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Accession 1521

Inclusive Dates

1814-2014, nd


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

Collection Size

1.0 linear foot, 2000 pieces


English; French;

Scope and Content Note

The Patricia Royer FitzGerald Papers consists of various family genealogy research, newspaper clippings, photographs, writings, and manuscripts. The genealogy material consists of genealogical charts, biographical information, handwritten family stories and anecdotes, marriage records, birth records, death records, correspondence, research notes, photographs, and copies of articles written about the family related mostly to the Brothers Family, Baisieux family, and Vidal family. The rest of the collection consists of Pat FitzGerald (1937-2017) writings and manuscripts related to her time as a writer for the Rock Hill, SC based newspaper, The Herald predominately writing for the Travel and Lifestyle section, but also consists of her manuscripts and publications related to her private career as a writer, mostly related to her book titled, Tahitian Pearl – A Journey for my Mother published in 2014.


The Patricia Royer FitzGerald Papers were deposited with the Archives on August 1th, 2015 by Patricia R. FitzGerald.


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

Patricia Royer FitzGerald Papers - Accession 1521

LC Subject Headings

FitzGerald, Pat, 1937-2017--Archives; FitzGerald, Pat, 1937-2017--Family; Brothers family; Baisieux family; Vidal family; Journalists--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Authors; Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Description and travel; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs; South Carolina--Social life and customs