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Accession 1439

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

Collection Size

16,000 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The David A. Epting Papers consist of David Epting’s correspondence, lecture, and teaching materials, rough notes, books, photographs, newspaper clippings, and artifacts. Most of the material pertains to Epting’s career and experience in the United States Navy, the Naval Reserves, in several colleges and universities, and the Second World War. Most notably is Epting’s correspondence which includes not only letters from him to his family during WWII but also letters to him from his family. His letters give a good picture of a young naval officer’s experience in the war. The letters from his family to Epting give a very good description of the Home Front in South Carolina during WWII. Eptings mother, Annie Davis Epting, was a 1909 graduate of Winthrop.

Additional Notes

Several items including photographs, correspondence, sewing book, and 1909 Tatler belonging to Mr. Epting’s mother (Annie Davis Epting ‘09) were transferred to Accession 1324, Annie David Collection


The David A. Epting Papers were given to the Archives on March 25, 2013 by Julie Derrick Epting (spouse).


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David A. Epting Papers - Accession 1439