Featured Publications

Abstract Books (Winthrop University Undergraduate Research Program)

The abstract books below highlight the scholarly and creative work conducted by Winthrop undergraduates and their faculty mentors across all colleges of the university. These collections represent countless hours of research activity in which students developed their creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills, engaging in learning far beyond the classroom.

From 2003-2011 Abstract books were created by the College of Arts and Sciences.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (Image Galleries)

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), which was returned to the country’s attention in the 1992 film A League of Their Own, is a fascinating subject. With the onset of World War II, many minor league baseball franchises found themselves at a crossroads. Losing many of their players to military service, minor league teams began to feel the pinch and many went under. Philip K. Wrigley, the chewing gum mogul and owner of the Chicago Cubs, created the All-American Girls Softball League in 1943 to bring in the crowds and to help these franchises stay afloat. The league eventually became the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) and was the inspiration for the 1992 hit movie.

The Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University is fortunate to have a burgeoning collection of material pertaining to the AAGPBL. The collection was begun in 2005 with the gift of Elizabeth “Lib” Mahon’s papers. Through the efforts of retired Winthrop Reference Librarian and baseball historian, Bob Gorman, Mahon’s niece donated Mahon’s papers to the Archives. Mahon was a Winthrop graduate (Class of 1942) and played in the league from 1944 to 1952. Lib was a gifted outfielder who was known for her hitting prowess and her speed. In 1946 the two-time all-star stole 114 bases in 116 attempts.

Again, through Bob Gorman, the Archives acquired Jean Faut’s Papers. Faut, who now lives in Rock Hill, starred as a pitcher for the South Bend Blue Sox in the league from 1946 to 1953. She was twice the recipient of the Player of the Year award and her 1.23 ERA was the lowest in league history. She was also the only professional pitcher (male or female) to throw two perfect games during her career. The Archives has material pertaining to several other players, including Sue Kidd and Ruth Born, as well as the league as a whole.

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Collection includes the following manuscript collections:

  • Elizabeth B. Mahon Papers - Accession 992 - M434 (485)
  • Elizabeth B. Mahon Papers - Accession 1215
  • Jean Faut Papers - Accession 1369
  • Sue Kidd AAGPBL Collection - Accession 1499
  • Ruth Born AAGPBL Collection - Accession 1461
  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Home Movies - Accession 1385 - M686 (742)
  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Collection - Accession 1389
  • A Team of Their Own: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Documentary - Accession 1534 M745 (802)

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Dacus Library Faculty Publications (Ida Jane Dacus Library)

This page contains articles written by the faculty of Ida Jane Dacus Library at Winthrop University.

Provost’s Spotlight on Scholarship Series (Conferences and Events)

Next Event:
April 7th, 2016, 11:00 AM
Dinkins Auditorium

"Merchants of Knowledge: The Rise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities in America"
A.J. Angulo, Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Winthrop University will highlight the research of five faculty members each academic year through the Provost’s Spotlight on Scholarship Series. These “Lunch and Learn” sessions will be held at 11 a.m. in Dinkins Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, and desserts and beverages will be provided.

South Carolina Mother of the Year Oral History Archives (South Carolina Mothers Collection)

The records relating to the South Carolina Mother of the Year award are housed at the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University. In addition, oral history interviews were conducted with 15 living South Carolina Mother of the Year Award Winners, 6 family members, and 14 prominent members of the South Carolina Mother of the Year Award Selection Committee. The oral history project was conceived and executed by Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Winthrop University and community partners and South Carolina Mothers Association President Martha Cranford and Treasurer Shirley Fishburne. The purpose of the South Carolina Mother of the Year Award Oral History Project is to document women’s experiences as mothers, leaders, and women in the state of South Carolina. The voices of these powerful, dynamic, strong, and devoted women need to be collected, heard, and preserved.

Summer Research Experience Poster Presentations (Winthrop University McNair Scholars Program)

The Anthology

The Anthology is Winthrop University's arts and literary magazine. We publish the very finest in poetry, prose, drama, fine art, graphic design, ceramics, photography, and more from the Winthrop student body! Our student-staffed editorial team accepts submissions in the Fall and produces a new issue every Spring semester.

For more information, visit our own website at www.winthropanthology.com.