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Identifier

Accession 54

Inclusive Dates

1966-1974

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,000 pieces , .50 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

Thomas Smithwick Gettys (1912-2003) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative for the Fifth Congressional District of South Carolina from 1964 to 1974. He was born in Rock Hill, SC and received an A.B. degree from Erskine College in 1933. He was a former Postmaster in Rock Hill and practiced law in the Gettys, McFadden and Wilkerson Law Firm.

Scope and Content Note

Thomas Smithwick Gettys (1912-2003) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative for the Fifth Congressional District of South Carolina. The Thomas Smithwick Gettys Papers consist of reports, resolutions, correspondence, news releases, government publications, and newspaper clippings, relating to Getty’s efforts to enlarge and develop the Cowpens Battlefield Site of Cherokee County, South Carolina. Correspondents include Ernest Hollings, Donald Russell, John P. Saylor, W.S. Stuckey, Jr., Roy A. Taylor, Mark W. Clark, Wayne Aspinall, and Stewart Udall.

Provenance

The papers of Thomas Smithwick Gettys, Congressman and lawyer, were received by the Archives on July 22, 1976 as a gift from Thomas Smithwick Gettys.

Keywords

Cowpens Battleground, Cherokee County SC, American Revolution, National Battleground Site

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Thomas Smithwick Gettys Papers - Accession 54

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