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Identifier

Accession 1467

Inclusive Dates

1899-2000

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

102 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

McCrory’s Dime Store was located on Main Street in Rock Hill, South Carolina in a building built in 1901. McCrory’s operated from 1937 through 1997 and from 1960-1961 was the site of several “sit-in” protests by black students from nearby Friendship Jr. College. On January 31, 1961, the famous “sit-in” by the “Friendship Nine” was held at McCrory’s lunch counter. They protesters refused to pay their fines and became the first protesters in the nation to adopt the “Jail No Bail” strategy of protest.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, titles, and leases concerning James S. White Jr. and McCrory’s Dime Store, as well as, blueprints, newspaper clippings, and a McCrory’s Store inventory. McCrory’s Dime Store was located on Main Street in Rock Hill, South Carolina in a building built in 1901. McCrory’s operated from 1937 through 1997 and from 1960-1961 was the site of several “sit-in” protests by black students from nearby Friendship Jr. College.

Provenance

The McCrory’s Dime Store Records was given to the Archive on September 9, 2013 by Jeanie Presto.

Copyright

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

McCrory's Five and Dime Store Records - Accession 1467

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