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Accession 1472

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

Collection Size

10,000 pieces, 5.0 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The White/ Sprunt family are descendants of George Pendleton and Ann Hutchinson White who helped shepherd in Rock Hill, SC’s beginnings. The White/Sprunt family would go on to become one of the leading families of Rock Hill and their descendants would help shape and mold Rock Hill’s history. The White/Sprunt Family Papers consists of photographs, glass plate negatives, correspondence, books, text books, and the Jeanie Sprunt White Diaries. The photographs and negatives are of vacations, family members, and life in Rock Hill, SC from the 1880s to the 1930s. The majority of the books in this collection are textbooks dating from the 1880s with the oldest being from 1848. The Jeanie Sprunt White Diaries consists of 23 diaries kept by Rock Hill resident Jeanie Sprunt White. Jeanie Sprunt White was married to James Spratt White, Jr. of the prominent White Family of Rock Hill, SC. The diaries cover everyday life in Rock Hill, SC from Jeanie Sprunt White's prospective from 1896 to 1937. She discusses all the major events that occurred in Rock Hill including the major flood of 1916 and the tornado of 1926.


The White/Sprunt Family Papers were donated by Jeanie Sprunt White Presto to the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections at Winthrop University.


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

White-Sprunt Family Papers - Accession 1472

LC Subject Headings

White family; Sprunt family; White, Jeanie Sprunt, 1880-1967--Diaries; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century