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Accession 1562

Inclusive Dates

1931-1932, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1944-1945, 1952-1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967-1969, 1971, 1976


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

Collection Size

29 bound volumes



Historical Note

Rock Hill, SC can trace it's educational roots to local school houses and tutors, however the first tax-supported school was the Rock Hill Graded Schools which opened in 1888. In 1907, the former Catawba Military Academy building, which was located where Withers Building on Winthrop's campus is currently, was purchased and became the first school named Rock Hill High School. The school was closed following a dispute with Winthrop College over the rights to the property. A new Rock Hill High School building was then built at North Spruce and East White Streets in 1913. It remained at this location until 1965 when the school moved to the Sullivan Middle School location on Eden Terrace. Rock Hill High School then moved to its current location on Springsdale Road when it was built in 1977. The old Rock Hill High School on East White Street was torn done in 1978.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an artificial collection of yearbooks of Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, SC which were received from several different donors. This collection contains volumes of the Rock Hill High School yearbook titles, The Catawban and The Bearcat. These contain photographs and names of the students and faculty and photographs and names of the students who participated in sports, clubs and other activities. These yearbooks were consolidated into a single collection for the ease of use.


The Rock Hill High School Yearbooks are an artificial collection donated by several distinct donors to the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections at Winthrop University.


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Rock Hill High School Yearbook Collection - Accession 1562

LC Subject Headings

Rock Hill High School (Rock Hill, S.C.)--Students--Yearbooks; School yearbooks--South Carolina--Rock Hill