- Alumna and Professor Emerita of History Louise Pettus donated $400,000 to Winthrop to support the Ida Jane Dacus Library.
- Pettus was named to "Who’s Who of American Women, 2006-07" and has received numerous other accolades.
Winthrop University, "Library's Archives Named for Retired History Professor" (2006). Winthrop News 2006. 128.