
Content Description One matchbook cover advertising the Cleveland Hotel.

Cleveland Junior High School memory booklet

Identifier: SCPL-2014-046
Content Description Booklet containing photographs of classes, faculty, and student organizations at Cleveland Junior High School during the 1955-56 school year. Other sections include autographs and personal notes.

Clifton Mills collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-007
Scope and Contents This collection contains miscellaneous materials produced by Clifton Manufacturing Company between ca. 1880 and 1960. They were collected by David Moore from residents of Clifton and Converse and used to help in writing two books, A Place Called Clifton and Clifton: River of Memories. When Clifton Mills closed, their business papers were left unguarded in the otherwise abandoned mills and were subjected to environmental hazards, complete disorganization, and theft. After some time, Clemson...

Clifton Mills stereoscopic photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2012-009
Content Description Three stereoviews depicting damage from the June 6, 1903 Pacolet River flood at Clifton Mills. Two depict interior scenes with workers amid the wrecked looms and debris, and the third depicts the collapsed portion of Clifton #1. All images photographed by Thomas R. Shuford.

Clifton Mills teachers' receipts

Identifier: SCPL-2015-038
Content Description Discontinuous collection of payment receipts signed by teachers employed by the Clifton Manufacturing Company, spanning from 1896 to 1934, with a concentration in the early 1920s and 1934. Most documents name the teacher, the specific school and the salary rates. Named teachers include Bessie Crocker, F. C. Bates, Edna Darwin, Kate Magness, E. H. Kaminer, Ina H. McNally, Helen L. Prince, Posey Hardin, Imogene Snipes, M. Carrie Smith, Vera Mullinnix, Everett Humphries, Cora Hatchette, M. H....

Clifton Mills wages roll

Identifier: SCPL-2015-012
Content Description One oversize ledger containing Clifton Mills employee names and wages between June 1892 and August 1893.

Dewey Tullis campaign poster

Identifier: SCPL-2014-051
Content Description Poster to elect W. Dewey Tullis to Spartanburg County Board of Commissioners, a predecessor of the Spartanburg County Council. Tullis lost the election to Elizabeth Patterson. Tullis, an Upstate educator and community leader, was inducted into the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame and was a recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent.

Dick Littlejohn scrapbook materials

Identifier: SCPL-2012-008
Content Description Contents of a disassembled scrapbook created by Broadus Richard "Dick" Littlejohn, Jr., past president of Community Cash Stores. File consists of fifteen (15) items most connected to his service in the Naval Reserve and his membership at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Duncan Park water wheel photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-037
Content Description Reprinted photograph of two boys near the water wheel below Duncan Park lake in Spartanburg. Boys are identified as Joe Wells and Clyde Wells.

DuPre-Moseley Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-021
Content Description 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...

E. E. Bomar Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-014
Content Description Photographs, correspondence, writings and miscellaneous documents from the Edward Earle Bomar (1861-1947) family. Contents focus on the Bomar, Earle and Landrum families. Other subject areas include the Cleveland family, the Vernon family, Baptists, Spartanburg Male Academy, Spartanburg Female Academy, Downtown Spartanburg, the Civil War, Bivingsville and Glendale, Limestone College, Converse College, Wofford College, Wade Hampton, Red Shirts, Dexter E. Converse, and John G. Landrum.

Everett Pearson collection

Identifier: SCPL-2013-016
Content Description Correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, medals, and military records relating to the army service of Staff Sergeant Everett Pearson during World War II. Pearson was a Woodruff, South Carolina native active in France during 1944 and 1945 as part of the 249th Combat Engineers Battalion. Correspondence written to his mother and father in Woodruff makes up the bulk of the collection and spans from April of 1944 through October of 1945.

Frank Evans High School postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2014-042
Content Description One postcard depicting the Frank Evans High School, otherwise known as Spartanburg High School, in 1925. Originally mailed to Mr. J. L. Alpert of Baltimore, Maryland.

Franklin Hotel menus and programs

Identifier: SCPL-2013-007
Content Description One file folder containing forty-two items, mostly menus and programs from the Franklin Hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Subfolders include Spartanburg Bar Association, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, education-related, and military-related. File also includes two photographs of the Franklin Hotel (originally part of the Finch Hotel) dated 1921 and 1936.

Frederick Dicks postcard collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-013
Content Description 13 loose postcards and two postcard packets, all relating to Camp Croft and 1940s-Spartanburg.

Fronde Kennedy papers

Identifier: SCPL-2012-007
Content Description Drafts, correspondence, source notes, newspaper clippings, and presentation notes relating to Fronde Kennedy's work on A History of Spartanburg County (published 1940).

George Hamby collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-016
Content Description Collection includes the following items: 1973 issue of Gateway Magazine with article on arts in Spartanburg County, five photographic prints of Woodruff area buildings and landmarks, and one gelatin photograph of Durbin Creek covered bridge.

Gibbes Patton papers

Identifier: SCPL-2011-012
Content Description Fifteen folders containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and notes regarding environmental advocacy in Spartanburg County. Collected by Ernest Gibbes Patton, biology professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dates range from the 1970s to the 1990s. Topics covered include Lawson's Fork Creek, greenspace at North Greenville College, a proposed Environmental Information Center (LOCUS), a proposed extension of Daniel Morgan Avenue, Croft State Park Strategic...

Gielfuss Bakery photograph album

Identifier: SCPL-2014-020
Content Description Leather bound album consisting of 24 8"x10" photographic prints depicting the facilities, equipment, and operations of the Geilfuss Bakery, also known as the Dixie Cake Company. Most of the prints are captioned and stamped with the imprint of photographer Alfred T. Willis.

Glendale school photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-022
Content Description Photographic print depicting mill village school and school children at Glendale, SC around 1905.

Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville television market report

Identifier: SCPL-2014-044
Content Description Market report produced by the American Research Bureau documenting statistics on television audiences in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Asheville. Television stations enumerated include WFBC in Greenville, WSPA in Spartanburg, and WLOS in Asheville.

Harper A. Brakefield collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-030
Content Description World War I induction and discharge papers for Harper A. Brakefield (1888-1976) and four photographs: a portrait of Harper Brakefield, a 1922 image of the American Legion Post 28 marching band assembled in front of Spartanburg City Hall, a 1927 image of a marching band in the American Expeditionary Forces parade in Paris, and a 1930 image of a Spartanburg marching band during a parade at the American Legion Convention in Boston.

Hattie Hazard Wilson school papers

Identifier: SCPL-2014-028
Content Description A large collection of papers consisting of writing assignments, spelling practice, arithmetic, and reports on historical persons and events completed in 1909 and 1910. Hattie was the daughter of Spartanburg attorney Stanyarne Wilson.

Heinitsh Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-016
Content Description One box containing fifteen (15) folders and various loose materials. Folder: Miscellaneous. Includes genealogical items for Heinitsh, Chambers and Fogartie families and some materials relating to Converse College.Folder: Correspondence-Unknown Dates;Folder: Correspondence-1840s;Folder: Correspondence-1850s;Folder: Correspondence-1860s;Folder: Correspondence-1870s;Folder: Correspondence-1880s;Folder:...

Henry and Edna Willard collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-003
Content Description Collection of documents and photographs assembled by Henry Belton Willard and Edna Simpkins Willard with a primary focus on World War II correspondence, photographs, and official records. The collection also includes tax and business receipts from the Woodruff, South Carolina community, photographs of local musical groups from the 1950s, and a small grouping of World War I materials.

Herald-Journal negative collection

Identifier: SCPL-PH-1001
Overview Primarily negatives, original and copy, from the Herald-Journal newspaper of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Original negatives (1948-1987) consist primarily of places, people, and events in the city of Spartanburg and nearby communities, and interior and exterior views of Herald-Journal buildings. Copy negatives consist primarily of front pages of the Carolina Spartan, Herald, Journal, and Herald-Journal newspapers (1849-1973) with major events in Spartanburg, the United States and the world;...

Herald-Journal Willis Collection

Identifier: SCPL-1998-001
Content Description This collection of over 400 images depicting Spartanburg from the 1880s through the 1960s was transferred to SCPL in 1998 from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Known for decades as the Willis Collection, most of the photographs were created by Alfred T. Willis and his son Bob Willis, but others were collected by the Willises from other sources. The collection itself consists of photographic prints, original negatives, internegatives, and resized negatives.

High Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2010-009
Content Description Papers found in abandoned Boiling Springs home. Most relate to the 1935 estate of John A. Cofer High. Collection includes Southern Dental College Class of 1910 commencement invitation and stationery examples from Commercial National Bank, J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Dr. O. W. Leonard, Attorneys L. W. Perrin and A. E. Tinsley, Barnes Hotel (Baxley, Georgia), Irwin's Drug Store, and Attorneys R. A. Dobson and R. W. Dobson. Also included is a Great Depression-era document notifying depositors in the...

Hodge Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-040
Content Description Small collection of papers discovered in the Hodge family attic including a torn ticket stub from the Carolina Theatre in Spartanburg, a program from a 1940 performance of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as presented by the Spartanburg Civic Music Association, a program from a 1953 performance of the Festival Youth concert by the Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra presented by the Music Foundation of Spartanburg, and a 1943 publication promoting Spartanburg and Camp Croft entitled "Spartanburg on...

Hoechst Celanese collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-006
Content Description Industrial newsletters and publications, photographs, incorporation documents, construction details, and publicity relating to Hoechst Fibers, later Hoechst Celanese Corporation.

Horace Gilbert letters on Carl Sandburg

Identifier: SCPL-2011-005
Content Description Three letters regarding writer's experience meeting Carl Sandburg in 1966. Found in a copy of Sandburg's biography of Abraham Lincoln that had been donated to the library.

Howard B. Carlisle house photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2015-033
Content Description Twelve photographic prints depicting the exterior of the Howard B. Carlisle House on North Fairview Avenue, which was demolished soon after the photographs were taken.

HUB-BUB Archives

Identifier: SCPL-2015-029
Content Description Twelve folders arranged by date documenting the founding and early operation of Hub-Bub, a Spartanburg arts and culture non-profit. A range of document types are included such as correspondence, posters and promotional materials, newspaper clippings, event documentation, musician set-lists, and committee minutes.

Hub City Writers Project records

Identifier: SCPL-2016-005
Content Description Records of Hub City Writers Project, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1994-2005, consisting of photographs, research materials, correspondence, news clippings, promotional materials, manuscripts, first editions of books, and other materials. Photographs consist of historical images, portraits of authors, and activities of Hub City.

Inman Colored School architectural drawings

Identifier: SCPL-2013-009
Content Description A single set of 13 rolled diazotypes--generically referred to as blueprints--for the Inman Colored High and Elementary School.

Inman First Baptist Church photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2010-006
Content Description Single photograph of the Red and Blue Club of Inman First Baptist Church, made in 1935 by Alfred Willis.

Inventory form of Spartanburg Dispensary

Identifier: SCPL-2017-011
Content Description Document listing beer, wine, and liquor inventory of the Spartanburg branch of the South Carolina Dispensary in August 1905. Each type and brand of drink is listed along with quantities and values.

Irwin From collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-014
Content Description Collection with a baseball and transportation focus, but including a wide range of materials collected by the donor. It includes law enforcement patches, an Amtrak dining car menu, list of trial cases for October 1913 at the Spartanburg County Court of Common Pleas, four first day air mail covers, an envelope from the USS Spartanburg County, stationery from J. A. Lee and Son of Spartanburg (1883), stock certificates from First Citizens Bank (1983) and Clifton Manufacturing Company (1922), many...

Jackson Mills accounting ledgers

Identifier: SCPL-2013-013
Content Description Ten ledgers documenting financial accounting at Jackson Mills near Wellford, South Carolina. Ledgers labeled 'Accounts Payable' cover October 1922-February 1927, January 1948-November 1954, and November 1959-April 1961. Ledgers labeled 'Journal' cover April 1946-March 1958 and March 1964-March 1973. A single 'Cash Book' ledger covers October 1948-July 1957.

James O. Erwin negatives and prints

Identifier: SCPL-2012-012
Content Description Small collection of glass negatives, film negatives and photographic prints made around 1916 and 1917. Photographs appear to have been made by James O. Erwin, Jr. Subject matter includes motorcycle races at Spartanburg fairgrounds (1916), fire company practice at fairgrounds, daytrips in early automobiles, World War I soldiers and nurses, J. O. Erwin home at 493 East Main St. in Spartanburg, and tennis scenes. James O. Erwin Jr. was the father of Jean Erwin, from whose estate this collection...

Joe Ballenger photographic collection

Identifier: SCPL-2017-006
Content Description 33 photographic prints captured by Joe Ballenger, an aviation enthusiast who lived near the Spartanburg Memorial Airport in the 1920s and 1930s. The images depict the visit of Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and others to Spartanburg. One image shows the Greenville airport from the air, another group of 6 images shows the Goodyear Blimp over Spartanburg.

John D. Rush collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-015
Content Description A small collection of correspondence and invitations addressed to John D. Rush, an official with the United States Department of Agriculture during the 1940s and 1950s. The two letters are replies from Congressmen William Jennings Bryan Dorn and L. Mendel Rivers concerning their attendance of a "Congressional Night" dinner for Clemson University Alumni in 1954. The invitations all relate to conferences on industrial and occupational safety.

John Duncan deed and plat

Identifier: SCPL-2014-039
Content Description Original deed and plat for 50 acres off of the Tyger River in Spartanburg County granted to John Duncan on June 4, 1810. Adjacent property owners noted as Joseph Allen, William Allen, Leare, and Crook.

Joseph Nohra Camp Croft photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2011-018
Content Description Twenty (20) photographs total. Twelve (12) reprinted photos depicting soldiers in Spartanburg and training at Camp Croft during World War II. One notable image shows the "Spartanburg Fair Negro Entrance." Eight (8) photos taken overseas depicting soldiers on parade, captured German planes and tanks.

Judge Arnold Merchant photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2011-017
Content Description Photograph of Judge Arnold Ross Merchant in judicial robes.

Karl Jeffcoat photographic negatives

Identifier: SCPL-2010-014
Content Description Nineteen (19) photographic negatives created by Spartanburg High School teacher Karl Jeffcoat in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include: statue at Brookgreen Garden; bridge over Green River at Lake Lure, NC; irises at Swan Lake, Sumter, SC; bridges at Converse, SC; Pacific Mills at Lyman, SC; library at Converse College; ducks at Cleveland Park; covered bridges; High Hills Baptist Church in Stateburg, SC; Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Hill; and trains on the Saluda Grade.

Key Club Week in Spartanburg proclamation

Identifier: SCPL-2014-050
Content Description Official City of Spartanburg proclamation signed by Mayor Robert Stoddard declaring October 26, 1969 - November 1, 1969 to be Key Club Week in Spartanburg.

Landrum High School newspapers

Identifier: SCPL-1997-004
Content Description Issues of the Landrum Hi-Times and Landrum Hi-Lander produced by the students of Landrum High School.

Letter by Judge T. S. Sease to W. S. Hall

Identifier: SCPL-2014-057
Content Description Letter handwritten by Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge T. S. Sease of Spartanburg, South Carolina to W. S. Hall of Gaffney, South Carolina concerning his opinions on a legal case identified only as bank versus casualty company.

Letter from John R. Cochran concerning Major William W. Humphreys

Identifier: SCPL-2014-024
Content Description A photocopy of a 1922 letter written by John R. Cochran to the daughters of Major W. W. Humphreys praising their father during his service as the captain of the Palmetto Riflemen during the Civil War.

Letter from Senator Ernest Hollings concerning James F. Byrnes

Identifier: SCPL-2014-056
Content Description Letter on United States Senate stationery written by Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings to the librarian of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind originally enclosed with a bound copy of the tributes delivered in the United States Congress honoring the late James F. Byrnes.

Littlejohn and Smith Feed Store photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-053
Content Description Halftone photographic reprint of Littlejohn and Smith Feed Store exterior and employees. In 1940, the business was located on Trade Street in downtown Spartanburg.

Mabel C. Smith photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2012-017
Content Description Two photographs: Seventh grade graduation at Carlisle Wesleyan Church near Boiling Springs, SC in 1949 and William Haywood Smith planting cotton near Pacolet River in 1948.

Map of Camp Wadsworth

Identifier: SCPL-2016-008
Content Description Blueprint depicting Camp Wadsworth in May 1918, shortly after the addition of land to the south of the camp

Margaret Gibbs Collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-035
Content Description Photographs, scrapbooks, and genealogical papers connected with several interconnected families including the Gibbs, Cooper, Wingo, Lawrence, Saunders, and Fulmer families.

Margi Gorczycu postcard collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-020
Content Description Six (6) postcards depicting scenes in Spartanburg. All unmailed. Images include Spartanburg General Hospital (ca. 1950), Spartanburg County Public Library (1960s), Episcopal Church of the Advent (1960s), Walnut Grove Plantation (1970s), Wofford College (1980s), and Converse College (1980s).

Marshall Tucker Band contracts

Identifier: SCPL-2015-039
Content Description Four performance contracts between the Marshall Tucker Band and venue managers including contracts signed by Tommy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band, riders specifying dressing room requirements and technical needs, and stage layouts. All contracts on Paragon Agency letterhead. Performances covered by the contracts: June 13, 1975 (Independence Hall, Baton Rouge, LA), June 14, 1975 (Florence-Lauderdale Auditorium, Florence, AL), July 12, 1975 (Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ), and July 14,...

Martha Johnson Sea Island papers (photocopies)

Identifier: SCPL-1997-003
Content Description Photocopies of letters written by Martha Johnson (1822-1871), a Vermont native who volunteered to teach contraband slaves abandoned by their owners after Federal forces occupied the Port Royal / Beaufort, South Carolina area. The file includes 13 photocopied letters, a short handwritten biography of Martha, a typewritten historical overview and transcription of the letters by Betty Wilkinson, a biographical key to the people mentioned in the letters, and photocopies of certificates and reports...

Mary H. Wright photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-054
Content Description Photographic reprint depicting Mary H. Wright, an African-American educator and community activist in Spartanburg during the early 20th century.

McGarity, Gilmore, Forester Architectural Collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-010
Content Description Large collection of architectural plans depicting the work of several allied architects consisting primarily of commercial, educational, and governmental buildings. Most of the plans are original drawings or CAD prints.

Minutes of the Seventh Meeting of the Spartanburg Baptist Association

Identifier: SCPL-2016-012
Content Description Published meeting minutes and a history of Bethel Baptist Church in Woodruff, SC, a total of 48 pages with covers.

Moonshine raid photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2010-007
Content Description Single photograph of still and moonshine materials gathered in a raid and displayed on the steps of Spartanburg City Hall. Photograph was made by Alfred Willis on the morning of May 6, 1930. Spartanburg Journal newspaper article of May 6, 1930 identifies the image as showing the contents of an illegal distilling operation seized from the second story of the home of J. F. Jenkins at 364 Marion Avenue. Five people were arrested and soon after the image was made, the whiskey and mash were poured...

Morrill B. Donnald collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-007
Content Description Small collection of photographs, teaching licenses, diplomas, and birth certificates concerning the family of Morrill Bigby Donnald. Most of the documents originally belonged to Walter Wayne Donnald, a blind graduate of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind and a music teacher there for many decades. His obituary also names him as the first man to study in the Converse College music department. A few documents also relate to Morrill's mother, Anna Morrill Donnald, a deaf teacher at...

Murphy/Sessions/Geer Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-013
Content Description 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...

Muster Roll of Captain J.W. Bobo, Company H, Fifth Regiment of the State Troop Army from the 11th day of September 1863

Identifier: SCPL-2011-010
Content Description 1863/64 muster roll of Co. H, 5th Reg. South Carolina State Troops