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Identifier

Accession 237

Inclusive Dates

1946-1953

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1000 pieces ,.5 linear Feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

The Children’s Nature Museum of Rock Hill, South Carolina (now called the Museum of York County) opened in 1950 as a result of a community effort led by the Junior Welfare League, to create a cultural opportunity for area children.

Scope and Content Note

The Children’s Nature Museum of Rock Hill, South Carolina (now called the Museum of York County) opened in 1950 as a result of a community effort led by the Junior Welfare League, to create a cultural opportunity for area children. The York County Nature Museum Records consist of bylaws, correspondence, legal and financial records, promotional materials, awards, and publications relating to the development of the museum in Rock Hill. These early organizational and developmental records were collected by Josephine B. Snypps during her tenure as chairman of the Children’s Nature Museum Committee of the Rock Hill Junior Welfare League, secretary of the Nature Museum’s (then named Rock Hill Children’s Nature Museum) Board of Directors, and treasurer of the Nature Museum.

Provenance

The records of the York County Nature Museum were received as a gift by the Winthrop College Archives from Miss Margaret Gregg on April 17, 1979.

Copyright

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

York County Nature Museum Records - Accession 237

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