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Accession 717

Inclusive Dates

1886-1945, nd


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

Collection Size

1000 pieces, .50 linear feet



Historical Note

The White Family is one of the founding and most prominent families in Rock Hill, SC's history. The White Home, which is a current tourist attraction, was one of the first constructed in Rock Hill and White Street in the Rock Hill downtown area was named in the families honor.

Scope and Content Note

The White Family Photograph Collection consists of four photograph albums with photographs taken by J. S. White of Rock Hill, SC of family members, friends, vacations, Rock Hill, SC, and of Winthrop from 1896-1899. One of the albums includes pictures from J.S. White’s tour of duty in the South Carolina Infantry during the Spanish American War. Also included are loose photographs collected of the family that depict local scenes including Rock Hill school classes, homes, Winthrop College, Rock Hill parades, Rock Hill downtown, James Spratt White, Jr. during the Spanish American War, J.S. Whites’ Woodberry Farms, Pix Theater, Laurelwood Cemetery, among others.



The White Family Photograph Albums were deposited in the Winthrop Archives by Grace H. White on March 21, 1988. An addition was donated to the Winthrop Archives by the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 9, 2019.


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

White Family Photograph Collection - Accession 717

LC Subject Headings

White family; White, James Spratt, 1841-1891--Family; White, James Spratt, 1978-1950--Family; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--History; Spanish-American War, 1898; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History