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Accession 58

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

Collection Size

12,500 pieces, 6.25 linear feet



Historical Note

Robert Lawrence McFadden [1929-2010] was a judge, lawyer, and the South Carolina State Representative from District #50 of York County. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party from 1961 through 1980.

Scope and Content Note

The Robert Lawrence McFadden Papers consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and financial records, relating to a wide range of topics and organizations, both at the state and York County level; including the York County Nature Museum, alcohol and drug abuse, the Catawba Regional Planning Council, the death penalty, public education, social services, Winthrop College and York Technical College, Catawba, South Carolina, Clover, South Carolina, Congaree Swamp, consumer protections, health care, Henry’s Knob, insurance, Jaycee Boys Home, judicial reform, dairy industry, Gov. John C. West, taxes, York County landfills, South Carolina wildlife, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Fort Mill, transportation, housing, senior citizens, South Carolina State Constitution revision, Home Rule, House Reapportionment, highways, environment, South Carolina Tricentennial. Celebration, York County Boys Home, civil defense, York General Hospital, race relations, and Veteran affairs.


The papers of Robert Lawrence McFadden, lawyer and South Carolina State Representative, were received by the Winthrop Archives on August 10, 1976 from Robert Lawrence McFadden.


York County SC, Death Penalty, Judicial Reform, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Environment, Race Relations, Civil Rights


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

Robert Lawrence McFadden Papers - Accession 58