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Accession 701

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

Collection Size

4,000 pieces, 2.25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Alice McCarter Pursley Papers consists of material collected by Alice McCarter Pursley (1902-1987) during her college career at Winthrop College and during her extensive teaching career. This includes college transcripts and grade reports, correspondence, teacher certification documentation, journals, programs, teacher’s attendance registers, newspaper and magazine clippings, student information, and other memorabilia. This collection consists of records including attendance records from her time at Lugoff Elementary School in Kershaw County, S.C., Sutton Springs School, Cotton Belt School, and York Elementary School in York County, SC.

Additional Notes

Transfer of Items: The following have been placed in the newspaper file (Room #9).

1. Charlotte Observer, 8 May 1945, “Nazis Surrender”

2. Charlotte Observer, 9 May 1945, “German High Command Signs Surrender Terms”

3. Winthrop Alumnae News, January 1949.

4. Evening Herald, 3 May 1952, “Rock Hill Centennial Edition”

5. Charlotte Observer, 21 July 1969, “Man Walks on Moon” (3 Copies)

6. Yorkville Enquirer, 26 September 1974, “Largest Enquirer Ever”


The Alice McCarter Pursley Papers were deposited with the Archives by Ms. Margaret Pursley Kelly, on 26 May 1987.


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

Alice McCarter Pursley Papers - Accession 701

LC Subject Headings

Pursley, Alice McCarter, 1902-1987--Archives; Elementary school teachers--South Carolina; Elementary school teaching--South Carolina; Teachers--Salaries, etc.--South Carolina; School children--South Carolina; Education, Elementary--South Carolina