Manuscript Collection

Ruth Roettinger Collection - Accession 1220 - M585 (638)

Ruth Roettinger Collection - Accession 1220 - M585 (638)



Accession 1220 - M585 (638)

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

9 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of biographical data concerning former Winthrop Political Science Professor from 1927 through 1952, Dr. Ruth Roettinger (1904-2005) who taught Political Science from 1927 to 1931 and 1937 to 1952. The collection consists of an article written by former Winthrop professor Louise Pettus concerning Dr. Roettinger’s 100th birthday and her Winthrop career titled “She helped transform role: Roettinger headed the government department for 18 years” which was published in the York Observer on March 6, 2005. The collection contains a three page letter sent by Dr. Roettinger in reply to the article titled, “Some Notes On My Winthrop Record” which she details many of her experiences at Winthrop on May 5, 2005. Also, included in the collection are copies of her obituary from May 27, 2005. Dr. Roettinger was a progressive minded professor that encouraged her students to participate in politics. It was under her direction that Winthrop students petitioned local Rock Hill, SC City Council to change the name of Columbia Road to Eden Terrace for a class project.


The Ruth Roettinger Collection was donated to the Archives by Ms. Louise Pettus.


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

Ruth Roettinger Collection - Accession 1220 - M585 (638)

LC Subject Headings

Roettinger, Ruth Locke; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; Political science teachers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; College teachers--South Carolina--Rock Hill