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1500 pieces, 43 bound volumes , 9.0 linear feet
The Episcopal Church Home was established in 1850 in Charleston, S.C. for orphan girls and was chartered by the S.C. General Assembly in 1852.
Scope and Content Note
The Episcopal Church Home For Children Records are a valuable source on the Church’s historical effort to extend its services for the social improvement of South Carolina (in this case the Episcopal Diocese’s program for destitute children.) The Episcopal Church Home was established in 1850 in Charleston, S.C. for orphan girls and was chartered by the S.C. General Assembly in 1852. Boys were admitted later in the century. The collection consists of a history, minutes, reports of the annual meetings, general correspondence, superintendent’s records, health records, attendance registers, financial records, newsletters (both bound and unbound), and photographs.
The records of the Episcopal Church Home for Children were received from H. Sanford Howie, Executive Director of the Church Home, by the Archives on August 6, 1975.
Orphans, Orphanages, Child Welfare, Genealogy, Episcopal Church, Charleston S.C., York S.C.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Episcopal Church Home For Children Records - Accession 31". Finding Aid 77.
LC Subject Headings
Episcopal Church Home for Children (S.C.)--Archives; Episcopal Church--South Carolina--Charities--History; Orphans--South Carolina--Charleston; Orphans--South Carolina--York; Orphanages--South Carolina--Charleston; Orphanages--South Carolina--York; Group homes for children--South Carolina--York