Palmetto Women: Images from the Winthrop University Archives

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Women have played a prominent role in shaping South Carolina's history through active participation in many aspects of the state's development, from securing state appropriations for public libraries to helping to establish the South Carolina Board of Social Services. While many of their achievements have been documented by various organizations, a number of these irreplaceable records have been lost or discarded. Winthrop University, for years one of the largest women's colleges in the nation, strives to preserve these important documents that tell the story of South Carolina women and the contributions they have made. The images in this volume are from the extensive collection of the Winthrop University Archives, which includes the records of the university and state women's organizations as well as numerous personal letters, scrapbooks, and diaries. Within these pages, you will discover the impact that women have made on education, politics, religion, sports, business, and the arts, and learn first hand about their lives and individual accomplishments.
ISBN: 9780738500355
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ron Chepesiuk is head of the Winthrop University Archives and has been a freelance writer and journalist since 1982. He is the author of numerous historical books, including Winthrop College: A Pictorial History, and he has published more than 1,500 magazine and newspaper articles in over 200 publications, including Modern Maturity and The New York Times. Gina Price White is the assistant archivist at the Winthrop University Archives. She has written articles on local history for the Chester News and Reporter and the Rock Hill Herald. The authors hope their tribute to the influential women of South Carolina will inspire others to collect these valuable records and preserve them for future generations.
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