Manuscript Collection



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Accession 410

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

244 microfiche



Scope and Content Note

These records were microfilmed by the South Carolina Historical Society through the cooperation of the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, under a grant from the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities as part of the grant titled “Genealogy, Community & Identity: Finding Local Roots.” These records represent the efforts of WPA field researchers who collected information on the history and records of approximately 2,500 South Carolina Churches in the late 1930s, including black congregations. The records include work forms, typed reports, newspaper clippings and short histories. The information pertains to physical descriptions of church buildings and grounds, pastors, types of records kept by the church and where kept, and information on any published or unpublished histories. The fiche is arranged within the county, only a listing.

Additional Notes

A digital copy of the York County section is available for use in the Archives Research Area. Originals are located at the South Caroliniana Library, USC Campus, Columbia, SC.


The WPA microfiche were donated as a gift to the Winthrop Archives from the South Carolina Historical Society, via Dick Cote on July 1, 1981.


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

Works Progress Administration (WPA) Inventories of Church Records - Accession 410

LC Subject Headings

Church buildings--South Carolina--History; Church records and registers--South Carolina--York County; Church records and registers--South Carolina; Marriage records--South Carolina--York County; Marriage records--South Carolina; York County (S.C.)--Church history; South Carolina--Church history--Sources; South Carolina--Genealogy