City of Rock Hill, H. Lee Waters Film - Accession 865 - M386 (437)
Accession 865 - M386 (437)
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2 VHS Tapes
H. Lee Waters (1902-1997) was the owner and operator of the H. Lee Waters Studio in Lexington, NC which he founded in 1926. He worked as a commercial photographer, however the Great Depression forced him to look for other means to support his family. From 1936 to 1942 Waters toured North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia and filmed local people. He would then show the film at the local theater so the locals could see themselves on film. He supported his family in this fashion until the United States entered World War II. Following WWII he returned to his work in his photography studio.
Scope and Content Note
The City of Rock Hill Film consists of a film of Rock Hill, SC citizens produced by H. Lee Waters in 1937. Waters traveled the town and filmed students leaving schools, groups around town, and other scenes of the local community. The film was transferred to VHS and the original 35 mm film is with the City of Rock Hill.
The Winthrop Archives had a copy made from the original 35 mm film housed at the City of Rock Hill on February 9, 1995.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "City of Rock Hill, H. Lee Waters Film - Accession 865 - M386 (437)". Finding Aid 600.