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Accession 378

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

Collection Size

13,000 pieces, 6.50 linear feet



Historical Note

Robert Lawrence McFadden (1929-2010) was a judge, lawyer, and the South Carolina State Representative from District #50 of York County. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party from 1961 through 1980.

Scope and Content Note

The Robert Lawrence McFadden Papers consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, studies, legislative bills, and acts, amendment copies, financial records, news releases, policy statements, maps and newspaper clippings relating to Mr. McFadden’s career as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives for District #50 of York County. the papers relate to such diverse topics and organizations as the York County Nature Museum, alcohol and drug abuse, the Catawba Regional Planning Council, the death penalty, public education, social services, Winthrop University and York Technical College, rural fire departments, et al. The collection is arranged so that the general correspondence appears first in the collection followed by a subject file arranged alphabetically. A random collection of newspaper clippings closes out the collection. All records are arranged in their respective subject files in general chronological order.


The papers of Robert Lawrence McFadden, lawyer, S.C. State Representative, and S.C. Circuit Court Judge, were received by the University Archives on March 2, 1981 from Robert Lawrence McFadden.


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Robert Lawrence McFadden Papers - Accession 378

LC Subject Headings

McFadden, Robert L. (Robert Lawrence), 1929-2010--Archives; South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives; Legislators--South Carolina; Local government--South Carolina; York County (S.C.); York County (S.C.)--Politics and government--20th century; South Carolina; South Carolina--Politics and government--20th century