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Accession 159

Inclusive Dates

1832-1972 (Bulk: 1900-1966)


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

Collection Size

3 bound volumes, 500 pieces, 0.25 linear feet



Historical Note

The Freidheim Family was a prominent Rock Hill, SC family from the mid 19th century through the late 20th century and were the owners of Freidheim’s Department Store in downtown Rock Hill. (Also spelled Friedheim)

Scope and Content Note

The Freidheim Family Papers consist of family histories, correspondence, financial records, wills, land deeds, and newspaper clippings, relating to the Rock Hill, South Carolina family. There is much material concerning the financial affairs and estate of Arnold Freidheim and his brother, Julius Freidheim, owners of Freidheim’s Department Store, and the heirs to their estates, which included the members of the Marshall Family. Also included are the executors annual reports concerning actions taken in carrying out the terms of the Freidheim’s will and a genealogy of the John Clawson Family.

Additional Notes

Also spelled Friedheim


The papers of the Freidheim Family, prominent and affluent dry goods merchants and property holders of Rock Hill, South Carolina, were received from Arnold Marshall by the College Archives on 26 January, 1978.


Rock Hill SC, Rock Hill SC Businesses, Marshall Family, Clawson Family, Freidheim's Department Store, Retail, Dry Goods, Local History


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

Freidheim Family Papers - Accession 159

LC Subject Headings

Friedheim family; Marshall family; Clawson family; A. Friedheim and Brother (Firm); Rock Hill (S.C.)--Genealogy; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History