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Accession 1044

Inclusive Dates

1971-1996, nd


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

Collection Size

32,000 pieces, 16.00 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Sylvia K. Dreyfus Papers consists of material collected by former South Carolina State Representative Sylvia K. Dreyfus. Sylvia was an educator and a state legislator from Greenville, SC. She was one of the last Democratic candidates to represent District No. 22, Greenville County in the State House when she was elected to serve from 1976 through 1978. She was also involved in many social committees and organizations. The Sylvia K. Dreyfus Papers consist of records relating to her time in office including the bill to allow prayer in schools. Other material pertains to social and political organizations she was affiliated with which includes meeting minutes and notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, programs, legal reviews, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, and other records on issues that affected the state of South Carolina and Greenville in particular. The collection is organized alphabetically by subject.


Sylvia K. Dreyfus Papers were gifted to the Archives by Sylvia K. Dreyfus on May 24, 2001.


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

Sylvia K. Dreyfus Papers - Accession 1044

LC Subject Headings

Dreyfus, Sylvia Kohn, 1924-2013--Archives; South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives; Women legislators--South Carolina--Greenville; Prayer in public schools--Law and legislation--United States; Prayer in public schools--Law and legislation--South Carolina; Greenville County (S.C.)--Politics and government; Greenville (S.C.)--Politics and government; Greenville County (S.C.)--Social life and customs; Greenville (S.C.)--Social life and customs; South Carolina--Politics and government; South Carolina--Social life and customs