Manuscript Collection

Vernon Grant Collection - Accession 1137 - M521 (572)

Title

Vernon Grant Collection - Accession 1137 - M521 (572)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1137 - M521 (572)

Inclusive Dates

ca. 1960s

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

18 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

Vernon Simeon Plemion Grant (1902-1990) was an American illustrator known for his whimsical gnome characters and fairy tale drawings. He created advertising illustrations for several large companies and major magazines, but is best known for the Snap! Crackle! and Pop! characters for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Mr. Grant married Elizabeth Fewell who was a native Rock Hillian and they eventually moved to Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Grant served several years on the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce and helped to found the award-winning Come-See-Me Festival in Rock Hill, SC.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an advertisement and recruitment packet created by Vernon Grant as a member of the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce in the 1960s. The packet was designed to highlight Rock Hill, SC's attractions and to recruit businesses to come to Rock Hill. The packet includes unique paintings by Vernon Grant are titled: Glencairn Gardens; Ample Labor Supply; Clean Local Government; Country Club--18 Holes; Fishing?-Yeah; Big Industries--Small Industries; Winthrop College; A Well Rounded Town; York Co. Hospital; Catawba River Ample Fresh Water; Lake Wylie--200 Mi. of Shore Line; Close to Charlotte and her Air Port; Rock Hill Has Every Thing; Business is Good...; Room For Expansion;

Provenance

The Vernon Grant Collection were given to the Archives on April 15, 2004.

Copyright

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

Vernon Grant Collection - Accession 1137 - M521 (572)

Share

COinS