Manuscript Collection

Authors

Hurricane Hugo

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Identifier

Accession 1160

Inclusive Dates

1989

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

100 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of newspapers and other publications related to Hurricane Hugo. Hurricane Hugo was a category 5 hurricane that made landfall near Charleston, SC and was still classified as a hurricane with 80 MPH wind gusts as it moved inland through York County. Hurricane Hugo was the costliest hurricane in U. S. History at the time and this collection chronicles the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo with a focus on the damage caused by Hugo in the York County, SC and Mecklenburg County, NC.

Provenance

The Hurricane Hugo Collection was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Ron Chepesiuk in 1989, Ross Webb in 2002, and Linda D. Williams in 2021. Ron Chespsiuk donated 52 pieces, Ross Webb donated 48 pieces, and Linda D. Williams donated two bound volumes.

Copyright

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

Hurricane Hugo Collection - Accession 1160

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