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Accession 1402

Inclusive Dates

1900-1938, 2005, nd


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

Collection Size

360 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies of the personal diary, correspondence, paper clippings and photographs of Elma Merritt Wilkerson, a Winthrop graduate (Class of 1908). The papers contain diary entries about her family life from 1900-1902, her correspondence with her future husband John S. Wilkerson in 1910, and diary entries spanning from 1919 to 1938. Also included are copies of newspaper clippings, photographs, family reunion information and a booklet about York County title “York County: Yesterday and Today 1550 to 2005” written by Elma Merritt Wilkerson’s son, John Wilkerson. The collection also contains genealogical records of the Wilkerson family from 1746-1991 and includes family charts, anecdotes, and reminisces. Some of the allied family names included are: Allen; Anderson; Buckner; Buice; Chandler; Edwards; Houston; Landreth; Perry; Rhodes; Sherer; Smith;


The Elma Merritt Wilkerson Papers were deposited with the Archives on January 18, 2012,by John Wilkerson,via J. Terrell May in Development Office.


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

Elma Merritt Wilkerson Papers - Accession 1402

LC Subject Headings

Wilkerson, Elma Merritt, 1887-1956--Archives; Wilkerson, Elma Merritt, 1887-1956--Family; Wilkerson, Elma Merritt, 1887-1956--Correspondence; Wilkerson, Elma Merritt, 1887-1956--Diaries; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Alumni and alumnae; Wilkerson family; Allen family; Anderson family; Buckner family; Buice family; Chandler family; Edwards family; Houston family; Landreth family; Perry family; Rhodes family; Shearer family; Smith family; York County (S.C.)--History; York County (S.C.)--Genealogy