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Accession 4

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

3,000 pieces, 1.50 linear feet



Historical Note

Dr. Frances Lander Spain [1903-1999] was a 1925 graduate of Winthrop with a Bachelor of Arts and later received a B. L. S. from Emory University (1936) and M. A. and Ph. D degrees from the University of Chicago (1940, 1944). Dr. Spain would later serve as the Director of Library and Professor of library science at Winthrop (1936-1949).

Scope and Content Note

The Frances Lander Spain Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and copies of her publications relating to her involvement with professional library organizations such as the American Library Association; her library work in Thailand as a Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundation grantee (1951-1952 and 1964-1965); and her work as coordinator of children’s services at the N.Y. Public Library (1953-1961). Correspondents include librarian Louis Round Wilson. There is also a family history which includes the family names Chambers, Collier, Cook, Crossland, Dantzler, Gran, Hardeman, Lander, McDaniel, McPherson, Miller, Pearce, Pierce, Schenk, Snead, Spain, Sparks, Warlick and Zimmerman.


The papers of Frances Lander Spain, educator and librarian, were received as a gift by the Archives from Frances Lander Spain on April 15, 1974. An addition was made on December 20, 1979.


Library Science, Thailand, Fullbright Scholar, Rockefeller Grantee, American Library Association, Winthrop College


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Frances Lander Spain Papers - Accession 4

LC Subject Headings

Spain, Frances Lander, 1903-1999--Archives; Spain, Frances Lander, 1903-1999--Family; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Students--Social life and customs; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Alumni and alumnae; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; American Library Association; New York Public Library; Fulbright scholarships--Thailand; Librarians--South Carolina; Library science; Libraries--Thailand; Library science--Thailand