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Accession 1548

Inclusive Dates

1920s-2008, nd


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

Collection Size

.25 linear feet, 500 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The papers originally belonged to G. Donald Harrison (1889-1956), a notable organ designer and president of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company. G. Donald Harrison designed and built the D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ in Byrnes Auditorium in 1955. The collection includes photos, correspondence, journal articles, news clippings, an opus list of Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, programs, pamphlets, and birth certificates. The majority of these are original copies. The collection also includes a set of vinyl records, two bound volumes, two DVDs, and a WWI dog tag.


The G. Donald Harrison Papers Collection was given to the Louise Pettus Special Collection and Archives on December 1, 2015 by Mrs. Frances Stroscio, granddaughter of G. Donald Harrison.


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

G. Donald Harrison Papers - Accession 1548

LC Subject Headings

Harrison, G. Donald (George Donald), 1889-1956--Archives; Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.; Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.--Catalogs; Winthrop University; Organ builders; Organ (Musical instrument)--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Organ (Musical instrument)--Photographs; World War, 1914-1918--History; Military dog tags--Specimens