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Accession 1694

Inclusive Dates

1860-1981, nd


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

Collection Size

8.0 linear feet, 16,000 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection mostly consists of genealogical material collected by Paulina Kerr Creed (1898-1982), who was a 1918 alumna of Winthrop College. Records consist of family group sheets, family Bibles, newspapers, newspaper clippings (a sizeable collection on the Catawba Indians), photographs, copies of deeds, letters of correspondence, and military service records from the Revolutionary War through World War II. There are also records in the collection relating to Paulina Kerr Creed’s involvement in the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the United Daughters of 1812. Much of the collection is focused on the Creed Family but material is also present for related families such as Wood, Cherry, Sawyer, McFadden, Kerr, Kneece, Culp, Johnson, Edwards, Anderson, DeWolfe, and Roddey. Also included in the collection are teaching certificates and diplomas belonging to Paulina and Henrietta Creed, a collection of Peterson’s magazines, cassette tapes from Saint John’s Church, a collection of obituaries, a collection of engagement/wedding announcements, a store ledger of unknown origins, cookbooks and children’s books, a scrapbook, two photographs of the delegation to create Catawba County in the early 20th century, two souvenir letter openers from the Philippines, and a fork that was forged in William Hill’s Ironworks in the late 1700s-early 1800s.


The Paulina Kerr Creed Papers were received from the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 8, 2019.


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

Paulina Kerr Creed Papers - Accession 1694

LC Subject Headings

Creed, Paulina Kerr, 1898-1982--Archives; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Alumni and alumnae; Creed family; Kerr family; Catawba Indians; United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Registers; World War, 1914-1918--Registers; World War, 1939-1945--Registers; United Daughters of the Confederacy; National Society, United States Daughters of 1812