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Montgomery Building collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCPL-2018-013
Content Description The Montgomery Building is a ten-story building located in downtown Spartanburg. Built in 1924, the building housed the offices for companies related to the textile industry, including the engineering company Lockwood Greene which built the building. This collection consists of papers related to building the building in the 1920s including correspondence with Lockwood Greene and financial statements, contracts and correspondence related the running of the Carolina Theatre, and papers related...
Dates: 1921 - 1983

Montgomery Family Glass Negatives

Identifier: SCPL-1999-001
Content Description

This collection consists of 12 glass negatives showing the family of Cap. J.H. Montgomery, owner of Spartan Mills. The photographs were taken in Spartanburg and Saluda, NC.

Dates: 1897-1898

Moonshine raid photograph

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2010-007
Content Description Single photograph of still and moonshine materials gathered in a raid and displayed on the steps of Spartanburg City Hall. Photograph was made by Alfred Willis on the morning of May 6, 1930. Spartanburg Journal newspaper article of May 6, 1930 identifies the image as showing the contents of an illegal distilling operation seized from the second story of the home of J. F. Jenkins at 364 Marion Avenue. Five people were arrested and soon after the image was made, the whiskey and mash were...
Dates: 1930-05-06

Morgan Rifles Militia photograph

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2018-010
Content Description A photograph showing the Morgan Rifles in August of 1887 in front of the Daniel Morgan Monument. This print is unlabeled but a copy appears in the July 24, 1938 edition of the Spartanburg Herald, in which a surviving member of the militia company identifies the date and members, which include drummer Henry Dickey, Captain E. Bacon, Irwin Twitty, Thomas Evins, Sam Evins, John Bain, Charles W. Thompson, David B. Nesbitt, Ben Crocker, Rudolph Shafter, Steve Camp, Lieutenant John H. Hill, W. H....
Dates: 1887-08

S.C. Mouzon portrait of unidentified man

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2010-015
Content Description

One cabinet card photograph of unidentified man by S. C. Mouzon, a Spartanburg photographer.

Dates: 1890

George Donald Mullinax collection

Identifier: SCPL-2019-024
Content Description George Donald Mullinax was veteran who fought in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Born in Clifton, SC he grew up in a community with strong ties to the textile industry. The four series in this collection reflect Mullinax's interests in his personal family history, the town of Clifton and the surrounding communites, the textile industry in Spartanburg county and its decline, and Camp Croft. This collection consists of papers, photographs, negatives, and newspaper articles about the four...
Dates: 1908 - 2007

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...
Dates: 1880 - 1970

Muster Roll of Captain J.W. Bobo, Company H, Fifth Regiment of the State Troop Army from the 11th day of September 1863

Identifier: SCPL-2011-010
Content Description

1863/64 muster roll of Co. H, 5th Reg. South Carolina State Troops

Dates: 1863

NASCAR entry form

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2019-028
Content Description

This collection consists of one entry form to a NASCAR race that was held at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds. The form includes a space to fill out information on the driver and owner of the car as well as advertising information on the race including a break down of how the prize money was to be distributed, the distance of the race, and the promoters name.

Dates: 1963-03-02

National Bicentennial Competition collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCPL-2013-019
Content Description

For the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, the Center for Civic Education developed a specially designed curriculum to teach students about the Constitution and Bill of Rights that centered around a national competition. Elaine Marks worked as the district coordinator for the South Carolina 4th District for the competition. This collection consists of the documents that Marks collected related to organizing the district competition.

Dates: 1981 - 1988

Neale Young Circle Missionary Society minute book

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2019-037
Content Description

This collection consists of one book containing the meeting minutes for the Neale Young Circle Missionary Society in Arcadia, SC.

Dates: 1934 - 1939

Nesbitt-Galloway Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCPL-2016-001
Content Description

This collection consists of papers from multiple Spartanburg County families including the Nesbitts, Stewarts, Jacksons, Shores, and Galloways. The papers include correspondence, photographs, legal documents including land deeds, and school papers including report cards.

Dates: 1852 - 1988

W. F. Newman mortgage

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2015-008
Content Description

Mortgage on two mules and four bales of cotton signed by W. F. Newman for $351. Mortgage issued to O. P. Morgan and registered in Moore, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

W.F. Newman may refer to William Fredrick Newman (1891-1961).

Dates: 1914-01-21

Joseph Nohra Camp Croft photographs

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2011-018
Content Description

Joseph Nohra was a soldier stationed at Camp Croft during World War II. This collection consists of twenty photographs that Nohra acquired during his time in service. Twelve are reprinted photos depicting soldiers in Spartanburg and training at Camp Croft during World War II. One notable image shows the "Spartanburg Fair Negro Entrance." Eight of the photos were taken overseas depicting soldiers on parade, captured German planes and tanks.

Dates: 1940 - 1945

Oakwood Cemetery ledgers

Identifier: SCPL-2014-019
Content Description

Two ledgers. Volume I covers activities from approximately 1887 to 1900 and lists plot owners in Sections A-C of Oakwood Cemetery and transfers of graves from Magnolia Street Cemetery in 1887. Volume II contains a list of stockholders and minutes of the Oakwood Cemetery Association from 1886 to 1941.

Dates: 1885 - 1941

Odds and ends (2011)

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 2: 2011-2014
Identifier: SCPL-2011-025
Content Description Postcard of 36th Infantry Training Battalion, Camp Croft mailed from Pvt. H. E. Wilber to Miss Ruth WilberPhoto of J. White Westmoreland, last Confederate veteran in Woodruff area, May 1936Promissory note between Mary H. Wright and P. A. McWhirter, October 1934SC Gubernatorial Inaugural program, January 15, 1963, for Donald RussellDorman High School homecoming football program, November 6, 1964Fairforest High School Choral Concert...
Dates: 1934 - 1965

Old Enoree Presbytery records

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 7: 2020 -
Identifier: SCPL-2020-002
Content Description

This collection consists of papers that came from the Old Enoree Presbytery church. The only original document is the journal of Rev. Albert Allison James from when he was student of Davidson College in 1846. There are a large number of photocopies of articles about Rev. James. There is also photocopies of a sermon given by Rev. H. H. Reid and an Enoree Telephone Company account book.

Dates: 1846 - 1910

Olney Paint Company photographs

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 2: 2011-2014
Identifier: SCPL-2013-002
Content Description

Seven photographs depicting interior and exterior views of the Olney Paint Company's location on Trade Street and St. John Street. Two additional photographs are believed to depict the residence of Robert Olney on Crystal Drive in Spartanburg.

Dates: 1940 - 1970

Pamphlet File collection

Identifier: SCPL-PAM-001
Scope and Contents

A pamphlet file, also refered to as a vertical file, is a file of materials that have been collected and arranged for ready reference in a file cabnet. The materials in a pamphlet file include newspaper clippings, photocopies, print-outs, brochures, pamphlets, and other types of paper that are not considered unique, archival items.

Dates: 1900 - 2019

Parham Family portraits

Identifier: SCPL-2018-001
Content Description

Four oversize portraits in charcoal depicting African-American adults. One of the portraits has "James Parham" written on the reverse.

Dates: 1900

Park Hills Elementary School photograph albums

Identifier: SCPL-2012-001
Content Description

Five (5) albums and two folders of classroom photographs depicting students and staff of Park Hills Elementary spanning the years 1959 to 1978, the bulk of which date to the early 1960s.

Dates: 1959 - 1978

E. Gibbes Patton papers

Identifier: SCPL-2011-012
Content Description This collection consists of 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,...
Dates: 1971 - 1999

Paul Fabio aerial photographs

Identifier: SCPL-2010-002
Content Description

One roll of negative film depicting a series of aerial photographs taken July 3, 1980 by Paul Fabio. Flight plan indicates two courses, the first of which includes Seneca, Clemson, and the area north of Anderson, the second stretches from north of Lyman to Arcadia, western Spartanburg and south to Pauline. Negative had not been examined to confirm subject areas.

Dates: 1980-07-03

Everett Pearson papers

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.

Dates: 1914 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1945

Sarah Allen Perry recipe book

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2014-038
Content Description

Handwritten recipe book originally compiled by Mrs. Josiah Wiley Perry of Cedar Springs, South Carolina in 1893 and later given to her daughter, Annie Perry Jester in 1927. Contains approximately thirty pages of handwritten and newsprint recipes.

Dates: 1893-07-09

Terri L. Phillips collection

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 3: 2014
Identifier: SCPL-2014-012
Content Description

The collection consists of a postcard depicting an old grist mill near Spartanburg (ca. 1950) and two election documents: a list of voters for the election of the Spartanburg District Ordinary on August 11, 1857 at Campobello and election tallies for various Spartanburg District polling places for the election of state legislators on October 15, 1828.

Dates: 1828 - 1950

"Pickaninny Review" postcard

 Item — Box: Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2014-043
Content Description One postcard labeled "pickaninny review of army truck train, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C," depicting four black children watching an army truck pass by. Originally mailed in 1917 to Mrs. Delia Spoor of Mount Vernon, New York. Written content: "Hello! Pretty busy. Have to cut trees and pulls the stumps before we can pitch our tents. Mud is 2 feet deep here. My cold is just the same. Very sore throat and racking cough! Feel pretty good though. Rains. Very busy. Write later. Love,...
Dates: 1917

Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross records

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,...
Dates: 1917 - 2007

Piedmont Interstate Fair collection

Identifier: SCPL-2013-008
Content Description This collection consists of the institutional archives of the Piedmont Interstate Fair along with various materials from the earlier Spartanburg County Fair and Woodruff Agricultural Society Fair. The collection includes premium lists covering most years from 1907-2012, newspaper clippings from a variety of upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina sources, posters, photographs, slides, negatives, awards, stock certificates, and performer promotions. The photographs primarily cover...
Dates: 1907 - 2012

Pierce Motor Company, Lincoln-Mercury Building photograph

 Item — Box: Misc. Oversized
Identifier: SCPL-2015-043
Content Description

One original photographic print mounted to mat board depicting the Lincoln-Mercury Building of Pierce Motor Company on South Church Street in downtown Spartanburg. Mat board is marked with the name of the architectural firm, Hudson and Chapman Architects

Dates: 1947