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Scope and Content Note
This series consists of records pertaining to the celebration of Founder’s Day at Winthrop College in honor of David Bancroft Johnson (1856- 1928). Founder’s Day was started at a meeting of the board of trustees on June 21, 1921, where a petition from the faculty was read asking that President Johnson’s birthday, January 10, be set aside as Founder’s day. The type of records included in this inventory includes lists of Founder’s Day speakers, petition by the faculty for a Founder’s Day at Winthrop, program notes, newspaper clippings, poems in honor of David Bancroft Johnson, copies of speeches, correspondence concerning speakers and guests at Founder’s Day, telegrams, copies of Alumni News ( Founder’s Day edition), invitations, memorandum, Founder’s Day bulletins, agenda notes, Founder’s Day booklets and photographs (beginning in 1940).
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Finding Aid Citation
Founder's Day, "W418 - Founder's Day Records" (2015). University Archives Finding Aids. 303.