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Accession 904

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

8000 pieces, 4.00 linear feet



Historical Note

John Thomas Roddey Jr. (1906-1981) was the son of former Rock Hill Mayor John Thomas Roddey, Sr. (1865-1931) and was a longtime Winthrop College Board of Trustee Member (1945-1981) and a Winthrop Training School Graduate (1925). He graduated from Davidson College in 1929 and from Harvard Law School in 1932. He practiced law in Rock Hill, SC and had several business interests including Roddey Estates, Inc., Roddey Trust Co., Roddey Oil Co., Superior Dairies, Rock Hill Farm Equipment Co., and Rock Hill Dairy Farm Inc. He was also the founder and president of the Rock Hill Chiefs Baseball team.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Mr. Roddey’s personal files, including biographical data, correspondence, family papers and records, records relating to Mr. Roddey’s civic activities, photographs, newspaper clippings, personal memorabilia, and miscellaneous items. Much of the material pertains to Mr. Roddey’s civic activities, his friendships with Rock Hill residents, and the career of his daughter, Angela Roddey Holder. While there are family papers dating back to 1855 and some documents dated after Mr. Roddey’s death, most of the material extends from 1925-1981.


The papers of John T. Roddey, Jr., prominent Rock Hill attorney, civic leader, and Winthrop University Trustee, were donated to the Archives by Angela Roddey Holder and John Holder on August 22, 1996.


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

John Thomas Roddey, Jr. Papers - Accession 904

LC Subject Headings

Roddey, John Thomas, 1906-1981--Archives; Holder, Angela Roddey; Roddy family; Baskin family; Wiley family; College trustees--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Civic leaders--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Lawyers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; York County (S.C.)--Genealogy; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History