Rock Hill Body Company Collection - Accession 1390
1923-1926, 1929, 1935, 1938, 1940-1948, 1952, 1966, 1983, 1984, 2001
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
456 digital files
The Rock Hill Body Company was located in Rock Hill, SC and was one of the earliest makers of truck and school bodies in South Carolina. The company can trace its roots to the Rock Hill Buggy Company and the Anderson Motor Company which were also based in Rock Hill, SC. The Rock Hill Body Company operated from 1915 to 1987 and was originally known as J. C. Hardin and Company which mostly repaired horse buggies, but was renamed in the 1920s after switching to motor vehicles. In 1937 the company moved into the building formerly known as the Victoria Yarn Mill #2 on West Main Street. This building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
Scope and Content Note
The Rock Hill Body Company Collection consists entirely of digital scans of material pertaining to the Rock Hill Body Company which was located in Rock Hill, SC and was one of the earliest makers of truck and school bodies in South Carolina. The collection includes newspaper articles, correspondence, brochures, advertisement posters and flyers, photographs, and sales guides mostly related to the Rock Hill Body Company, however there are several items related to the Anderson Motor Company including engine diagrams, newspaper articles, and photographs. There are also several records related to the Hardin family which owned and operated the Rock Hill Body Company including correspondence, programs, commencement invitations, newspaper articles, and photographs. The vast majority of the photographs are of truck and car bodies built by the Rock Hill Body Company, but also includes a couple aerial photographs Downtown Rock Hill.
The Rock Hill Body Company Collection digital files were given to the Archives by Walter Hardin on May 13, 2011.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Rock Hill Body Company Collection - Accession 1390". Finding Aid 1017.