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August and Irma Howard Cook papers

Identifier: SCPL-2010-003
Scope and Contents

August and Irma Cook were prominent artists and art teachers in Spartanburg. This collection consists of sketches, watercolors, prints, booklets, and photographs created or assembled by August and Irma Cook. The collection also contains many autobiographical notes written by August and several World War II ration booklets.

Dates: 1873 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1960

Battle of Cowpens Centennial scrapbook pages

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 5: 2015-2017
Identifier: SCPL-2015-041
Content Description

This file consists of nine sheets removed from a scrapbook otherwise filled with household tips, recipes, and anecdotal stories clipped from newspapers and pasted into a book. Retained were pages containing newspaper clippings from the 1881 dedication of the Daniel Morgan Monument and the Cowpens Centennial Celebration. Also retained was a two sheet program from an exhibition of the 1881-1882 sophomore class of Wofford College held on May 11 and May 12, 1882.

Dates: 1881 - 1882

Cowpens Brownfield Pilot records

Identifier: SCPL-2020-022
Content Description According to the EPA, a brownfield is "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant." In 1997, Elizabeth Belenchia approached the town of Cowpens about applying to the EPA's Brownfield Pilot Program to clean up property in the town. This collection consists of records related to that project including the grant application, the quarterly reports, and other plans and...
Dates: 1997 - 2015

Crim Family papers

Identifier: SCPL-1997-024
Content Description

The Crim family ran a dairy in Poplar Springs, SC. The collection includes papers related to land owned by the family and photographs of the dairy farm and the Crim family.

Dates: 1889 - 1954

Daniel Morgan Monument Restoration collection

Identifier: SCPL-2020-009
Content Description The Daniel Morgan Restoration Committee was created in 1986 in order to raise money for the restoration of the Daniel Morgan Statue so that the statue could be displayed in Pennsylvania for the United States Constitution Bicentennial celebration. This collection consists documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs that B. G. Stevens, co-chairman of the committee, collected related to the 1987 restoration and the fund raising that occured to pay for the restoration. There are also...
Dates: 1970 - 2006

Herman Davis negatives

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 7: 2020 -
Identifier: SCPL-2020-010
Content Description

This collection consists of 111 photographic negatives of taken by Herman Davis of images of his family and of the town of Pacolet. Images of Pacolet include the drug and grocery stores, baseball field, American Legion building, Pacolet Mills and Montgomery Memorial Methodist Church.

Dates: undated

Wilhelmina Dearybury collection

Identifier: SCPL-2015-004
Content Description

Wilhelmina Dearybury was a long-time resident of Cowpens who was involved in the town's Bicentennial Committee, Mighty Moo Festival, and history museum. This collection consists of 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 that Wilhelmina Dearybury collected.

Dates: 1920 - 2013

Frederick Dicks postcard collection

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2011-013
Content Description

Frederick Dicks was a World War II solider who was stationed at Camp Croft. This collection consists of 13 loose postcards and two postcard packets that Dicks sent to his brother and parents. The postcards show scenes of Camp Croft and 1940s Spartanburg.

Dates: 1940 - 1945

Morrill B. Donnald collection

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2015-007
Content Description 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...
Dates: 1900 - 1922

Dorman High School drawing

 Item — Box: Misc. Oversized
Identifier: SCPL-2019-041
Content Description

This collection consists of a sheet of paper with drawings of the front of Dorman High School, the Bonnard B. McMahan Gymnasium, and John L. Martin Stadium before the campus was renovated in 2002.

Dates: 2001

Drayton Mills Army-Navy Award Presentation program

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 2: 2011-2014
Identifier: SCPL-2011-024
Content Description

Program for the presentation ceremony of the Army-Navy Award for Excellence in Production to the men and women of Drayton Mills. The program lists the Drayton Mills men in service.

Dates: 1943-04-14

Duncan Park water wheel photograph

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
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.

Dates: 1936

DuPre-Moseley Family collection

Identifier: SCPL-2011-021
Content Description This is a very large collection of scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, writings, recordings, and other documents and artifacts connected primarily to the DuPre, Moseley, and Stevens families of South Carolina. Inherited by siblings Carlos and Cynthia Moseley, the primary portion of this collection was assembled by their mother, Helen DuPre Moseley, a well-connected Spartanburg resident who was known for her many years as postmaster of Spartanburg and as a prolific painter of unusual and...
Dates: 1699 - 2010

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.

Dates: 1830 - 1990

William Eagan collection

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2018-016
Content Description

This collection consists of a program for the dinner in honor of Charles Lindbergh, the program for the 1927 Spartanburg Music Festival, and tickets for the 1969-1970 and 1970-1971 Spartanburg Concert Series.

Dates: 1927 - 1971

Colonel Oliver E. Edwards diary

Identifier: SCPL-2018-003
Content Description Diary of 140 pages written between 1861 and 1863 by Colonel Oliver E. Edwards, the highest ranking Confederate officer of Spartanburg County, who for a time commanded the South Carolina 13th Regiment. This handwritten diary covers his early experiences with the South Carolina 5th Regiment at the First Battle of Manassas, which he describes extensively. He describes the formation and training of the 13th Regiment under his command in Spartanburg and in Columbia and its activities along the...
Dates: June 10, 1861 to April 30, 1863

Enoree Baptist Church Sunday School record book

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 7: 2020 -
Identifier: SCPL-2021-007
Content Description

One record book for the Enoree Baptist Church Sunday School. The record book contains weekly class attendance reports and lists of the names of students and teachers.

Dates: 1956 - 1957

Frank Evans High School postcard

 Item — Box: Misc. Accessions 2014-2018
Identifier: SCPL-2014-042
Content Description

One postcard depicting the Frank Evans High School, otherwise known as Spartanburg High School, in 1925. Originally mailed to Mr. J. L. Alpert of Baltimore, Maryland.

Dates: 1925

Franklin Hotel menus and programs

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 2: 2011-2014
Identifier: SCPL-2013-007
Content Description

One file folder containing forty-two items, mostly menus and programs from the Franklin Hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Subfolders include Spartanburg Bar Association, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, education-related, and military-related. File also includes two photographs of the Franklin Hotel (originally part of the Finch Hotel) dated 1921 and 1936.

Dates: 1917 - 1980

Friends of the Arts scrapbooks

Identifier: SCPL-2000-001
Content Description

This collection consists of scrapbooks which include photographs, newspaper clippings, event invitations, and other papers. Most of the materials are related to the fundraiser "Beaux Arts" ball that the Friends of the Arts threw every year.

Dates: 1971 - 1994

The Gardeners Garden Club records

Identifier: SCPL-2019-003
Content Description

The Gardeners was a garden club in Spartanburg that was founded by three women in 1930 and disbanded sometime around 1970. This collection consists of meeting mintues, yearbooks, and the cut (stamp) for the design of the yearbook covers.

Dates: 1931 - 1967

General Marshall's Victory Report on the Winning of World War II in Europe and the Pacific: Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, 1943 to 1945, to the Secretary of War

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2019-011
Content Description General George Marshall served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army during World War II. At the end of the war, he presented a report to the Secretary of War on the army's victory. This collection consists of one copy of General Marshall's victory report. The report was published by the American Veterans of World War II Post No. 1 of Easley, SC and includes a list of members of the post, a list of casualties from Pickens County, a complete list of every person from Easley who served...
Dates: 1945

George Walter Moore papers

Identifier: SCPL-2002-001
Content Description

George Walter Moore served as treasurer of the local union chapter at Startex Mills. His papers detail the attempts to unionize the mill, the lawsuits that came from the suspension of union members, and other materials related to labor unions in the United States.

Dates: 1929 - 1941

Georgia Cleveland Home records

Identifier: SCPL-1998-002

The Georgia Cleveland Home was a boarding house whose goal was to provide a suitable home for aging women of good character, but limited income, in a manner best calculated to preserve their individual dignity. The collection includes board meeting minutes and other board records, financial records, information on the residents, photographs, and an In Memorium book.

Dates: 1920 - 1998

Margaret Gibbs collection

Identifier: SCPL-2014-035
Content Description

Photographs, scrapbooks, and genealogical papers connected with several interconnected families including the Gibbs, Cooper, Wingo, Lawrence, Saunders, and Fulmer families.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1940

Gielfuss Bakery photograph album

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 3: 2014
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.

Dates: 1928

Horace Gilbert letters on Carl Sandburg

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2011-005

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American poet and writter. Through out his career, Sandburg was awarded three pultizer prizes: two for his poems and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. This collection consists of three letters regarding Horace Gilbert's visit to Carl Sandburg's home in Flat Rock, NC.

Dates: 1993

Glendale school photograph

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 3: 2014
Identifier: SCPL-2014-022
Content Description

Photographic print depicting mill village school and school children at Glendale, SC around 1905.

Dates: 1905

Margi Gorczycu postcard collection

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2011-020
Content Description

This collection donated by Margi Gorczycu consists of six (6) postcards depicting scenes in Spartanburg. All unmailed. Images include Spartanburg General Hospital (ca. 1950), Spartanburg County Public Library (1960s), Episcopal Church of the Advent (1960s), Walnut Grove Plantation (1970s), Wofford College (1980s), and Converse College (1980s).

Dates: 1950 - 1990

Green Pond School records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCPL-2021-016
Content Description The Green Pond community is located between Woodruff and Reidville. The Green Pond school closed in 1946 and was converted into a community building. This collection consists of two school registers from the Green Pond School. There are also four unidentified group photographs: two of school classes, one of four people in an office, and one that looks like a church group. One photograph is identified as being of Alba Walker Norman, a school teacher from Union, who was a great-aunt of Harold...
Dates: 1893 - 1910