Manuscript Collection


Mary Eva Hite



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Accession 187

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

6500 pieces, 3.25 linear feet



Historical Note

Mary Eva Hite (1888-1977) was a South Carolina educator and a 1908 graduate of Winthrop.

Scope and Content Note

The Mary Eva Hite Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, family history data, photographs, awards, scrapbooks, and other records relating to Mary Eva Hite’s career as an educator and prominent South Carolina public servant. The photograph file provides a visual record of South Carolina elementary school life in the first half of the twentieth century. Correspondence relates to Dr. Hite’s many career activities, including her 1970 correspondence highlighting her work promoting the welfare of senior citizens. The speeches focus on her work with the aged, her travels abroad, and acceptances for awards presented to her by educational and civic organizations. Newspaper clippings provide information concerning awards presented to Dr. Hite and chronicle the advances in education made by the state of South Carolina. Scrapbooks relate to college friends and Dr. Hite’s work with Delta Kappa Gamma. There are also records relating to teacher retirement in South Carolina.


The papers of Mary Eva Hite, educator and distinguished public servant, were received as a gift by the Archives from Mrs. Gertrude Hunt on May 9, 1978.


Education in South Carolina, Hite Family, Elementary Education, Delta Kappa Gamma, Senior Citizens, Aging, Batesburg SC, Lexington County SC


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

Mary Eva Hite Papers - Accession 187

LC Subject Headings

Hite, Mary Eva, 1888-1977--Archives; Hite, Mary Eva, 1888-1977--Travel; Hite family; Delta Kappa Gamma Society; Education--South Carolina--History--20th century; Teachers--South Carolina; Teachers--Retirement--South Carolina; Older people--Care