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E. E. Bomar Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-014
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-2013-016
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.

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).

Gibbes Patton papers

Identifier: SCPL-2011-012
Content Description Fifteen folders containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and notes regarding environmental advocacy in Spartanburg County. Collected by Ernest Gibbes Patton, biology professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dates range from the 1970s to the 1990s. Topics covered include Lawson's Fork Creek, greenspace at North Greenville College, a proposed Environmental Information Center (LOCUS), a proposed extension of Daniel Morgan Avenue, Croft State Park Strategic...

Heinitsh Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-016
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-2014-003
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.

Horace Gilbert letters on Carl Sandburg

Identifier: SCPL-2011-005
Content Description Three letters regarding writer's experience meeting Carl Sandburg in 1966. Found in a copy of Sandburg's biography of Abraham Lincoln that had been donated to the library.

HUB-BUB Archives

Identifier: SCPL-2015-029
Content Description Twelve folders arranged by date documenting the founding and early operation of Hub-Bub, a Spartanburg arts and culture non-profit. A range of document types are included such as correspondence, posters and promotional materials, newspaper clippings, event documentation, musician set-lists, and committee minutes.

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.

John D. Rush collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-015
Content Description A small collection of correspondence and invitations addressed to John D. Rush, an official with the United States Department of Agriculture during the 1940s and 1950s. The two letters are replies from Congressmen William Jennings Bryan Dorn and L. Mendel Rivers concerning their attendance of a "Congressional Night" dinner for Clemson University Alumni in 1954. The invitations all relate to conferences on industrial and occupational safety.

Letter by Judge T. S. Sease to W. S. Hall

Identifier: SCPL-2014-057
Content Description Letter handwritten by Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge T. S. Sease of Spartanburg, South Carolina to W. S. Hall of Gaffney, South Carolina concerning his opinions on a legal case identified only as bank versus casualty company.

Letter from John R. Cochran concerning Major William W. Humphreys

Identifier: SCPL-2014-024
Content Description A photocopy of a 1922 letter written by John R. Cochran to the daughters of Major W. W. Humphreys praising their father during his service as the captain of the Palmetto Riflemen during the Civil War.

Letter from Senator Ernest Hollings concerning James F. Byrnes

Identifier: SCPL-2014-056
Content Description Letter on United States Senate stationery written by Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings to the librarian of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind originally enclosed with a bound copy of the tributes delivered in the United States Congress honoring the late James F. Byrnes.

Martha Johnson Sea Island papers (photocopies)

Identifier: SCPL-1997-003
Content Description Photocopies of letters written by Martha Johnson (1822-1871), a Vermont native who volunteered to teach contraband slaves abandoned by their owners after Federal forces occupied the Port Royal / Beaufort, South Carolina area. The file includes 13 photocopied letters, a short handwritten biography of Martha, a typewritten historical overview and transcription of the letters by Betty Wilkinson, a biographical key to the people mentioned in the letters, and photocopies of certificates and reports...

Murphy/Sessions/Geer Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-013
Content Description This collection includes papers, photographs and books that had belonged to James Hamilton Geer, Jr. The bulk of the materials were created by his mother, Josephine Sessions Geer and his grandfather, F. Perry Sessions. Other family names represented in the collection include Murphy and Johnson. These families had their roots in Georgetown County, South Carolina, but Perry and Josephine spent many years living in Spartanburg. Josephine later moved to Rye, New York. Areas of focus in the...

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 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 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.

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...

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.