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Accession 1139

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Collection Size

25 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The Douglas and James Collection consists of diplomas, yearbooks, photographs, correspondence, and programs relating to the Winthrop College experience of Katherine McDowell Douglas (Class of 1891) and her daughter Grace Douglas James (Class of 1923). The photograph file provides a visual record of S.C. college life in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The correspondence relates to Grace Douglas James’ graduation ceremony invitations of 1923 and 1924 and a personal letter and to Katherine McDowell Douglas’ travels with the women’s club to Davidson, NC. Photos relate to the various points in Katherine and Grace’s life in South Carolina and their graduation from Winthrop College. Both the diplomas of Katherine McDowell Douglas and Grace Douglas James are enclosed in the diploma folder. The Miscellaneous relates to a program from April 22, 1922 of a high school girls track meet, the program of Mabel Garrison of the Metropolitan Opera Company performing at the Winthrop Auditorium, the Baccalaureate Sermon given by Reverend Collins Denny on June 3, 1923, and the Class Day Exercises of Winthrop College on June 4, 1923. Four volumes of Winthrop’s yearbook the Tatler are included from 1920-1923 documenting the experiences of Grace Douglas James’ while she attended Winthrop College Volume 17 is dated for 1920, 1921 has no volume given, 1922 is volume 19, and 1923 is volume 23.


The Douglas and James Collection were given to the Archives on June 1, 2004 by Mr. Robert L. Douglas Jr.


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Douglas and James Collection - Accession 1139