Manuscript Collection


Ross Allan Webb



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Download Dr. Ross Allan Webb Biography by Steve Blankenship (80 KB)


Accession 1135

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

42,000 pieces, 73 bound volumes



Historical Note

Dr. Ross Allan Webb (1923-2003) was a History Professor at Winthrop from 1967 through 1989 when he retired to become Winthrop's Official Historian. He held the position of Official Historian until his passing on November 25, 2003.

For a more biographical information regarding Dr. Webb, please consult the Ross Webb Biography by historian, Steve Blankenship linked above.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers from Dr. Ross A. Webb (1923-2003), Historian Emeritus from Winthrop University. Significant research includes the history of Winthrop College, genealogy of Benjamin Helm Bristow, Webb’s history class notes, and preliminary drafts of his book The Torch is Passed. The files contain documents, commentary, correspondence, and articles describing the founding of Winthrop, its move from Columbia to Rock Hill, Founders Day, its coat of arms, an annual chronology of growth, the presidents, traditions, student life, campus activities, course curriculum, Board of Trustees records, administration & faculty, distinguished alumni, library services, athletics, organizations, publications, introduction of coeducation, legislative issues, statistical analysis, history lectures, family genealogy, civic engagement, newspaper articles, and drafts of Ross Webb’s books.


The Ross Webb Papers were given to the Winthrop Archives on April 9, 2004 by Mrs. Ross Webb.


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

Ross Webb  Papers - Accession 1135

LC Subject Headings

Webb, Ross A. (Ross Allan)--Archives; Webb, Ross A. (Ross Allan)--Family; Webb, Ross A. (Ross Allan)--Authorship; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; Winthrop College--Faculty; Historians--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Winthrop University--History; Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896--Family; History--Study and teaching; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Biography; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History