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1920 African-American family portrait

Identifier: SCPL-2014-01
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.

31st Infantry Training Battalion, Company C, group portrait

Identifier: SCPL-2011-09
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-2015-23
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

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

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: ...

Apalache Mill textile strike photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-18
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.

Austin Family tintype

Identifier: SCPL-2014-36
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-2014-07
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.

Beaumont Mills first shift card room employees photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-27
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).

Billy Sunday Revival photograph

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.

Brown family photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2014-06
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.

Campobello High School booklet

Identifier: SCPL-2014-49
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.

Charles Lindbergh photograph collection

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

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

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 ...

Clarence Crocker Glendale research collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-05
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 Junior High School memory booklet

Identifier: SCPL-2014-46
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-2011-07
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-2012-09
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.

Duncan Park water wheel photograph

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

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.

Everett Pearson collection

Identifier: SCPL-2013-16
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.

Gielfuss Bakery photograph album

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.

Glendale school photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-22
Content Description Photographic print depicting mill village school and school children at Glendale, SC around 1905.

Harper A. Brakefield collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-30
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.

Heinitsh Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-16
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-2014-03
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; ...

Hoechst Celanese collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-06
Content Description Industrial newsletters and publications, photographs, incorporation documents, construction details, and publicity relating to Hoechst Fibers, later Hoechst Celanese Corporation.

Howard B. Carlisle house photographs

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.

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 First Baptist Church photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2010-06
Content Description Single photograph of the Red and Blue Club of Inman First Baptist Church, made in 1935 by Alfred Willis.

James O. Erwin negatives and prints

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 ...

Joseph Nohra Camp Croft photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2011-18
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.

Karl Jeffcoat photographic negatives

Identifier: SCPL-2010-14
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.

Littlejohn and Smith Feed Store photograph

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.

Mabel C. Smith photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2012-17
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.

Margaret Gibbs Collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-35
Content Description Photographs, scrapbooks, and genealogical papers connected with several interconnected families including the Gibbs, Cooper, Wingo, Lawrence, Saunders, and Fulmer families.

Mary H. Wright photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2014-54
Content Description Photographic reprint depicting Mary H. Wright, an African-American educator and community activist in Spartanburg during the early 20th century.

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-2015-07
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 ...

Park Hills Elementary School photograph albums

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.

Paul Fabio aerial photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2010-02
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-2015-14

Piedmont Chapter American Red Cross archives

Identifier: SCPL-2012-15
Content Description Organizational archives from the Piedmont Chapter (formerly Spartanburg Chapter) of the American Red Cross, established in 1917. Materials include scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, annual reports, program brochures, promotional materials, committee minutes, disaster reports, videos, photographs, and slides. A significant amount of materials related to the chapter's activities during World War II and then again from the 1960s to the 1990s. Unexpected additions include papers relating the the ...

Piedmont Interstate Fair collection

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 ...

President Taft in Columbia South Carolina photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-42
Content Description Original oversize photographic print produced by Columbia Photo Studio depicting President William Howard Taft riding in an early model automobile. Richland County Public Library has an identical copy of this image, which is dated November 6, 1909.

Pure Oil gas station photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2014-47
Content Description Two photographic reprints of Pure Oil gas stations in the Spartanburg area. Exact location not identified.

R. H. F. Chapman house photograph

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.

Raymond C. Trail collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-31
Content Description Scrapbook contents assembled by Raymond C. Trail Sr. including invitations, news articles, certificates, ribbons, speech transcripts, and photographs documenting the presentation of the Army-Navy E Award to Drayton Mills on April 14, 1943. Other items in the collection include a circa 1900 photograph of the Spartanburg Steam Bakery and C. J. Brede establishment on Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg and a 1904 publication entitled "Illustrated Spartanburg" which includes detailed business ...

Review of 27th Division, Camp Wadsworth photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-21
Content Description One panoramic photograph by P. E. Witte depicting Camp Wadsworth on November 2, 1917.

Scott Cromer collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-03
Content Description Photographs and documents relating to various topics in Spartanburg County history collected by Scott Cromer.

Spartan Bakery photographs

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

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

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 County Health Department collection

Identifier: SCPL-2010-08
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 Seven collection

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 County School District Two photograph collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-17
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.

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport research collection

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

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 Men's Garden Club collection

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

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

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.

Stanyarne and Hattie Hazard Wilson collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-22
Content Description Small collection of papers originally belonging to Stanyarne Wilson and his wife Hattie Hazard Wilson. Items include an unlabeled photo of a large group of children and adults from ca. 1920, a 1922 statement to Mrs. Stanyarne Wilson from the Country Club of Virginia, genealogical notes on the Wilson and Blackburn families, a 1928 letter from the Spartanburg Bar Association to Mrs. Wilson concerning a memorial service for her late husband, a small typewritten invitation to a social for Miss ...

T. S. Miller collection

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 ...

Train derailment stereoscopic photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-36
Content Description One stereoview depicting a crowd investigating several overturned railroad cars adjacent to what appears to be a textile mill. Seller noted that the stereoview was found amidst others depicting the Pacolet River flood of 1903. No flood damage is evident in this image.

Vassey Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-22
Content Description Small collection of ten (10) items, pertaining to the Vassey and Ray families of northern Spartanburg County. Items include: 1. Photograph of Jonas Vassey, ca.1920 (reproduction); 2. Photograph of Phillip Ray family, ca. 1900 (reproduction); 3. Photograph of three Chesnee law enforcement officers on horseback, 1920s (reproduction); 4. Four men with disassembled still, 1920s (reproduction); 5. 1930s election card for Cordie Page; two search warrants, two arrest warrents, and a mortgage ...

Wade and Thula Buchanan collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-20
Content Description Collection assembled by Wade and Thula Buchanan, long-time employees of Inman Mills, consisting of several copies of the Inman Times (1930s and 1950s-1970s), Inman Mills Baptist Church bulletins and photographs, Inman Mills employment records, a few North and South Carolina postcards, business receipts, a 1974 Miss South Carolina Pageant program, and a small batch of political ephemera from the 1970s.

Wilhelmina Dearybury collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-04
Content Description Various photographs, newspaper clippings, church directories, and other documents relating to the history of Cowpens First Baptist Church, Cowpens High School class of 1944, Cowpens Veterans Park, and the town of Cowpens, South Carolina collected by longtime town historian, Wilhelmina Dearybury.

Woodruff Cotton Mill photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2011-02
Content Description Nine (9) photographs, most depicting employees of Woodruff Mill and Abney Mill. One image shows a man receiving a shot from a nurse and another shows a small crowd gathered in front of the Piedmont Natural Gas building in downtown Woodruff.