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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Any forms of addressed and written communication sent and received, including letters, postcards, memorandums, notes, telegrams, or cables.

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Brooks family papers

 Collection — Box Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2019-039
Content Description

James Furman Brooks was the Spartanburg County Superintendent of Education in the 1930s and 40s and Ella Brooks Wilson was his sister who worked for Duke Power as their payroll mistress. This collection consists of an English-French Hand Book from Camp Wadsworth, a program for the opening of the educational building at First Baptist Church, a letter to Ella Wilson from Rep. Robert Ashmore, and an invitation to the inauguration of President Kennedy in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1917 - 1961

Camp Wadsworth letter

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2019-027
Content Description

This collection consists of a four page letter sent from a soldier stationed at Camp Wadsworth. The soldier was a member of the New York National Guard 27th Division's 102nd Engineer Regiment. The letter discusses the soldier's impression of Camp Wadsworth and the surrounding area of Spartanburg.

Dates: 1917-09-01

John R. Cochran letter

 File — Box Pamphlet Files Box 1
Identifier: SCPL-PAM-006
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.

Dates: 1922

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

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

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

Heinitsh Family papers

Identifier: SCPL-2011-016
Content Description

The Heinitsh family operated a pharmacy in Spartanburg for about ninety years. This collection consists of letters, photographs, and various papers belonging to the Heinitsh family along with the Chambers, Fogartie, and Kearny families who married into the Heinitsh family.

Dates: 1840 - 1987

J.A. Henneman letter

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 1: 1997-2011
Identifier: SCPL-2008-003
Content Description

J. A. Henneman was a Spartanburg businessman who ran a jewelry store downtown. He was elected mayor in 1889 and was shot in office two years later. This letter was written to his cousin in Pennsylvania two weeks before Fort Sumter was attacked and predicts the attack.

Dates: 1861

HUB-BUB records

Identifier: SCPL-2015-029
Content Description

This collection consists of twelve folders 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.

Dates: 2004 - 2013

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.

Dates: 1994 - 2006

Hughes and Leonard families papers

Identifier: SCPL-2019-020
Content Description

The Hughes and Leonard families were natives of the western part of Spartanburg County, particularly the Reidville and Woodruff areas. This collection consists of family photos, correspondence sent to three generations of women in the families, and a small number of other documents.

Dates: 1887 - 1988

Martha Johnson Sea Island papers

 File — Box Pamphlet Files Box 1
Identifier: SCPL-PAM-007
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...
Dates: 1863 - 1872

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).

Dates: 1931 - 1960

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

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

Dates: 1930-09-05

Letter from Senator Ernest Hollings concerning James F. Byrnes

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

Dates: 1972-12-05

Suzan Mabry collection

 Collection — Box Single File Collections Box 5: 2015-2017
Identifier: SCPL-2017-019
Content Description

This collection consists of a variety of items from the Civil War and post-war era. These include a newspaper article listing the wounded and dead of Holcombe's Legion, a page of a ledger listing dead soldiers from the Newberry District, a letter to Capt. E.H. Bobo from H.S. Roger, list of wounded from the Wallace Brigade, a photograph of downtown Spartanburg from 1898, and a list of injuries of soldiers.

Dates: 1862 - 1898

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lt. Herbert Rollins digital collection

Identifier: SCPL-2012-018-Digital
Content Description

Lt. Herbert Rollins was a solider stationed at Camp Wadsworth and Camp Jackson during World War I. This digital collection consists of his letters, postcards, and photographs.

Dates: 1917 - 1919

John D. Rush collection

 Collection — Box Single File Collections Box 3: 2014
Identifier: SCPL-2014-015
Content Description

This collection consists 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.

Dates: 1949 - 1956

Enoch Ham Smith Family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SCPL-2017-003

Enoch Ham Smith was a farmer who lived in Pauline, SC. A successful businessman, Smith owned a considerable amount of land with a grist mill, saw mill, and cotton gin. The collection consists of correspondence, deeds, receipts, and other papers related to Smith and his family.

Dates: 1822 - 1900

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.

Dates: 1910 - 2018

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.

Dates: 1950 - 2010

Spartanburg Post Office appointment document

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 5: 2015-2017
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.

Dates: 1865-09-06

Richard E. Tukey papers

Identifier: SCPL-2021-005
Content Description Richard E. Tukey (1918-1979) was the vice-president of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce from 1951 until his death in 1979 and spearheaded the recruitment of foreign companies to the Spartanburg area. This collection consists of papers related to Tukey's career including his time in the army as a public relations office at Fort Benning, GA during World War II, working for the Cigar Institute of America, and the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. There are also personal papers related his...
Dates: 1923 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1979

Henry and Edna Willard papers

 Collection — Box Single File Collections Box 2: 2011-2014
Identifier: SCPL-2014-003
Content Description Henry Belton (1926-2006) and Edna Simpkins Willard (1926-2008) were residents of Woodruff. Henry was a World War II soldier who fought during the Battle of Normandy. This collection consists of documents related to Henry’s service during World War II and other documents related to the war including correspondence from Edna’s brother, Cecil Simpkins. Other documents include tax and business receipts from Woodruff, Edna’s father’s World War I registration cards, and Edna’s Woodruff Plant...
Dates: 1910 - 1960