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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,...

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 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.

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).

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...

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.

Judge Arnold Merchant photograph

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

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.

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).

Paul Fabio aerial photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2010-002
Content Description One roll of negative film depicting a series of aerial photographs taken July 3, 1980 by Paul Fabio. Flight plan indicates two courses, the first of which includes Seneca, Clemson, and the area north of Anderson, the second stretches from north of Lyman to Arcadia, western Spartanburg and south to Pauline. Negative had not been examined to confirm subject areas.

Paul Jones collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-014

Pure Oil gas station photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2014-047
Content Description Two photographic reprints of Pure Oil gas stations in the Spartanburg area. Exact location not identified.

Reidville research collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-014
Content Description Photocopied documents relating generally to education in Spartanburg County but most especially to the establishment and development of the male and female schools at Reidville, South Carolina. Collection contains six files of photocopies including selected pages from the Carolina Spartan spanning 1849 to 1883, a photocopied publication "The Academy Moevement in the South" by Edgar W. Knight (1919), a photocopy of "History of the Reidville High Schools" from the Robert H. Reid Papers held by...

Scott Cromer collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-003
Content Description Photographs and documents relating to various topics in Spartanburg County history collected by Scott Cromer.

Spartanburg Country Club architectural drawings, 1965-1966

Identifier: SCPL-2013-010
Content Description One set of blueprints and diazo prints consisting of approximately 80 oversize sheets depicting renovations to the Spartanburg Country Club in 1965 and 1966. Primary architect is noted as Tom Hollis.

Spartanburg County Health Department collection

Identifier: SCPL-2010-008
Content Description Primarily photographs illustrating the various activities of the Spartanburg County Health Department in the 1950s and 1960s, including health inspection of factories, physicians, issuing forms, home and farm visits, and laboratory work. Second file contains “Final Report of Field Training Period” (1945) containing descriptions of programs, radio broadcast transcripts, and a July 1945 Startex Prints newsletter.

Spartanburg County School District Two photograph collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-017
Content Description Twenty four photographs of Spartanburg County School District 2 buildings, most of which are identified as having been created by Curry's Studio of Gaffney, SC. Identified schools include Chesnee High School, Boiling Springs Elementary, Mayo Elementary, Fingerville Elementary, Foster's Grove High School, John Dodd Elementary, Carlisle Elementary, Boiling Springs High School, Cooley Springs Elementary, Chesnee Elementary, and Valley Falls Elementary. Several other photographs remain unidentified.

Terri L. Phillips collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-012
Content Description The collection consists of a postcard depicting an old grist mill near Spartanburg (ca. 1950) and two election documents: a list of voters for the election of the Spartanburg District Ordinary on August 11, 1857 at Campobello and election tallies for various Spartanburg District polling places for the election of state legislators on October 15, 1828.

W. F. Newman Mortgage

Identifier: SCPL-2015-008
Content Description Mortgage on two mules and four bales of cotton signed by W. F. Newman for $351. Mortgage issued to O. P. Morgan and registered in Moore, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.