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Morrill B. Donnald collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-007
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 the SCSDB. Items include photographic portraits of Morrill Donnald and Walter Wayne Donnald, Anna Morrill's graduation program from Swarthmore School and Kindergarten for the Deaf, 1922 teaching license for music issued to Walter Donnald, 1922 certificate from Winthrop College Summer School, birth certificates for Morrill Donnald, 1900 and 1902 diplomas from the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Blind, and a 1910s snapshot album depicting Morrill Donnald, relatives, and homes in Farmville, North Carolina and Honea Path, South Carolina.


  • 1900 - 1922

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available by appointment only. Please contact the Kennedy Room for more information.


59 Photographic Prints

7 Sheets

Physical Location

Vault. Misc. Accessions 2014 -

Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

Spartanburg United States