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Winthrop University. Dacus Library. Archives and Special Collections

824 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

Phone: 803-323-2334

Repository URL: http://www2.winthrop.edu/dacus/archives/ External Link

Repository code: scrhw

Repository description (CRHP): The Dacus Archives has an extensive Oral History Tapes Collection of recorded interviews concerning various topics, including life at Winthrop, the Catawba Indians, World War II, women in politics and society, African-American South Carolinians, and the Veterans History Project. Copying services are available.

The majority of the collection of African American South Carolinians relate to the Upstates civil rights movement and the exercise of political rights.

Repository description (extant): The Winthrop University (Dacus) Archives collects and preserves records relating to South Carolina history. Of special interest to the archives are the records of families, individuals, organizations, and businesses that have contributed to the history of the Catawba region; the personal papers of women and records of women's organizations significant in documenting the contributions of women to the state's history; the personal papers of women and records of women's organizations significant in documenting the contributions of women to the state's history; and records not falling within these categories if they have historical significance and would otherwise be lost or destroyed without efforts to preserve them.

Collections, numbering over 1,380, that have been deposited in the Archives come from a variety of sources, including the personal papers of D.B. Johnson, Robert McFadden, Thomas S. Gettys, Mary Elizabeth Massey, Mary Frayser, Jesse Huey Laurence, Nolan Pliny Jacobson, Juanita Goggins, and many others. Organizational records include those of the South Carolina Home Economics Association, the York County Democratic Party, the Episcopal Church Home for Children in York , the Perihelion Club of Rock Hill and the state branch of the National Organization of Women, among others.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Arnetta Gladden Mackey interviews
Marion A. Wright and Alice Spearman Wright interview
South Carolina International Women's Year Conference
Frontis Brooks interview
Jules Hall interview
Herman K. Harris interview
Modjeska Monteith Simkins interview
Women: perspective on a movement
Sam J. Ervin interview
Queen A. Davis interview
Ernest D. Williams interview
Septima Poinsette Clark interview
Dr. Horace Goggins interview
Ernie Nunnery interview
James T. Funderburk interview
W.T. "Dub" Massey interview
Juanita Goggins Interview
Margaret Gregg interview
South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus summer interviews
John Hope Franklin interview

 

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