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Accession 752

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

Collection Size

12,500 pieces, 6.25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Elizabeth Stowe Papers consist of yearbooks, newspaper clippings, letters, magazines, sheet music, prayer books, photographs, invoices, on campus related papers, envelops, letters, meeting minutes, alumna information, invitations, wills, insurance papers, genealogy books, contacts lists, Baptist newsletters, lesson plans, history books, and bibles. Martha Elizabeth Stowe was a Winthrop graduate of 1932 and remained very active on campus working with the Winthrop Christian Association and Gamma Delta Kappa Gamma. Elizabeth worked for Winthrop University for many years as a Residence Life Coordinator, graduate assistant, and as a training school supervisor. Ms. Stowe led the campaign in the late 1980s to get Winthrop University’s founder D.B. Johnson into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. She was very active in her church community and the local community working with children, homeless shelters, the York County Historical Society, the South Carolina Archives and History Department, the Catawba Regional Planning Council, local schools, and the National Historic Preservation Society.


The Elizabeth Stowe Papers were deposited with Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections in 1989 by Elizabeth Stowe.


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Elizabeth Stowe Papers - Accession 752

LC Subject Headings

Stowe, Martha Elizabeth, 1910-2000--Archives; Stowe family; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Alumni and alumnae; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Employees; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--History; Johnson, David Bancroft, 1856-1928; South Carolina Hall of Fame