Manuscript Collection

Authors

Max Holland

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Identifier

Accession 738

Inclusive Dates

1958, 1964-1979

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

10,500 pieces, 5.25 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Max Holland (1923-1992) was the Rock Hill, SC City Manager from 1965 to 1979. During his tenure as City Manager, Mr. Holland was involved in the redevelopment of downtown Rock Hill that included the urban renewal clearance program, the new city hall, railroad was relocated, the Train depot was razed, Dave Lyle Boulevard was constructed, a new law center was built, the city limits were expanded, and the Town Center Mall was built.

For more on Max Holland see Max Holland and the Town Center Mall by Paul M. Gettys at Root and Recall, 2015.

Scope and Content Note

The Max Holland Papers consists of materials related to the Rock Hill, SC city government and the office of City Manager. Max Holland (1923-1992) was the Rock Hill City Manager from 1965 to 1979. Mr. Holland was involved in the redevelopment of downtown Rock Hill that included the urban renewal clearance program, the new city hall, railroad was relocated, the Train depot was razed, Dave Lyle Boulevard was constructed, a new law center was built, the city limits were expanded, and the Town Center Mall was built. The Town Center Mall experiment, that put a roof on Main Street in downtown Rock Hill turning it into an interior mall, and the razing of the Train Depot were particularly controversial. The collection includes minutes of agendas, memoranda, ordinances, correspondence, budgets, and lists. The largest series are those of Rock Hill City Council, the state of the city, and topics on the agenda for upcoming meetings. A great deal of information about Rock Hill’s growth during Holland’s term of office is in the collection including zoning and annexation records, Planning Commission reports, and maps. The researcher will find an Appendix of publications in topical order.

Provenance

The papers of Max Holland, Rock Hill City Manager from 1965 to 1979, were received by the Archives as a donation from Mr. Holland on May 19, 1992.

Copyright

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

Max Holland Papers - Accession 738

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