Manuscript Collection

Edwards Family Memoirs - Accession 695 - M312 (363)

Edwards Family Memoirs - Accession 695 - M312 (363)



Accession 695 - M312 (363)

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

150 pieces



Historical Note

Dr. Allen David Edwards (1905-2004) was a Winthrop College professor and served as Chairman of the Winthrop College Sociology Department from 1944 through 1971. Dr. Edwards was active in the formation of the Social Service Workers Club was a charter member of the Optimist Club of Rock Hill, SC. He also served as State Director of the AARP from 1983 through 1986 and for five years was the Dean of the since defunct Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC.

Scope and Content Note

The Edwards Family Memoirs consist of memoirs entitled Looking Over My Shoulder by Esther “Peggy” Edwards and A Journey Through the Twentieth Century by former Winthrop College professor, Allen D. Edwards. Mrs. Edwards (1907-1997) writes about her family background, growing up through the college years, teaching school, her marriage, children, employment, and retirement. Dr. Edwards (1905-2004) writes about his family background and growing up, but mainly writes about his work and teaching experiences in Beirut, Syria, Washington, D.C., Clemson University, and Winthrop University.


The Edwards Family Memoirs were donated to the Archives by Allen and Esther Edwards on October 20, 1986.


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

Edwards Family Memoirs - Accession 695 - M312 (363)

LC Subject Headings

Edwards family; Edwards, Esther Hoy, 1907-1997; Edwards, Allen David, 1905-2004; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; American University of Beirut--Faculty; Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina--Faculty; College teachers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; College teachers--South Carolina--Clemson; College teachers--Washington (D.C.); College teachers--Lebanon--Beirut