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Norman Lee Barnett employment records

Identifier: SCPL-2016-011
Content Description Small collection of applications, official notices, commendations, Civil Service Commission documents, and other records relating to the employment of Norman Lee Barnett by the Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States War Department in the 1940s and 1950s. Barnett was an engineering draftsman.

Oakwood Cemetery ledgers

Identifier: SCPL-2014-019
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.

Odds and ends (2011)

Identifier: SCPL-2011-025
Content Description Postcard of 36th Infantry Training Battalion, Camp Croft mailed from Pvt. H. E. Wilber to Miss Ruth WilberPhoto of J. White Westmoreland, last Confederate veteran in Woodruff area, May 1936Promissory note between Mary H. Wright and P. A. McWhirter, October 1934SC Gubernatorial Inaugural program, January 15, 1963, for Donald RussellDorman High School homecoming football program, November 6, 1964Fairforest High School Choral Concert...

Olney Paint Company photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2013-002
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.

Parham Family portraits

Identifier: SCPL-2018-001
Content Description Four oversize portraits in charcoal depicting African-American adults. One of the portraits has "James Parham" written on the reverse.

Park Hills Elementary School photograph albums

Identifier: SCPL-2012-001
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-2010-002
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

"Pickaninny Review" postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2014-043
Content Description One postcard labeled "pickaninny review of army truck train, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C," depicting four black children watching an army truck pass by. Originally mailed in 1917 to Mrs. Delia Spoor of Mount Vernon, New York. Written content: "Hello! Pretty busy. Have to cut trees and pulls the stumps before we can pitch our tents. Mud is 2 feet deep here. My cold is just the same. Very sore throat and racking cough! Feel pretty good though. Rains. Very busy. Write later. Love, Clyde."

Piedmont Chapter American Red Cross archives

Identifier: SCPL-2012-015
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-2013-008
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

Identifier: SCPL-2010-010
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.

President Taft in Columbia South Carolina photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-042
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.

Publications on James F. Byrnes

Identifier: SCPL-2014-025
Content Description Two (2) copies of James F. Byrnes Day (May 2, 1972) program, September 5, 1936 issue of South Carolina Newsview with cover article on JFB, January 6, 1947 issue of Time Magazine with James F. Byrnes named Man of the Year, and March 1947 issue of South Carolina Magazine with cover article on JFB.

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.

R. H. F. Chapman house photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-011
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-2014-031
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...

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...

Review of 27th Division, Camp Wadsworth photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-021
Content Description One panoramic photograph by P. E. Witte depicting Camp Wadsworth on November 2, 1917.

Sarah Allen Perry recipe book

Identifier: SCPL-2014-038
Content Description Handwritten recipe book originally compiled by Mrs. Josiah Wiley Perry of Cedar Springs, South Carolina in 1893 and later given to her daughter, Annie Perry Jester in 1927. Contains approximately thirty pages of handwritten and newsprint recipes.

S.C. Mouzon portrait of unidentified man

Identifier: SCPL-2010-015
Content Description One cabinet card photograph of unidentified man by S. C. Mouzon.

Schuyler Building collection

Identifier: SCPL-2010-001
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...

Scott Cromer collection

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

South Atlantic Section, American Association of University Women meeting program

Identifier: SCPL-2014-048
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

Identifier: SCPL-2011-008
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-2013-004
Content Description One 1903 photograph depicting the exterior and employees of the Spartanburg Candy Kitchen, on Morgan Square in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals archives

Identifier: SCPL-2015-001
Content Description Internal archives of the Spartanburg Chapter of the IAAP, formerly the James F. Byrnes Chapter of the National Secretaries Association and later the Professional Secretaries International. Collection includes an historical overview of the chapter's history, chapter by-laws, city proclamations, meeting minutes, chapter rosters, copies of chapter bulletin "Dixie Tation," Future Secretaries Association by-laws and Spartanburg Technical College chapter documents, newspaper clippings, chapter...

Spartanburg Coca-Cola machinery photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2013-005
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

Identifier: SCPL-2015-032
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 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 Historical Association Transfer

Identifier: SCPL-2017-005
Content Description Large collection consisting of two series, the first covering maps, plats, site plans, and architectural plans, and the second covering newspapers. The entire collection was transferred to SCPL from the Spartanburg County Historical Association to facilitate research access to the materials. The maps series is contained in 42 boxes with each drawing or set of drawings stored rolled and banded by a paper label. The newspaper series is contained in 8 oversize newspaper boxes. When possible,...

Spartanburg County School District Seven collection

Identifier: SCPL-2010-005
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-2014-017
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.

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport research collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-002
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 dedication program

Identifier: SCPL-2014-055
Content Description Dedication program including schedule of events, a listing of officials, a floor plan of the school, and a history of the school's planning and construction.

Spartanburg High School Distributive Education photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2011-006
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

Identifier: SCPL-2010-016
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

Identifier: SCPL-2010-004
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 Phillies baseball program

Identifier: SCPL-2014-045
Content Description Two copies of the Spartanburg Phillies souvenir program issued for the 1974 baseball season. Includes advertisements for Spartanburg businesses, profiles on managers Howie Bedell and Hub Blankenship, and a full-page advertisement for the Uptown Spartanburg Association promoting the Main Street Mall.

Spartanburg Post Office appointment document

Identifier: SCPL-2017-009
Content Description Original document written by Alexander W. Randall, First Assistant Postmaster General, to John A. Lee, reopening Spartanburg Post Office and reappointing him Postmaster, dated September 6, 1865. The document includes a list of official requirements and obligations.

Spartanburg Sesquicentennial Focus on Women papers

Identifier: SCPL-2011-004
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-2013-006
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

Identifier: SCPL-2014-026
Content Description Six (6) published tourism guides to Spartanburg from the early 2000s. Most were produced by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

St. Paul Catholic Church postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2017-007
Content Description One unsent photographic postcard depicting St. Paul Catholic Church in Spartanburg around 1920.

Stanyarne and Hattie Hazard Wilson collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-022
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...

Stribling-Gooch map collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-001
Content Description A collection of approximately 25,000 plats, surveys, and maps created or accumulated by a multi-generational surveying business operated by the Stribling and Gooch families since the 1910s. The collection consists of physical documents, a small selection of surveying tools, and an electronic database containing keywords and images of many of the maps in the collection.

T. S. Miller collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-028
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...

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.

Tom Johnson collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-011
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,...

Train derailment stereoscopic photograph

Identifier: SCPL-2015-036
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-2011-022
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...

W. A. Nesbitt letter

Identifier: SCPL-2010-011
Content Description Single handwritten letter from W. A. Nesbitt of Camp Johnson, Columbia, SC to his mother, Mrs. E. D. Nesbitt of Glenn Springs, SC, dated May 4, 1862. Contents discuss having two pairs of Sunday shoes made by William Prewitt. W. A. Nesbitt is a member of Captain John Winsmith's company.

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.

Wade and Thula Buchanan collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-020
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.

Westgate Mall report

Identifier: SCPL-2014-008

Wightman Hall postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2015-035

Wilhelmina Dearybury collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-004
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.

William T. Russel surgical notes and kit

Identifier: SCPL-2013-001
Content Description Two items: a booklet listing and describing battlefield surgeries undertaken by William T. Russel between 1862 and 1865 while with the Holcombe Legion and a small case containing six ivory-handled surgical instruments, two needles, and a small lancet (?). Both are contemporary to Russel's work as a surgeon in the Holcombe Legion.

Winter scene at Camp Wadsworth postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2017-010
Content Description Photographic postcard depicting tents and roadway in deep snow. Reverse is labeled "Spartanburg, SC. Camp Wadsworth, Dec. 1917"

Wofford Street bridge postcard

Identifier: SCPL-2016-006
Content Description Photographic postcard depicting steel road bridge under construction on Wofford Street in Spartanburg. A crew of three men stands in the foreground and streetcar tracks are visible on the street.

Woodruff Cotton Mill photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2011-002
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.

Woodruff traffic ordinance booklet

Identifier: SCPL-2014-023
Content Description Small booklet reproducing entire text and illustrations of ordinance regarding traffic in the city limits of Woodruff, SC passed by the city council in 1921.