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Accession 1059

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Collection Size

150 pieces



Historical Note

Dorothy Sealy was born on January 11, 1915 to John B. and Lillian Sealy. She was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina and was the oldest of four siblings. Her father was an employee at Winthrop University from 1910 to 1954.

Dorothy started Winthrop College in 1932 as a part of the Winthrop Training School. In 1955 Dorothy worked for the Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church as the Presbyterian student worker at Winthrop College. She later became Secretary of Guidance and Placement in 1962. In 1966 she became the Director of Alumnae Affairs, and she continued doing that until her retirement in 1980.

Scope and Content Note

The Dorothy Rauch Papers consist of copies of the Winthrop Alumnae Magazine, scrapbooks, 1910 Winthrop College yearbook, photographs, biographical data on Dorothy Rauch and her father Mr. J. B. Sealy, scholarship plaque, ceramic plates, and a Winthrop Training School jacket. Dorothy Rauch was the former Winthrop Director of Alumnae Affairs from 1966-1980.


The Dorothy Rauch Papers were given to the Archives by Nancy Mitchell Needham on July 31, 2001.


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

Dorothy Rauch Papers - Accession 1059

LC Subject Headings

Rauch, Dorothy Sealy, 1915-2001; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Alumni and alumnae; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Employees; Winthrop College--Employees; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Collectibles; Winthrop College--Collectibles; Collectibles--South Carolina--Rock Hill