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Accession 1789

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

Collection Size

1000 pieces, .50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The papers of Mary Pitts Perry consists of material collected by 1962 Winthrop Training School graduate, Mary Celeste Pitts Perry (b. 1943). Mary had several family members that attended Winthrop Training School and the family had many ties to Winthrop College as well. The collection consists of material related to the history of Winthrop College, the Winthrop Training School, Rock Hill, SC, and her family history. The collection includes several books, bulletins, newspaper articles, newsletters, a land purchase letter, a Winthrop Training School print, Winthrop Training School ornament, and a wooden box containing materials related to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and the Freemasons.


The Mary Pitts Perry Papers were donated by Mary Pitts Perry on October 21, 2021.


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

Mary Pitts Perry Papers - Accession 1789

LC Subject Headings

Perry, Mary Pitts, 1943-; Perry, Mary Pitts, 1943- --Family; Johnson, David Bancroft, 1856-1928--Correspondence; Pitts, Laurens Dorroh, Sr., 1878-1954--Correspondence; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Collectibles; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Newspapers; Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Laboratory schools--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History; College student newspapers and periodicals--South Carolina--Rock Hill--Newspapers; Freemasonry--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Rock Hill (S.C.); Catawba Indian Nation; Catawba River Valley (N.C. and S.C.); South Carolina--History--Sources; United States--History--Sources