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Accession 115

Inclusive Dates

1962-1977, nd


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

Collection Size

4,500 pieces, 2.25 linear feet



Historical Note

Samuel Brooks Mendenhall (1936-1999) was born in Rock Hill, SC. He was a lawyer, judge, and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1965-1972), and the South Carolina State Senate (1973-1976).

Scope and Content Note

The Samuel Brooks Mendenhall Papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, studies, newspaper clippings and other records, mainly relating to York County SC affairs. Subjects include public education, health, appropriations, legislation, taxes, home rule, Rock Hill history, South Carolina politics and government, York County SC economic conditions, York County Nature Museum, York County SC history, York General Hospital, Winthrop coeducation. Correspondents include Strom Thurmond, Ernest F. Hollings, Thomas S. Gettys, Kenneth L. Holland, Solomon Blatt, Frank Thornton, James B. Ellisor, and Jesse T. Anderson.

Additional Notes

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject and, thereunder, the papers for the most part are in chronological order.


The papers of Samuel Brooks Mendenhall, lawyer, judge, and former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and Senate, were received by the College Archives on September 6 and 23, 1977 from Samuel Brooks Mendenhall.


Politics, South Carolina Legislature, South Carolina Law


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

Samuel Brooks Mendenhall Papers - Accession 115

LC Subject Headings

Mendenhall, Samuel Brooks, 1936-1999--Archives; Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003--Correspondence; Hollings, Ernest F., 1922-2019--Correspondence; Gettys, Thomas S. (Thomas Smithwick), 1912-2003--Correspondence; Holland, Kenneth L., 1934-2021--Correspondence; Blatt, Solomon, 1896-1986--Correspondence; Thornton, O. Frank, 1905-1992--Correspondence; Ellisor, James B.--Correspondence; Anderson, Jesse T., -1990--Correspondence; Education--South Carolina--York County--History--20th century; Coeducation--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History; York County (S.C.)--History--20th century; York County (S.C.)--Economic conditions--20th century; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History--20th century; York County (S.C.)--Politics and government--20th century; South Carolina--Politics and government--20th century; York General Hospital (Rock Hill, S.C.); Museum of York County (Rock Hill, S.C.)