Gregg-Graniteville Archives

Gregg and Swint Papers


This historical collection consists of documents and memorabilia of the Graniteville Company, a major Southern textile manufacturing firm founded in 1845 by William Gregg.

Encompassing approximately 49.5 linear feet of records, items include correspondence, diaries, and other papers of William Gregg. Also significant are late 19th and early 20th century hand-entered time books, printed annual reports, handmade company scrapbooks, historical photographs, framed pictures of mills and various officials, and the Graniteville Bulletin, a publication of the Graniteville Company for its employees.

The primary research value of this collection is for scholars in Southern economic, social, and labor history for the period 1845 to 1985 as well as for cultural historians of the South as it moved into the 20th Century.

The archive represents the only collection in existence devoted to William Gregg and the Graniteville Company. It was developed over the years by the executives of the company at its main office in the village of Graniteville.

The Gregg-Graniteville Collection is open to researchers by appointment only.

Please contact Deborah Tritt at 803–641–3589 or deboraht@usca.edu for further information about the Gregg-Graniteville Archives.


Collection Inventories

Summary of Collections

Gregg Papers Descriptions

Swint Papers Descriptions

Photo Archives

Archives Microfilm

Archives Closet - Inventory I

Archives Closet - Inventory II


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Original Granite Mill (1845).
Photographed in the 1940′s.

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Gregg Almanacs 1846-1855. Added 02 February 2012
William Gregg Letter Book. Added 12 July 2010
Graniteville, SC: A Future from the Past A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts. By Mark A. Rodman. August 2000. 331 p. (9.5 megabyte pdf) Posted with permission from the author.

Reports of the President & Treasurer of Graniteville Manufacturer Company. Made to a Called Meeting of the Stockholders, April 18, 1867. Augusta, GA.







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