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Accession 186

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

Collection Size

89 bound volumes, 19,500 pieces, 9.75 linear feet



Historical Note

The York County Multiethnic Heritage Project, administered by Dr. Joyce Pettigrew Berman of Winthrop’s English faculty, was made possible by a $38,000 grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare of the U.S. Government. The purpose of the project was to study the total contributions of ethnic groups to the total cultural heritage of York County School District No. 3, the York County Nature Museum and the City of Rock Hill Recreation Department. The project, which began in July, 1976, and ended June 30, 1977, focused on ethnic groups in the area: Southern Appalachian, African-American and American Indian.

Scope and Content Note

The York County Multiethnic Heritage project collection includes a wide variety of material that can be used for research on York County and for instructional purposes by teachers. The collection consists of magazines, newspaper clippings, books, photographs, slides, audio tapes, video cassettes, slide transparencies, and copies of historical documents such as letters and land records.


The records of the York County Multiethnic Heritage Project were deposited by Dr. Joyce Pettigrew Berman, project coordinator, on April 25, 1978.


York County SC, Rock Hill SC, York SC, Hickory Grove SC, Sharon SC, Ethnic Studies, Local History, Catawba Indians, Midwifery, Religious Practices, Oral History


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

York County Multiethnic Heritage Project Collection - Accession 186