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Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPL-2012-015

Scope and Contents

The Piedmont Chaper, originally the Spartanburg Chapter, of the American Red Cross was established in 1917. The Chapter merged into the Upstate South Carolina Chapter around 2015. This collection consists of photographs, documents, audio visual materials, and objects that document the history of the chapter. The majority of materials are from the 1980s to the early 2000s, but dates range from 1917 to 2007. Specific types of materials include scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, annual reports, program brochures, promotional materials, committee minutes, disaster reports, and Camp Croft items.

Dates

  • 1917 - 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

6 Linear Feet (Four bankers boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into five series:

Series 1: Photographs

Series 2: Documents

Series 3: Objects

Series 4: Audiovisual Materials

Series 5: Oversized Items

Physical Location

B and B Room

Accruals

Original donation received on October 19, 2012. An accural was received on June 26, 2015.

Condition Description

Variable, but generally good. Many materials have chemical degradation related to high lignin content.

Processing Information

Metal fasteners, like paper clips, were removed from documents and photographs. Photographs were removed from acidic paper envelopes and placed into acid-free paper envelopes. A large pile of unlabeled of photographs were categorized and also placed into acid-free paper envelopes. The acid-free paper envelopes were then categorized and placed into acid-free folders. Documents were also organized and placed into acid-free folders. Five scrapbooks were removed from their bindings and housed in acid-free folders. Papers housed in binders and folders were taken out and placed into acid-free folders.

Title
Guide to the Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross records
Author
Harrison Gage
Date
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
151 S. Church St.
Spartanburg SC 29306 United States