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Accession 976

Inclusive Dates

1903-1974, 1994, 1997, 2000-2017


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

Collection Size

1500 pieces, .75 linear feet



Historical Note

The Over the Teacups Club was formed in the fall of 1897 at the home of Miss Annie Lyle Roddey, later Mrs. Oran Poe, on Main Street. The name of the club was inspired by Oliver Wendell Holmes, and in its constitution the purpose was declared to be for the "literary improvement of the members." The constitution was adopted in February of 1898.The club was federated by the South Carolina Federation of Womens Clubs in 1899.

Scope and Content Note

Over The Teacups is a literary society formed in Rock Hill, SC in 1897 with the purpose to be for the “literary improvement and social intercourse of the members.” The collection contains the constitution and bylaws, minutes and other related records, correspondence, yearbooks, a guest log of the centennial anniversary, and a scrapbook of the centennial anniversary tea.


The records of the literary club, Over the Teacups, were received from Mrs. J. Spratt White. An addition to the collection was made on September 22, 2014 by Peggy Fern. An addition was also received in 2017.


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

Over the Teacups Records - Accession 976