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Accession 8

Inclusive Dates

ca1864-1945 (mainly 1895-1945)


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

Collection Size

2500 pieces, 1.50 linear feet



Historical Note

James Pinckney Kinard (1864-1951) was the second president of Winthrop College (now University), the South Carolina College for Women and served from 1929-1934. For more information please consult the James Pinckney Kinard Biography above.

Scope and Content Note

The James Pinckney Kinard Papers consist of family history charts of the Kinard family and related Kuhn and Summer families, and a Kinard family history, personal correspondence including letters to and from his wife Lee Wicker Kinard (1873-1963), their daughter Nelle Kinard, and other family members, business correspondence, financial papers, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, and photographs pertaining to Kinard’s student days at the Citadel, his personal and family affairs, his teaching career, his presidency of Winthrop, and his efforts to get his literary manuscripts published. This collection consists primarily of correspondence and offers an informative insight into the personal lives and family affairs of Dr. Kinard and his wife, Mrs. Lee Wicker Kinard. The correspondence generally deals with Dr. Kinard’s struggle against the South Carolina legislature’s cuts in educational appropriations for Winthrop during the Depression; and his varied activities on behalf of Winthrop as President Emeritus. The collection also includes several unpublished manuscripts ranging from his student days at the Citadel to his later life. Areas of research would perhaps include, among others, biographical information on Dr. Kinard and social history during the Depression.


The papers of James Pinckney Kinard, educator, and President of Winthrop (1928-1934) were received by the College Archives at an unknown date and from an unknown source.


Education, Higher Education, Kinard Family, Great Depression, Winthrop College, The Citadel


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

James Pinckney Kinard Papers - Accession 8