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1920 African-American family portrait

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-001
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-009
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-023
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2010-013
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-003
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-018
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-036
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-007
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-027
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).

Betty Koon collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2017-008
Content Description Four photographs, depicting activities and graduation exercises of the Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1948, 1948 graduation exercises program, and diploma and registered nurse certificate issued to Pearl Brown, class of 1947.

Billy Sunday Revival photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2015-010
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-006
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.

Camp Wadsworth panoramic photograph

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Identifier: SCPL-2018-004
Content Description Souvenir panoramic photograph of Camp Wadsworth with inset images of training activities.

Campobello High School booklet

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-049
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-005
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-021
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

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Identifier: SCPL-1997-002
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2012-005
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-046
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2011-007
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2012-009
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-037
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

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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

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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.

Gielfuss Bakery photograph album

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-020
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

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-022
Content Description Photographic print depicting mill village school and school children at Glendale, SC around 1905.

Harper A. Brakefield collection

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Identifier: SCPL-2014-030
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

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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

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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.

Herald-Journal negative collection

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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;...