Manuscript Collection

Sierra Club- Henry's Knob Chapter History - Accession 816

Title

Sierra Club- Henry's Knob Chapter History - Accession 816

Files

Identifier

Accession 816 - M371 (422)

Inclusive Dates

1992

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1 bound volume

Language

English

Historical Note

The Sierra Club was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, CA “to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.” The Henry’s Knob chapter which included Cherokee, York, Chester, Lancaster, and Chesterfield counties in South Carolina was formed in 1973. The chapter was named after Henry’s Knob which is a mountain in York County left barren through years of strip mining for kyanite from 1947 through 1970.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a history of the Henry’s Knob Chapter of the Sierra Club in 1992 in honor of the centennial year of the founding of the original Sierra Club. This publication titled, Henry’s Knob Group of the South Carolina Chapter of Sierra Club: An Evergreen History includes a history of the Henry’s Knob Mountain, the Henry’s Knob Chapter, and includes by-laws, lists of members and committees, and a running narrative of the chapter’s activities.

The Sierra Club was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, CA “to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.” The Henry’s Knob chapter which included Cherokee, York, Chester, Lancaster, and Chesterfield counties in South Carolina was formed in 1973. The chapter was named after Henry’s Knob which is a mountain in York County left barren through years of strip mining for kyanite from 1947 through 1970.

Provenance

The Sierra Club- Henry's Knob Chapter Records were given as a gift to the Archives on March 23, 1993 by Mrs. Pat H. Grant.

Copyright

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

Sierra Club- Henry's Knob Chapter History - Accession 816

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