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Accession 1011

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

23,000 pieces, 11.50 linear feet



Historical Note

Eugene Lindsay Barnwell (1919-2007) was a York, SC native and served as Mayor of York, SC from 1982-1991. Mr. Barnwell was also a member of several clubs and organizations while living in Alexandra, VA and York, SC. (including Jaycees, Civitans, Toastmasters, and the Rock Hill Rotary Club), and was an active church member.

Scope and Content Note

The Eugene L. Barnwell Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, training materials, memorabilia, and personal reflections concerning his life and careers in music and public service including his service as mayor of York, SC from 1982-1991. Of particular interest among the Barnwell Papers is his study of municipal management relative to a council/manager form of government.


The Eugene L. Barnwell papers were donated to the Archives by Eugene L. Barnwell in November 1999.


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Eugene L. Barnwell Papers - Accession 1011

LC Subject Headings

Barnwell, Eugene Lindsay, 1919-2007--Archives; Mayors--South Carolina--York; Municipal officials and employees--South Carolina--York; Municipal government by city manager; York (S.C.)--Officials and employees; York (S.C.)--Politics and government