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1891 Spartanburg Water Works bond

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-04
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.

A. Frank Lawter grocery store photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-23
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.

Albert Twichell House photographic slides

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-13
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-03
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-12
Content Description Nine (9) color slides depicting architectural details of the Andrews Building (also known as the Chapman Building) in downtown Spartanburg.

Beaumont E newsletter collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-09
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.

Billy Sunday Revival photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-10
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.

Carla Mayo postcard collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-19
Content Description Nine (9) postcards depicting scenes in downtown Spartanburg, all mailed by Lois to Ann Eitel in March of 1949.

Charles Lindbergh photograph collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-05
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-21
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

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Identifier: SCPL-1997-02
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 ...

Duncan Park water wheel photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-37
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.

E. E. Bomar Family collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-14
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.

Frank Evans High School postcard

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-42
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2013-07
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

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

Gielfuss Bakery photograph album

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-20
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.

Howard B. Carlisle house photographs

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-33
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.

James O. Erwin negatives and prints

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Identifier: SCPL-2012-12
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 ...

Littlejohn and Smith Feed Store photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-53
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.

Margi Gorczycu postcard collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-20
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).

Moonshine raid photograph

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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 ...

Oakwood Cemetery ledgers

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-19
Content Description Two ledgers. Volume I covers activities from approximately 1887 to 1900 and lists plot owners in Sections A-C of Oakwood Cemetery and transfers of graves from Magnolia Street Cemetery in 1887. Volume II contains a list of stockholders and minutes of the Oakwood Cemetery Association from 1886 to 1941.

Olney Paint Company photographs

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Identifier: SCPL-2013-02
Content Description Seven photographs depicting interior and exterior views of the Olney Paint Company's location on Trade Street and St. John Street. Two additional photographs are believed to depict the residence of Robert Olney on Crystal Drive in Spartanburg.

Park Hills Elementary School photograph albums

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Identifier: SCPL-2012-01
Content Description Five (5) albums and two folders of classroom photographs depicting students and staff of Park Hills Elementary spanning the years 1959 to 1978, the bulk of which date to the early 1960s.

Piedmont Interstate Fair collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2013-08
Content Description This collection consists of the institutional archives of the Piedmont Interstate Fair along with various materials from the earlier Spartanburg County Fair and Woodruff Agricultural Society Fair. The collection includes premium lists covering most years from 1907-2012, newspaper clippings from a variety of upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina sources, posters, photographs, slides, negatives, awards, stock certificates, and performer promotions. The photographs primarily cover the ...

Preservation Trust of Spartanburg documents

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-10
Content Description A small grouping of documents assembled by the Preservation Trust of Spartanburg during its restoration efforts in Hampton Heights in the early 2000s. Documents focus on Carlisle Street and Hydrick Street.

R. H. F. Chapman house photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-11
Content Description One original Alfred Willis photograph depicting the R. H. F. Chapman house on Glendalyn Avenue in Spartanburg in 1928.

Schuyler Building collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-01
Content Description Six boxes of files and architectural plans salvaged from the basement of the Schuyler Building. Topics include tenant and building information on the Schuyler Apartment Building and a significant collection of documents relating to the R/UDAT planning process, Spartanburg Area Transportation Study, Spartanburg Development Council, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, and various residential and commercial development projects. The bulk of the material was assembled or created by Pat Cecil from the ...

South Atlantic Section, American Association of University Women meeting program

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-48
Content Description Single sheet program listing the meeting schedule, music program, and art exhibit of the fifth biennial conference of the South Atlantic Section of the American Association of University Women held on April 13 and April 14, 1934. Activities center on the Cleveland Hotel and Converse College and include an address on "National Socialism and the Maintainance of International Peace" by Dr. Esther Caukin Brunauer. The art exhibit, coordinated by August Cook, features the art of many South Carolina ...

Spartan Bakery photographs

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-08
Content Description Eight (8) photos, mostly depicting Spartan Bakery including building at 326 East Main Street (early 1960s) and building at 151 North Church Street (1940s). Another 1965 photo depicts the Cleveland Park train.

Spartanburg Candy Kitchen photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2013-04
Content Description One 1903 photograph depicting the exterior and employees of the Spartanburg Candy Kitchen, on Morgan Square in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Coca-Cola machinery photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2013-05
Content Description One 8"x10" photographic print depicting a new bottling machine that had been transferred from a boxcar to the back of a large truck for the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Confederate Monument postcard

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-32
Content Description One colorized postcard depicting the Confederate Monument on South Church Street in downtown Spartanburg. Reverse includes a message written by an unidentified Camp Wadsworth soldier in company A of the 106th machine gun battalion.

Spartanburg County School District Seven collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-05
Content Description The majority of the collection consists of photographs of schools, students, teachers, and school activities. Also included are photographic negatives, WPA-era school surveys, and architectural plans. These materials may have been assembled by Ella Poats while gathering material for her publication in 1982, many of the photographs in the collection are reproduced in her book. Collection had been stored at Cummings Street School prior to donation to SCPL.

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport research collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2012-02
Content Description Two boxes containing photographs, correspondence, photocopies, and hand-written notes assembled and created by Ed Hall during his research into the history of the Spartanburg Memorial Airport. These materials were used in the production of his book on Spartanburg's downtown airport.

Spartanburg High School Distributive Education photographs

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-06
Content Description Yearbook photos and snapshots relating to the Distributive Education program at Spartanburg High School during the 1940s to 1960s. None of the photos are labeled, although identifications for many could be obtained by looking through SHS yearbooks of the time. One notable photo is a portrait of Alfred Willis carrying camera.

Spartanburg Little Theatre collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-16
Content Description 8 boxes of histories, general information, playbills, production information and photographs relating to the Spartanburg Little Theatre. This comprises the entirety of the SLT's internal archives through the early 2000s.

Spartanburg Men's Garden Club collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-04
Content Description Documents generated by the Men’s Garden Club from the 1950s to 2010 and assembled by Henry Pittman in the process of writing a history of the organization. Documents include meeting notes, rosters, correspondence, maps, photographs, planning documents and brochures.

Spartanburg Sesquicentennial Focus on Women papers

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-04
Content Description Five files containing programs, photos, newspaper clippings, project overviews, a coloring book of women in Spartanburg, and a commemorative calendar, all produced for the Spartanburg Sesquicentennial in 1981.

Full inventory: 1. Folder: Programs, Publicity a. Invitation to Birthday Celebration b. Three photos of Sesquicentennial events c. Two programs for “Spotlight on Spartanburg Women” event d. “Femonomics” Documentary proposal e. Copy of SHJ article, 5/31/1981 f. Copy of SHJ ...

Spartanburg, South Carolina, post office cornerstone photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2013-06
Content Description One photographic print depicting the lowering of the cornerstone to the 1906 United States Post Office located at the corner of North Church Street and St. John Street. The image includes the Cleveland Law Range and a large crowd with Freemasons and Knights of Columbus.

Spartanburg tourism collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-26
Content Description Six (6) published tourism guides to Spartanburg from the early 2000s. Most were produced by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

T. S. Miller collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-28
Content Description Photocopies of two photographs and one novelty letter originally printed on cotton canvas stationery by the Bank of Spartanburg in 1915 promoting Spartanburg County cotton and industries. One photograph depicts the exterior of the Alva D. Carter Heating and Plumbing business at 113 South Church Street in Spartanburg around 1924. A. D. Carter is depicted on the far left and T. S. Miller, Sr. is on the far right. The other photograph depicts a large gathering of the Parris or Elder family around ...

Tom Johnson collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-11
Content Description A miscellaneous grouping of newspapers, newsletters, and programs with a concentration on local arts. Items include a program from the 1973 "Greek Nite" (a predecessor to the Spartanburg Greek Festival), fall 2007 and winter 2008 editions of the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg's tapestry publication, a catalogue from the 1989 "Picasso and Friends Again" exhibit at the Spartanburg Arts Center, a 1966 dedication program for the Spartanburg Post Office, a March 1968 edition of WSPA news, ...

Westgate Mall report

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-08