Manuscript Collection

William B. White Jr. Papers - Accession 1363 - M679 (734)

Title

William B. White Jr. Papers - Accession 1363 - M679 (734)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1363 - M679 (734)

Inclusive Dates

2006-2007

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

39 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The William Boyce White, Jr. Papers consist of research conducted by William Boyce White, Jr. on different aspects of Rock Hill, SC history including the history of the Winthrop Training School, where Mr. White was a teacher, family history of the Plaxico family, pipe organs in local churches and at Winthrop College. His research on the Winthrop Training School includes a commemoration, a copy of a plaque, pictures, letters to and from the contractor/builder, a list of all the WTS graduates from the class of 1913 through class of 1965 when the school closed, and the alma mater for the training school. The family history section titled “A Personal Note” is devoted to the Plaxico family and their love of music. He gives a brief family history of how music has played a role in their lives, including their association with the First Presbyterian Church. The final section on Pipe Organs includes an article titled, “Informal History of Pipe Organs in the Churches of Rock Hill, SC and at Winthrop College”. This article contains sections titled, “Pipe Organs in the Churches of Rock Hill,” “Church Organists That I Remember,” “Pipe Organs Used at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC From 1897,” And “Theater Organ.” This collection would be invaluable for anyone researching the history of the Winthrop Training School, the Plaxico Family, and organs in Rock Hill, SC.

Provenance

William B. White, Jr. Collection was given to the Archives by William B. White, Jr. on November 2, 2009.

Copyright

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

William B. White Jr. Papers - Accession 1363 - M679 (734)

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