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Accession 1729

Inclusive Dates

1937-1970, 1996


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

Collection Size

9.25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of memorabilia, artifacts, and other material related to Emmett Scott High School that was collected by Dr. Sylvia Berry who worked for the Rock Hill School District. Emmett Scott opened in 1920 as the first South Carolina school for blacks and was a segregated educational institution from 1920 until South Carolina Schools were desegregated in 1970. The material in this collections consists of yearbooks, photographs, commencement invitations and programs, graduation tassels, student handbook, football program, concert tickets, a class ring and a student pin, a program from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Class of 1946, football jerseys, a letterman sweater, a jacket, and other uniforms related to the school.


The Emmett Scott High School Collection was donated by Dr. Sylvia Berry of the Rock Hill School District.


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

Emmett Scott High School Collection - Accession 1729

LC Subject Headings

Emmett Scott High School (Rock Hill, S.C.)--History; African American schools--South Carolina--Rock Hill; African Americans--Education--South Carolina--Rock Hill; African American high school students--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Collectibles--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century